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A permit for youth football safety? (ESPN)

Football has a problem that only seems to grow by the day. In November, the latest annual sport participation survey showed that football participation across the United States had dropped for the fifth straight year, a loss of more than half a million players since 2007. Then an academic study linked concussions in all forms to premature death. That […]

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Guskiewicz, MacArthur “genius” grant winner, to deliver December Commencement address (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Kevin Guskiewicz, a world renowned concussion expert and MacArthur “genius” grant winner, will speak at December Commencement ceremony at UNC-Chapel Hill. Chancellor Carol Folt will preside at the Dec. 15 ceremony at 2 p.m. in the Dean E. Smith Center. She selected Guskiewicz, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Exercise and Sport Science and senior associate dean […]

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There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Concussion-Proof’ Helmet (CT Patch)

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Attorney General George Jepsen issued a joint statement on Monday warning of the perils of concussions and sports-related head injuries, as well as the state law that comes into effect after an injury. Connecticut law requires students who suffer a blow to the head or receive a concussion diagnosis […]

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An Impact on the Game (Carolina Alumni Review)

Kevin Guskiewicz is not a physically imposing figure. In person, he comes off as soft-spoken and goodnatured. But when he stands on the hill overlooking a high school football field in Chapel Hill, watching his son practice, the coaches below can be forgiven if they are a little intimidated. That’s because the father watching them […]

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Making Sports Safer Through Innovative Science: Kevin Guskiewicz at TEDxUNC

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Chapel Hill High football players will be a part of a study on concussions this season (News & Observer)

CHAPEL HILL — Researchers from the University of North Carolina and Duke will try to do something this school year that has defied parents for generations: They will try to get inside the heads of teenagers. Specifically, the research team will be monitoring physical impacts on the heads of high school football players and will compare […]

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Lasting legacy: Gfeller’s spirit lives on through research into sports-related injuries (Winston-Salem Journal)

Laws have been written, countless charity miles have been run and thousands of dollars have been donated in the name of Matthew Gfeller. The Winston-Salem teen suffered a traumatic brain injury during a tragic football accident in 2008, but thanks to the tireless commitment of his parents, Bob and Lisa Gfeller, his death was not […]

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Roger Goodell Applauds North Carolina’s Commitment to Concussion Research (Rant Sports)

No one is more terrified of the physical evolution of the game of football more than NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. And you can’t blame him with the amount of money the NFL stands to gain or lose in its approach to player safety in the wake of recent events in relation to on field concussions. From the […]

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Racing innovator Bill Simpson tackles football concussions with new helmet (Autoweek)

Bill Simpson was a long time finding the National Football League, but it finding him might change football. The former California drag racer, Indianapolis 500 driver and motorsports safety innovator has created a football helmet that he and others believe could revolutionize the sport. Simpson knows this because he knows what he’s talking about when […]

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Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings™ Adult Football Helmet Ratings – May 2012

A total of 15 adult football helmet models that have been evaluated using the STAR evaluation system are included in the May 2012 Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings™.  All 15 helmets included in the ratings have been made available to consumers at the time of publication.  Helmets with lower STAR values provide a reduction in concussion […]

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