Tackling Concussions: Inside Columbia University's Football Practice

Columbia Football Practice
Photo credit Peter Haskell/WCBS 880
By WCBS Newsradio 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- The Columbia University Football season opens Saturday and while the games might be violent, the practices are not.

The crashing of pads is a thing of the past after the Ivy League banned live tackling at in-season practices three years ago in an effort to reduce concussions and other injuries.