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Fans gearing up for big game at Florida Gulf Coast University

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The campus of Florida Gulf Coast University is buzzing over the excitement of tonight's Sweet 16 matchup against Florida.  Early this morning, a campus pep rally was broadcasted live on NBC's Today Show.  The campus bookstore had long lines of people buying Sweet 16 merchandise.

Folks waited in line for more than 30 minutes to buy gear.  Students are ecstatic about this instant school success.  Some joked that before last week, no one knew where FGCU was.  That's not really a problem anymore.  Many are embracing the new title of 'Dunk City'.

There are signs along the roadways saying that, and t-shirts with the logo.  Even the official Ft. Myers Website has the word 'Dunk City' on it.  There will be a few block parties tonight to watch the exciting matchup.

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