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September 20, 2014

'Friday Night Lights' Author Warns Against Allowing Children to Play Football

Buzz Bissinger, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Friday Night Lights," penned a column for Time magazine Thursday condemning parents for allowing children to play football.

August 14, 2014

Death of Georgia H.S. Football Player Raises Over-Hydration Concerns

Douglas County (Georgia) High School football player Zyrees Oliver passed away Monday after collapsing at his home following a football practice the previous week.

June 27, 2014

Athletic Trainers' Association Releases New Heat-Illness Guidelines

In a new position statement, the National Athletic Trainers' Association call for student-athletes to go through a seven- to 14-day heat-acclimatization period during the preseason to reduce the risk of serious heat illnesses.

June 11, 2014

USA Swimming CEO Offers Apology to Sexual-Abuse Victims

On Friday, USA Swimming CEO Chuck Wielgus offered a formal apology for not doing more to prevent sexual abuse by coaches.

February 05, 2014

Parents of Deceased H.S. Football Player File Notice of Claim Against School

The parents of a 16-year-old who died this past fall from football-related brain trauma have filed a notice of claim against his upstate New York school.

January 12, 2014

ESPN Reporters Raise a Red Flag on 'Heads Up Football' Program

Two ESPN reporters released a report on Sunday raising concerns about a youth-football-safety program endorsed by the National Football League.

September 04, 2013

Survey: Collegiate Athletic Trainers Face Conflicts on Medical Decisions

More than 50 athletic trainers and medical professionals say they've been pressured to clear concussed players before they were medically ready to return.

August 22, 2013

Big Ten Conference Partnering With USA Football to Promote Safety

The Big Ten Conference will partner with USA Football to promote player safety among young student-athletes.

August 02, 2013

Guidelines Focus on Effective Sports-Medicine Management for Youth-Athletes

The National Athletic Trainer's Association released a consensus statement on best practices for sports medicine management for secondary and collegiate sports programs.

July 01, 2013

Hazing Rituals in High School Sports Becoming More Sexually Violent

A recent investigation reveals that sexually violent forms of hazing is prevalent among secondary school athletes.

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