the Flyers Make the Elite Eight!
The University of Dayton Flyers were the Cinderella story of 2014's NCAA March Madness. The 11-seed Flyers were supposed to lose to 6-seed Ohio State in Round One, but nobody told the Flyers (60-59). Against 3-seed Syracuse the train would surely jump the tracks, but no (55-53).
So the Flyers came to Memphis for an entirely unexpected appearance in the Sweet Sixteen, and to celebrate they decided to throw a party - and guess who they called! We secured a prime downtown venue, put Party Planet on stage, set up video to show season highlights, and created a “Taste of Memphis” buffet featuring Memphis’ top restaurants. We even recorded the speeches for University officials to have as a permanent record of the event.
And then we waited for the main party to end when the Flyers faced 10-seed Stanford. And guess what? This one wasn't even close - 82-72! Flyers win!
So we threw another party for them - this time in Handy Park where we rolled out enough BBQ to feed anyone wearing Flyers gear that was hungry!
And why don't you remember this Cinderella run? Because like most Cinderellas, midnight came - for Dayton in the form of 1-seed Florida who beat them 62-52 in the Elite Eight. BUT WHAT A RIDE!
The Univ. of Dayton's pep band and cheerleaders take the stage at their pre-game party.