State News
6:56 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Class-action lawsuit filed against IHSA

The Illinois High School Association has responded to a new class-action lawsuit alleging the governing body hasn't done enough to protect football players from concussions. 

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State News
1:17 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

U Of I Labor prof: NCAA settlement over concussions “not much”

A professor of labor relations says the NCAA’s approval of a proposed settlement of a lawsuit over head injuries is good news in that it would obligate schools to have safety protocols for athletes. But Michael LeRoy thought the amount would be more.

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State News
7:01 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Advocate pushes for limits on days of full contact football practice

Credit Peter Gray / WUIS/Illinois Public Radio

Coaches in Illinois are required by state law to remove from a game or practice any athlete suspected of suffering a concussion. But responding quickly after a hard hit isn't enough for a former football player from the Chicago area who now advocates nationwide to prevent injury to still-developing brains. Illinois Public Radio’s Peter Gray reports on a push for the state to follow the NFL in limiting days of full contact football practice.

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