Health and Safety

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.

Sport safety package highlights DIII legislative slate

Division III members will be asked to vote on three portions of the sport safety package first introduced by the Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports at the NCAA Convention in San Diego.

Tasked with a heady issue

Only weeks into his new role as the NCAA’s first chief medical officer, Brian Hainline roamed the halls at the 2013 NCAA Convention, convinced he would hear that concussions were the membership’s chief health and safety concern. To his...

Hainline clarifies health and safety legislation for DIII Management Council

By Brian Burnsed At the Division III Management Council meeting Oct. 21-22 in Indianapolis, NCAA Chief Medical Officer Brian Hainline answered questions about the sport safety package and street drug penalty reduction that will be up for...

DII Presidents Council advances safety, academic legislation

By Josh Looney The Division II Presidents Council at its Aug. 8 meeting in Indianapolis finalized the legislative agenda for the 2014 Convention by supporting legislation that impacts student-athlete health and safety, addresses penalties...

NCAA funds study examining the long-term effects of concussions in sports

By Brian Burnsed The NCAA has awarded a pair of leading concussion researchers a $399,999 grant, which will help subsidize a potentially groundbreaking study examining the long-term effects of head injuries in college athletes. Kevin...

NCAA announces increase in insurance coverage for catastrophic injuries

The NCAA is committing more than $10 million to increase in-home care benefits for student-athletes who have been catastrophically injured while participating in intercollegiate athletics. As a result of this commitment, all student-...

NCAA a participant in strategic alliance to enhance head health

By Brian Hendrickson In an effort to expand its commitment to the health and safety of its student-athletes, the NCAA announced it will participate in an unprecedented strategic alliance formed by the NFL and GE to facilitate innovation...

NCAA committee clarifies headgear issue

The Louisville men’s basketball team drew curious eyes last spring when they stepped onto the Superdome floor for the Final Four in New Orleans, looking prepared for boxing practice rather than a hoops shoot-around. Several players wore...

NCAA committee adjusts marijuana testing threshold

By Brian Hendrickson The NCAA’s Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports (CSMAS) voted at its December meeting to set the threshold for a positive marijuana test at NCAA championships at a level that is consistent...

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