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In The News
December 6th, 2014

Controversial Science: Football Helmets And Concussions

Concern over concussions suffered by football players has led to the development of new helmets which, according to some researchers, can diminish the dangers. Reporter Patrick Hruby tells Bill Littlefield why those researchers may be wrong.

In Depth
October 18th, 2014

Rule 7.13: Baseball’s Crash Course On Eliminating Home-Plate Collisions

This season Major League Baseball took a crash course in how to eliminate collisions at home plate. In its first year, Rule 7.13 has been celebrated and criticized, but a much bigger injury risk is still in play for catchers. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.

Featured Book
October 4th, 2014

‘Boy On Ice’ Details Troubled Life Of NHL Enforcer Boogaard

John Branch’s new book “Boy On Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard” profiles the career of a pro hockey “enforcer.” Branch joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his book and the culture surrounding concussions in the NHL.

Only A Blog
October 1st, 2014
By Martin Kessler

Following Mishandling Of Head Injury, Michigan Students Call For AD’s Ouster

Michigan students rallied on the steps of the university president’s residence Tuesday night, calling for the removal of the school’s athletic director and head football coach. At issue is the school’s handling of a head injury suffered by Michigan quarterback Shane Morris during Saturday’s 30-14 loss to Minnesota.

Commentary
August 27th, 2014

Retirement Should Be ‘Brought Up’ After Welker’s Latest Concussion

How many concussions is too many? Bill Littlefield hopes that Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker is asking himself that question.

Only A Blog
August 4th, 2014

An Update On The NCAA’s Concussion Settlement

The concussion lawsuit against the NCAA may be settled soon, with $70 million being provided for “medical monitoring.” Bill Littlefield spoke with Ben Strauss of The New York Times about the settlement and its possible outcomes.

Commentary
July 30th, 2014

New NCAA Concussion Policy Brings Back Common Sense

On Tuesday, the NCAA agreed to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by establishing a $70 million fund designated for the diagnosis of brain trauma in college athletes. The decision shook loose one of Bill Littlefield’s memories from his college days.

Only A Blog
July 30th, 2014

Amateur Boxing Drops The Headgear In Glasgow

A major change for the sport of boxing is on display at the Commonwealth Games. Male boxers at the Games in Glasgow are fighting without headgear. That same change is also coming to the Olympics in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. Boxers have worn headgear during Olympic bouts since the 1984 Games in Los Angeles.

Interview
July 26th, 2014

Concerns Mount Over NFL Concussion Deal

The NFL has agreed to pay former players for the long-term effects of concussions, but some are concerned the deal will exclude many of those who need help. Bill Littlefield speaks with Sports on Earth’s Patrick Hruby.

Interview
July 5th, 2014

Brandi Chastain: Leave Heading To Grown-Ups

Former U.S. women’s national soccer team star Brandi Chastain doesn’t want kids to learn one of the important skills of the game. She explains her reasoning to Karen Given.

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