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In footsteps of women's basketball team, now all teams required to push bus

“So many teams are flipping tires to build muscle mass. This is something that will put us ahead of the game.” Photo via iStock

Last month, when the Northeastern women’s basketball team bus got caught in a Nor’easter on the way to the CAA tournament in Philadelphia, the Huskies rallied together to push the bus until it regained traction.

The teamwork, caught on camera, became a viral success and highlighted just how well the athletes—and the Northeastern community at large—work together.

In fact, the move was such a success that bus-pushing will now be a permanent feature of all Northeastern’s athletic teams’ training regimens.

“Pushing a bus not only builds teamwork and community, it’s also a great workout,” said Matthew Car, chair of the Department of Athletic Transportation. “So many teams are flipping tires to build muscle mass. This is something that will put us ahead of the game.”

As the old adage goes, those who work together, win together.

This article is part of Northeastern’s 2018 April Fools’ Day coverage.