“It’s close to being settled science that repetitive head hits are their own source of permanent damage to the brain, independent of concussions,” said senior author Brad Mahon.
It’s an unusual week when a bomb threat that forced the University of St. Thomas to evacuate its St. Paul campus Wednesday wasn’t the most disruptive thing endured by the school.
Minnesota United FC sought to host the 89th edition of the St. John’s-St. Thomas extravaganza at the new Allianz Field for the same reason the Twins booked the 2017 game at Target Field: a serious payday.
We look at the latest data on what Minnesota’s student athletes are up to.
Bethel’s run of 24 consecutive non-losing seasons is the longest active streak in the MIAC.
We must be as careful about not overstating the problem as we are about not understating it, writes Dr. Saurabh Jha.
A new study reports that flu-related deaths among older people jumps significantly in the hometowns of Super Bowl teams.
Five to 20 percent of students experience at least one concussion in a season of play, the professors point out.
A new study provides an interesting insight into a psychological phenomenon that affects all of us, whether we follow football or not.
“The findings suggest that limiting contact in practices is an important strategy for controlling the risk of concussion to football players,” the study’s authors conclude.
“What was known was unlearned, forgotten, pushed away into a corner,” writes Emily Harrison of Harvard.
“Sustaining repeated head impacts during a critical neurodevelopmental period may increase the risk of later-life cognitive impairment,” the authors conclude.
The issue of football-related brain injuries (and similar ones sustained in other contact sports) is not going away.
The study, which was published online in the journal Psychological Science, also found that French soccer fans behave in much the same way.
What I found striking about both the Strib and the Times articles was the families’ highly conflicted attitudes toward the sport.
The study reported that professional football players are three times more likely to die from neurodegenerative brain disorders than the general U.S. population.
The Strib’s land – which the Vikings once offered $45 million for – will probably go for some other development if and when it’s sold.