This is your brain on football

This is your brain on football

A walkout by members of the Grayson High School football team last week over strenuous workouts has been characterized as exhausted teens growing frustrated over grueling practice conditions.  But are we downplaying the real health risks of the game?  The players, who returned to practice the following day, were reportedly upset over full-force hitting in shorts. […]

Georgia football: The 25 biggest questions for 2018

Georgia football: The 25 biggest questions for 2018

As the countdown to kickoff and the first Saturday of (real) College Football gets closer we continue our series of “My 25 Biggest Questions” from around the SEC. If you haven’t read the previous 3 installments, it is a series of “articles” where I list my most pressing questions and areas of concern I have […]

UI camp notes: Football Performance Center gets $1.2 million boost

UI camp notes: Football Performance Center gets $1.2 million boost

CHAMPAIGN — Funding for the Illinois Football Performance Center got a $1.2 million bump Saturday. Illinois alums Mark and Bonnie Goldenberg pledged that amount for the under-construction facility. The Granite City couple attended Saturday’s workout at Memorial Stadium with athletic director Josh Whitman. With the Goldenberg’s gift, fundraising for the project is over $10 million. […]

PBSO: Two shot at high school football game in Wellington; no shooter in custody

PBSO: Two shot at high school football game in Wellington; no shooter in custody

WELLINGTON —  Two adults were shot Friday night at a football game between Palm Beach Central and William T. Dwyer high schools, with the gunfire sending players and fans screaming and stampeding in panic, authorities said. They said late Friday they did not have anyone in custody. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and School District said […]

Mourinho has 'never been so happy' with Pogba: football countdown – live!

Mourinho has 'never been so happy' with Pogba: football countdown – live!

9.54am EDT09:54 Gladly. Huddersfield Town are happy to frustrate Manchester City if it means they do not return from the Etihad Stadium empty-handed. “If it means we collect points by parking the bus, let’s do it,” says manager David Wagner. 9.51am EDT09:51 Watford are not getting carried away after an impressive opening-day win. Javi Gracia […]

Ebenezer Cobb Morley's Rules Revolutionized Soccer. Here's What to Know About the 'Father of Modern Football'

Ebenezer Cobb Morley's Rules Revolutionized Soccer. Here's What to Know About the 'Father of Modern Football'

Before Ebenezer Cobb Morley, soccer looked quite different — and much more brutal — than “The Beautiful Game” played around the world today. Association football, as the sport was then known, bore a closer resemblance to rugby, permitting a greater amount of tackling and ball-handling. It also suffered from chaotic disorganization, with multiple competing leagues, […]

Penn State's Ryan Buchholz ends football career over back pain

Penn State's Ryan Buchholz ends football career over back pain

Penn State defensive end Ryan Buchholz, a Great Valley High School graduate, announced Wednesday that he is retiring from football because of chronic back pain. In a statement he released on Twitter, the 6-foot-6, 258-pound redshirt junior from Malvern said his back problems started developing in high school and never got better. “I’ve been through […]

University Of Maryland Accepts Responsibility For Football Player's Death

University Of Maryland Accepts Responsibility For Football Player's Death

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh speaks at a news conference about the death of student athlete Jordan McNair, who collapsed at football practice and later died. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption toggle caption Patrick Semansky/AP University of Maryland President Wallace Loh speaks at a news conference about the death of student athlete Jordan McNair, who […]

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