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  1. Precious Memories -- The Dean Smith story


    Dementia has taken its toll on former North Carolina coach Dean Smith, but family and devoted friends stand by the beloved coach.

    Eticket | Conversation | March 05, 2014
  2. Tennessee unveils campus statue honoring Pat Summitt

    Pat Summitt wears a smile rather than her famous stare in a bronze statue of the former Lady Vols coach that was unveiled Friday on Tennessee's campus.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2013
  3. Paul Allen, owner of Seattle Seahwks, to fund brain injury resear...

    Microsoft co-founder and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen said Thursday he will pay for a two-year, $2.4 million study into whether repeated blows to the head can lead to dementia.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2013
  4. Former NFL stars Tony Dorsett, Leonard Marshall, Joe DeLameilleur...

    William Weinbaum and Steve Delsohn

    Pro Football Hall of Famers Tony Dorsett and Joe DeLamielleure and NFL All-Pro Leonard Marshall have been diagnosed as having signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative condition caused by head trauma and linked to depression and dementia.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2013
  5. Kevin Olekaibe cleared to play for UNLV Rebels

    Jeff Goodman

    Kevin Olekaibe was granted a hardship waiver Monday and will be able to play immediately for his hometown UNLV Rebels, sources said.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2013
  6. Kevin Olekaibe still uncertain of status for UNLV Rebels

    Jeff Goodman

    Kevin Olekaibe remains unsure if he will be ruled eligible to play for his hometown UNLV Rebels this season by the NCAA after the senior guard, who led Fresno State in scoring two seasons ago, applied for a hardship waiver with his father gravely ill.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2013
  7. Pat Summitt, former Tennessee Volunteers coach, released from hos...

    Former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt has been released from a Knoxville hospital after completing what her foundation described as "a round of routine tests."

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2013
  8. Pat Summitt to exit hospital after 'routine' testing

    Former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt is expected to be released Tuesday afternoon from a Knoxville hospital, where she has been since Sunday for what her foundation describes as "routine medical testing."

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2013
  9. Pat Summitt of Tennessee Volunteers to remain head coach emeritus...

    Pat Summitt will continue in her role as the Tennessee head coach emeritus on Lady Vols coach Holly Warlick's staff next season.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2013
  10. Peyton Manning of Denver Broncos plan to donate $500,000 to Pat S...

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and his wife plan to donate $500,000 to the Pat Summitt Foundation.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2013
  11. NHL -- Gordie Howe's 85th birthday opportunity to celebrate Mr. H...

    Craig Custance

    Gordie Howe's 85th birthday is a chance for family, friends and fans to celebrate Mr. Hockey as age and dementia are starting to slow the legend, writes Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2013
  12. Pat Summitt receives New York Athletic Club's Winged Foot Legends...

    Former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt is the latest recipient of the New York Athletic Club's Winged Foot Legends Award.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2013
  13. UCLA study finds signs of CTE in living former NFL players for th...

    Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada

    Brain scans performed on five former NFL players revealed images of the protein that causes football-related brain damage -- the first time researchers have identified signs of the crippling disease in living players.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2013
  14. Boston University researchers discover 28 new cases of chronic br...

    Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada

    Boston University researchers now have 50 confirmed cases of former football players with CTE -- 33 who played in the NFL, one in the CFL, one semi-professionally, nine through college and six who played only in high school.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2012
  15. Alex Karras, Detroit Lions defensive great, dies at age 77

    Alex Karras, who gained fame in the NFL as a fearsome defensive lineman and later as an actor, has died. He was 77.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2012
  16. Pat Summitt says retirement decision hers alone, not Tennessee Vo...

    Pat Summitt said Friday she decided on her own not to continue coaching the Lady Vols and never felt Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart forced her out.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2012