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Report: University of Michigan Missed Chances to Stop Doctor’s Abuse

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP )– Staff at the University of Michigan missed many opportunities to stop a doctor who committed sexual misconduct for decades with long-term consequences for hundreds of patients, including generations of student athletes, a law firm hired …

3 Former Track Athletes Suing NCAA, Coach Over Alleged Abuse

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Three former student-athletes who say they were sexually abused by a track coach on Wednesday sued the NCAA, its board of governors and the coach, alleging the governing body didn’t do enough to protect NCAA athletes. …

Connecticut Legislators Approve Measure to Cut Youth Concussions

Connecticut lawmakers have unanimously approved a measure intended to reduce the number of concussions among student athletes. The Rising Score of Youth Sports Head Injury Claims The Senate voted 35-0 on Wednesday in favor of legislation requiring a state education …

Vermont Concussion Bill Signed Into Law

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed a law designed to help protect student athletes who suffer concussions. The new law requires coaches and referees to undergo training to recognize the signs of a concussion. Athletic trainers must be present at …

Ohio Chiropractors Could Make Call on Concussions

A provision in bill being considered by the Ohio Senate would allow chiropractors to make the call on allowing student athletes with head injuries to go back into games. The move has upset some physicians in the state who say …

Youth Organization Says Students Need Better Sports Safety

Student athletes need access to health care professionals, better-trained coaches and up-to-date equipment, a coalition of groups recommended Wednesday in a call to action aimed at protecting the nearly 8 million students participating in high school sports each year. The …

New Hampshire Law to Emphasize Concussion Safety in Schools

New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch is publicly signing a law that creates new rules regarding student-athletes who suffer concussions. The motivation behind the bill is the increasing number of head injuries in youth sports. Lynch signed the law Monday. Under …