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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Wichita State University's men's basketball team got an unexpected new fan when they arrived home after their latest NCAA tournament victory.
A plane carrying New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow was refueling in Wichita when the Shockers' bus arrived Sunday after their upset win over top-seeded Gonzaga. Tebow's representative asked coach Gregg Marshall if the Heisman Trophy winner could talk to the team.
Wearing a pink sweater over a tie and untucked shirt, Tebow got on the team bus, grabbed a microphone and told the players their surprising run to the Sweet 16 is something they will remember for the rest of their lives, regardless of what they do in the future. He also congratulated them and said they were an inspiration to many people.
"Some of you might go play in the NBA or you might have great lives. But this is the time you will remember," Tebow said. "All of you all together, ballin' out there together, training together, putting in the heart and sweat, everything, caring about each other. You'll never forget it, guys."
The team then headed to Koch Arena, where thousands of fans had gathered to greet the team.
The Shockers play La Salle on Thursday night in Los Angeles.
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According to Lindsey Jones of USA TODAY Sports, Jets’ quarterback Tim Tebow ended up giving the Wichita State men’s basketball team a pep talk while his plane was refueling in Wichita, Kansas. Tebow’s plane stopped to refuel at the Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita Sunday afternoon, and the New York Jets quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner was on the ground when Wichita State’s...
New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow got on the Wichita State men’s basketball team bus Sunday to wish them well in the NCAA tournament and congratulate them on their 76-70 victory over No. 1 seed Gonzaga. “Just go out there and ball out,” Tebow said. “Leave nothing on the court.”
Believe it or not Tebow is still a member of the Jets. At least for right now they have no plans on releasing or trading him, but no matter what they say, he isn’t in the mix to be the starting quarterback.
He has a lot of post career options, he will make a ton of money (already has) from speaking engagements, but maybe he can make a few more dollars acting.
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The New York Jets quarterback spoke to Wichita State’s basketball team Sunday as the squad returned home from Salt Lake City after beating No. 1 seed Gonzaga Saturday to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
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Tim Tebow has been known to give the occasional motivational speech or two, and the Jets quarterback imparted some of his wisdom on the Wichita State basketball team on Sunday.
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“I would like to extend...