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On a hot practice field at the Hale Football Center in Piscataway, New Jersey, Chris Ash rolls a large rubber ring across the FieldTurf. A member of the Rutgers defense runs forward, low-slung, helmet glinting in the sun,...

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...

If there's one thing you should know about Fiji heading into the Rio Olympics—well, besides the country's beautiful beaches, bottled water, and propensity for military coups—it's that the South Pacific archipelago of...

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 stepping foot on the...

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.

BOZEMAN — As an assistant coach at Washington, Jeff Choate spent time on the front lines of teaching and implementing safety-first tackling. Now Choate is applying those practices as Montana State’s first-year head coach.

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 recent years, and...

Once upon a time, American football and rugby were pretty much one and the same. Then came Walter Camp and the 1880 college football rules convention that replaced scrums with an uncontested line of scrimmage, and a...

There’s been a lot of talk in rugby and football circles about the influence of one sport over the other in terms of tackling and converting crossover athletes, and ATAVUS Coach Emilie Bydwell said there are certainly...