This question has come up numerous times on the web and in the news. President Obama says “he’d have to think long and hard” about his (nonexistent) son playing football. Where do I stand?

First of all, as I’m sure many of you have read before I am very particular to tell my readers and my athletes/parents/coaches that concussions are not a football problem. They aren’t. They are an issue in basically all sports. And I really think it’s about time we recognize that as a society. But today’s post will focus on football since it is the one with the most criticism.
Hypothetical question: Would I let my son play football? Read the rest of this entry »

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The continued attack on football with regards to concussions is once again taking shape in our nation’s legislative bodies. In recent weeks, there have been a few states who have had bills introduced that would limit contact in football practices at the high school. Illinois and Texas are two states who have proposed such laws. Read the rest of this entry »

Cheerleading

February 1, 2013

This morning the Illinois High School Association will host its preliminary round of the state championship in competitive cheerleading. The Bulldogs’ cheerleaders took off yesterday afternoon for Bloomington to compete for the first time! These girls have worked long and hard to get here this weekend. By now the girls are up and moving at the competition site. I want to wish them the best of luck! (And be safe!!!) 🙂 Read the rest of this entry »

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