I'll let this event slip by, though. The Spirit of Indiana Showcase ended with freshman basketball player Victor Oladipo singing Usher's "U Got It Bad." It's hard to beat a singing basketball player, even if he was singing with the recording in the background. (He was good, but I could tell he was no Usher.) Plus, with all the awards the department gave out and how well dressed all the athletes were, I thought back to those banquets in high school, and I felt better about everything.
Freshman Indiana University guard Victor Oladipo sings "U Got It Bad" by Usher at the end of the Spirit of Indiana Showcase on Apr. 25, 2011, at the IU Auditorium in Bloomington, Ind. The banquet, which honored academic and athletic achievement, was interspersed with poetry, stand-up comedy and singing by the athletes. (Alex Farris | Indiana Daily Student)