Study Finds Wearable Neck Sensor Could Predict Concussion Risk in Contact Sports

Sport TechieJune 24, 2022 Sensor-laden neck wearables may be more efficient at measuring and predicting concussions in contact sports, according to a new study published Thursday in Scientific Reports. Without naming a specific brand of wearable, the research conducted by Michigan State professor Sepúlveda Alancastro and a doctoral student Henry Dsouza determined that neck devices […]

Association of APOE Genotypes and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

JAMA Network June 27, 2022 Key Points Question: Are APOEε4 and ε2 associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) neuropathology and related endophenotypes? Findings: In this genetic association study of 364 brain donors with repetitive head impact exposure from contact sports or military service (294 with and 70 without neuropathologically confirmed CTE), APOEε4 was significantly associated with CTE stage and […]

Head Equipment Manager–University of Maryland(Xfinity Center)

Position Number: 112903 Title: Manager Functional Title: Head Equipment Manager, Xfinity Center Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular Applicant Search Category: Staff University Authorized FTE: 1.000 Unit: PRES-ICA-Operations Campus/College Information: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the […]

Associate Director of Equipment – Football-University of Central Florida

UCF Athletics at the University of Central Florida, an NCAA Division I institution and American Athletic Conference (The American) member, is seeking applications for the position of Associate Director of Equipment – Football. Under the direction of the Director of Equipment Operations, the selected candidates assist in the day-to-day management of the Athletics’ Equipment Operations […]

Equipment Manager–Case Western Reserve University

Title: Equipment ManagerDepartment: Physical Education and AthleticsSchool: University General, Division of Student AffairsLocation: North Residential Village House 7 and the Veale Athletic CenterSupervisor Name and Title: Joel Eckert, Associate Athletics Director, Facilities and OperationsPOSITION OBJECTIVEThe equipment manager will manage all aspects of athletics equipment, uniforms and other relatedsupplies including maintenance, inventory, and care. This position […]

Graduate Assistant, Equipment Services–Wichita State University

Wichita State University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Graduate Assistant, Equipment Services. This is a one-year renewable position that includes a competitive stipend, in and out-of-state tuition waiver, books, AEMA dues & certification exam and most fees for 9 graduate credit hours per semester.  Additional income may be available through outside events […]

Asst. Director of Football Equipment Operations–Rutgers University

Position Details Position Information Recruitment/Posting Title Asst. Director of Football Equipment Operations Job Category Staff & Executive – Athletics Department Football Overview The Rutgers Division of Intercollegiate Athletics sponsors 24 intercollegiate sports, comprised of 14 women’s and 10 men’s programs, that compete at the Division I level. The Scarlet Knights are members of the prestigious […]

Body-checking experience does not protect against concussions and injuries, says U of C study

CBC News (Calgary, Alberta) June 20, 2022 A study by the University of Calgary’s Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre says despite what may be widely believed — that more body checking experience protects players from injuries and concussions — it discovered the opposite to be true. The three-year research project found 15- to 17-year-old hockey players with three or more years […]