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Committee: Those Who Would Change Playing Rules Should Think Before They Act

The NCAA’s Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports has called on the committees that set the playing rules for the various NCAA sports to evaluate the health and safety implications of every rule change before an action is taken. The committee noted that while rule changes are typically made to ensure fairness on the playing field, or to adapt…
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Sports Legacy Institute Launches Hit Count® Certification Program

The non-profit Sports Legacy Institute (www.sportslegacy.org) announced earlier this week “a major advance in the effort to prevent concussions and brain damage in contact sports” with the launch of the Hit Count® certification program after two years of development. Hit Count® builds on the progress that head sensor device companies have made in developing devices…
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Organization Advises NCAA to Begin Warning Athletes about Risk of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

NFL players have been warned of long-term consequences of brain trauma as part of concussion education since 2010 Now it is time for the NCAA to adopt a similar approach, according to an organization called the Sports Legacy Institute (SLI), which is led by sports brain trauma experts Dr. Robert Cantu and Chris Nowinski. In…
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