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November 29, 2011

Youth Soccer 'Headers' May Lead to Brain Injuries, Study Suggests

Athletes who often "head" soccer balls were found to have brain abnormalities similar to those found in patients with traumatic brain injuries, according to a new study.

November 17, 2011

Five Potential Changes to Make High School Football Safer

These suggestions stem from nearly a year's worth of writing about youth football, student-athlete safety, and concussions in youths.

November 15, 2011

NFL Commissioner Speaks to Youth Football Players About Safety

Before the New England Patriots took on the New York Jets this past Sunday night, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell hosted roughly 200 youth football players, parents, and coaches to a forum devoted to player safety.

November 15, 2011

Few Doctors Following Guidelines for Screening Young Athletes' Hearts

Fewer than 6 percent of doctors follow national sudden cardiac death screening guidelines to their fullest extent when examining high school athletes, according to a survey.

November 08, 2011

Is Youth Football Contributing to the College Gender Gap?

More boys than ever are playing youth football, and more girls than ever are attending college. Are the two somehow interrelated?

October 21, 2011

Senators Question Validity of Football Helmet Safety Claims

Senators and medical witnesses grilled youth sports equipment makers for potentially misleading advertising.

October 18, 2011

Texas Reducing Two-a-Day Workouts for Football Players

Starting next year, Texas high school football players will likely be facing much fewer two-a-day practices, thanks to rule changes approved Monday by the Texas University Interscholastic League's legislative council.

October 18, 2011

Study: Impact Tends to Be Lower for Youth Football Players

Researchers from Virginia Tech University released initial results from the first-ever study of the protective capabilities of child football helmets today, although the researchers will continue to collect data.

October 17, 2011

High School Football Player Dies From Head Injury in N.Y.

A seemingly routine play turned quickly tragic on Friday night in Phoenix, New York, as a student-athlete was declared dead roughly two hours after sustaining a head injury during a high school football game.

September 23, 2011

Drug Cartel Threat Causes School to Cancel Football Game

After a reported cartel threat forced a Mexican school to cancel a football game two weeks ago, its opponent for this week canceled their schedule game, too.

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