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Head blows in contact sports not child’s play

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

SPOKANE, Wash. – Hoping to address concussion concerns and declining participation, the youth arm of the NFL in September will roll out a pilot program that alters how football is played by its youngest athletes. USA Football aims to reduce the head-banging force of the game by testing a new format called modified tackle. » More …

Army ROTC cadet assists at All American Bowl

By Chris Heatherly, Army ROTC

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University senior ROTC cadet Joseph Bocchi was selected to assist with drills and testing of the nation’s top 100 high school football players recently at the annual U.S. Army All American Bowl in San Antonio. » More …

Recruit suite named for Steve Gleason – ‘an inspiration’

By Bill Stevens, WSU Athletics

GleasonPULLMAN, Wash. – The recruiting room inside the Cougar Football Complex at Washington State University has been named the Steve Gleason Recruit Suite in honor of the WSU Athletic Hall of Famer who played football and baseball 1995-99 and in the NFL 2000-07 for the New Orleans Saints. » More …

Student intern promotes virtual NFL experience in Europe

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

RowePULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University intern Blake Rowe recently was tasked with a unique challenge: Give a real-life demonstration of NFL football in the heart of England, where “football” can only mean one thing – soccer. » More …