Concussions

NCAA committee clarifies headgear issue

The Louisville men’s basketball team drew curious eyes last spring when they stepped onto the Superdome floor for the Final Four in New Orleans, looking prepared for boxing practice rather than a hoops shoot-around. Several players wore...

Ivy League practice plan tackles concussions head-on

By Brian Hendrickson NCAA.org Bob Surace learned early in his career that toughness didn’t need to be developed just through hitting and tackling, which is good news for people who worry about concussions in football. The Princeton coach’s...

Concussion rate remains steady

By Brian Hendrickson Recent information collected by the NCAA’s Injury Surveillance Program indicates that the rate of football related concussions has remained steady over an eight-year period, even as efforts have been made to recognize...

NCAA partnership strives to reduce concussions in youth football

As part of its ongoing efforts to promote education on important safety issues and to prevent injuries, the NCAA has partnered with 11 other sports leagues, safety organizations and equipment manufacturers in a program designed to help...

NCAA grant funds concussion study

The NCAA is providing a $400,000 grant to the National Sport Concussion Outcomes Study Consortium to examine the effects of head injuries in contact and noncontact sports in both genders through the course of a college career. The...

NCAA grant funds concussion study

By Brian Hendrickson The NCAA is providing a $400,000 grant to the National Sport Concussion Outcomes Study Consortium to examine the effects of head injuries in contact and noncontact sports in both genders through the course of a college...

NFL and NCAA push for youth sports concussion legislation

In an effort to provide a safer sports environment for America’s children, the NFL and NCAA are advocating for state legislation designed to prevent and properly treat concussions among youth athletes. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and...

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