Dayton victory brings out support from all over

Syracuse's Tyler Ennis (11) reacts as Dayton's Kendall Pollard (22) and Devin Oliver (5) celebrate with teammates during the second half of a third-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., Saturday, March 22, 2014. Dayton won 55-53.

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Dayton’s first trip to the Sweet 16 in 30 years not surprisingly tipped off a raucous celebration on campus.

At least one of the participants might have been a little unexpected though — school president Dr. Daniel J. Curran.

Dayton TV station WHIO reported Curran was "crowd surfing" with students who filled campus-area streets after the Flyers knocked off Syracuse 55-53 Saturday night, and Deadspin came up with a video that includes students chanting his name.

Curran wasn’t the only luminary to join in the celebration in one way or another.

The Flyers’ victory also brought out congratulations from a variety of sources on Twitter, including none other than the President of the United States.

Also checking in was ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit, who was a star quarterback at nearby Centerville before going to Ohio State, and Arizona head coach Sean Miller, older brother of Dayton head coach Archie Miller and former coach of Flyers’ arch-rival Xavier.

The Flyers even received congratulations from crosstown rivals Wright State.

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