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Mind Matters Challenge research winners announced

Eight winners of the NCAA-Department of Defense Mind Matters Research Challenge were recognized today at the NCAA national office in Indianapolis.

Does their hearts good

Sudden cardiac death claims the lives of more NCAA athletes than any other sport-related trauma. So the NCAA Sport Science Institute and leading sports medicine groups across the country have crafted an interassociation statement on cardiovascular care in hopes of keeping athletes safer.

Concussion and college sports

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

Mind Matters Challenge winners to present proposals

The six education challenge winners were announced in July 2015 and have received funding to develop compelling educational platforms that will be presented at a Feb. 5 event. Each winner has been awarded a $25,000 cash prize as well as a $75,000 production budget to develop their planned product.

The best of both worlds

As Mike Moyer looked around a conference room at the NCAA national office in July, the group gathered before him was unlike any the executive director for the National Wrestling Coaches Association had seen during his 15 years in the organization.

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.

Competitive safeguards finalizes Division II strength and conditioning coach proposal

The committee’s proposal regarding Division II strength and conditioning coach certification has begun making its way through the division’s governance structure.

NCAA summit draws soccer community to discuss health, safety

The first-ever NCAA Soccer Summit gathered representatives from youth, college and professional soccer organizations to discuss pressing medical issues in the sport and to shape a path to making it safer for all participants.

Living the dream - and waking up to reality

In an excerpt from the Sports Science Institute’s guide to mental health, “Mind, Body and Sport,” former Purdue swimming and diving coach Cathy Wright-Eger discusses the challenges coaches face in learning to help student-athletes dealing with mental health distress.

Skin - the athlete’s largest organ

Most sports involve some sort of protective gear to guard against injury. However, an often-overlooked part of the body that withstands daily damage if not properly protected is the body’s largest organ – the skin.

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