Knockin’ the Noggin: Is Football as We Know It Doomed?

Steven Smith Editorials 87 Comments

The topic of concussions in football has steadily gained traction over the past couple decades, with more research focused on protecting players than ever before. During this interregnum between last season and the upcoming spring game, let’s explore head injuries. They have a huge impact on the game we enjoy. Concussions affect the following key groups: the individual, the team, …

An Issue Oregon Football Can’t Duck

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Head trauma, including Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) damage and player safety, in general, are major areas of concern today in both the NFL and in college football (CFB). With parents and guardians concerned about head injuries, participation in youth football continues to decline. In response, a number of youth leagues have eliminated tackling in both practice and in games. The Ivy League recently eliminated live tackling in …

Defining the Head Injuries That Could Impact the NCAA’s Court Battle

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It’s the dark cloud on the horizon for the NCAA: Concussions.  Two former NCAA athletes are already suing the NCAA over its handling of concussions, and with a U.S. District Judge rejecting the NFL’s $765 million settlement with its players, many speculate that a similar day in court could be had for the NCAA. But how is a concussion defined? …