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Katie Rerko: Get your head in the game

Katie Rerko: Get your head in the game

By Alex Lehmbeck | Carolyn Pallof

April 17, 2020

When she isn’t protecting the net from blistering slapshots, Katie Rerko protects her peers by educating them on an injury that has damaged careers and lives outside of the rink.

NFL: heighten safety or hamper the game

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Oakland Raiders this Sunday. (Sam Riche/TNS)

By Will Schulman | Columnist

January 31, 2018

Getting into formation with teammates, you stare across the field at the quarterback's eyes and hear him shout “Green 18” and “54’s the mike,” signaling players to move around the field. A few seconds later, a crisp “set...hike!” cuts through the noise — the game has begun. Now you...

Burfict problematic, not the problem in NFL’s roughness epidemic

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker, Vontaze Burfict (55) hit and concussed Pittsburgh Steelers' receiver Antonio Brown in Sunday's post-season game. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun/MCT)

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

January 11, 2016

Vontaze Burfict and Adam “Pacman” Jones signed, sealed and delivered a playoff victory to the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday. Thanks to the two Cincinnati Bengals’ defenders’ personal foul calls against them on an incomplete pass that saw Burfict drill star Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown in ...

Jumbled ‘Concussion’ tackles too many subjects


By Tarun Sathish / Staff Writer

December 31, 2015

If anything, “Concussion” teaches us not to lead with the head. “Concussion” is the story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic pathologist at the Allegheny County Coroner's Office from Nigeria, who discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy, more commonly known as CTE. CTE is a disease that d...

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