Health and Safety

Statement from the NCAA COVID-19 Advisory Panel

The NCAA COVID-19 Advisory Panel recognizes the fluidity of COVID-19 and its impact on hosting events in a public space. The panel members believe that we need to better understand COVID-19 while continuing to work with local, state and...

NCAA establishes coronavirus advisory panel

The NCAA has established a COVID-19 advisory panel of leading medical, public health and epidemiology experts from their respective fields of study and NCAA member schools to guide its response to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NCAA continues to closely monitor COVID-19 and is taking proactive measures to mitigate the impact of the virus. When it comes to decision-making, our commitment is this: protect the health and safety of college athletes.

Medical monitoring program launches for NCAA student-athletes

A medical monitoring program for NCAA student-athletes who are a part of the settlement class in several consolidated concussion-related class actions launched Feb. 18.

Classifying Sports-Related Concussion: Precision Classification for Personalized Treatment

By Angela Lumba-Brown, M.D. (Department of Emergency Medicine, Stanford), and Jamshid Ghajar, M.D., Ph.D. (Departent of Neurosurgery, Stanford) Despite increases in scientific literature on concussion, we still do not know how best to...

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.

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