BYU Basketball Vidtacular Explosion

Oct 28, 2013 - Posted by Sugene Lee on October 28, 2013 at 3:36 pm | Updated: October 28, 2013 5:27 pm

The BYU men's basketball team's music videos have been a hit on the national level, having drawn attention from CBS Sports, NBC Sports, SB Nation and College Spun.

Below are the two music videos that have been released:

Matt Norlander, CBS Sports' Eye on College Basketball:

On "You're the Inspiration":

"Well, the long college basketball offseason has brought us to this: BYU star guard Tyler Haws lip-syncing on a grassy knoll to chicago's 1984 top-five hit, "You're the Inspiration." He's soon joined by teammates Luke Worthington and Skyler Halford...

Anyway, BYU is a weird place. And, yet, thank you, BYU. PLEASE MAKE MORE OF THESE."

On "I Wish":

This isn't anywhere near as good as the three-man weave performance art from the Cougars last week, but it does feature a much better song.

Dubbing to Skee-Lo's 1995 crossover hip-hop hit "I Wish," Cougars junior guard Matt Carlino puts on a solid performance in an effort to promote a basketball game that doesn't really matter, BYU's exhibition against Alaska Anchorage on Nov. 2.

I'll take all the exhibitions available if it's going to bring this from BYU, though...

So can we get weekly submissions from the team? The song options are of course endless, and something about this program doing these sketches makes it a quirky, perfect match."

 

Bill Hanstock, SB Nation, "BYU's new basketball hype video is the inspiration":

"I honestly can't think of anything that gets me more pumped than Peter Cetera. Seriously. So I'm glad to see BYU embracing its inner cheeseball and full-body lip-synching to get people ready for COLLEGE BASKETHOOPS."

 

Rob Dauster, NBC Sports' College Basketball Talk:

"The BYU basketball team put out a video on Wednesday of Tyler Haws leading Luke Worthington and Skyler Halford in a chorus of You're the Inspiration, a son from the '80s recorded by Chicago that I had to google because I've obviously never listened to that nonsense before.

That said, I don't think I could love this video anymore. There isn't much in this world that I find funnier than a couple of big-time collegiate athletes sitting in a field and awkwardly full-body lip-syncing to an '80s love ballad."

 

Raphielle Johnson, NBC Sports' College Basketball Talk:

"Just a few days ago a video featuring BYU's Tyler Haws, Luke Worthington and Skyler Halford lip-syncing Chicago's 'You're the Inspiration' hit the internet, with the Cougars using such videos to have some fun while also promoting upcoming contests. The latest submission comes from junior guard Matt Carlino, who lip-syncs the classic tune 'I Wish' by Skee-Lo with some teammates dancing in the background.

Kinda makes one flash back to those Friday nights in junior high spent at the roller skating rink."

 

Antonio Venegas, College Spun, "BYU Basketball Made A Hilarious 'You're The Inspiration' Music Video To Promote An Exhibition":

"We've seen some really strong (or totally awesome, depending on how you look at them) promo videos in college sports, but we've found one that ranks right up there with any of them. BYU basketball has come out with a 'music vidtacular' that encourages fans to attend the team's first exhibition game of the season against Colorado College on Saturday night."

 

ESPN's Play-by-play broadcaster Roxy Bernstein tweeted: "Can't wait to see what what's on the horizon for when I come to town for the Iowa State game."