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Cornell trio fares better in Big Dance than on the dance floor

Jeff Eisenberg
The Dagger

Ryan Wittman, Louis Dale and Jeff Foote built up enough favor at Cornell by leading the basketball program to its first-ever Sweet 16 berth that they could probably do anything short of robbing a bank at gunpoint without jeopardizing their status at the school.

Maybe that's why the three seniors felt comfortable donning skin-tight black tank tops and joining three Cornell hockey players in a promotional dance video emulating Beyonce's "Single Ladies." The promo was for this Saturday's 2010 Duff Ball, a senior prom of sorts for Cornell's graduating class.

With all due respect to Wittman's ridiculous shades and Dale's enthusiasm and rhythm, the true star of this video is clearly Foote. You haven't lived until you've seen a wiry 7-footer in a backwards camouflage cap and oversized sun glasses attempt to execute Beyonce's six dance steps, apparently known as the hip shake, the pump walk, the put a ring on it, the wind down, the spank it and the pussycat crouch.

Of course, Wittman does have some bragging rights over his dance partners in at least one respect: Guess who's one of the six nominees to be Cornell's King of the Duff Ball?

(Thanks, Cornell Basketball Blog)

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