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  1. Researchers inundated with requests from former college, pro foot...

    William Weinbaum

    The researchers who say they can determine whether a living person has chronic traumatic encephalopathy say they have been inundated with requests from former college and professional football players to undergo testing for signs of the disease.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2013
  2. President Barack Obama not sure he'd allow a son to play football...

    President Barack Obama says he's a football fan but that if he had a son, considering the impact the game has on its players, he would think long and hard before allowing his son to play.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2013
  3. Today's pro players overscheduled, overstretched

    Howard Bryant

    Professional sports has reached its tipping point. The players, already too big, already too fast, already too strong, are now engaged in a game of attrition not against the other team, but against the regular season.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2013
  4. We can and should learn from Junior Seau

    LZ Granderson

    Junior Seau's death didn't stop us from watching football. But his CTE diagnosis should cause an immediate demand for more study of the impact of football on players of all ages.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2013
  5. The issue of concussions and other brain damage in football could...

    Patrick Hruby

    We have looked into the future of football, and the view isn't good. The recent news about concussions and other brain damage could mean the end of the game as we know it.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2010
  6. Owen Thomas, Penn player who committed suicide, had brain disease...

    A detailed examination of the brain of a Penn football player who committed suicide showed he had the same disease caused by hard hits that has been associated with NFL players.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2010
  7. Degenerative brain disease found in college football player

    The Boston University School of Medicine says it has discovered a degenerative brain disease, previously found in former NFL players, in an athlete who only played at the college level.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2009