I openly confess that I am a professional sports fan, especially when it comes to our own Chicago Bulls. The point of divergence between myself and many other sports fans, however, lies in my curiosity regarding the intensely academic aspects of working with superior athletes.
There's a roster of new coaches across the nation, from Mike McCoy in San Diego to Doug Marrone in Buffalo. It spans the top of the standings with Andy Reid and 5-0 Kansas City to the bottom with Gus Bradley in 0-5 Jacksonville.
The Bears' Marc Trestman has been one of the successful coaching hires this season in the NFL.
INDIANAPOLIS | Since the turn of century, the biggest concerns among sports medics have been ACL injuries — particularly in women — concussions, elbow injuries — particularly among pitchers — heat illness, steroids, spinal injuries, and conditions which might cause sudden cardiac arrest. Exc…
Driving home Saturday night after watching Butler play Dartmouth, my daughter and I were listening to the radio when Frank Sinatra's “Fly Me to the Moon” came on.
Last month, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment issued a statement that voids its certification of any helmet modified by an external padding system.
VALPARAISO | Weekend or weekday sports warriors participating in many of the Valparaiso parks department's activities will soon be able to get free medical help for bumps, bruises, sprains and strains.
Korey Stringer died of heat stroke during the Minnesota Vikings' training camp 12 years ago. Since then, the NFL's summer conditioning ritual has changed a lot, and for the better.
New York Giants' Keith Rivers, left, and Jamie Childers take a drink during break at a recent practice in East Rutherford, N.J. Players have learned there is no courage in challenging the energy-sapping heat and humidity of summer.
By all accounts, Dylan Williams was the friendliest player on the Union City (Ind.) 8-year-old All-Star baseball team. And the best.
Over the past five years, there has been a steady increase among players, parents, coaches, and medical professionals in the understanding of the need to sit in the immediate aftermath of concussion. Despite the improved appreciation for the initial gravity of the situation, the question fro…
For athletic trainer Tim Bream, it is most certainly the best of times and the worst of times.
One day after I wrote last week's column on Iowa banning two-a-day high school football practices effective this fall, the Illinois High School Association announced its own plan to battle heat illness. It didn't go as far as Iowa. Instead, it mimicked the NCAA, banning two-a-days on consecu…
The American Journal of Preventive Medicine isn’t the first place administrators, athletic trainers, coaches, and team physicians refer to for guidance. However, a study published there in January and cited last week in Scientific American warrants their interest.
Rather than Manti Te’o not being drafted in the first round, D.J. Hayden being taken by Oakland with the 12th overall pick should have been THE story of last week’s NFL draft.
According to Greek mythology, Achilles was an invincible warrior during the Trojan War. His power, it was thought, came from being dipped in the River Styx as a child by his mother. However in so doing, she gripped him tightly by the back of the heel, not allowing the water to touch him ther…
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, puts his head in his hands as trainer Gary Vitti looks on after being injured Friday in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 118-116.
With Monday's final game of March Madness, we now know which is the best men’s college basketball team in the land.
Since their release eight days ago, the updated Sports Concussion Guidelines issued by the American Academy of Neurology have generated quite the buzz. Every major television network trumpeted the news. Even the Wall Street Journal took interest.
Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby sits on the bench during a game against the Ottawa Senators in 2011. A year after his return from concussion-like symptoms, Crosby is his old self. And due to the fallout from the devastating hit he took more than two years ago, the NHL may be better off for it.
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