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Victory for MSU: VIPP Shows Spartan Spirit at 2017 Tailgate Party

Published: Monday, 11 Sep 2017
Author: VIPP
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

The Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP) at Michigan State University (MSU) helped kick-off the Spartan football season by hosting a tailgate party on Saturday, September 9, 2017 before a home football game against the Western Michigan University (WMU) Broncos.

VIPP participants and their families enjoyed lunch, met new people, and played a variety of fun field games. 

Catch is a perfect game to play during tailgate. After all, tailgates are all about football!

The first field game participants played was the tug-of-war. The two teams, one led by VIPP Fiscal Officer Joe Murphy and the other by VIPP participant David Chang, played three exciting rounds against one another. Although Joe's team had a quick victory in the first round, David's team was able to pull through and win the second and third rounds.

Tug-of-war: Both teams had adults and children working together to try to win.

Playing tug-of-war is both fun and builds teamwork! Photo courtesy of Xiaoxi Yue.  

After the tug-of-war, participants all grabbed a partner and got ready for an egg toss. In the egg toss, partners started out facing each other a couple feet apart and had to toss an egg between them without breaking the egg. After both partners successfully caught the egg, they would each take a step back away from one another and toss the egg again.

Egg toss was another fun game we played: You have to toss an egg between each other without dropping and breaking the egg.

After a few rounds of egg tossing, the game switched up into an egg-tossing relay. Each team lined up in a line with players about 10 feet apart, and teams races to toss 24 eggs each down the line into cups at the other end. After a very tight race, Joe's team pulled ahead and won by just seconds.

After the tailgate party, some participants with tickets went to watch the game, many of which had never been to a college football game before! It was a great game for a first college football game, as the Spartans beat the Broncos with a final score of 28-14. Go Green!