WATCH: Indiana football stages its own version of the Olympics
During the dog days of preseason, only so much time can be spent on the practice field.
If the video Indiana’s football team posted on its Twitter page Friday is any indication, the Hoosiers are finding creative ways to let loose when practice isn’t in session.
While their counterparts from other sports are representing the university at the actual Olympic Games in Rio, the football team decided to stage their own version of the quadrennial athletic showcase. As you can see it was, well… different.
— Indiana Football (@HoosierFootball) August 20, 2016
Dubbed the “2016 Hoosier Football Olympics,” competitions included a home run derby, football toss, golf chipping contest and catching pop flies.
Even the coaches got in on the act, and it appears they got the upper hand — although senior wide receiver Ricky Jones walked away with the most medals.
No word on if the coaches put the players through extra sprints beforehand to gain an edge.