Health and Safety

Safety package enters Division I pipeline

By Michelle Hosick A series of recommendations aimed at providing additional support for the health and safety of student-athletes will be considered through the regular legislative process in Division I, the Legislative Council decided...

NCAA names first chief medical officer

By Erik Christianson A nationally respected neurologist and the top medical official of tennis’ governing body has been selected as the NCAA’s first chief medical officer (CMO). Dr. Brian Hainline will begin his new position in January...

Ice Hockey Rules Committee to examine three-quarter face shields

By Greg Johnson The NCAA Ice Hockey Rules Committee plans to establish a collaborative process with the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports to collect data and fully explore the possibility of allowing...

Treatment plan allows Puget Sound student-athlete to manage sickle cell trait

By Brian Hendrickson NCAA.org Puget Sound football coach Jeff Thomas rarely sees an athlete like Nassar Kyobe at the Division III level. The 6-foot-3 defensive back, Thomas says, is so explosive that he can touch his elbow on a basketball...

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...

Committee recommends several football rules proposals to enhance safety

By Ty Halpin The NCAA Football Rules Committee, which met Tuesday-Thursday in Charlotte, N.C., has recommended several rules proposals intended to enhance student-athlete safety for the 2012 season. Even though it is a non-rules change...

Non-medical use of ADHD meds examined in Convention session

By Brian Hendrickson Dr. Amelia Arria routinely encounters parents who downplay their children’s use of stimulant medications intended for treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Concerns of the drug use are often quickly...

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