The American public has been warned about the dangers of concussions, courtesy of leading experts dishing out new research and raising the alarm. Research offers one side of the story, a side that can only share scientific data. The other side comes from the collegiate student-athletes themselves, a side with firsthand testimonials that merit attention.
On Wednesday, the Athletic Department announced it had reached an agreement to extend Jerry Smith’s contract for seven more years. The women’s head soccer coach wrapped up his 27th season at the helm in the fall, finishing with a 16-4-2 overall record and a “Sweet 16” appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
On Saturday night, Oklahoma State University basketball standout Marcus Smart let his emotions get the best of him. Trying to keep his team in the contest during the waning seconds, Smart was called for a foul after attempting to stop an opposing player’s breakaway dunk. The worst was yet to come for the sophomore.