Concussion App Giveaway – Week Two Question Update

In recognition of Athletic Training Month and Brain Injury Awareness Month, PAR Inc. has teamed up with us to give you a chance to win a concussion app of your choice (descriptions below) each week through the month of March.  Not only is March known for these two great programs; we also have come to know March as a time for college basketball.

With this in mind each week there will be a question/guess asked of you pertaining to college basketball and the closest to the answer will win the app of their choice.  No worries, you will also have an opportunity to do well in the brackets of March Madness and win the app as well.

Week Three – Deadline March 22nd 4:00pm PDT:

Who will have the largest winning margin over the weekend? (1st TB is who they played, 2nd TB is who has lowest winning margin)

Send via tweet, email, or comment section…

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Week Two – Deadline March 15th10:30 PDT:

How many wins will 9-16 seeds get Thurs through Sunday (1st tiebreaker the highest (16 being the highest) seed to win in round 1, 2nd TB is highest seed to win in round two) – example: 16, 11, 4

Send in via tweet, email, or in the comment section…

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Week One – Deadline March 9th 12:00pm PST:

Name the winner of the B1G Ten Conference Tournament (1st tiebreaker is total points in the final, second tiebreaker is opponent) – example Illinois 54 – Northwestern 52, or Illinois, 106, Northwestern…

Send it in via tweet, comment section or email, and good luck!

Rules:

  1. Follow TCB on Twitter @concussionblog (not required but you will be notified faster)
  2. Send in your answers/guesses by specified deadline
  3. If you choose…  set up your bracket at Yahoo! through this LINK (pw=tcb)
  4. If you win choose which app and send that information to theconcussionblog@comcast.net

Yup it is that simple…  Good Luck…

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Here is the description of the apps; Continue reading

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Xenith Teams With App Maker

Xentih, the most recent helmet company is teaming up with PAR Inc. the producers of the CRR app as part of the concussion education platform.  Below is the press release;

Xenith offers CRR Application as part of Xenith Academy, an educational curriculum designed to reduce risk in football at all levels of play.

LOWELL, Mass., Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Xenith LLC has today announced a partnership with PAR Inc., and its newly developed Concussion Recognition and Response (CRR) Mobile Application.  As a result of this partnership, Xenith and PAR Inc. will work together to educate coaches, administrators, parents, and athletic trainers nationwide on signs, symptoms and recognition of concussions.  The application, developed by Gerard A. Gioia, PhD, and Jason Mihalik, PhD, is designed to assist in recognizing the signs and symptoms of a suspected concussion, allowing for a quick and appropriate response. The application takes less than 5 minutes to administer and is iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) and Android compatible. “We are extremely excited to partner with Xenith to enhance safety for athlete populations,” said CRR co-author Dr. Gerry Gioia. “We continue to be impressed with both Xenith’s innovative technology and their company-wide mission to improve education and awareness. We look forward to working collectively to improve safety measures nationwide.” Continue reading