Football Safety Clinic Educates Coaches

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — With concussions being on the forefront of discussion in football the last couple of years, USA Football is taking a hands-on approach to educate coaches and players on safety. The Heads Up Football Safety Clinic took place Sunday in Springfield. A dozen local youth football representatives attended. They learned about tackling techniques, … Continue reading »

NCAA Settlement in Head Injury Lawsuit

(CNN) — The NCAA reached a $75 million settlement with the NCAA and dozens of college athletes in a class action suit over head injuries. The suit includes nearly 30 athletes from many universities and several contact sports. Some of them played as far back as the 1970s. If a federal judge accepts Tuesday’s deal, … Continue reading »

Girls Frequently Play Through Concussion

EUGENE, Ore. — Concussions have been a hot topic in football circles, but a new study is shifting the talk to a different sport–the other football. Hundreds of thousands of kids participate in soccer countrywide. It’s the number one sport in the world. The study says many young girls stay on the field even after … Continue reading »

Athletes Play with Concussion Symptoms

(CNN) — By now, it’s pretty clear that concussions, caused by any sport, are pretty serious. But researchers are finding a lot of teens who think it’s still ok to keep on playing with a concussion, even when they know it’s dangerous. A new study conducted by doctors at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, finds high … Continue reading »

Raw: Mike Riley Post-Practice (8/14/12)

Oregon State head coach Mike Riley: