It all started six days ago when Maryland guard Jaylen Brantley posted a rather innocuous video on Instagram.
Captioned "who wanna battle??????," the video showed Brantley and his Terps teammate Jared Nickens jiving to the 1996 song "My Boo," by Ghost Town DJs:
It didn't take long for other college hoops teams to respond to Brantley's challenge and post their own dancing videos on social media, often accompanied by the hashtag #runningmanchallenge (in reference to the modified "Running Man" dance Brantley breaks out in his video). More teams are posting their own videos with every passing hour. Villanova, Monmouth, Seton Hall, Miami, Texas Tech, Michigan State, Wisconsin and the UConn woman's team have already gotten in on the action:
I suggest checking out the #runningmanchallenge hashtag on Instagram if you want to see more athletes busting their own smooth moves backed by "My Boo." Why don't we do away with the whole selection committee thing next season and make all the bubble teams settle things with a dance-off?
Also, good luck getting "My Boo" out of your head for the next 17 hours.
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