PEACOCK PRIDE: Parade for Saint Peter’s to happen later this week, Mayor Fulop tells News 12
It appears the Saint Peter’s men’s basketball team will be honored with a parade at the end of the work week, although details continue to be worked out.
Mayor Steven Fulop tells News 12 all indications are a parade for the team will happen Friday afternoon.
Players and coaches returned to campus early this morning after their heartbreaking loss to the Tar Heels of North Carolina Sunday in Philadelphia.
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Fulop says this team deserves to be honored for reaching the Elite Eight, something a No. 15 seed had never been done before.
“Everybody sees a little bit of themselves in this team,” says Fulop. “These are kids that maybe weren’t recruited that heavily have a little chip on their shoulder. Their neighborhood people and for them to run up against some of the best college players in the world is really significant. So, from our standpoint, we’re proud and we’re thankful and we’re going recognize them because their champions to us.”
Saint Peter’s is also the first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion to reach the Elite Eight.
Fulup was not specific on a parade time or the exact parade route, at this point only saying he expects it will pass by the university on Kennedy Boulevard.