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. Read More