Matt Natali

Lady Buckeyes Take the Field at Ohio State

Created on Jun. 09, 2014 7:08 PM EST

Photo from the Official Ohio State University Athletics Site

Keeping in line with my previous story on women and their role in football, Ohio State held its third annual women's clinic and over 700 women participated benefiting a good cause. Here is the official release from the University:

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State's football staff, led by head coach Urban Meyer, held their third annual Ohio State Football Women's Clinic Saturday and more than 700 attended the event. This was the third consecutive year that more than 700 had attended the football and fun-filled day.

Proceeds support the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research at The James, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

The drills the Ohio State coaches put the women through are real, including stretching, ball control, passing, catching, tackling dummies and lateral movement exercises. But that's what they came for, after all ... to be taught about football at an outstanding practice facility - the Harmon Family Football Complex at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center - and by Ohio State's coaches.

There was plenty more activity and action, though. There were photos taken with coach Meyer, with Ohio State football players Joshua Perry, Taylor Decker, Darron Lee, Rod Smith, Warren Ball, Pat Elflein, Craig Fada and Nick Snyder, with the assistants, Brutus Buckeye and the Heisman Trophy.
Raffles and a live auction were part of the morning activities and the afternoon events included a giant relay race where everyone put on shoulder pads and helmet and had to tote the football the width of the field to a teammate. The day ended with a push-up competition and coach Mick Marotti's "smoke house" races to determine who was the fastest camper.

Meyer took to Twitter after the event:

I wonder how these ladies would feel about the football crash course the Cleveland Browns offered in their game day program from 1948?

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