Country Star Tim McGraw Paid Cool Tribute to Caitlin Clark During Concert in Indianapolis

April 17, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Fever player Caitlin Clark, former Iowa Hawkeye
April 17, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Fever player Caitlin Clark, former Iowa Hawkeye / Indianapolis Star-USA TODAY NETW
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Caitlin Clark is Indiana's newest star after the Fever selected the Iowa guard with the first overall pick in the WNBA draft on Monday night. Country music star Tim McGraw, who is currently on tour for his 16th studio album, Standing Room Only, has clearly been paying attention to the news in sports, as he found a cool way to both pay tribute to Clark and further endear himself to his fans at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

In addition to his usual choice of hat and a pair of jeans, McGraw donned a No. 22 Clark Fever jersey on stage during the concert. (He had previously worn a Clark Iowa jersey in Des Moines in March.)

McGraw turned and showed fans the back of the jersey as the sold-out crowd roared its approval. The Fever later sent a tribute right back to McGraw in their reaction to the video, captioning lyrics from one of McGraw's hit songs I Like it, I Love It in a post onto X, formerly Twitter.

Clark is scheduled to make her WNBA debut on May 14 when the Fever take on the Connecticut Sun.


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Tim Capurso

TIM CAPURSO

Tim Capurso is a Staff Writer on the Breaking & Trending News Team at Sports Illustrated. Previously he wrote for RotoBaller and ClutchPoints, where he was the lead editor for MLB, College Football and NFL coverage. A lifelong Yankees and Giants fan, Tim grew up just outside New York City and now lives near Philadelphia. When he's not writing, Tim enjoys reading, exercising and spending time with his family, including his three-legged cat Willow, who, unfortunately, is an Eagles fan.