Super bowl science

Super Bowl science: brains or brawn?

UC San Francisco scientists explain how evolution uniquely equipped humans to play football.

water polo

Making a splash: first look at concussions in water polo

UC Irvine physiologist James Hicks, whose three sons played water polo, is leading the first probe of concussions in water polo.

Bennet Omalu, UC Davis

The diagnosis that rocked football

UC Davis pathologist Bennet Omalu was the first to report cases of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in professional football players; the story of his discovery is the subject of the upcoming movie 'Concussion' starring Will Smith.

UCLA football

UC tackles concussions

From expanding awareness in youth sports to conducting groundbreaking studies of collegiate athletes and military personnel, UC experts lead in advancing knowledge about traumatic brain injury and improving care.

teen girls playing soccer

Six things parents and athletes need to know about concussions

Which sports have a higher risk of concussion? What should you do if a concussion is suspected? What steps should you follow before returning to play?

Alex Morgan (13) of UC Berkeley and Sydney Leroux (2) of UCLA are among the U.S. women's national team players on last week's cover of Sports Illustrated previewing the Women's World Cup.

Pitch perfect: UC alums take stage at Women's World Cup

Five players and one coach have UC ties at the international soccer tournament, including three key U.S. players.
Child and UCSD student-athlete do pullups

Making an ‘IMPACT’ on childhood obesity

UC San Diego and San Diego Unified School District partner to get kids active.
Jackie Robinson #42

UCLA honors Jackie Robinson by retiring '42' across all sports

Campus honors the baseball pioneer and stellar Bruin.
football players

Putting the brakes on concussion

Former Bruin, NFL players talk about their head injuries at event to educate parents, coaches and doctors on how to protect young football players.

Crowdsourcing data used to predict World Cup winners

Algorithms created by cognitive scientist that aggregate opinions are on goal.

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