With an undermanned squad, Piedmont High School's coaches got creative to beat bigger rivals
If the stats favor going for it, why are coaches so wary?
Sidelined by an injury, NFL draft pick trades in football for a career as an astronaut
A leading researcher discusses how on-the-field head injuries can lead to neurological disorders in players even after they hang up their cleats
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Russell Warren, a professor of orthopedics at Weill Cornell Medical College and the team physician for the defending Super Bowl-champion New York Giants, explains:
Doctors disagree on whether the controversial treatment played a role in the recovery of the Buffalo Bills tight end
60-Second Mind Podcast
A new high-tech helmet allows coaches and sideline doctors to spot concussions and other dangerous injuries on the football field, in real-time. The head gear has sensors that send impact measurements wirelessly. For more on this story, please read Larry Greenemeier's October 4 article on Sciam.com news.
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A new study surveyed almost 1,600 former NFL players and found half with chronic pain and 15 percent suffering moderate to serious depression, which may be pain-related.
Psychologists often use the famous Rorschach inkblot test and related tools to assess personality and mental illness. But research says the instruments are frequently ineffective for those purposes
Review by Jon Entine argues that athletes of African ancestry are better than the competition
Tough competition is under way in sports stadiums--between grass fields and artificial turf
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An Illinois high school ponies up $60,000 for helmets designed to protect players against brain and spinal injuries