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Sports News Puts Focus on Society's Problems

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.22.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Recent sports news has been filled with terrible stories about racism, gender violence, child abuse, and concussion-related brain damage for one in three former NFL players.

World Serious

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.21.2014 | Sports
Jeff Danziger


Kids and Concussion: Early Recognition Is Key to Recovery

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

A new school year has begun. Unfortunately, sports-related concussion is a common injury among children and adolescents, and symptoms can seriously intrude on children's lives, especially if not recognized and addressed early on.

Too Late Again: The Credibility Crisis in Sports

Clark Power | Posted 10.03.2014 | Sports
Clark Power

Having witnessed the NFL bungle its own concussion scandal, sports fans are losing patience with belated apologies and assurances that corrective actions are being be taken. What happened at Michigan is symptomatic of a more pervasive malaise throughout college and professional sports.

Urgent Action Needed on Concussions

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 09.26.2014 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

Amidst the unrelenting furor surrounding the NFL and domestic violence the past three weeks, a critically important story concerning football, and all collision sports slipped by virtually unnoticed.

Family Of Former NFL Player Sues League Over His Suicide

AP | Posted 09.24.2014 | Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wife and sons of former San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver sued the NFL for wrongful death, blaming sports-related...

Sport and Society for Arete-Goodell's Press Conference

Richard Crepeau | Posted 09.21.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

Roger Goodell continued to play the role of Pete Rozelle, as envisioned by Roger Goodell. The arrogance was there, but the credibility was missing. The assertions of rectitude were repeated ad nauseam and they fell on deaf ears.

Jackson Michael on Bart Starr, Frank Gifford, Bob Griese and the Men Who Made the NFL Great

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.12.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

I first met Jackson Michael in Austin Texas. He pitched us a book about interviewing old-time NFL players. Men who played the game before there was money. Men who made the NFL a multibillion-dollar franchise.

Are States Doing Enough To Protect High School Athletes?

stateline | Michael Ollove | Posted 09.12.2014 | Sports

Athens, Georgia -- When Georgia public high schools were asked several years ago to devise a policy to govern sports activities during periods of high...

Brain Injuries and Depression

Beth Leyba | Posted 09.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Leyba

I think that is the confounding thing about depression that is not situational, that just comes and goes with nary a reason -- I don't understand it either, and I always have this underlying feeling when it is happening that this just isn't me.

Is Safer Safe Enough?

Anita L. DeFrantz | Posted 09.04.2014 | Sports
Anita L. DeFrantz

I opened my email the other day and I smiled as I saw my grandnephew looking very handsome and stylish in his football gear with his helmet in hand. He looked quite athletic standing there. Suddenly, I gasped. There was something very wrong.

Dear NFL: Put Your Money Where All The Concussions Are

Amy E. Bonomi | Posted 09.28.2014 | Women
Amy E. Bonomi

There is no question that scientific investigations related to concussions and head and brain injury among current and aspiring NFL players should occur. But there is another largely ignored population within the NFL suffering head injury, concussions and related trauma

NCAA Settles Head Injury Lawsuit, Creates $70 Million Fund

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 09.28.2014 | Sports

CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports...

Same Play, Different Day

Michael V. Kaplen | Posted 09.01.2014 | Sports
Michael V. Kaplen

The revised proposed settlement of the class action lawsuit against the NFL remains fundamentally flawed. The settlement neither recognizes nor compensates the majority of players who suffer the long-term consequences of repeated concussive injury.

Players Shouldn't Worry About The Ball... They Should Worry About Everything Else

Mother Jones | Posted 06.23.2014 | Sports

Since February, when a New York Times article linked heading soccer balls to the possibility of brain injury, the media—eager for a new angle on the...

Sarah Jane's Dad to President Obama: Tackle the Number-One Public Health Crisis

Patrick B. Donohue, J.D., M.B.A. | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Patrick B. Donohue, J.D., M.B.A.

Brain injury in youth is the leading public health crisis of our time. Concussions in sports have received the greatest amount of attention by the media; however, brain injuries can be caused by motor vehicle crashes, child abuse, falls, and gunshots as well as non-traumatic events like strokes, brain tumors, meningitis and seizure disorders.

This Mouthguard Knows If You're At Risk Of Concussion

The Huffington Post | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 06.03.2014 | Technology

When Anthony Gonzales received a hard tackle while playing rugby in 2011, he didn't know if he had a concussion -- despite showing possible symptoms. ...

Sport and Society for Arete-Acceptable Violence

Richard Crepeau | Posted 08.02.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

There are times when marginally related events converge and raise questions about issues related to sport. Such a convergence occurred in my corner of...

A Call to Action for Kids: Play Sports Safe and Strong

Kate Carr | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

Every three minutes, a child is seen in an emergency department for a sports-related concussion. And every year, 2.6 million kids ages 19 and under receive medical treatment for sports and recreation injuries. This is an urgent issue.

Obama Says Sports Concussions Need More Attention

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saying he wants kids to play sports but play safely, President Barack Obama called Thursday for more and better research into the ...

Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention Requires a Comprehensive National Plan

Michael V. Kaplen | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Michael V. Kaplen

Yes, concussions happen. It is part of the game, but we must implement initiatives to reduce the risk of injury, and prevent, preventable injuries.

Obama To Announce Initiatives To Reduce Youth Concussions

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

Some of the commitments President Barack Obama will announce Thursday at a White House summit on youth sports concussions: RESEARCH AND DATA COLLECTI...

Concussions May Cause More Than Just Physical Symptoms

Posted 05.15.2014 | Parents

BY RONNIE COHEN NEW YORK Wed May 14, 2014 12:37pm EDT (Reuters Health) - Youths who suffer concussions may continue to have emotional problems...

Bellator 120 to Determine Value of MMA Promotion

Dan Shapiro | Posted 07.15.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

By now, every major MMA media outlet has run the story about Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez pulling out of his upcoming trilogy fight with Michael Chandler after suffering a concussion during training.

Concussions Do More Damage To Men Than Women

Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 05/12/2014 10:17 AM EDT on LiveScience When it comes to concussions, men may take longer to recover...