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  1. Anti-trust claim filed by Jeffrey Kessler challenges NCAA amateur...

    Tom Farrey

    In the most direct challenge yet to the NCAA's longstanding economic model, high-profile sports labor attorney Jeffrey Kessler filed an antitrust claim Monday in a New Jersey federal court on behalf of a group of college basketball and football players.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2014
  2. New York City council member wants law to require a doctor at eve...

    Tom Farrey

    While football as spectator sport has never been more robust, deep concern exists that the player pipeline could shrivel. The NFL is marketing to moms to keep kids playing. And a New York City council member thinks he may have solution.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2014
  3. Outside The Lines -- Northwestern Wildcats football players tryin...

    Tom Farrey

    For the first time in the history of college sports, athletes are asking to be represented by a labor union, taking formal steps on Tuesday to begin the process of being recognized as employees.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2014
  4. Report details concussion risks for high school athletes

    Tom Farrey

    A leading medical body released a 306-page, NFL-funded report that found football not only has by far the highest rates of concussions at the interscholastic level, but that average high school player is nearly twice as likely to suffer a brain injury.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2013
  5. NFL Youth Football Fund, once flush with millions, faces safety c...

    Tom Farrey

    Today, health and safety are the focus of NFL Youth Football Fund resources, driven by crisis.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2012
  6. Pop Warner toughens safety measures by limiting contact in practi...

    Tom Farrey

    Pop Warner will introduce new rules to limit contact drills to one-third of practice time, and ban full-speed head-on blocking and tackling drills in which players line up more than three yards apart.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2012
  7. Study -- Impact of kids' football head hits as severe as college ...

    Tom Farrey

    In the wake of a new study, the national president of Pop Warner said he will propose a rule that, for the first time, would limit the amount of contact allowed in youth football practices.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2012
  8. Audio of Jim Tressel's NCAA interview released

    Tom Farrey

    An audio recording of Jim Tressel's five-hour interview with NCAA investigators before his forced resignation as Ohio State football coach highlights the fear and desperation heard in his voice.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2011
  9. An open letter to Barack Obama about youth sports

    Tom Farrey

    Barack Obama has an opportunity to make an impact on the world of sports that only the likes of Dwight Eisenhower and Theodore Roosevelt have managed, writes ESPN's Tom Farrey.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2009
  10. Book excerpt: Uncovering the pursuit of a champion athlete

    Tom Farrey

    In his book "Game On," Tom Farrey investigates one of the most compelling topics in sports today: the truth about the lives of child athletes, and the consequences of parents' attempts to get a winning edge.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2008
  11. Belichick's brand of coaching is nothing new

    Tom Farrey

    Bill Belichick is ruthless, demanding and divisive -- no wonder he ticks off everyone outside of New England. But the man on the Pats' sideline is carrying on a star-spangled tradition that stretches back more than 100 years.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2008
  12. Class action suit against NCAA clears two hurdles

    Tom Farrey

    A pair of recent federal court decisions allow major college basketball and football players to pursue a class action lawsuit against the NCAA.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2006
  13. Doc who once opposed steroids has new cause: HGH

    Tom Farrey

    Once an opponent of steroids, Bob Goldman now promotes the use of testosterone and human growth hormone as important tools in the antiaging movement, writes Tom Farrey.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2006
  14. HGH: Performance enhancer or healer?

    Tom Farrey

    If HGH is seen as a recovery drug, the line between sports medicine and performance enhancement could be more blurry than we'd like to acknowledge, writes Tom Farrey.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2006
  15. Souls of the departed haunt Youngstown

    Tom Farrey

    Youngstown is where it all began for Jim Tressel and Maurice Clarett.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2004
  16. King recalls his high times in NFL

    Andrea Kremer and Tom Farrey

    Before Ricky Williams, there was Shawn King, who says smoking marijuana isn't uncommon in NFL circles.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2004