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In today’s paper, Eli Schultz reports that the Ivy League is teaming up with the Big Ten to study concussions, a persistent problem in the world of sports:
A summer break didn’t stop the Ivy League from tackling one of the hottest topics in sports today: concussions.
In June, the Ancient Eight announced a collaboration with the Big Ten conference to facilitate the exchange of ideas and data between the 20 institutions in the two leagues.
Though it’s not yet known exactly what the collaboration will look like, what is clear is that head injuries present a real threat to all athletes involved in contact sports.
But what exactly is a concussion? What are its causes and effects? And what is being done to minimize the danger for athletes in high-risk sports? Read on after the jump for a run-down of the many stories behind this story. More »
A few days ago, the Big Ten Conference and the Ivy League announced that they will be banding together to study the effects of head injuries in sports. This announcement comes nearly a year after the Ivy League reduced the number of contact practices a team could hold during the season, also in an effort to combat head injuries. The move a year ago was unprecedented, and this type of study between potentially all 20 institutions is fairly uncharted waters as well.
But when it comes down to it, the study (or studies? how do you quantify something like this that could involve 20 colleges/universities?) seems to be about the B1G and Ivy schools trying to figure out ways to prevent concussions, and perhaps study their long-term effects. More »