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56% Of Enterprises Will Increase Their Investment In Big Data Over The Next Three Years

70% of IT decision-makers consider their organization’s ability to exploit value from big data as critical to their future success.<p>65% say they risk becoming irrelevant and/or uncompetitive if they do not embrace big data.<p>64% are seeing big data changing traditional business boundaries, enabling …

Chris Borland's early retirement shifts focus of head injuries in NFL

Of all the tumult to follow the<p>National Football Leaguein the past year — including a spate of domestic violence cases and questions about deflated footballs — nothing has roiled the country's most popular sport quite like the retirement of an unheraldedSan Francisco 49erslinebacker.<p>Chris Borland …

NFL

Football Players Drill Without Helmets To Curb Concussions

The University of New Hampshire Wildcats are heading into a do-or-die quarterfinal football game this week against the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.<p>And whether they win or not, there's one thing you can say about the Wildcats: They are likely the only football team in America trying to …

Here’s How Sony Plans To Fight The NFL On Its Upcoming Concussion Film

"CONCUSSION is going to piss off the NFL," a strategy memo recovered in a trove of hacked Sony Pictures documents reads.<p>According to internal Sony Pictures documents that were uncovered in a trove of emails leaked by hackers, the entertainment company is readying a strategy to confront the National …

Columbia Football Coach Resigns Amid Claims He Ignored Concussions

Following reports this week that dozens of football players have accused Columbia University football coach Pete Mangurian of mistreating the team, the university announced Mangurian's resignation Friday.<p>“I have accepted Pete Mangurian’s resignation because we have all come to the conclusion that …

Coaches say walk-ons are treated as well as scholarship players

Coaches and players say the old stereotype of walk-ons as tackling dummies used to help their more highly recruited teammates prepare for games is far from reality.<p>Walk-ons like Ohio State's Kosta Karageorge — who was found dead Sunday after complaining about concussions — are often treated just as …

Concussions Take Toll on Female High School Athletes

More than 1,100 local high school girls suffered from concussions or concussion symptoms while playing extracurricular sports last year, according to …

Archives: 2014

More Than 1200 Sports Concussions Reported During Fall Season

Indiana schools are reporting student athletes experienced more than 1,200 concussion-related events during the five-month fall athletic …

PREP ROUNDUP: Indiana schools report 1,200 athlete concussions

The Indiana High School Athletic Association says schools reported more than 1,200 concussions among athletes taking part in the five-month fall …

The Mental Health of the College Athlete

Apparent Suicide of Ohio State Football Player Comes Amid a Push for Better Care of Student-Athletes<p>Indianapolis<p>The apparent suicide last week of Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge underscores Brian Hainline’s argument that college athletes need better mental-health services.<p>“Some …

Mental Health

Baylor quarterback Petty out with concussion

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty has been knocked out of the No. 5 Bears' game with a concussion.<p>Petty was hurt midway through the third quarter Saturday after taking a high hit from Texas Tech linebacker Sam Eguavoen, who was penalized for a personal foul.<p>Baylor officials …

Baylor QB Bryce Petty out with concussion

Baylor is without their signal caller down the stretch against Texas Tech, and potentially longer.<p>Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty will not return to Baylor's game with Texas Tech, as he's suffering with what's being described as a "mild concussion."<p>Seth Russell is in the game in place of Petty. …

Mom: Missing Ohio player texted about concussions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A missing Ohio State University football player told his mother in a text message the day he disappeared that concussions had …

Harm From Baseball Concussions May Linger, Study Finds

Brain damage found in professional football players with unreported concussions

Using a newly created brain imaging technique, researchers have discovered for the first time that professional football players whose mild …

He's not dead: NFL star corrects Wikipedia after devastating hit

Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders suffered one of the most devastating hits you'll ever see during his team's 22-7 loss to the St. Louis …

NFL targeting moms to help raise safety awareness

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Shoot. Rip. Keep your head up.<p>It sounded a lot like what you'd typically hear on a football field.<p>Yet the instructions from the coach were directed at about 200 women scattered about the west end of the Detroit Lions indoor practice facility on Tuesday night.<p>By the time they …

Banking the unbanked: The mobile money revolution

The use of mobile phones to transfer money, make payments and access financial services has revolutionized the lives of millions of people who have never had access to traditional banking services.<p>Particularly in emerging markets, "mobile money" means so much more than just a digital way to …

Massive Postal Service breach hits employees and customers

Hackers recently broke into a U.S. Postal Service computer system and stole personal data, including Social Security numbers, for 750,000 employees and retirees, a U.S. official familiar with the breach told CNN on Monday.<p>The breach also compromised the data of 2.9 million postal service customers, …

LeBron James won't let his kids play football

The former high school football star says he won't allow his kids to play the sport, presumably because of its violent nature.<p>LeBron James might have been a star football player in high school, but his children won't be. The Cavaliers star and one-time all state wide receiver told ESPN's Chris …

How Attackers Can Use Radio Signals and Mobile Phones to Steal Protected Data

Computers housing the world's most sensitive data are usually "air-gapped" or isolated from the internet. They're also not connected to other systems …

Sideline Robot Helps Trainers Spot Football Concussions

With the fall season come littered leaves, new television lineups and the sport that can't stop stirring up controversy: football.<p>Rough tackles and concussions worry many parents. And no wonder. Research cited by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons suggests that more than a third of …