football http://wrvo.org en Off-the-shelf football gear offers same protection as custom-built http://wrvo.org/post/shelf-football-gear-offers-same-protection-custom-built-0 <p></p><p>Special mouth guards and helmets marketed to help reduce concussions may not actually provide any additional protection for football players <a href="https://aap.confex.com/aap/2013/webprogrampress/Paper22211.html">a new report claims.</a> The findings are from a 2012 study that followed 1,332 high school athletes during a season.</p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 13:58:43 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 47837 at http://wrvo.org Off-the-shelf football gear offers same protection as custom-built New high school football rules protect helmetless players http://wrvo.org/post/new-high-school-football-rules-protect-helmetless-players <p>Following the tragic deaths of several high school football players across the country, the sport's rules and practices are being scrutinized. Recent rule changes are protecting helmetless players, and some coaches in the region say it's bringing common sense back to the game.<br /><br />On a chilly evening, the Oswego Buccaneers varsity football team hustles down the field against the Nottingham Bulldogs, its quarterback lobbing a well placed ball to an open receiver.<br /> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 13:31:59 +0000 Gino Geruntino 47832 at http://wrvo.org New high school football rules protect helmetless players Amid Washington Redskins debate, two schools look back on own mascot changes http://wrvo.org/post/amid-washington-redskins-debate-two-schools-look-back-own-mascot-changes <p></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:35:39 +0000 Gino Geruntino 46383 at http://wrvo.org Amid Washington Redskins debate, two schools look back on own mascot changes