In Indiana the Spartans and Hawkeyes faced off in football, but they were not the only people playing throwing the pigskin.
Earlier in the day, both MSU and Iowa fans ages 7-14 got to enjoy a youth football clinic hosted by Big Ten as part of the “Play 60” campaign. The idea is to get kids interested in sports, teach them the basics and get them active.
The kids practiced various different positions and techniques. “They’re catching a few passes, doing a few drills, just kinda getting their blood going,” said Big Ten volunteer Kylie Evans.
There was plenty of cheering as the kids ran from station to station, learning everything from how to catch a long pass while running to tire drills. At the end of the exercise they huddled and their instructor talked to them.