Health and Safety

Emerging Science on Cannabis/Marijuana: Implications for Student Athletes

When Washington and Colorado legalized marijuana for nonmedical/personal reasons (note: there’s been a strong push away from the term “recreational” marijuana, since that term evokes outdoor or physical activities, including campus rec...

Division II may implement membership survey to aid in health care

Division II athletics administrators may soon be able to compare athletic training staff sizes, sports medicine facilities and other health care delivery practices with other schools in the division if a new health and safety survey is implemented this year.

DIII Management Council recommends new preseason football legislation

Rules related to the Division III football preseason are again the focus of discussion and legislative action.

Two-a-Day Q&A

This spring, all three divisions adopted legislation that ended the long-standing tradition of two-a-day contact practices.

Health and safety data collection poised to expand

Athletics administrators in all NCAA divisions may soon be able to benchmark their school’s health and safety procedures, staffing levels and other pertinent practices against comparable schools across the country.

2017 NCAA CHOICES grant program selects winners

Here are the 2017 winning institutions and their project abstracts that they will use as a guide when developing their projects. Babson College (Division III; New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference) The mission of Babson College...

Nutrition, Sleep and Performance Summits and Task Forces

The NCAA Sport Science Institute is committed to serving and educating student-athletes, athletics departments and member schools. To help accomplish this goal, we collaborate with prominent medical and sports medicine organizations,...

CARE Consortium Preliminary Findings

Researchers shared preliminary findings from the largest-ever study of concussion in sport last week at an event hosted by the Pac-12 Conference at the University of California, Los Angeles. The principal investigators overseeing the NCAA-...

Researchers discuss initial CARE concussion study findings

Researchers shared preliminary findings last week from the largest-ever study of concussion in sport.

Concussion and college sports

The NCAA continues devoting resources to research, education and other efforts to make student-athletes safer.

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