A Shake-Up in College Hoops

The “Harlem Shake” has taken the internet by storm.

It’s easy to explain why phenomenon is so widespread. You see, anyone with a video camera, crazy dance moves and inflatable giraffe can do it.

For some reason, though, it seems to be especially prevalent among college basketball players. Heck! Even the Alma women have gotten into the act…although one of the players seems to have confused the “Harlem Shake” with “Gangnam Style.”

Need more proof? Here you go…

Exhibit A: Nebraska men’s hoops proudly represents the Big Ten. (With the bonus of coach Tim Miles and his cat-ate-the-canary grin in the front row.)

Exhibit B: Kansas men’s basketball. (With the bonus that as of 10:54 p.m. Friday night, it had almost 4,000 fewer views than a similar video by the Kansas volleyball team.)

Exhibit C: George Washington men’s basketball. (With the bonus of a man in a banana costume and someone swimming on dry land.)

Exhibit D: Louisville men’s basketball. (With the bonus of a priest looking on at the mayhem; the fact that it’s posted on a Kentucky fan site, so the comments are hilarious; and Rick Pitino’s spot on delivery of, “What the [heck] are you doing?”)

Exhibit E: Colorado men’s basketball. (This is one is all about 7’0″ center Brian Mills.)

Exhibit F: Colorado State men’s basketball. (With the bonus of combining the concept of the “Harlem Shake” with that of a live flash mob.)

Exhibit G: Eastern Michigan women’s basketball. (With the bonus of easily being the greenest video in this collection. No, I don’t mean environmental. I just mean…green. Lots and lots of green.)

And then there’s this video of Minnesota coach Tubby Smith getting his groove on following his team’s win over Wisconsin. (With the bonus that it’s not the “Harlem Shake.” You rebel you, Tubby. Get down with your bad self.)


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