Matt Gorman vividly recalled how his football teammates in high school would routinely refuse to seek treatment for almost all injuries — including concussions. To give in to the pain, he said, would have imperiled the qualities that made them play well in the first place: bravery, tenacity, and grit. Read more at www.thedp.com
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An Irwin man diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease is suing the National Collegiate Athletic Association, claiming that playing college football more than 30 years ago contributed to his illness. Read more at www.triblive.com
The NCAA reached a settlement on Friday in Texas state court with the widow of a college football player who suffered from a brain disease linked to repeated concussions, bringing the much anticipated first-in-the-nation trial to an abrupt end. Read more at www.blog.cvn.com
The Air Force Falcons hosted the Navy Midshipmen in the first game between two service academies this season. The majority of the game was dominated by Air Force with the game ending in a score of 35-7. However, this was not the biggest story of the game. Read more at www.saturdayblitz.com.