Feb 2, 2014 — An NPR poll finds that just 7 percent of Americans say concussion risks are too great to continue offering football as a high school sport. But 44 percent of those surveyed said equipment and safety need to be improved.
Feb 1, 2014 — When fans of the Seattle Seahawks set the record for loudest crowd in history, they clocked in at 137.6 decibels, which is as loud as a jet engine during takeoff. Ear protection can prevent hearing loss, but even acoustics experts can have a hard time giving up the roar of the crowd.
Jan 6, 2014 — If pregame predictions come true, Monday night's game between Auburn and Florida State could be a high-scoring affair. There are other compelling story lines, as well: Will Auburn pull off another miracle finish? Will Florida State's Jameis Winston add a championship to his trophy collection?
Dec 4, 2013 — Mike Tomlin says he takes full responsibility for stepping onto the field during a kickoff return by the Ravens' Jacoby Jones.
Sep 8, 2013 — Last night's college football game between the University of Michigan and Notre Dame was the final match-up between the longtime rivals to be played in Ann Arbor for a while. And Notre Dame's looming suspension of the teams' long-time rivalry inspired a unique musical choice.
Aug 23, 2013 — The network asked to have its branding removed from an upcoming PBS series on the NFL and head injuries. Two of its reporters contributed to the effort, and there's a report that the decision followed pressure from the NFL.
Aug 2, 2013 — A newly outsized logo is part of a Texas college's broader plan to change the fortunes of its football team. The Lions of Texas A&M University-Commerce won only a single game last year.
Mar 18, 2013 — As the Sooners' quarterback in the early and mid-'70s, Davis was part of two national championship teams. He was MVP of the 1976 Orange Bowl. After his playing career, he went on to be a football broadcaster. Another man also died in Sunday's crash in Indiana.
Feb 1, 2013 — In the early days of the NFL, the average lineman weighed 190 pounds. Now they average 300 pounds. A look at the physics behind a tackle shows that bigger and faster players means harder slams to the turf and more severe injuries.
Jan 31, 2013 — You're watching the Super Bowl, and on the screen flashes a number to text a $10 donation for brain research. This hasn't happened yet, but as the big event nears, commentator Barbara J. King asks how should we react to the Super Bowl in light of the link between repetitive brain injuries and degenerative brain disease.