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UVA researchers want NCAA to modify football practices on concussion concerns

UVA researchers want NCAA to modify football practices on concussion concerns

UVA researchers are collecting data to support the argument for more restrictions on football practices to protect players from concussions. In a news release about a new study published online in the Journal of Neurosurgery, UVA wrote: "Despite growing concerns about concussions, the NCAA has not regulated full-contact football practices, arguing that there’s insufficient data available about head impacts. A new study from the University of Virginia School of Medicine begins to address that lack of data, detailing the number and severity of subconcussive head impacts over the course of an entire season. The researchers conclude that the NCAA’s lack of regulation comes...

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