Ivy League football coaches have voted unanimously to ban tackling during regular season practices, according to the New York Times.

Judy Allan

They have responded to growing concerns across the sport about concussions and head trauma that ultimately has been linked to long-term brain damage.

Coaches from Yale, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Brown, Penn, Cornell, and Columbia all voted, and their vote is expected to be formally approved by the league's athletic directors and school presidents.

Some of the schools already had rules in place to keep players safe during off-season practices like Dartmouth which implemented the no-tackling protocol in 2010.

Players will instead continue to use pads and tackling dummies.

Source: NY Times