COLUMBUS, Ohio– While the 16-seed Fairleigh Dickinson Knights have actually been the Cinderella tale of this NCAA event, the institution does not have a band. The College of Dayton, nevertheless, does. As well as the UD band, whose university is just a little over a hr’s drive from Nationwide Sector, has actually actioned in to support for the Knights as well as play their battle tune.
According to jr trombone pupil Cole Joniak, the UD band found out the FDU battle tune– indeed, the main name is “FDU battle tune”– just mins prior to the Knights tipped off Friday versus the top-seededPurdue Boilermakers FDU took place to come to be simply the 2nd 16-seed ever before to breakthrough past the round of 64.
The UD band participants were back in FDU’s edge Sunday evening, still using their red, white as well as blue “Leaflet Pep Band” hats, yet wearing white FDU “Going Dance” Tee shirts, shouting “Allow’s go Knights” as well as swing plastic swords that they would certainly grabbed at Event City.
FDU was trying to come to be the very first 16-seed to progress to the Sugary food 16, yet was up to the 9-seed Florida Atlantic Owls 78-70 on Sunday.