While the Niagara University Purple Eagle men’s basketball team was unhappy to be playing in the play-in game for the NCAA tournament, they did meet up with an unexpected acquaintance. The University of Dayton pep band – who had played for Niagara at NIT events at HSBC Arena several years ago – met up with NU fans in Miamisburg, Ohio and played for the team during the play-in game against Florida A&M on Tuesday.
The pep band from U of Dayton is also traveling with the Purple Eagles to Chicago for first round games. I am not sure how they are getting there but they will meet up with NU students who are being bussed from campus to the game also.
Go Purple Eagles! And, thank you to the pep band from the University of Dayton!!