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South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND -- Awareness is growing about the long-term danger of concussions and other head injuries, but there is still much that needs to be studied, according to two physicians who regularly treat such cases. One thing is clear: "Athletes should never...
CHICAGO (AP) — The family of former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson filed a wrongful death suit against the NFL on Thursday, claiming the league didn't do enough to prevent or treat the concussions that severely damaged his brain before he...
SOUTH BEND — In a statement issued through a family friend Tuesday, the family of Corwin Brown thanked friends, former teammates, coaches and police who helped save his life. "Corwin inflicted the most serious harm to himself and his family with...
Tags: Brain, Football, Athletes, Crimes, National Football League
In a statement released a statement to the media Tuesday afternoon, Corwin Brown’s family tried to explain what caused the former Notre Dame coach and NFL player to spiral into a near seven-hour standoff with police last Friday afternoon. The...
South Bend Tribune Staff Writer(First of two parts) They crash together with ferocity. Helmets collide. Teeth clench. Feet pound. It is practice day for the Granger Rocket Football league, and the gathered boys - ages 9, 10, 11, 12 - are going through the standard tackling and...
Former Notre Dame football and Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson was found dead Thurday night at his Miami home. The coroner confirmed Duerson's death but did give a cause. Right now police are calling this an "unclassified death." They are waiting on...
Tags: Sports, Multi-Sport Events, Super Bowl
Tribune ReporterDan Pompei, the Tribune’s Bears/NFL columnist, has been selected as the 2013 winner of the prestigious Dick McCann Memorial Award for distinguished reporting and will be honored during enshrinement week ceremonies in August at the Pro Football...
Evan Fencik has the talent to play Division I soccer. If she didn't, Francis Parker probably wouldn't have played for the school's first state championship in any sport Saturday night. But the daughter of former Bears great Gary Fencik chose Division...
Tags: College Sports, Sports, Soccer
With all that college beef on parade this week, the NFL draft is a wonder of sports marketing, a televised pageant for the multibillion-dollar American football industry. But there's something football fans should know: Football is dead in America....
Tags: Chicago Bears, NFL Draft, Football, Adrian Arrington, Suicide
DigitalPlus members now can revisit the tragic story of a late football star who had helped the 1985 Chicago Bears to a Super Bowl victory. The Chicago Tribune’s latest e-book, “Duerson: Triumph, Trauma and Tragedy in the NFL,” tells the...
One afternoon in early January, I took a tour of the refurbished Memorial Stadium in Berkeley with a pair of architects from the firm HNTB. For me it was a visit brimming with nostalgia: I grew up about three miles north of the stadium, in the Berkeley...
LA JOLLA — Bob Zeman will do the same as millions Sunday. He will grab the remote, find an easy chair and turn on the Super Bowl. "I still like the drama of the game," he says. He won't exactly be a fan. More like an observer. He knows too much...
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