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June 25, 2013

'Best Practice' Policies Focus on Preventing Student-Athlete Deaths

A task force of leading health professionals are offering best-practice policies on how to prevent youth sports-related deaths caused by common injuries such as concussions and cardiac arrest.

June 21, 2013

District Reverses Ban on Dodgeball-Esque 'Human-Target' Games

The Windham (N.H.) school board voted to reverse course on a ban on dodgeball-style human-target games during physical education classes.

June 18, 2013

House Ed. Leader Asks GAO to Investigate Youth-Sports Sex Abuse

The top Democrat on the U.S. House education committee, wants the GAO to examine the prevalence of sexual and other abuse among student-athletes.

June 05, 2013

Pac-12 Announces Plan to Limit Contact in Football Practices

While this particular move won't have an immediate impact on current high school student-athletes, it's almost certain to affect some in the long run.

May 30, 2013

New Youth-Football Safety-Advisory Committee Meets for First Time

A new advisory committee focused on youth-football safety convened for the first time today at the headquarters of the National Football League in New York City.

May 10, 2013

Texas May Begin Restricting Contact in High School Football Practices

High school football coaches in Texas could soon be facing restrictions on the amount of full contact allowed in practices per week.

May 08, 2013

Eyeing Safety, National Federation Toughens Ice Hockey Rules

The National Federation of State High School Associations has revised rules for ice hockey to try to reduce the number of injuries.

April 02, 2013

Rutgers Basketball Coach Filmed Cursing, Throwing Balls at Players

Rutgers University men's basketball coach Mike Rice came under scalding hot water Tuesday ESPN aired a video of him throwing basketballs and cursing at his players.

March 28, 2013

Citing Bullying, District Bans 'Human-Target Games' Like Dodgeball

Can banning dodgeball cut down on bullying in schools? The Windham (N.H.) school district is about to find out.

March 27, 2013

Notre Dame Researchers Reveal Voice-Based Concussion-Detection Tool

A team of Notre Dame researchers developed a sideline concussion detection tool that analyzes a student-athlete's voice for the signs of a concussion.

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