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UM Panel Discusses Future of College Athletics

UM Panel Discusses Future of College Athletics

College athletics faces a changing and challenging landscape that will demand new approaches and solutions, a panel of experts agreed Wednesday night.

Helmet Sensors an Emerging Market Due to Concussion Awareness

Helmet Sensors an Emerging Market Due to Concussion Awareness

A number of sports equipment companies say they may have found a piece of the puzzle in identifying concussions, especially in contact sports such as football.

MD. SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN NO RUSH TO EMBRACE HELMET SENSORS

MD. SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN NO RUSH TO EMBRACE HELMET SENSORS

Athletics supervisors cite concerns about the sensors’ value and costs.

Helmet Sensor Maker Targets Youth Market ‘to Make Sports Safer for Children’

Helmet Sensor Maker Targets Youth Market ‘to Make Sports Safer for Children’

Bethesda startup company Brain Sentry targets its product for youth football, below the high school level, because those players are most at risk for serious damage from undiagnosed concussions, the CEO says.

Reston Hockey Club Targets Concussion Prevention

Reston Hockey Club Targets Concussion Prevention

The club program benefits from parent injury spotters and local doctors and athletic trainers, who volunteer their time to conduct baseline testing of players’ cognitive function.

Youth Hockey Players and Body Checking May Not Be a Match, Some Say

Youth Hockey Players and Body Checking May Not Be a Match, Some Say

The technique has been found to increase the likelihood of concussions in youth hockey.

DOD, NCAA Team Up to Change Attitudes About Concussions

DOD, NCAA Team Up to Change Attitudes About Concussions

As part of the effort, up to 10 research grants of $400,000 each will be awarded to colleges and universities and others studying factors that could help to change the behaviors of student-athletes.

Girls’ Lacrosse to Decide on Headgear

Girls’ Lacrosse to Decide on Headgear

A vote on a proposed standard for a soft helmet is expected in the new year.

The Satirical Comedy World Wages War Against Washington’s NFL Team

The Satirical Comedy World Wages War Against Washington’s NFL Team

Do satirical television shows alter young people’s perceptions, or are they simply reflecting views already held by younger Americans?