August 2, 2019 Volume XXIX, No. 03


By Ashley Campbell and Michael Voight


By Kim Barber Foss

Have you ever taken a close look at a football player’s helmet? Surrounding the decals and logos, you’ll usually see scuffs and scratches that indicate where the player took a hit. Each one of these marks could also represent a “subconcussive” impact.


By Sean Edinger

Tempo and attrition. Syracuse football uses both of these to put pressure on the opposition.

In 2017, the Syracuse University football team averaged 87.8 plays per game — the highest in the country. Syracuse ranked seventh in 2016 (83.8 plays per game) and second in 2018 (84.3 plays per game). An uptempo offense wears down defenses and stresses opposing offenses attempting to match its point output.


By Alex Buchman

Ever since I started working with the University of South Carolina women’s soccer team six years ago, I’ve been studying the game. This has led me to seek the input of experts from some of the top teams in the world, including the Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer and the German Men’s National Team.

With their assistance and advice, I’ve developed a comprehensive offseason strength and conditioning plan. The offseason comprises the meat of our training, and it runs for about seven months from January through the summer.


By Birdie Cunningham, Dr. Roxanne Prichard, Sarah Moll

If you told an athlete you had a treatment that would reduce the chemicals associated with stress, that would naturally increase human growth hormone, that enhances recovery rate, that improves performance, they would all do it,” Casey Smith, MS, ATC-L, PES, CES, the Head Athletic Trainer for the Dallas Mavericks, told ESPN The Magazine in 2014.

What treatment is Smith referring to? Sleep.


By Kevin Hoffman

Chris Snoddy’s “we not me” attitude can be found at the heart of any great athletic trainer. Physical care is one thing, but to truly protect student-athletes it takes a village that can create a safe environment for everyone on campus.