Campus, Community Invited to Salute Bonnies as They Leave for NCAA Women's Tournament Friday

September 30, 2013 Updated Mar 14, 2012 at 2:02 PM EDT

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Campus, Community Invited to Salute Bonnies as They Leave for NCAA Women's Tournament Friday

September 30, 2013 Updated Mar 14, 2012 at 2:02 PM EDT

(WKBW release) The campus and Greater Olean communities are invited to a another sendoff salute Friday morning, this time for the women's basketball team as they leave for Florida and their first-round NCAA Tournament game.

Once again, the parking lot between Richter and Reilly centers will be closed off, with the team boarding the bus starting at 10 a.m. and departing campus at 10:15 a.m., led by a police and fire escort through the village of Allegany and down West State and North Union streets in Olean.

Well-wishers are asked to gather by 10 a.m. at the parking lot, and business owners and community members are encouraged to stand outside and salute the team as they head to the airport.

More than a thousand people saluted the men's basketball team on campus and in town Wednesday morning as it headed to its NCAA first-round game Friday afternoon vs. Florida State.

The women play Florida Gulf Coast at 2:30 p.m. Sunday; the game is on ESPN2.