November 30, 2011

P.S. on Harvey Araton, New York Times, and Penn State Coverage

In what I am learning is his characteristic gentlemanly way, New York Times sports columnist Harvey Araton took exception to my reporting – based on an […]
November 30, 2011

Exclusive at Concussion Inc.: Documenting the Federal Government’s Multimillion-Dollar Support of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Concussion Research

The National Institutes of Health yesterday fulfilled my Freedom of Information Act request and supplied five documents of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s multimillion-dollar grant […]
November 30, 2011

New Concussion Class-Action Lawsuit by College Players

A very busy news day at Concussion Inc. Let’s get started. George Vecsey of The New York Times has a huge, and hugely important, story today […]
November 29, 2011

Wannabe Senator Linda McMahon, Congresswoman Diane Black, and the ‘Sports-Drug-Testing-Industrial Complex’

by Irvin Muchnick Obviously, Linda McMahon isn’t the only rich woman or person running for public office. For example, Diane Black, the wife of the founder […]
November 28, 2011

Mysteries of the Universe: When Did ImPACT Chief Mark Lovell ‘Retire’ From UPMC Concussion Program?

As I reported last week, Mark Lovell is out as the director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Sports Medicine Concussion Program. Michael “Micky” Collins, […]
November 28, 2011

Why Wait for the Pittsburgh ‘Concussion Town Huddle’? Order Our Upcoming Ebook Today

A month ago I told you of the abrupt postponement of the “Town Huddle: Concussions in Sports” event, which had been scheduled for November 1 at […]
November 27, 2011

Harvey Araton Finally Gets The New York Times to Let Him Write a Penn State Column. It’s a Dud.

Ten days ago Harvey Araton, a New York Times sports columnist, mentioned to me on Twitter that his first attempt at a column on the Penn […]
November 26, 2011

NFL ‘Legacy Fund’ to Dying-Off Population of Retirees: Happy Holidays … NOT

For anyone with an instinct to support the underdog, but who also wants to be thorough and fair, there is no more vexing challenge than the […]
November 23, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: ImPACT Company Boss Mark Lovell Appears to Have Left UPMC

Mark Lovell, the neuropsychologist who co-founded and chairs the Pittsburgh software company ImPACT Applications, Inc., appears to have lost his affiliation with the University of Pittsburgh […]