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SOTs: Concussions

Micheal Duerson /Brother of former NFL player Dave Duerson [:20] “Going down to the 5th grade and monitoring these students is very important not only because it affects them academically or their ability to play on the field but in my case …it’s affecting me in my golden years.” Sen. Tim Lanane, D-Anderson / Bill […]

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Former Indy Mayor Bill Hudnut recognized for contributions to tourism

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Former Indianapolis Mayor William H. Hudnut III is being recognized for his long-standing contributions made to the tourism and business sectors of the Hoosier capital. Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development announced Hudnut is this year’s recipient of the 2015 Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership […]

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Concussion training, awareness bill heads to House

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Legislation that would expand the reach of concussion awareness, diagnosis, and treatment in student athletes passed the Senate on Thursday. Under current law, high school athletes who are suspected of suffering a concussion are required to sit out of practice or games until they are cleared by a health […]

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Commentary: College sports and government’s role

By Jon Bingham Indiana Policy Review Which system do you prefer: college basketball’s March Madness or college football’s bowls-playoff? Your answer may indicate your view of the beneficial role of government. Should the government facilitate competition or predetermine much of the outcome? March Madness relates to the free market. College football exemplifies government control. For […]

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Player safety and concussion training bill passes General Assembly

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana could soon become the first state to require high school football coaches to take part in a player safety and concussion-training course. Senate Bill 222 – authored by Sen. Travis Holdman, R–Markle – now moves to Gov. Mike Pence for approval after passing the General Assembly Wednesday. “In […]

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Indiana could be first state to require player safety, concussion training course

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana could soon become the first state to require high school football coaches to take part in a player safety and concussion-training course. Senate Bill 222 – authored by Sen. Travis Holdman, R–Markle – would require the course every two years. The bill would parallel’s Washington’s state law that […]