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Renaldo Woolridge's new college hoops anthem

Posted on: December 9, 2009 12:00 pm
Edited on: December 9, 2009 12:01 pm

NEW YORK -- Goodbye, One Shining Moment .

Hello, Tip-off (College Hoops Time) .

"I just wanted to make what I'd want to hear as a college basketball player," Tennessee's Renaldo Woolridge told me as he unveiled his latest project, a pseudo college basketball anthem sure to make the rounds quickly. "I wanted to make this song from a college basketball player's standpoint."

I've written about Woolridge's music career before.

He's a west coast rapper living in east Tennessee.

He's known as Swiperboy.

He's super-talented.

And he might've out-done himself this time.

In barely five minutes, Swiperboy manages to mention every conference, his famous father (former Notre Dame star Orlando Woolridge), Bob Knight, Jay Bilas, and there's even a clip of me talking dropped in. So yeah, I'm biased because I'd probably like any song featuring me. But give it a listen and tell me it's not high quality, that it's not something you can imagine hearing in an arena before a game, or on CBS coming out of a commercial.

You can't tell me that.

"I was going to make a song just about the SEC, but then I started thinking about all my friends in other conferences, and I said, 'I need to make a song for everybody," Woolridge explained. "So I thought of the idea a couple of weeks ago, took about 35 or 40 minutes to write it, and then the other night I recorded it."

And now I'm linking it.

And now Woolridge wants you to make a video for it.

"I'd like to open it up and get anybody who wants to do it to make a highlight tape to go with the song," he said. "Then whoever has the best highlight tape, I could make a song for their team, too."

Sounds good to me.

So click this link and check it out.

Then get to work on that highlight tape.
Category: NCAAB

Since: Dec 9, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2009 3:04 pm

Renaldo Woolridge's new college hoops anthem

in our ever changing world/business environment, it is nice to read articles about Swiperboy as he follows in the footsteps of other athletes who gave themselves more than one outlet to attain success in life.  The ability to write, edit and proudly support not only your team, but the body of work that encompasses it while being a hard working student/athlete is refreshing. Obviously, Harvard-Westlake School prepared him well for college.  UT is giving him outlets to show what he is continues to learn in the classroom and on the court.  You are representing your school with pride and dignity. Thank you Robert Parrish for reporting on these shining stars!

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