Longwood University’s basketball teams both made history this month, but one got more love – The Washington Post – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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The town celebrated both teams.

Celebratory sirens whoop-whooped the heroes down Farmville’s Main Street as residents clutched blue-and-white balloons and waved homemade signs:



“Go Lancers!”

Longwood University made college sports history this week when both the women’s and men’s basketball teams won the Big South championships, sending them to March Madness for their first time ever and bringing glory home to the 8,000-strong old coal town in the middle of Virginia.

It’s only the third time in NCAA history this has happened.

The state’s governor, Glenn Youngkin, weighed in Monday as the town hailed its returning heroes: “Congratulations to the @LongwoodMBB team on punching your first ticket ever to the Dance. What an impressive victory!! 🏀 #MarchMadness,” Youngkin said in a tweet.

No W, Gov? As if the LongwoodWBB didn’t exist, let alone make it to the dance, too.

He was called out on it by other Virginians, including state Sen. Louise Lucas, who said, “We don’t have to erase our daughters to root for our sons Governor.”

To celebrate Women’s History Month @GovernorVA ignored the Longwood women’s team that also won their championship and only congratulated the men.

We don’t have to erase our daughters to root for our sons Governor. https://t.co/AK2GuOH4fN

— L. Louise Lucas (@SenLouiseLucas) March 8, 2022

Days after the parade in Farmville, Yo

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