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
Concussions Exact Toll on Football Players Long After They Retire
A leading researcher discusses how on-the-field head injuries can lead to neurological disorders in players even after they hang up their cleats
What is turf toe?
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:
Coming in from the Cold: Did Hypothermia Therapy Allow Kevin Everett to Walk Again?
Doctors disagree on whether the controversial treatment played a role in the recovery of the Buffalo Bills tight end
New Head Protection for Footballers
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...
A Football-Borne Virus
Fingerprinting Super Bowl Footballs
Former Footballers At Risk for Pain and Depression
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.
What's Wrong with This Picture?
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...
Tackling Race and Sports
Review by Jon Entine argues that athletes of African ancestry are better than the competition
Grass vs. Plastic
Tough competition is under way in sports stadiums--between grass fields and artificial turf
Sensor-Rigged Helmet Gives Football Players a Heads Up on Concussions
An Illinois high school ponies up $60,000 for helmets designed to protect players against brain and spinal injuries
Eye off the Ball
Can football's ancillary antics possibly out-insult the game itself?