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College Football Concussions

New Film Renews Focus on Football Concussions

Jeb Harrison | Posted 12.15.2015 | Sports
Jeb Harrison

This Christmas, Columbia pictures will release the story of Dr. Bennett Omalu, the forensic pathologist responsible for the discovery of chronic traum...

Columbia Football Coach Resigns Amid Abuse Claims

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 12.18.2014 | Sports

Following reports this week that dozens of football players have accused Columbia University football coach Pete Mangurian of mistreating the team, th...

Brady Hoke Needs To Be Fired From Michigan, But Maybe Not For The Reason You Think

Jordan Schultz | Posted 11.29.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

Michigan quarterback Shane Morris took a brutal hit during a game this weekend. That should have been the end of the story.

College Quarterback Quits Football After Multiple Concussions

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 09.08.2014 | Sports

A college quarterback at the University of Connecticut is quitting football after sustaining multiple concussions. In a statement released on Monda...

Obama On Concussions: We Have To Change Our 'Suck It Up' Culture

The Huffington Post | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called Thursday for more robust research into youth concussions, saying there remains deep uncertainty over...

Jewish Ethics and the NFL

Arnold M. Eisen | Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion
Arnold M. Eisen

The ethical issue is not viewers' pleasure at the injuries, but our enjoyment in and support of professional football, knowing full well the damage done in the normal course of a game to players' bodies and minds.

Why Football Helmets Must Remain on Football Players

Robert C. Cantu, M.D. | Posted 02.12.2014 | Science
Robert C. Cantu, M.D.

I would argue that removing helmets from football players would reduce the incidence of concussion but would replace it with an epidemic of skull fractures and subdural hematoma deaths.

NCAA's Approach to Concussions Is Barbaric

Ken Reed | Posted 10.14.2013 | Sports
Ken Reed

The NCAA has delegated the concussion issue to schools as a strategy to avoid any legal liability and potential financial losses. Meanwhile, the NCAA continues to rake in billions of dollars from television and other sources through its revenue-at-all-costs policies.

Concussions in College Football: Time for a Real Game Changer

David J. Skorton | Posted 01.16.2012 | College
David J. Skorton

While the scandal at Penn State remains in the headlines, with good reason, we should also focus attention on a significant problem facing student athletes: concussions in college football.

Colleges Tackle Concussions In Football | Photo by Mike Gunnoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Twenty-four years ago the quarterback of the Canadian Football League's Montreal Concordes dropped back to pass, was hit as he threw and had to be rem...

As Awareness Increases, Solutions Near for Football's Concussion Issue

Stephen Montemayor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Stephen Montemayor

What we don't know can hurt us, sometimes fatally. So it is encouraging to see a continued increase in dialogue on concussions in football.