Friday's health and safety news from the world of sports:
- The Seattle Times reported that the University of Washington football team will wear a patch from X2 Biosystems, which is known as a developer of end-to-end management of brain injury technology.
- The Columbus Dispatch looked at the NCAA's lack of uniformity concerning concussions and full-contact practices. The report recalls Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive's push last spring for the NCAA to get more involved.
- As part of CBS Sports' college football preview, columnist Dennis Dodd highlighted the wide range of views by college football officials on concussions.
- The Associated Press wrote about the concussion hub that is set to open at the University of Nebraska's new stadium addition.
- The Peoria Journal Star looked at the lack of concussion care at Illinois high school football games.
- The Indianapolis Star wrote about the state of Indiana's involvement with the Heads Up Football program.
- The Athens (Ga.) Patch website looked at how Cedar Shoals High School is taking part in the Heads Up Football program.
- Minnesota Twins backup catcher Ryan Doumit is testing new equipment after returning from a concussion, The Star Tribune reported.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor