Did The NCAA Screw Up Another Player Health Decision?

by jeeg 6. December 2013 20:28
As a near universal rule, the NCAA makes bad decisions. So when I heard that the NCAA had recently made a controversial decision pertaining to student-athlete health, a decision that incited the ire of the American Society of Hematology, I reflexively assumed the NCAA had once again screwed up... [More]

Sickle Cell Test Gets NCAA OK Despite Docs Claim its "Medically Groundless"

by jeeg 28. January 2013 23:29
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has approved mandatory confirmation of sickle cell trait status in Division III student athletes, despite the objections of the American Society of Hematology (ASH).   NCAA delegates voted 254 to 200 in favor of the measure at the 2013... [More]

Sickle cell testing of athletes stirs discrimination fears

by jeeg 20. September 2010 20:20
U.S. colleges and universities for the first time are requiring top student athletes to submit to testing for the gene for sickle cell anemia, a mandate aimed at preventing sudden deaths of promising young players but stirring deep fears about reviving dangerous old prejudices. The screening... [More]
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