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May 26, 2020
Chloe Nordquist

Stay-at-home orders impacted football helmet reconditioning. Here’s what that means for high schools

While fans are wondering whether the upcoming football season will be played, coaches and equipment companies are making sure a very important piece of the puzzle is ready and up-to-date.
May 15, 2020
Barry Wilner

Analytics and data collecting spur helmet safety in football

While no one is actually playing football right now, analytics and data collecting are contributing to safety in the sport like at no other time. Riddell, which topped the recent NFL/NFLPA helmet ratings with three of its models, has dived so deep into the data that it’s discovering previously unexplored information.
April 17, 2020
Andrew Cohen

Catapult Partners With Football Helmet Manufacturer Riddell

Sports analytics and wearables company Catapult has partnered with football helmet manufacturer Riddell to integrate head impact data into XOS, a video-based coaching analytics platform owned by Catapult. The data will derive from sensors in Riddell’s smart helmets that measure blows to the head.
March 11, 2020

Modex 2020: Peyton, Archie Manning Talk Teamwork, Preparation, Collaboration in Wednesday Afternoon Keynote

Peyton Manning noted that, like in supply chains, technology is another change that has disrupted football. “There are smart helmets from Riddell that monitor players through practice field and in games,” he said. “It’s making it better and it’s making it safer.”
February 18, 2020
Adam Fischer

Helmet Maker Riddell's CEO Adds Support to Local National Football Foundation Chapter

As president of one of the world's largest football equipment manufacturers, Dan Arment sees the mission of the National Football Foundation and his company, Riddell, as going hand-in-hand. The NFF wants to use football to mold young athletes into good citizens and good people. Riddell wants to make the game safer so the sport can continue to provide those opportunities for young players.
February 17, 2020
Marsha Heller

High School Football Players Fitted for New, Safer Helmets

Union City High School football players will soon have new and safer helmets. School leaders said players will be wearing top-of-the-line Riddell Speedflex helmets, just in time for spring practice sessions. Approximately 50 helmets were ordered for the Union City Golden Tornadoes.
February 04, 2020
Gary Ainsworth

Bringing football helmets into the 21st Century for safety

Sunday night’s Super Bowl wrapped up the NFL’s 100th season, and it also completed the sport of football’s 150th year of existence. Born on a New Jersey field, the game’s players, rules – and most of all, equipment – have evolved in this time. The technology infused into gameplans, uniform materials, and equipment has improved and become more innovative. However, one piece of equipment has seen more cutting-edge technology built into it than any piece ever before.
February 03, 2020
Dom Nicastro

All hail the Kansas City Chieftains: Looking back at the day that linked Boxford’s Masconomet Regional High School with the future Super Bowl champs

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 31-20 to win Super Bowl LIV in Miami on Sunday night, Feb. 2. After their comeback victory, let’s take another look back at the day that this professional football team reached out to a high school football team on Boston’s North Shore, when most of their equipment almost didn’t make it to Gillette Stadium for the Dec. 8 game against the New England Patriots.
January 31, 2020
Meg Shaw

Buckeye Built: Riddell uses data, lab studies to create next generation of football helmets

From Cleveland to Columbus and Toledo to Cincinnati, Ohio is packed with companies who call the Buckeye State home. As part of the News 5 Cleveland Buckeye Built series, reporter Meg Shaw went behind the scenes to see how football helmets are made by hand at Riddell.
January 24, 2020
Mark Heim

Here’s Jalen Hurts’ Alabama-Oklahoma helmet auction results, viral video with kids at Senior Bowl

Jalen Hurts’ journey through college football is well-documented. The former Alabama and now-former Oklahoma quarterback continues to look forward as he moves to position himself for the upcoming NFL draft. The move started in earnest this week at the Reese’s Senior Bowl. Yet, the impact his college career has had on fans continues to be felt this week in Mobile.
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