Big Ten, The Ivy League Host Head Injury Summit

Big Ten-Ivy League Head Injury Summit: Agenda | List of Attendees

PARK RIDGE, Ill. — The Big Ten Conference and The Ivy League, in conjunction with the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), hosted the Big Ten-Ivy League Head Injury Summit on July 18-19 in Park Ridge, Ill. A total of 65 individuals from 23 institutions, representing each member institution from the Big Ten, Ivy League and CIC, participated in the two-day event in an effort to engage in collaborative discussions and to refine the strategic priorities of the historic, unprecedented research initiative that was announced by the conferences in June 2012. The summit provided an open forum for the subject-matter experts in attendance to review the current clinical and research efforts that exist on each campus, and allowed the group to define the short- and long-term areas of emphasis to address.        Read more

Baseline neurocognitive scores in athletes with attention deficit spectrum disorders and/or learning disability.

Reviewed by Erin Almklov, PhD
The article titled “Baseline neurocognitive scores in athletes with attention deficit spectrum disorders and/or learning disability” is a retrospective study that aimed to examine baseline neurocognitive differences between athletes with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and/or learning disability (LD) versus those with neither disorder and to establish normative data for these populations.  Read more

Boise State turns to local rugby team for tips on safe tackling

As rule changes focus more and more on player safety and concussion prevention, Boise State’s football team is attempting to get ahead of the curve with some tips from another hard-hitting sport.

Broncos head coach Chris Petersen had the local Snake River Rugby Club come in to run a tackling session with his players. Snake River is coached by former U.S. national team captain Mike Saunders and features former members of the Boise football team on the roster. Read more