Football game days are always a big deal on college campuses across America, but for one couple, the moments leading up to Syracuse University's game on Oct. 5, now holds a very special meaning.
Ryan Giarrusso, 29, of Camillus, N.Y., enlisted the help of the university's marching band to pull off quite the elaborate proposal for his longtime girlfriend, Katie Lappin, 27, who is the coach of Syracuse's dance team.
"Every game there's a pregame show in the quad and the band plays a bunch of regular game-day music," Lappin, of Baldwinsville, N.Y., told GoodMorningAmerica.com. "My dancers were out there performing and it was homecoming as well. I had my dancers pull aside, and the band started playing 'Hey! Baby.'"
At that moment, Otto the Orange, the school's mascot, grabbed Lappin, pulling her into the center of the large crowd for a special one-on-one spin on the imaginary dance floor.
"I said, 'No, no, no, don't do this,' but he pulled meRead More »from Man Dressed in Syracuse Band Costume Proposes to Dance Coach Girlfriend