Community supports Colgate Raiders

The Colgate Raiders basketball team is heading to the N-C-double A tournament after beating the Bucknell Bison’s with a 94 to 80 win.

Posted: Mar. 14, 2019 5:52 PM
Updated: Mar. 14, 2019 5:52 PM

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march madness during the selection show on c-b-s utica - sunday at six p-m. it's not only the team that's excited for this opportunity though - as newschannel two's kirk tupaj tells us. the entire community is elated as well. the colgate raiders basketball team's wiagainst bucknell advances them to the ncaa tournament. it's an exciting time for the players, but since its spring break, you didn't semany students in the stands. sot: shelley robertson, colte okstore ctomer serviyou know wh makea differen. it was so. itas packthere last nightit real didn't make a differce. i meait have beenwesome if the kids could have been there, t i mn everybodywas loud, erybodyas like y go! thexcitement was most overwhelmf colgate's aff. so david riggs,olgate sistant director marketing we're all excited about what happened last night and it's just kind of o of those things u see people and you're just hugging and high ving em, and you know i hugged and high fived probably a dozen or so people who i had never met before in my life last night, and is just onof those things that brings people together. it's also bringing the community together. emily barnes works at the colgate inn and talked about why the locals support each other. sot: emily barnes, colgate inn employee i think we like building around anything positive. the sports teams this year were fantastic. we watched football withe priot league in the fall so having basketball come out and do the same thing was super exciting. many of the players, parents, and fans end up here at oliveri's pizzeria. owner mike clare says he doesn't get to attend many games, but follows them on tv and feels like one of fans. sot: mike clare, oliveri's pizzeria ownethere's a grt sense of belonging here, and a very close-knit, tight community you know, so to watch that team play the way they do, and watch them exceed and prresthron the big chpionship, it'exciting. 's excing to seeand we withem all thbest here.sot: kirk paj it's a little qut in town sincee local community is sll buzzing t nighs game, and excited to see what happens next. in hamilton, i'm kirk
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