NEW YORK— Eighty Columbia Football players went through a full pads practice Friday afternoon at Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium. The outing marked the ninth of Columbia’s 12 spring practices as the Lions worked through a two-hour non-pads session in perfect 75 degree and sunny weather conditions.
The Lions started practice off with stretching, then went to their position groups where the players executed plays and proper technique. The team went to 7-on-7 offense vs. defense drills (wide receivers vs. defensive backs) and offensive line vs. defensive line. The Lions followed with special teams plays including field goals and punt coverage. The Lions then conducted an 11-on-11 scrimmage.
Columbia has three more spring practices remaining. The Lions will go through a full pads session on Sunday with referees. That practice will run from 2-4 p.m. at Robert K. Kraft Field. Tuesday, the Lions will host a 3 p.m. practice before hosting the annual spring game on Sunday.
All practices are open to the public. Practice will take place at either Robert K. Kraft Field or the Bubble at Baker Indoor Practice Facility, located at Columbia’s Baker Athletics Complex (corner of 218th & Broadway Avenue).
Columbia’s spring football game is scheduled for Saturday, April 21 at Robert K. Kraft Field. Kickoff is at 11 a.m. ET. The program’s spring cookout will be held directly following the scrimmage. Admission to the spring game is free. Columbia Football has also scheduled a Bone Marrow Drive, slated to be held on the Morningside Heights campus on Friday, April 20. More details will be released later this week.
UPDATED 2018 COLUMBIA FOOTBALL SPRING PRACTICE SCHEDULE
(as of April 13, 2018, practice times and dates subject to change)
Sunday, April 15, Practice 10, 2-4 p.m., full pads with referees
Tuesday, April 17, Practice 11, 3:00 p.m.
Friday, April 20, Bone Marrow Day, TBA (planned for Morningside Heights campus)
Saturday, April 21, Spring Game, 11:00 a.m.; Spring Cookout, 1:00 p.m.
All practices will take place at Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium or the Bubble at Baker Indoor Practice Facility (corner of 218th & Broadway Avenue in Manhattan).