RealClearSports
Advertisement

Navy Seeks Answers to Concussion Prevention

RCS

Sometimes big ideas come from small, unexpected places. Products like Velcro and Teflon coating came about as results of happy accidents rather than direct research. Along those lines, a team studying the vibrations inside football helmets could contribute to a safer future in the sport.

 

In September, the National Football League donated $30 million to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health to fund research into brain injuries and other medical issues. The league has been working to toughen its standards and find ways to better diagnose concussions in the wake of lawsuits from retired players who say the NFL did not warn them properly about the dangers of head injuries.

 

Physicist Murray Korman of the U.S. Naval Academy, along with...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

For Just a Moment, Detroit Was Sports Utopia

Alex Lemon, Esquire - October 30, 2012

DETROIT — The cold and vibrant city center was — for twelve hours, at least, and not much of a minute more — blissfully distracted by sports. Between the Lions' Ford Field and the Tigers' Comerica Park, Brush... more »

Reid Would Lose Eagles By Benching Vick

Jason Cole, Yahoo! Sports - November 3, 2012

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and coach Andy Reid had a particularly long one-on-one meeting this week to help clear the air about a number of issues, two team sources told Yahoo! Sports. The sources indicated... more »

Mannings May Make It Family Affair

Gary Myers, New York Daily News - October 30, 2012

Imagine this: Eli Manning vs. Peyton Manning, in an all-Manning Super Bowl XLVII in their hometown of New Orleans on Feb. 3, accompanied by world record hype, lots of fans from New York and Denver and records for gumbo... more »

Chiefs' Dream Season Is a Nightmare

Brian Billick, Fox Sports - November 1, 2012

The Kansas City Chiefs began the season as co-favorites in the AFC West, and some people even listed them as a dark horse for the Super Bowl. They’d beefed up their offensive line by signing the Texans’ stellar right... more »

Forget Football, Is Tebow in Love?

Luchina Fisher, ABC News - November 1, 2012

It looks as though Tim Tebow might have found that ideal girlfriend.   TMZ posted a photo of the New York Jets quarterback with "Push" actress Camilla Belle out bowling with friends Tuesday night at Latitude 30 in Jacksonville,... more »