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Update, 3:12 p.m.: ESPN's Darren Rovell reports the naming rights deal with AT&T is worth between $17 and $19 million per year.

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Few Texans had heard of Florida Gulf Coast University two weeks ago. Now the entire country is buzzing about the boys in green and blue, sorry, cobalt.

Whether you like the Cinderella allusion or prefer comparing this team to The Little Engine that Could, Florida Gulf Coast is the story of the NCAA tournament. And as KERA’s Courtney Collins reports, their Sweet Sixteen chapter unfolds Friday night at Cowboys Stadium.

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Cowboys Stadium in Arlington filled with thousands of people Monday to honor former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who was gunned down with a friend at a Glen Rose gun range. Kyle was known as the most prolific sniper in the U.S. military. As friends, family, teammates and war veterans walked into the stadium, the big screen – which stretches 60 yards – flashed photos of Kyle and his family. 

Memorial For Navy SEAL Chris Kyle at Cowboys Stadium

Feb 8, 2013
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Family and friends gathered Friday afternoon at First Baptist Church in Midlothian to remember Chad Littleton. He and former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle were killed last Saturday at a gun range in Erath County. Kyle, who earned the reputation as “America’s most lethal sniper” will be remembered at Cowboys stadium Monday. 

Chris Kyle To Be Buried In State Cemetery

Feb 7, 2013
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The state of Texas is giving former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle a special honor: he will be buried in in the elite State Cemetery in Austin next week. On Monday, Kyle will be remembered in a public ceremony at Cowboy’s Stadium at 1:00p.m. Among the thousands expected is State Captain for the Patriot Guard Riders of Texas Mike Lambert.

"This man is a true American hero," Lambert says. "We’re not giving anything to Chris, we’re paying back what we owe to that man."

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