Football myths [Editorial]

Wed, 18 October 2017

October 17, 2017   Ottawa, KS   Divine Pigskin, if you are one who puts the playing of Football up there with Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, etc, please feel free to move on to the Sports pages or return to your Fantasy Football. If you are more the type that sees tossing around the ole

Concussion Confusion

Wed, 18 October 2017

October 16, 2017   Two years ago, after struggling from Post-Concussion Syndrome, I founded National Concussion Awareness Day. In my journey I saw firsthand the lack of understanding that surrounds mild traumatic brain injury. At first, I didn’t even recognize my own symptoms. I am not an athlete and had never been educated about concussions.

October 17, 2017   The majority of football players in the US (70%) are elementary and middle school students. These young athletes enthusiastically put on their gear, learn strategy, acquire skills, and participate in games with their peers. Unfortunately, like their professional counterparts these athletes sometimes get injured. Fairly often they sustain head impacts during

October 17, 2017   TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Young football players are more likely to experience a brain-jarring hit to the head if they’re part of a team’s running and passing game or a fast-moving defender, a small study found.   High-magnitude head impacts most often involve positions such as quarterback, running

October 17, 2017   It’s a humid Friday night in New Orleans, and the Saints quarterback Drew Brees has a football game. He’s got another in less than 48 hours, a big one at the Superdome versus the defending champion New England Patriots. But decades from now, you might be able to argue that this

October 17, 2017   A new study has found that children who play youth football may take more high-magnitude hits to the head than originally thought.   Researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) mounted censors on young football players’ helmets during 25 to 30 practices and seven games, and found that

October 17, 2017 SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse on Tuesday announced a new set of standardized rules to govern indoor box lacrosse for both men and women at all levels of play from ages 6U and above. These approved rules, which are effective immediately, are the result of a collaborative effort during which time US

October 13, 2017   Bartlesville, OK   At least nine student athletes in Putnam City Public Schools suffered a concussion playing sports last school year.   More than a dozen sustained one in Norman Public Schools.   In Tulsa Public Schools, 38 students suffered a concussion in the 2016-2017 school year, with the district reporting

October 15, 2017   Sometimes we don’t realize a problem is a problem, but once we do, close scrutiny makes us wonder how we ever missed it in the first place.   Take concussions, for example. For generations, hard hits were celebrated in American contact sports. Big, bruising hockey and football players were sought after