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  1. Study says 26 of 27 potential concussions unreported in college f...

    Tom Farrey

    Despite years of education and growing public awareness about head injuries, college football players report having six suspected concussions and 21 so-called "dings" for every diagnosed concussion.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  2. Jim McMahon honored by the Sports Legacy Institute

    Jim McMahon got another rousing ovation in Chicago.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2014
  3. CTE present when Ryan Freel killed self, report says

    Ryan Freel, a former Major League Baseball veteran who committed suicide last year, was suffering from the degenerative brain disease CTE, his family said Sunday, according to The Florida Times-Union.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2013
  4. Thomas Jones elects to donate his brain to science when he dies

    Jane McManus

    Thomas Jones, a retired running back who played for five teams in 12 NFL seasons, has decided to donate his brain to the Sports Legacy Institute to be studied for evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2013
  5. Sources -- Forensic pathologist credited with identifying CTE inv...

    Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru

    The forensic pathologist who first identified chronic brain damage as a factor in the deaths of some NFL players flew to San Diego on Thursday to participate in the autopsy of Junior Seau, two sources with knowledge of the case told

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2012
  6. Advocacy group calling for 'hit count' to protect youths

    Kids playing contact sports are suffering too many blows to the head, and an advocacy group is calling for a "hit count" to total them up before it's too late.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2012
  7. Former Chicago Bears, other NFL players help raise concussion awa...

    Efforts to raise awareness about concussion dangers are getting an boost from a collection of former National Football League players.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2012
  8. Former soccer star Taylor Twellman says MLS New England Revolutio...

    Former New England Revolution star Taylor Twellman said Friday that the Major League Soccer team ignored his symptoms of multiple concussions, even sending him back on the field after he said "I have a concussion" following the hit that eventually forced

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2011
  9. Ex-Bear McMahon struggles with memory

    Melissa Isaacson

    CHICAGO -- It was during Super Bowl Media Day in February when Jim McMahon was first approached and asked to get involved with the Sports Legacy Institute, which was formed three years ago to "solve the concussion crisis" in sports. Read the entir...

    Blog | November 10, 2010
  10. Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon is involved in the s...

    Melissa Isaacson

    It was during Super Bowl media day in February when Jim McMahon was first approached and asked to get involved with the Sports Legacy Institute, which was formed three years ago to "solve the concussion crisis" in sports.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2010
  11. Athlete brain donations for concussion study reach 300

    Taylor Twellman of the New England Revolution is one of 300 athletes in just the last two years who have agreed to undergo a battery of annual tests and donate their brains after death to a brain injury study at Boston University.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2010
  12. NFL to post sternly worded concussion warning poster in locker ro...

    The National Football League will hang a poster in all 32 team locker rooms urging players to report concussions or symptoms, warning that repeated concussions "can change your life and your family's life forever".

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2010
  13. Researchers: Late NFL player suffered from degenerative brain con...

    Researchers at Boston University have diagnosed a dead former NFL player with a degenerative brain condition similar to Alzheimer's disease believed to be caused by repeated head trauma.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2009