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Time

Football concussion rates plummet after one simple rule change, study shows

Penn researchers have found that adjusting the kickoff line by 5-yards prevented players from getting up to “full speed,” dramatically reducing the likelihood of a concussion-inducing tackle. “It’s a real public health success story,” said Douglas Wiebe of the Perelman School of Medicine.

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The New York Times

Ivy League football saw large reduction in concussions after new kickoff rules

The Perelman School of Medicine’s Douglas Wiebe authored a study that found a reduction in concussion rates in football players after a change to kickoff rules. “It’s great to see a success story here,” said Wiebe. However, he added, “we do need to step back and think about the rest of the game.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

This Penn lab hopes to help young baseball players avoid arm injuries, Tommy John surgery

Samir Mehta and Josh Baxter of the Perelman School of Medicine offered commentary on Penn’s Human Motion Lab, which focuses on preventing injury and on improving performance in athletes.

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NJ.com

How a lost season converted Jets' Brandon Copeland from NFL outcast to key contributor

From Penn to a fringe NFL player with a year hiatus, the 27-year-old linebacker has the same work ethic and drive as ever, and the opportunity to bring his best game to the Jets lineup.

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LA Times

Sixers owner Josh Harris donates $1M to Penn wrestling

Philadelphia 76ers managing partner and former Penn wrestler Josh Harris, who graduated from Wharton Business School in 1986, has donated $1 million to the Quakers wrestling program, allotted over five years to an assistant coaching endowment and facility renovations.

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