Chapters seem to be added to the Florida Gulf Coast story by the day.
The mere fact that the 15th-seeded Eagles are the lowest-seeded team ever to reach the Sweet 16 would be enough for inclusion on our list.
But there's much more.
The university, which is located in Ft. Myers, Fla., did not exist until August 1997, when it first offered classes to students. Florida Gulf Coast was a Division II program until 2007-2008, when it began its transition to Division I basketball. And this was only the second year it was eligible for Division I postseason participation.
The Eagles had lost 21 games two years ago before they hired Andy Enfield as their coach. He was known for three things at that point:
1. He had set a Division III record for free-throw shooting percentage at Johns Hopkins.
2. He had made a fortune by co-founding a contract management company in the health-care industry (estimated to be worth around $100 million).
3. He had married Amanda Marcum, a former supermodel (pictured) who has appeared on the covers of Maxim, Elle and Vogue, according to The Sporting News. She is now a frequent target of TV cameras during the NCAA tournament.
Enfield earns $157,000 a year, according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.com. Compare that to the $3.6 million made last year by the coach of the Eagles' next opponent, Florida's Billy Donovan, based on salary data compiled by USA Today. Duke's Mike Krzyzewski and Kentucky's John Calipari are making close to $5 million.
The last chapter was provided by the Florida Gulf Coast players and their carefree style, as they laughed, danced and dunked their way to victories over No. 2 seed Georgetown and No. 7 seed San Diego State.
The Eagles play with an uptempo flair, led by point guard Brett Comer, who has 24 assists and five turnovers in the two tournament games. He was overshadowed in high school by teammate Austin Rivers.
Now, however, Comer and his FGCU teammates are the story, even though they are 0-2 this season against Lipscomb.