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Money underdogs in the Dance

Updated: March 18, 2008, 9:10 PM ET
By Kyle Whelliston
The term "mid-major" does little to describe the low finances of teams outside the big-time leagues. Smaller colleges with smaller budgets have it harder when trying to maintain winning legacies -- highly successful coaches are routinely lured away by power-conference paychecks, and available cash determines a program's recruiting scope.

In college basketball, the big winners are nearly always the ones with the big wallets.

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