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Monday, March 14, 2016

Taking Tackling Out Of College Football

Andrew Fischer #1 of the Harvard Crimson gains yards against the defense of Marquise Peggs #2 of the Yale Bulldogs in the first half on November 21, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Andrew Fischer #1 of the Harvard Crimson gains yards against the defense of Marquise Peggs #2 of the Yale Bulldogs in the first half on November 21, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Amid all the concern about concussions, Ivy League schools are taking a major step toward player safety. Starting this fall, tackling will not be allowed during football practice at the schools in the league, schools like Harvard and Yale.

The Ivy League is not the football powerhouse of the Southeastern Conference or the Big Ten, but football folks are paying attention to this. Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with college football analyst John Bacon, who says it’s a smart move.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee also holds a hearing today on concussions.

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