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Concussions Have Plummeted in Ivy League Football Since Kickoff Change in 2016

Concussions plunged in Ivy League football after the kickoff line was moved to thwart what might be the game’s most dangerous play, according to a study published Monday. The aim of the 5-yard move was to have more kickoffs land …

Maryland Pays $50K in Death of State University Football Player

Frostburg State University says it will work to raise awareness of risks to student-athletes as part of a $50,000 state settlement in the 2011 death of a school football player. The university said in a statement that the Board of …

More Former College Football Players Join Concussion Lawsuits Against NCAA

The latest round of class action concussion lawsuits against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) were filed by former college football players from Stanford, Boston College, North Carolina, Wake Forest and BYU. The lawsuits were filed in federal courts last …

NCAA Recommends ‘Culture Shift’ of Reduced Contact in Football Practices

The National Collegiate Athletic Association suggested curbing full-contact football practices, echoing a policy instituted by the Ivy League in 2011. The recommendation is among a set of guidelines created to “generate a cultural shift within college athletics,” the NCAA said …

Tennessee, North Carolina Football Players Sue NCAA Over Concussions

Three former college football players are suing the NCAA, saying it failed to educate them about the risks of concussions and did not do enough to prevent, diagnose and treat brain injuries. Chris Walker and Ben Martin, who played for …