The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

March 15, 2013

Mayor to Bison: Win NCAA game, get a parade

By Evamarie Socha
The Daily Item

— LEWISBURG — Bison Fever, with symptoms that range from euphoria for Bucknell University men’s basketball fans to acute pain for Lafayette supporters, is epidemic.

The orange and blue balloons trailing orange and blue streamers around Lewisburg celebrated Bucknell’s 64-56 win over Lafayette at Sojka Pavilion on Wednesday night in the Patriot League Championship.

With the victory, Bucknell earned its sixth berth to the NCAA Tournament.

Discussions are ongoing about celebrations for the Bison, Lewisburg Mayor Judith Wagner said, “but if they win one or two games, I’ll have a fire-truck parade through downtown,” she said. “I’m sure we’ll have a very great welcome home for them.”