SSI Updates

Division II members support health and safety proposals

The Division II membership passed legislation impacting health and safety issues, football conditioning workouts, conference challenge basketball events and championships selections during Saturday’s business session at the NCAA Convention.

Division III members approve sport safety package

Division III passed three elements of the sport safety package package recommended by CSMAS by a wide margin during Saturday’s business session at the NCAA Convention.

Do Female Athletes Concuss Differently than Males?

By: Brian Hainline, MD Do females concuss differently than males? It’s a compelling question among concussion researchers. Despite the intrigue of this question, there is little media attention to this matter. The tendency of the media is...

NCAA Doping, Drug Education and Drug Testing Task Force

The NCAA Sport Science Institute convened a Doping, Drug Education and Drug Testing Task Force in July 2013 (for a list of task force members see NCAA Doping Drug Testing and Drug Education Task Force Members ). The purpose of the task...

Nutrition and the Injured Athlete

Injuries are often an unavoidable aspect of participation in physical activity. Nutrition may not be able to prevent injuries related to overuse or improper training; however, nutrition can play a role in how fast a student-athlete...

John Parsons named new director of NCAA Sport Science Institute

By Brian Burnsed The NCAA’s Sport Science Institute is welcoming a new expert in January. John Parsons, who has spent more than two decades studying, practicing and teaching sports medicine and athletic training, will join the NCAA as...

ADHD and the Student-Athlete

By Christopher J. Richmond, Ph.D., LP, LMFT Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurobiological disorders of childhood and often continues through adolescence and adulthood. In the past, some...

Helmets Off

By NCAA Sport Science Institute There has been a trend in professional and college football teams to utilize “Throwback” or “Third” uniforms. Uniform changes have, in some instances, involved a change in helmet. The NCAA Sport Science...

The NCAA Budget: Where the Money Goes

The NCAA funds many programs directly supporting the academic needs and wellbeing of student-athletes. NCAA Chief Financial Officer Kathleen McNeely describes the sources of the Association’s revenue and how it is distributed. How can the...

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