Category Archives: NCAA

Marshall University study finds “rugby-style” tackle lessens concussion risk

Two Marshall University professors have found the style of tackling by athletes could potentially reduce the risk for brain injury. Dr. Suzanne Konz and Dr. Zach Garrett are with the School of Kinesiology and are certified athletic trainers. They have been working on a pilot study for four years determining if the style of tackling in rugby has a lower force of impact than the style of tackling in football.


New Technology Strives to Ensure a Properly Fit Football Helmet For Every Player

The NFL receives the highest television ratings of all pro sports, and football continues to have the highest rates of participation for high school boys in the country (compared to other sports), yet the dangers of playing the game have never been more visible. As a result, parents are hesitant to give their kids permission to play. The irony of this safety ‘enlightenment’ for the game of football is that coaches, community leaders and companies are stepping up to plate to deliver solutions that make the game safer than ever before.