Girls' High School Football Title IX Suit Misses The Point

A group of Utah female youth players want their local school districts to offer the sport. But maybe nobody should be playing it.
Patrick Hruby
head injuries

How Canadians Are Helping in the Fight Against Concussions in Sport

The wheels are moving across Canada, as researchers and doctors are collaborating in labs trying to better understand an injury that at times can appear to be invisible.
Justin Robertson

Friday Night Lights Out: The Case for Abolishing High School Football

A Nevada school board candidate wants to eliminate high school football, and a handful of others are making a medical, ethical, and financial case against America's favorite prep sport. Their arguments are unpopular. But are they right?
Patrick Hruby

No Tackling In Practice? Not a Problem in Ivy League Football

The Ivy League just finished its first season without full-contact tackling in practice. It's too soon to definitively state the new measure's effects, but other conferences are already curious.
Gregory Lee Sullivan
dumb football

Anthem Demonstrations, Harambe, and More from NFL Week 1: Dumb Football with Mike Tunison

The first week of the NFL season started with the disturbing kind of controversy, with Cam Newton's multiple hits, then transitioned back to the goofier, more recognizably football controversies we love.
Mike Tunison

Business Is Business, Football Is Family: David Roth's Weak in Review

Can the NFL be trusted with something as valuable as football?
David Roth
cam newton

The NFL’s Concussion Protocol Failed Cam Newton Because the Concussion Protocol Is Lip Service

The league's explanation for why Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was not evaluated for a concussion in Thursday night's game is baffling to anyone who actually watched the game.
Sean Newell

The Last Punch: How Concussions Forced Kiwi UFC Pioneer James Te Huna From The Octagon

Recently retired, the Kiwi MMA trailblazer is counting the cost of concussions.
Ben Stanley

Why I Still Watch Football, Even Though It's An Immoral, Terrible Game

There are so many reasons to stop watching football, but there is still one that keeps me coming back.
Kevin Trahan

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Miss Remainder of 2016 Season Due to Concussion Symptoms

NASCAR's most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., will miss the remainder of the 2016 Sprint Cup season as he continues to recover from concussion symptoms.
Jim Utter,

Retired Racing Driver Dario Franchitti Discusses Long-Term Damage Caused by Concussions

Scottish racing driver Dario Franchitti has talked about losing several weeks from his memory and how his first concussion permanently altered his personality.
Jim Weeks

Eliminating Kickoffs Will Make College Football Safer, But Not Safe

The NCAA is considering eliminating kickoffs in order to protect players from brain trauma. Doing so would be a step in the right direction, but will it be enough?
Kevin Trahan