Dayton victory brings out support from all over

The university president was among those to hit the streets to celebrate the Flyers' upset of Syracuse, and some folks from high places weighed in with their support elsewhere.

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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