College lacrosse and accelerometers are finally coming together on a large scale. A study launched at Sacred Heart University is monitoring head impacts with accelerometers for the entire season. Along with the sensor data, the study will utilize neurocognitive measures (tests of thinking and memory), IQ scores, mood assessments, and drug dependency screens to compare to impact data and any diagnosed concussions. Many of these factors have been shown to change after a concussion, and this study will examine how changes are linked to cumulative head forces as well, measured by the helmet sensors.
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Spring is so close here in New England I can almost smell it! West coast readers, get outside on your Monday afternoon and enjoy what you’ve got. In order to nudge the warm sun and good vibes to come our way, I’m delivering some excellent laying back/hammock/beach music for this week’s Music Monday. I introduce to you, Current Swell!
To start things off with some energy, I am introducing the young, up and coming Jackson Breit, a business student out of Tulane who can sing/rap/play guitar/make beats/probably do a lot of other things too.
I am not sure if it’s the pollen, the running snow melt, or the fresh green shoots sprouting from the ground but for some reason, spring always gets me thinking of bluegrass, folk, and general finger-pickin’ goodness. Perhaps the memory of long, straight drives through central Oregon listening to Doc & Dawg with my father […]
I hope everyone across the LAS universe, near and far, is having a wonderful Monday and enjoyed a solid weekend of lax. Here in the states, it seems like just about everyone is hitting a bout of bad weather. That being said, today’s featured album is one with which you can kick back and relax tonight as the storms howl away outside.
Happy President’s Day to the LaxAllStars nation! We hope everyone is enjoying a three day weekend and let’s remember to thank President Washington for allowing the celebration of his birthday to always fall on a Monday. Now let’s bump Big Gigantic, huh?
In my eyes (or ears), John Butler is one of the best musicians out there. His music career began when he was young and living in Australia, learning to play music from a diverse range of genres on an old dobro.
Time to tune in – it’s Tuesday which means your second dose of tune juice for the week! I have to say, this one is a real pleasure to post. The Boston duo better known as Aer, which has been killing a chill triad of reggae, rap and rock, has added a milestone to their ‘Fresh Aer Movement’ with the new, self-titled album Aer.
It’s Tuesday, the week is out of the gates, and it’s starting to smell like lax season! I hope everyone enjoyed their MLK holiday, whether they had the day off or not. Props to Michael Allen for hitting you with a profound and quality Music Monday to remember Dr. King.
Producer recently-turned rapper Kid Ink hales from LA and has been turning heads (or more so ears) over the last couple years with a series of mixtapes that earned him a well-deserved contract with RCA. As of late, it seems like there are plenty of new artists sprouting all over the hip-hop nation, but few with both the producing and rapping skills that Kid Ink supplies.
Happy New Year to all the LAS readers across the globe! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and got to rip some rope despite all of these nasty weather systems we’re seeing across the country (time for the old latex gloves and Vaseline trick). To start up 2014, I’m actually bringing you somewhat of a throwback with Santa Cruz’s own Wooster (not the college).
A friend of mine turned me onto Oakland-born rapper G-Eazy a couple of years ago after he teamed up with Hoodie Allen for “Lady Killers,” which was featured on his 2012 album Must Be Nice. I ended up seeing the two perform together in Boston earlier this year, which was a treat to say the least. Ever since, I’ve been loosely following this laid back, stylish rapper and noticed that he has been pumping out singles over the last few months.
This week, Nate Fritts updates you on what’s new with artist Aloe Blacc.
Hot and fresh out the kitchen! Yes, it’s that time of the week again. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and start to Hanukkah. Since I’m sure all of you were remixing your Thanksgiving dinners into leftover sandwiches and stews all weekend, I figured it was a great week to bring you some chopped […]
Good Monday to all the Lax All Stars across the globe! With Tom and Peyton grappling for NFL legend status and Kanye and Miley battling for the controversy spotlight, I thought it would be appropriate to stay off the beaten path for another Music Monday.
To close out your Monday, we’re coming through with a great new reggae-rock album by Georgia’s own Passafire. This band formed back in 2003 when a bunch of college kids got together and started experimenting with their sound, which has evolved into something on the edgier side of that chill alternative beach sound.
The first two installments of this “Concussions in Lacrosse” series detailed what a concussion really is and why we should care about them. We covered a number of potential consequences of concussions (Post-Concussion Syndrome, Second Impact Syndrome and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) to outline why it is important to pay attention to them and protect ourselves.
We’re back with a new Music Monday, on Wednesday, and for this rare Wed morning edition, we’re having a look at rap legend Eminem’s new album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. I’m going to go right ahead and say that Eminem was, is (still), and always will be, one of the best rappers in the game. Yes, he’s had some sub-par albums in recent years, but I think that Recovery and especially this new album, which released November 5th, show that he hasn’t lost a step and remains one of the best lyricists and collaborators.