Despite Injury Worries, Illinois High Schools Not Dropping FootballWhile some high schools around the country have been dropping their football programs, an official with the Illinois High School Association said he's seeing no evidence of that here.
IHSA Launches New Initiative To Address ConcussionsSports organizations across the nation have come under fire for not doing enough to safeguard against concussions, particularly in football, and the IHSA’s “Play Smart. Play Hard” campaign was designed to address that.
Duerson Family Plans To Challenge NFL Concussion SettlementThomas Demetrio, an attorney for the family of late Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson, objects to the exclusion of future awards for CTE, the brain trauma that some call "the signature disease of football." Lawyers involved in the settlement say an appeal could hold up payments to thousands of players.
Athletes' Attorney Slams New NCAA Concussion Deal As "Window Dressing"The proposal would require the NCAA to establish a $70 million fund to test current and former college athletes for brain trauma. It also would require stricter rules for returning to play after an athlete has suffered a concussion.
New Concussions Deal With NCAA ProposedThere is a new proposed settlement in a head injury lawsuit against the NCAA brought by football players and other college athletes.
IHSA Says Concussions Lawsuit 'Threatens High School Football'The nation's first prep sports governing body to face a class-action concussions lawsuit has asked an Illinois judge to dismiss the suit, arguing that if it prevails, it could kill football programs statewide.
How Effective Is Latest Protective Headgear?CBS 2’s Rob Johnson talked to those who use and make them, and those who say buyer beware.
NFL: Concussions Were Down 25 Percent This SeasonThe concussion rate is down to 0.43 per game, the NFL says.
Study On High School Football Players Shows Head Impacts Cause Brain ChangesA new study presented at a medical conference in Chicago today raises questions about how safe it is for teenagers to play high school football, reports WBBM's Regine Schlesinger.
Baffoe: Bears' Season Isn't Over … Unless They Lose SundayKeep the faith, but be ready to acknowledge the end could be near for the Bears.
Baffoe: Fire Roger GoodellThe Ray Rice debacle is just the latest of missteps by NFL commissioner Goodell.
Baffoe: Josh Gordon and NFL IndividualityMarijuana makes football feel less bad, but the The Shield won't tolerate it.