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Ivy League to limit full-contact football practices

According to the New York Times, the Ivy League will announce today that it will reduce the number of allowable full-contact practices in hopes of decreasing the number of head injuries to football players.

The Ivy League consists of Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale.

Instead of five permissible full-contact practices each week during the season, that number will be capped at two.

Outside of the two full-contact opportunities each week, practices cannot include contact or live tackles, and no player may be “taken to the ground.”

During pre-season camp, teams will permitted to have only one full-contact session during two-a-day practices.

During spring practice, the number of no-contact practices will increase from three to four.

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