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UD Students Stick to Superstitions For Elite 8 Match-Up

DAYTON-- The Dayton Flyers are headed to the Elite Eight with the support of the city behind them, but some people think it's their superstitions about the game that's keeping Dayton in the NCAA tournament. What's the key to winning? Everything from singing to personal hygiene.

"Dayton... Is the best school... Is the best school of all time!" Sang a group of senior students on Kiefaber street Friday. Can it help the Flyers win? They certainly think so.

"It's crazy how superstitious this whole campus is. It's a breed in Dayton," said senior Brent Fultz.

Aside from their musical support the crew thinks how they sit during a game makes Dayton win.

"Every game we sit in the same seat over at the hockey house. It's been working so I think were just going to keep doing it," said Travis Lang.

"I haven't showered all of March I don't wear socks," said Colin Porter, who's mother was visiting campus and vouched for his superstitions.

Personal hygiene is a superstition for Colin Dempsey too, who won't shave his lucky beard until the tournament ends for the Flyers.

"superstition I guess I just thought it would be a great way to show flyer spirit," Dempsey said.

The basketball team has had superstitions of their own. They requested there lucky bus driver for the Memphis trip, and also cookies from Ashley's in Oakwood... A team good luck charm since the Syracuse game.

" I think if you are a superstitious person then keep doing what you're doing," said UD senior Olivia Vatch who confessed she's not superstitious, "because it's working. But I think the main thing is for everyone to have fun and keep supporting."

 
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