Large Gulf Between FGCU, Other Contenders

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Imagine it, an NCAA Sweet 16 teamthat isn’t loaded with one-and-done NBA prospects. Think of it, a talented coach who makes six figures instead of seven. Revel in it, a team that doesn’t treat college as if it’s enforced loitering on the way to something bigger and richer.

If Florida Gulf Coast achieves nothing else in the NCAA tournament, at least it’s put some undergraduate irreverence back in the game. The Eagles are playing like, you know, kids.

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