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UVA Students Go Wild On The Streets After National Title

Last night, the Virginia Cavaliers won their first NCAA men’s basketball championship. As you might have expected, students and other UVA fans rushed into the streets at The Corner, a Charlottesville commercial hub and gathering spot. Fans at a viewing party also rushed the empty court at John Paul Jones arena after the final buzzer.


The celebrations were about what you’d expect: Grown men cried over a basketball victory. Despite warnings from police not to do it, some students climbed into telephone poles or other city property to celebrate. (Imagine!) The city paper, The Daily Progress, got a good quote from an unnamed student: “‘This is best night of my life,’ screamed one woman before diving into the crowd.”

And, yes, someone burned a couch.

Staff editor, Deadspin