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New NCAA guidelines are recommending that Division I college football programs reduce the number of live-contact practices they conduct during the upcoming season.

What a "no-tackle practice" looks, feels and sounds like.

HANOVER, New Hampshire — Violence sounds different here.

Imagine you’re a linebacker faced with tackling a strong running back. He’s barreling full speed toward you. And he’s big. You want to tackle him, but if you use your head to slow him down he might give you a concussion....

Ever since he changed his ways of teaching tackling techniques in 2014 by following the lead of Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and introducing to his Ohio State charges a shoulder-leverage tackling method that is...

June 04, 2016 - Ever since he changed his ways of teaching tackling techniques in 2014 by following the lead of Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and introducing to his Ohio State charges a shoulder-leverage tackling...

April 22, 2016 - Stanford’s virtual-reality technology, obtained via the football program’s partnership with STRIVR Labs in Palo Alto, Calif., allows its quarterbacks to prepare for any defensive alignment without...

April, 22, 2016 - SEATTLE — In the middle of a football practice at the University of Washington last spring, two assistant coaches suddenly charged each other, collided and ended up rolling around on the ground.

December 31, 2016 - Holly Rowe of espnW talks with Ohio State and Ole Miss players about a new tackling technique that is more effective and safe.

Head injuries and concussions have become a major concern in football in...

September 9, 2015 - Seattle was already an epicenter for rugby-inspired tackling methods. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll champions the cause with his “Hawk Tackle” video, and Washington coaches, after experimenting with some...

In our initial feature on Nathalie Marchino (Running To A Rio Rugby Dream: Part V), we spoke how Marchino had previously played with both the USA Eagles for 7s and 15s including World Cups for each (7s and 15s). We also...