Sport Science Institute

2019 NCAA CHOICES grant winners announced

Eleven schools recently were awarded 2019 NCAA CHOICES grants. The NCAA CHOICES program is an annual grant program that provides funding for NCAA member schools and conferences to integrate athletics into campus-wide efforts to reduce alcohol abuse.

NCAA, NFL collaborate on football safety

Top medical and sport science experts from the NCAA and NFL gathered for a first-of-its kind meeting on football health and safety this week.

NCAA increases THC testing threshold

The NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports has decided to bump the THC testing threshold for student-athletes from 15 to 35 nanograms per milliliter.

NCAA and Defense Department expand concussion study with $22.5 million

The world’s most comprehensive concussion study is being dramatically expanded with an infusion of nearly $22.5 million in new funding from the U.S. Department of Defense and the NCAA to examine the impacts of head injuries over several years.

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.

NCAA convenes sleep and wellness summit

The Sport Science Institute is working to ensure student-athletes are also paying attention to a facet of their lives they may sacrifice for the sake of busy schedules: sleep.

Concussion and college sports

The NCAA continues devoting resources to research, education and other efforts to make student-athletes safer.

Football practice guidelines updated

The Year-Round Football Practice Contact Recommendations serve as an update to guidelines published in 2014.

Mind Matters Challenge research winners announced

Eight winners of the NCAA-Department of Defense Mind Matters Research Challenge were recognized today at the NCAA national office in Indianapolis.


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