Ivy League FOOTBALL coaches unanimously passed a proposal to eliminate all full-contact hitting from practices during the regular season. The move, spurred by heightened concerns about brain trauma and other related injuries, would revise Ivy practice rules adopted in 2011 that limit teams to no more than two full-contact practices per week. Princeton head coach Bob Surace ’90 said the proposal sets an important precedent for the sport’s younger levels. “The discussion point is, ‘Let’s have common sense,’” he told PAW. “Hopefully a high school coach out there will look at this rule and say, ‘Hey, they’re right.’”
MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING completed a comeback victory at the Ivy Championships in Providence, R.I., Feb. 25–27, overtaking Harvard in the final three events of the meet. En-Wei Hu-Van Wright ’17, Julian Mackrel ’17, Ben Schafer ’18, and Sandy Bole ’16 broke the meet record to win the 400-yard freestyle relay and clinch the team title.
MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD won the Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Championships Feb. 27–28 at Cornell, topping the second-place Big Red by a 165–142 margin.
In its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2006, the WOMEN’S HOCKEY team lost 6–2 at No. 3-seed Minnesota March 12.