Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 3/24/13
Even Tim Tebow is finding a way to get involved with March Madness. 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. According to The Wichita Eagle, Tebow’s jet had stopped at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport to refuel and his representative asked Wichita State basketball coach Gregg Marshall whether Tebow could address the team. Tebow then stepped inside the team bus and delivered a message to the players. Tebow referenced a speech he gave to his Florida teammates during halftime of the 2009 BCS National Championship Game, which the Gators won 24-14 over Oklahoma. He encouraged the Shockers to embrace the moment and “leave nothing on the court.” The speech seemed full of cliches, which Tebow seemed to recognize when he said, “I know you don’t need to hear that from me,” but that still had to be a cool moment for the Shockers. Photo via Instagram/Shockers Athletics, video via KSN H/T USA Today Related posts: Wichita State, Buzz Williams celebrate tourney wins by dancing Are Thom Brennaman and Tim Tebow Secretly Dating? Gator Zone’s Tim Tebow story has been pulled; protecting Tebow’s image?

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