NCAA, Concussions Costing Players Their Lives, Health, and Memories

Source: Sara Grim/CNN In the early 1900s, college football was a brutal sport. An increasing number of deaths and injuries prompted action from President Theodore Roosevelt and led to the establishment of what would later be known as the NCAA. The National Collegiate Athletic Association was founded to protect the health and safety of college football players, but more than …

N.C.A.A. Guidelines on Head Injuries Fall Short

Source: Editorial Board/NY Times The National Collegiate Athletic Association, which is currently embroiled in alawsuit over its ostrichlike response to concussions, released new voluntary guidelines on Monday for concussion safety. But these won’t necessarily fix the problem. The guidelines, which the N.C.A.A. has said were “created to generate a cultural shift within college athletics,” recommends that programs limit “live contact” practice sessions that …