Wednesday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- Fox Sports reported that SMU has become the first Division I team to invest in Kevlar-fortified liners for their football helmets from UnEqual Technologies.
- Pro Football Zone published a screen grab from "Madden NFL 15" video game, which was released Tuesday, that shows a player receiving a concussion test from sideline doctors. That feature has never before been part of the game.
- Yahoo Sports reported on a hazing incident at the University of North Carolina that caused serious injuries to football players.
- ABC News examined Riddell's new SpeedFlex helmet, debut this season for NFL and college football teams.
- WDSU-TV in New Orleans reported on the city's investment in more than 3,000 new youth and peewee football helmets.
- KTVT-TV in Dallas reported on how baseline testing is now commonplace for youth football in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
- KSN-TV in Wichita, Kansas, reported how area high schools are working to identify concussions early.
- Famous player agent Leigh Steinberg wrote for Rant Sports how vigilance is needed to safeguard high school football health.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor