Advertisements
News Peed

Rotunda Statue of Thomas Jefferson to Be Replaced by Statue of Tony Bennett

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Following the Cavalier’s triumph in the NCAA tournament final last night, officials at the University of Virginia have announced plans to replace the statue of university founder Thomas Jefferson with one of men’s basketball coach Tony Bennett.

RELATED (article continued below):

“Tony Bennett has brought the school and the city of Charlottesville together unlike anyone before him,” James E. Ryan, the university’s president, said in a statement, noting that accomplishments such as being the primary author of the Declaration of Independence and being the third president of the United States didn’t compare to winning a college basketball tournament.

“As a founding father of both our university and our nation, TJ did a lot for us, but it’s not every year we’re NCAA champions. As far as we’re concerned, this is the dawning of a new era for the school, and it’s all because of our newfound leader, hero, and saint: Tony Bennett.”

“We think it’s what Jefferson would’ve wanted, too,” he added.

Ryan finished his statement by adding that a statue of team shooting guard Kyle Guy was also in the planning process and will be placed in the heart of the Lawn later this year.

RELATED:

We don’t produce UVA merch, we do have some authentic Peedmont merch.

 

 

Advertisements

1 Trackback / Pingback

  1. Cut-Down Basketball Net to Give UVA Commencement Speech – The Peedmont

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: