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September 24, 2019 Brenda De La Cruz-Canyon News UNITED STATES—Antonio Brown took to social media on Monday, September 23 to announce he was re-enrolling at Central Michigan University just one day after tweeting he would not be playing in the NFL anymore.   Brown, 31, has been in the spotlight for his impressive career, but

September 11, 2019 Kara Leigh Lofton-West Virginia Public Broadcasting The community health center New River Health has partnered with Fayette County schools to offer a concussion-management protocol for athletes. The idea behind the protocol is to test high school athletes before they are injured so medical providers have a baseline on record. Then, if a

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August 27, 2019 Zack Willis-Sportscasting Unfortunately, concussions are a product of the NFL just like fantasy football, the Super Bowl, and touchdown celebrations. Ever since the effects of CTE entered the spotlight, the sport has faced scrutiny for its lackluster interest in concussion prevention and protocol. Try as it may to downplay and prevent the

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August 27, 2019 Madilyn Zeegers-Sportscasting NFL helmets have been in a topic of discussion recently as newly acquired Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown has decided not to play if the NFL doesn’t allow him to wear his preferred helmet.   While Brown’s choice of headgear is currently not approved, it shows the radical changes

August 23, 2019 Eli Lederman-Tulsa World Each year, the months between December and May become Josh Smith’s busy season.   As one of several sales representatives in Oklahoma for Riddell, one of the nation’s leading helmet companies, Smith spends his winters and springs traversing the state making sales, checking in with contracted football programs and

August 6, 2019 Mike Sullivan-WXIN FOX 59 Indiana University football kicks off their season in a few short weeks, and when they do, the Hoosiers will do so knowing they have thousands of dollars in equipment strapped to their heads.   The university spent roughly $130,000 on state-of-the-art helmets a year ago. The results?  

August 7, 2019 Suzy Frisch-Mpls.St.Paul Magazine A 13-year-old girl playing league soccer tried to head the ball and collided with another player. The opponent’s elbow struck her head, resulting in dizziness, headaches, and the inability to focus. It appeared that she had a concussion.   But the teen’s care team knew to look for additional

July 22, 2019 Marcus Hartman-Journal-News Bill Carollo was far from the most famous speaker at the Big Ten’s annual Football Media Days last week, but he did have a piece of information that could resonate throughout the season.   “We’ve made a couple changes in targeting that are significant,” the conference’s coordinator of officials said,