Washington, DC—This afternoon, Congressman and proud alumnus Mike Turner, congratulated the University of Dayton's men’s basketball team on their advancement to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet Sixteen for the first time in 30 years.
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Rep. Mike Turner: Mr. Speaker, as a proud alumnus of the University of Dayton, I'm here today to wish good luck to the Dayton Flyers. The University of Dayton men's basketball team has advanced to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet Sixteen for the first time in 30 years. The Dayton Flyers are the only team this season to have upset two top 25 teams in the second and third rounds of the NCAA Tournament.
But the city of Dayton has a history of being underestimated. Orville and Wilbur Wright started working on their so-called 'flying machine' in a Dayton garage. These pioneers of aviation went on to complete the first man flight, transforming the way we travel and engage in commerce. It's fitting that the University of Dayton bears the Flyer name in honor of the Dayton tradition of succeeding despite all odds.
Congratulations to the Dayton Flyers and to Coach Archie Miller. You have a vast fan base of students, faculty and alumni throughout the country who will be cheering you on tomorrow night.