Ivy League Football Coaches Vote To Ban Tackling During Practice
All eight Ivy League football coaches unanimously decided to ban tackling during regular season practices in an attempt to protect players' health.By Grant Suneson | March 1, 2016
As the long-term dangers of playing football become more and more apparent, one college football conference is taking action. All eight Ivy League football coaches voted to ban tackling during regular season practice.
The move is designed to help stave off chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, the often discussed brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head. Because if there are any brains you’d want to protect, it’s these ones.
Some Ivy League coaches and players were initially concerned if they stopped tackling during the week, their skills would be rusty during games. But one team has already proven that’s not an issue.