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 •  October 24, 2016

Concerns over concussions dominate all levels of sports Hard hits are a part of playing football as CSU-Pueblo’s Bernard McDondle found out when he was tackled by a trio of Colorado Mesa defenders on Oct. 1. Those hard hits could also lead to concussions, which carry long-term health implications. Colorado Mesa head athletic trainer Josh Fullmer,...

The Daily Sentinel

 •  October 24, 2016

Correct tackling technique key to reducing concussions in football Colorado Mesa QB Sean Rubalcaba, 10, was suspected of sustaining a concussion on this hit from a Midwestern State player last season. Incorrect tackling technique, like leading with your head, can lead to a concussion. Russ Martin remembers when he was playing football and a player...

The Daily Sentinel

 •  October 23, 2016

A Grand Junction player tackles a Fruita Monument ball carrier during the teams’ rivalry game earlier this season. Even incidental helmet-to-helmet hits can cause concussions and if a player is diagnosed with symptoms of a concussion, he must pass a state-mandated protocol to return to playing and class. A Grand Junction player tackles a Fruita...

The Daily Sentinel

 •  October 23, 2016

Hanna Bowden hit her head on the shoulder of a Chadron State player during a game in 2011, causing her to exhibit concussion-like symptoms. Bowden bounced back quickly, returning the next week. Hanna Bowden’s balance was the first tell-tale sign that she had a concussion. The former women’s basketball at Colorado Mesa (2010-2014) clearly remembers...