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Alums and fans gather around the country to cheer on the Dins

Furman fans celebrate as the team’s placement is announced for the NCAA tournament during the Selection Sunday celebration at Timmons Arena on Sunday, March 12, 2023.

Last updated March 15, 2023

By Jerry Salley ’90

No. 13 seed Furman begins its NCAA Tournament journey on Thursday, March 16, when it faces No. 4 seed Virginia in first round action in the NCAA South Region at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

The game starts at 12:30 p.m. and will be aired live on TruTV. On campus, a watch party is planned in Trone Student Center. And in cities throughout the Southeast, members of the #FurmanFamily are gathering to pull for the Dins in their first NCAA appearance since 1980 in watch parties organized by the alums in regional FAN Clubs.


FAN Club Watch Parties


South Carolina

Upstate FAN Club
Yee-Haw Brewing Company
307 E. McBee Ave., Greenville

Charleston FAN Club
Papi’s Taqueria
1012 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms

Columbia FAN Club
Backstreets Grill
2400 Devine Street, Columbia


North Carolina

Charlotte FAN Club
Free Range Brewing
2320 N. Davidson St., Charlotte



Atlanta FAN Club
Fairway Social Tee Room
2420 S. Main St., Alpharetta

Savannah FAN Club
Coach’s Corner
3016 E. Victory Drive, Thunderbolt (Savannah)



Nashville FAN Club
Crow’s Nest
2211 Bandywood Drive, Nashville



D.C. FAN Club
Mission Navy Yard
1221 Van St. SE, Washington, DC



All alumni, fans and friends watching the game in Orlando are also invited to an after-party starting at 6 p.m. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served on the patio.

The Stubborn Mule
100 S. Eola Drive, Orlando

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