WUSSIFICATION: Ivy League Teams May Ban Tackles at Football Practice

WUSSIFICATION: Ivy League Teams May Ban Tackles at Football Practice

WUSSIFICATION: Ivy League Teams May Ban Tackles at Football Practice

Football practices at the United States' elite Ivy League universities may be a little bit quieter next year as coaches consider banning tackling outside of actual games, a spokesman for the league said on Tuesday.

Top football coaches at elite universities including Harvard, Yale and Princeton, are mulling the move as concerns grow that head injuries can take a severe toll on players' mental acuity as they age.

"This is something that has only been discussed and is not approved in any way," said Scottie Rodgers, a spokesman for the eight-school conference, which also includes Columbia, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth and the University of Pennsylvania.

He noted that rule changes in the league are formally put forward by school athletics directors at annual meetings that take place in May and submitted for final approval in June.

 

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