Dear Bucknellians,

'Ray Bucknell!

Congratulations to the men's basketball team and coaches for winning the Patriot League Tournament Championship — and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. In a nationally televised game in front of a sellout crowd at Sojka Pavilion, the men's team topped off their regular-season league championship with a big win over Lafayette tonight. Around the country, in California, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, New York, Charlotte, Boston, right here in Pennsylvania, and many other places nationwide, alumni and friends gathered for telecast parties to root on the Bison. What a tribute to Bucknell camaraderie and spirit.

On Sunday at 6 p.m., the NCAA will announce the tournament brackets on CBS TV. We can then root on the team; together again. For regular updates on the team, see

Go Bison!