Tags: Children and Childhood

The Coach Says He’s ‘Built for Football.’ His Parents Worry About C.T.E.

A 15-year-old high school football player made a play and was tackled. He walked off the field and didn’t recognize his own mother, who snapped his photo. ImageDavid Gavigan, 15, just after suffering a concussion on the football field.CreditCourtesy of Kim Gavigan “I thought he was looking tough,” Kim Gavigan said of her son David,…

Sports of The Times: Suicides, Drug Addiction and High School Football

Curry Morgan, a 2015 Madison graduate, had returned from college to visit. He wanted to thank his former coach. Morgan is a junior biology and neuroscience major at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, on an academic scholarship, with plans for medical school. Continue reading the main story His father was out of his life by the…