The Oregon Duck was the first in the conference to do a parody video to the worldwide hit “Gangnam Style,” but it didn’t take Colorado long to hop on board. The men’s basketball team wanted to shoot a video to promote Buffs Madness (Colorado’s version of Midnight Madness to ring in the new hoops season), so what better way to do it than to get down like PSY?
“The guys got a real kick out of it. They really wanted to do it after seeing how much publicity the actual video got and how big the song was,” junior forward André Roberson said at Thursday’s men’s basketball media day at Pac-12 Networks HQ in San Francisco. “We felt like we should do that and get the fans pumped up, so it was good.”
Head coach Tad Boyle, who has become so popular in Boulder that Buffalo fans have created the hashtag #rolltad, gave a rave review of the video, even noting how impressed he was with some of the guys’ moves.
“I loved it because it showed the personality that these guys have away from the court and away from basketball,” Boyle said. “And I thought they did a great job; even their dancing.”
Here’s the video. As you can tell, the dancing compliment doesn’t go for everyone.
Colorado’s full podium session from media day is here: