Concussions in the News
Reduced Contact Practices in the Pac-12
June 3, 2013
The Pac-12 football league announces that contact reduction will be included as part of a league-wide health initiative.
New High School Ice Hockey Rules Eliminate Dangerous Hits
May 11, 2013
The National Federation of State High School Associations Ice Hockey Rules Committee has changed the rules to allow officials to penalize players who illegally hit players; however, many are questioning whether officials will abide by the new rules.
New Vermont Law makes it Harder for Athletes to Return to Play Post-Concussion
June 5, 2013
A new bill was passed in Vermont that mandates that athletic trainers must be present during every game of a collision sport such as hockey, football, lacrosse and wrestling. In a short video at the top of the article, students express the feeling that the desire to return to the game sometimes outweighs good sense after a concussion, reinforcing the need for such laws in high school sports.