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Initiative Aims To Give 1M Kids Baseline Concussion Tests

To raise awareness, Dick’s Sporting Goods, the Impact Program, and Bettis are teaming up to offer free baseline tests to young athletes. The goal is to test a million kids.

08/09/2011

Jerome Bettis

“The Bus” Weighs In On Hall Of Fame, James Harrison & Concussions

Former Pittsburgh Steeler Jerome Bettis joined the Vinnie and Cook show on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan to discuss the NFL Hall of Fame, the Steelers’ chances in 2011 and James Harrison’s comments to Men’s Journal last month.

08/09/2011

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Bettis Working To Help Young Athletes Get Tested For Concussions

KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to Steelers great Jerome Bettis about kids and concussions.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/09/2011

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New Program Focuses On Kids & Concussions

KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to renowned neurologist Dr Joseph Maroon and NFL veteran Brad Culpepper about kids and concussions.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/03/2011

More Information on the PACE Concussion Test

Dick’s Sporting Goods has committed to screening one million young athletes across the country as part of the biggest concussion testing program ever. It’s called PACE, or Protecting Athletes through Concussion Education, and Dick’s will […]

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/03/2011

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Noted Sports Agent Leigh Steinberg Discusses Concussions

Noted sports agent Leigh Steinberg joined the Vinnie and Cook Show on Thursday.

93-7 The Fan–05/20/2011

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New Study Finds Brain Injury In Concussion-Free Players

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Woodland Hills is a perennial western Pennsylvania football powerhouse. George Novak, the school’s football coach, has become cautious over the years about head injuries and concussions. “If someone gets a head injury […]

05/04/2011

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Crosby Admits He May Have Suffered 2 Concussions

The Penguins were back at the CONSOL Energy Center today following their season-ending Game 7 loss Wednesday night to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the playoffs. While the team cleaned out their lockers and got ready to begin the off-season, Pens’ captain Sidney Crosby was busy addressing the media.

04/29/2011

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Former Flyer Keith Primeau Advises Crosby On Recovery

While most fans don’t understand why it’s taking so long, KDKA’s Bob Pompeani sat down with a former player who knows exactly what Crosby is dealing with.

04/28/2011

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Is A Youth Hockey Ban On Checking Coming?

As Sidney Crosby continues his rehabilitation from a concussion he suffered earlier this year, word out of Canada is that a body-checking could be banned in youth hockey.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/19/2011

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Bradshaw Paying Price For Concussions In NFL

Back when Super Bowl victories were celebrated in Market Square and the Terrible Trolley took you from South Hills Junction to town with music all the way, Terry Bradshaw was at the top of his game.

04/12/2011

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PA House Bill Aims To Protect Student Athletes

State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, is co-sponsoring House Bill 200 which requires all injured athletes to be evaluated by a medical professional before they are returned to the field of play.

04/08/2011

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Penguins Foundation Starts Concussion Testing Program For Youth

After half a year of planning, the Penguins Foundation announced a new program called “Heads Up Pittsburgh.”

04/05/2011

Gary Bettman

NHL Will Not Adopt Ban On Head Shots

After the second day of NHL general manager meetings in Florida, Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the league will not ban head shots.

93-7 The Fan–03/16/2011

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Extending Bylsma’s Contract Was Easy For Shero

Jim Colony caught up with Penguins GM Ray Shero after the announcement of Dan Bylsma’s contract extension.

93-7 The Fan–03/10/2011

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