Friday, October 8, 2021

CARE Consortium Receives Award


written by STEVE ULRICH
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1. Consortium Receives Award


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by Connor Bran, NCAA

"The NCAA-U.S. Department of Defense Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium — the largest concussion and repetitive head impact study in history — has received a $25 million award from the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) via the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC). 

The funding is from the Defense Health Program under the oversight of the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs. Moreover, an additional $10 million from the NCAA and $7.65 million from the Defense Health Agency via a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement will provide funding to begin the next phase of the landmark research project. 

CARE is the product of the historic NCAA-DOD Grand Alliance that was created in 2014

This next phase of CARE, known as the CARE/Service Academy Longitudinal mTBI Outcomes Study (SALTOS) Integrated (CSI) Study, will investigate the nature and causes of long-term effects of head impact exposure (HIE) and concussion/mild traumatic brain injury in NCAA student-athletes and military service members."

>> Situational Awareness: "The most comprehensive, prospective study of its kind to better understand concussion, HIE and effects on brain health, the CARE Consortium is funded by the NCAA and DOD with broad aims to enhance the health and safety of NCAA student-athletes and military service members. It also serves as a valuable resource for youth sports participants and society at large. It is the first major concussion study to assess both women and men in 24 sports; before CARE, most concussion literature came from men's football and men's ice hockey."

>> What's Next: "Anticipated outcomes from the CSI Study include determining the prevalence and characteristics of long-term brain health problems associated with HIE and concussion and mild traumatic brain injury. The study also seeks to validate advanced biomarkers (such as neuroimaging and blood) that detect early indicators of such long-term health issues."

>> What They're Saying: "We must continue to refine our approaches toward protection and mitigation of TBIs including concussion. As the Department better understands brain exposures and injuries, we will begin to reduce potentially negative long-term and late effects," said Terry Rauch, Ph.D., director of medical research and development at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs."

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2.  Intellectual Property Rules to Follow

by Stephenie W. Yeung, Drew Kastner and Karen Baillie, University Business

"Institutions of higher education have been thrust into a new world in which they now must deal with college athletes as independent small businesses.

This new landscape has been formed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Alston v. NCAA, followed by the interim policy of the National Collegiate Athletic Association that suspended its rules against compensation for use of an athlete’s name, image and likeness, or NIL. Various states have also enacted NIL laws.

Schools may need to take quick action to stay in front of these issues, including the following three priorities."

Prepare for NIL activity on social media

  • Businesses are eager to partner with students who can reach a younger audience. Some companies are already offering stipends for posting photos or reviews on personal social media accounts.

Review the university's trademark portfolio

  • In this new world of NIL activity, universities may need to reconsider their approach to trademark protection in order to more fully safeguard their intellectual property rights.

Take a position on use of intellectual property for NIL requests

  • The recent legal developments will force institutions to decide whether to allow the school’s trademarks, logos, slogans, copyrighted materials, facilities and other intellectual property to be used by college athletes and the companies that contract to use their NIL. For those that do allow such licensing, students and their sponsors will seek university guidance on how to properly secure the school’s permission.

>> Worth Noting: "In short, use of the university’s intellectual property in NIL deals and on social media may imply that both college athletes and the school are endorsing the product or service. If the opportunity is suitable and the rules are followed, that can be a win-win for everyone."

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3. McDaniel Placed on Probation

"The McDaniel field hockey head coach committed NCAA violations when she had recruiting contacts with a potential transfer student-athlete without obtaining written permission from the transfer's prior school, according to a decision released by the Division III Committee on Infractions. Due to her involvement in the violations, the head coach also failed to promote an atmosphere for compliance.

"The violations in this case stemmed from the mistakes of an inexperienced, first-time head coach," the committee said in its decision.

The NCAA enforcement staff, school and field hockey head coach agreed that over the course of one month, the head coach had at least 69 impermissible contacts with a prospect without obtaining written permission from the prospect's school or authorization through the notification of transfer process. The parties also agreed that the head coach impermissibly provided a free meal during the prospect's visit to the school's campus."

The committee prescribed the following penalties and corrective measures:

  • Two years of probation.
  • A comprehensive compliance review of McDaniel's athletics department by an outside agency with athletics compliance expertise.
  • The field hockey head coach was suspended for one month between March 1 and March 31, 2021, from all recruiting events (self-imposed).
  • The field hockey head coach was required to attend the 2021 NCAA Regional Rules Seminar and lead an athletics department discussion on NCAA rules (self-imposed).

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4.  Hammes Named A-R-C Commissioner

"The American Rivers Conference (A-R-C) Presidents Council has appointed Dan Hammes as the league’s next commissioner.

Hammes, who has served as Interim Commissioner of the A-R-C for the past two months and Deputy Commissioner for the five years prior, replaces Chuck Yrigoyen, who retired after 13 years leading the A-R-C.

During Hammes’ time as Deputy Commissioner, his role continued to evolve, either assisting with or taking on nearly every aspect of the Commissioner’s duties at various times during his service to the A-R-C. Hammes' current national service work includes serving as Tournament Director of NCAA Championships hosted by the Conference (Baseball 2019-2023, Women’s Volleyball 2019, Wrestling 2020 & 2022). From 2018-2020 he served as the conference's NCAA Regional Advisory Committee member for football (2018-2020), and he was a member of the Division III Assistant Commissioners Association compliance committee from 2019-2021."

>> Quotable: "I'm confident that I speak for all nine presidents of the American Rivers Conference when I say that we are ecstatic that Dan Hammes has agreed to serve as the Commissioner of the A-R-C,” said President Darrin Good, Chair of the A-R-C Presidents Council and President of Nebraska Wesleyan University. "He is not only a product of our athletic conference, but has demonstrated years of leadership, wisdom, and knowledge as our Deputy Commissioner."

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5.  Weekend Spotlight

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Here's a list of the games/matches/events that we are keeping an eye on this weekend.

Cross Country

  • Firebird Classic, Kenosha, Wis.
  • Pomona-Pitzer Invitational, Claremont, Calif.
  • James Earley Invitational, Westfield, Mass.

Field Hockey

  • No. 10 Ursinus (8-2) at No. 2 Johns Hopkins (11-0)
  • No. 3 Kean (13-0) at No. 12 Rowan (7-2)
  • No. 16 Cortland (11-0) at New Paltz (8-2)
  • No. 4 Tufts (6-1) at No. 1 Middlebury (10-0), Sun.


  • No. 1 North Central (4-0) at Carthage (3-1)
  • No. 18 Whitworth (4-0) at No. 7 Linfield (3-0)
  • No. 9 UW-Oshkosh (3-0) at No. 20 UW-La Crosse (3-1)

Soccer (M)

  • New Paltz (9-2) at No. 5 Oneonta (8-0-1)
  • Lebanon Valley (8-1) at No. 7 Messiah (7-0-2)
  • Carnegie Mellon (6-1-3) at No. 7 NYU (7-1-1)
  • No. 3 Tufts (8-0-1) at Middlebury (6-2), Sun.
  • Emory (6-1-2) at Washington, Mo. (7-1), Sun.

Soccer (W)

  • No. 20 Amherst (7-1-1) at No. 11 Wesleyan (6-0)
  • No. 13 Loras (10-0-1) at Central (7-2)
  • Dominican (9-1-2) at MSOE (10-3)
  • Greenville (6-3) at Fontbonne (7-2-1)
  • No. 8 Trinity, Texas (8-0-1) at Southwestern (8-1), Sun.
  • No. 3 Trinity, Texas (16-1) vs. No. 22 Babson (14-1)
  • No. 3 Trinity, Texas (16-1) vs. No. 18 MIT (17-0)
  • No. 4 Hope (15-1) vs. No. 11 UW-Eau Claire (18-2)
  • No. 4 Hope (15-1) vs. No. 19 Chicago (10-5)
  • No. 9 UW-Whitewater (15-1) vs. No. 23 Washington, Mo. (10-5)
  • No. 12 Juniata (14-1) vs. Wittenberg (13-4)
  • No. 15 Berry (13-1) vs. Birmingham-Southern (12-4)

6.  Comings and Goings
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