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Ivy League football coaches agree to ban tackling during practice

All eight Ivy League head football coaches have voted to ban tackling during regular season practice. Research shows that most sports-related concussions in college happen during practice, not in the games.

“We’re not trying to change the nature of the game; we’re just trying to make it safer,” Robin Harris, the executive director of the Ivy League, told The New York Times.

The move goes one step further from a decision by the management of NFL teams to limit full-contact practice during the regular season. The Ivy League presidents and athletic directors have to approve the decision before it takes effect.