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 •  October 17, 2017

With youth participation waning and football facing increased concerns over head trauma, the future of the game could well come down to the work being done in a windowless room in a generic suburban Chicago office building.That’s where Riddell, the nation’s largest football equipment manufacturer, is testing out design innovations and racing its...

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 •  October 13, 2017

On the first day of practice in August, members of the Glenbrook South boys soccer team arrived at the field with their shin guards and cleats eager to impress new varsity head coach Reggie Lara.Some players were no doubt puzzled to find Lara, who was the program's sophomore coach last year, standing barefoot and requesting the Titans remove their...

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 •  September 26, 2017

When the IHSA announced in June that it was ending its performance-enhancing drug testing program after nearly a decade, it was, to an extent, old news. Not a single high school student-athlete in Illinois had been tested during the two academic years prior to the announcement, according to IHSA assistant executive director Matt Troha. However, all...

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 •  September 25, 2017

When the IHSA announced in June that it was ending its performance-enhancing drug testing program after nearly a decade, it was, to an extent, old news. Not a single high school student-athlete in Illinois had been tested during the two academic years prior to the announcement, according to IHSA assistant executive director Matt Troha. However, all...

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 •  September 5, 2017

For the tenth year, Sports & Spine Chiropractic of Frankfort was selected by the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) to be part of the Volunteer Sports Medicine Team at the AVP Chicago Volleyball Gold Series Tournament August 31-September 3 at Oak Street Beach. Dr. J. Aaron Wolfe served as Volunteer Chiropractor and Athletic Trainer....

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 •  August 26, 2017

When a high school athlete gets hit in the head, the school's athletic trainer checks them immediately for a possible concussion. The same happens when a student is injured in a fall during recess, only the school nurse provides the examination. If a concussion is the diagnosed, the school institutes a series of procedures to help the student...

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 •  May 8, 2017

(Gene J. Puskar / AP) After he got tangled with Capitals defenseman John Carlson, Penguins center Sidney Crosby went head first into the boards behind the Capitals net Monday night in Game 6 of the teams' playoff series. You might think this would have been a time the NHL's concussion spotters would mandate Crosby, who suffered a concussion in Game...

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 •  March 24, 2017

Several District 115 Board of Education candidates are claiming that an opponent on the caucus-backed slate has business interests that would prevent him from serving if elected. Tomas Nemickas is one of four caucus-supported candidates running for four slots on the school board. The other four candidates – Jennifer Neubauer, Lisa Mienville,...

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 •  March 14, 2017

Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber has won the “Hardest Shot” challenge at the NHL’s skills competition each of the last three years. The NHL has recorded Weber’s shot as traveling over 108 miles per hour. Corey Crawford took one of those shots off his head in the second period of Tuesday’s 4-2 victory over the Canadiens. Crawford stiffened, fell back...

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 •  March 11, 2017

Joe Cunnane grew up in Mount Greenwood. He loved to play sports, but he also realized those days wouldn't last beyond high school. It led Cunnane to make a career decision that would forever link him to athletics. Sports medicine. "This was a way to stay involved with it much longer than my playing career would get me," Cunnane said of athletic...