RELATED STORIES Huskies On Parade In Case You Missed It, Summer 2015 Puppetry Festival on Parade Welcome Home, Champions! There’s Nothing Like A Victory Parade! April 18, 2011 - Peter Morenus SHARELINES Thousands of people lined the streets of downtown Hartford on April 17, waiting for a chance to cheer on the NCAA National Champion UConn Huskies. When Hall of Fame head coach Jim Calhoun addressed the crowd, he said, 'This is our third trip up here, and it doesn't get old. Our fans are the No. 1 fans in all of America.' Photos by Peter Morenus Freshman Shabazz Napier shows off the NCAA Championship trophy. The players and Coach Calhoun responded to the crowd from the top of a double-decker bus that circled from the State Capitol around Bushnell Park, down Main Street, and along Capitol Avenue. Jonathan was a popular figure all along the parade route. SHARE RELATED STORIES Huskies On Parade In Case You Missed It, Summer 2015 Puppetry Festival on Parade Welcome Home, Champions!