Health and Safety

NCAA, White House partner to combat sexual violence on campus

As part of a new campaign announced Friday, the NCAA is partnering with the White House to combat sexual violence on college campuses nationwide.

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.

Weight loss in wrestling: current state of the science

The development of a safe, standardized approach to determining an athlete’s most appropriate weight class in collegiate wrestling was critically important. In the 16 years since the NCAA rules were put into effect, no collegiate wrestler has died as a result of unsafe weight cutting practices.

One coach’s X and O: pay attention, give permission

In an excerpt from the Sports Science Institute’s guide to mental health, “Mind, Body and Sport,” Newman coach Mark Potter explains how he came to grips with his own depression after 19 years as a coach and started spreading the message that it’s OK to seek help.

NCAA releases new handbook addressing sexual assault

The NCAA has released a new handbook addressing sexual assault and interpersonal violence. It’s the latest step in an initiative to prevent and reduce the crimes on college campuses.

Game face isn't the only face

In an excerpt from the Sports Science Institute’s upcoming book, ‘Mind Body and Sport – Understanding and Supporting Student-Athlete Mental Wellness,’ former Notre Dame offensive lineman Aaron Taylor provides a personal testimonial to the challenges of coping with anxiety and depression.

Division II Presidents Council supports unlimited meals and snacks

DII Presidents Council approved a proposal permitting unlimited meals and snacks for student-athletes in conjunction with their athletics participation.

Executive Committee Statement on Sexual Violence Prevention and Complaint Resolution

The NCAA Executive Committee unanimously approved a resolution addressing sexual violence prevention and response during its quarterly meeting in Indianapolis.

Executive Committee issues resolution addressing sexual violence

The NCAA Executive Committee unanimously passed a resolution this week stating its expectation that athletics departments at NCAA-member institutions are expected to cooperate with campus authorities, maintain a hostile-free environment and follow campus protocols for reporting incidents related to sexual violence.

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