Jersey City To Honor St. Peter’s Basketball Team With Parade, Likely Friday

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop says the details are still be finalized, but the city will be honoring the St. Peter’s University men’s basketball team with a parade and rally, most likely on Friday.  Specifics are expected to be revealed by Mayor Fulop on Tuesday.

The Peacocks stunned the college basketball world by advancing to the Elite 8 in the NCAA Tournament, before falling short on Sunday to college basketball powerhouse, the North Carolina Tar Heels.

The tiny university from the MAC Conference was a 15th seed.  They advanced to the final eight, becoming the highest, or lowest ranked seed depending on your perspective, to do so.

It was an amazing journey which put Jersey City on the map for the rest of the country outside of Hudson County, the metropolitan area and New Jersey.

The parade and rally is expected to conclude at the Kennedy Boulevard school.