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It's been a wild week for Terrell Owens, and that's putting it mildly. He was going to be a free agent . . . NOT! He was going to stay with the 49ers . . . NOT! He was going to be a Raven . . . NOT! Now he's going to be an Eagle . . . MAYBE! What exactly is going on in that big brain of his? We dig deep into his cerebellum to find out.
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It's Championship Week in college hoops and we've got the first of our March Madness lists: the 10 biggest surprise conference tournament winners.

10]  Central Florida, 1996 TAAC
UCF had lost 12 of 13 games at one point, lost twice by at least 40 points ... and then reeled off its first three-game winning streak of the season to win the conference tourney and reach the NCAA Tournament.
9]  Florida International, 1995 TAAC
The coach had already announced his resignation, the team was 8-18 in a terrible conference. Then, mini-miracle: FIU won three straight; at 11-18, it was in the Big Dance.
8]  Providence, 1994 Big East
The Friars were just the sixth seed for the conference tournament, but upset No. 3 UConn in the semifinals and beat Georgetown in the final to win their first Big East title.
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