Michigan Head Coach Brady Hoke: "I Don't Make Decisions On Who Plays"

Brady Hoke deflected criticism about the handling of dazed quarterback Shane Morris Saturday during his weekly press conference today, claiming the Michigan head coach doesn't "make decisions on who plays, who doesn't play." When asked if Morris—who took a nasty, and illegal, shot to the head but was re-inserted into… » 9/29/14 2:50pm Yesterday 2:50pm

Report: Jovan Belcher Showed Signs Of CTE

Jovan Belcher's brain showed signs of CTE, according to newly released information in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against the Chiefs after the 25-year-old linebacker shot and killed his girlfriend before committing suicide in 2012. Belcher's brain was examined a year after his death, when his body was exhumed for… » 9/29/14 2:00pm Yesterday 2:00pm

Brady Hoke's Dangerous Incompetence So Bad ESPN Announcers Denounce It

Michigan quarterback Shane Morris took a nasty, and illegal, hit to the skull in the fourth quarter of last night's loss to Minnesota. Not only was Morris immediately re-inserted into the game, but Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke claimed " I didn't know if [Morris] had a concussion or not." » 9/28/14 9:00am Sunday 9:00am

Football Player Who Was Convinced He Had CTE Found To Have CTE

The really heartbreaking thing about today's Associated Press profile of former college linebacker Michael Keck, who died last year at age 25 from unrelated causes, is just how damned banal it is. Normal kid plays football. Normal kid suffers head injuries. Normal kid turns violent and depressed and forgetful, dies… » 8/26/14 9:08am 8/26/14 9:08am

Peyton Manning Penalized For Jawing At Texans DB Who Concussed Welker

In the final seconds of the first half of Texans-Broncos last night, Houston safety D.J. Swearinger hit Wes Welker with a shoulder pad/forearm shot to the helmet. Though he did so slowly, Welker did get up on his own and took himself out of the game. He immediately went to the locker room where it was determined he… » 8/24/14 10:31am 8/24/14 10:31am

NCAA Head Injury Lawsuit Settled With $70 Million Brain Evaluation Fund

The NCAA has settled a class-action lawsuit by agreeing to set up a $70 million fund to evaluate current and former NCAA athletes in a variety of contact sports for brain trauma. Unlike the NFL's maligned but needed settlement that's still evolving, this seems at first blush like an OK deal for NCAA athletes, since it… » 7/29/14 10:18am 7/29/14 10:18am