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July 24, 2017
Erin Duffy / Omaha-World Herald

Sherwood Foundation buys data-tracking helmets for every OPS high school football player

When more than 900 Omaha Public Schools football players hit the gridiron this fall, they’ll have a new piece of equipment: a high-tech helmet that officials hope will be another line of defense in the battle against head injuries. Every OPS high school player — from freshmen to varsity starters — will be outfitted with new Riddell Speedflex helmets that could help coaches and athletic trainers monitor the severity of the hits suffered by student-athletes.
July 24, 2017
Josh Planos / KETV

OPS high schools to add high-tech football helmets prior to season

All seven Omaha Public Schools high school football teams will be outfitted with Riddell Speedflex helmets, which are designed to monitor head-impact severity, prior to the upcoming season.
July 18, 2017
Tori Petry / Detroit Lions

Riddell facility tour: How a Lions helmet is made

Go behind the scenes at the Riddell facility in North Ridgeville, Ohio to see how a Lions helmet is made.
July 07, 2017
Sports Illustrated

Will Riddell's Precision-Fit helmet successfully combat brain injuries?

Thad Ide, senior vice president, research & product development of Riddell, Inc., demonstrates how custom helmets are made for football players.
July 07, 2017
Yahoo Sports Videos

The football helmet of the future is here

With the debut of their Riddell Precision-Fit helmet, the innovative football equipment company is hoping to revolutionize player safety with their new custom fit helmet.
June 22, 2017
Lacey Crisp / Cleveland 19 News

Riddell moves into new 350,000 sq. ft. home in North Ridgeville

Chances are those who have a kid that plays football would be familiar with the name Riddell. “Helmet and shoulder pad manufacturer. We do have some apparel,” said Riddell General Manager, Benjamin Marker. The massive 350,000 sq. ft. facility opened in April, moving from neighboring town Elyria.
June 22, 2017
Jon Manley / The News Tribune

Putting player safety first, Peninsula Youth Football brings technology to collision sport

Peninsula Youth Football is continuing to move forward with its quest to improve player safety in football. The organization is one of the first programs in the state to take a high-tech approach to monitoring players, adopting Riddell’s InSite Impact Response System.
June 19, 2017
Paul Lukas / ESPN

The fall of one size fits all

I'm sitting on a stool in the middle of an office, wearing a football helmet shell while a guy is pointing a gadget at me that looks a bit like an iPad with handles. "Keep looking straight ahead," he says as he circles around me, waving the gadget like a magic wand. "Try not to move too much." After about 30 seconds of this, I remove the helmet and replace it with a thick, uncomfortable hood, sort of like an industrial-strength ski mask, and the whole process repeats, with the guy once again circling around me with his gadget. The guy is Patrick Friel, a product manager for the football helmet manufacturer Riddell. The gadget -- one of only nine currently in existence -- is a scanner, and Friel is using it to create 3-D images of my head. After the second round of scans, we look at some digital images of me that the scanner captured.
June 19, 2017
Julie Cornell / KETV

Creighton Prep to spend $80,000, add high-tech football helmets

More than a million high school students play full contact football. But some may argue the very future of high school football is on the line because of the risk of concussions and brain injury. That’s why Creighton Prep is adding a higher level of surveillance to its football program, as the first in the state to outfit the entire team with high-tech helmets made by Riddell, called “Insite.” It’s a system that’ll cost $80,000.
June 14, 2017
Colin Rose / Sport Techie

Texas Football Uses Riddell Helmet Technology To Promote Player Safety

The University of Texas football program has garnered much attention since hiring new head football coach Tom Herman last November. Aggressive recruiting and promoting new player lockers has helped Herman make plenty of headlines since his arrival in Austin. But one of his most recent tweets displayed his team’s strong commitment to player safety, using innovative technology from helmet manufacturer Riddell.
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