Concussions

28 researchers and companies advance to next phase of Mind Matters Challenge

The NCAA announced today the selectees for the second phase of the Mind Matters Challenge. The challenge, which seeks to advance understanding of how to change culture, attitudes and behavior in young adults about concussion, is part of the broader joint initiative between the NCAA and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Concussion Safety

In January 2015, the five Division I conferences with autonomy around student-athlete well-being matters passed concussion safety protocol legislation that builds upon previous NCAA concussion legislation. The legislation states that each...

Competitive safeguards committee supports SEC concussion proposal, wearable technology use

During its December meeting in Indianapolis, the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports discussed and agreed with the core principles of a recent proposal by the Southeastern Conference that calls for the creation of a new Concussion Safety Protocol Committee and encouraged sport committees to permit use of wearable technologies.

NCAA, DOD launch Mind Matters Challenge

The NCAA and U.S. Department of Defense are now accepting proposals for the Mind Matters Challenge, a $4 million educational grand challenge aimed at changing concussion safety behaviors.

Mind, Body and Sport: Post-concussion syndrome

By David Coppel Over the last decade, sport-related concussions have become an important focus within the general sports injury and sports medicine field. Clinical and research studies regarding this form/context of mild traumatic brain...

NCAA reaches proposed settlement in concussion lawsuit

The NCAA will provide $70 million for concussion testing and diagnosis of current and former NCAA student-athletes as a part of its agreement to settle claims in several consolidated concussion-related class actions.

NCAA responds to NY Times editorial on concussion guidelines

A July 12 editorial states that recently released National Collegiate Athletic Association guidelines are “An Inadequate Response to Concussions.” These guidelines address medical care for college student-athletes and concussion diagnosis...

Athletics Health Care Administration Best Practices

The NCAA Sport Science Institute and leading scientific and sports medicine organizations have developed recommendations for athletics departments and athletics health care providers to use in the delivery of care for college athletes...

Year-Round Football Practice Contact Recommendations

The NCAA Sport Science Institute and leading scientific and sports medicine organizations have developed recommendations for athletics departments and coaches to use as they plan their year-round football practice sessions. These...

New guidelines aim to improve student-athlete safety

Today, the NCAA and College Athletic Trainers’ Society, prominent medical organizations, college football coaches, administrators and conference commissioners released three inter-association guidelines to improve safety for college student-athletes.

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