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There are signs of FGCU hysteria at Hammond Stadium and the Lee County Sports Complex.

From Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire declaring he will stay up past midnight to watch the Eagles face the Florida Gators in the Sweet 16 to a number of FGCU "Dunk City" T-shirts worn by fans in the stands, tonight's game in North Texas is generating buzz.

Twins minor league pitching coordinator Eric Rasmussen's son Derek is a trainer with the Eagles and will be on the sidelines at Cowboys Stadium tonight.

"He's probably the only trainer who can dunk, too," Rasmussen said.

Twins pitcher Hudson Boyd is rooting for the Gators, as he and Florida coach Billy Donovan share the same agency.

There are some other Twins-FGCU connections as well. Randy Popple, former strength and conditioning coach for the Twins, has that role at FGCU. And Twins scout Billy Corrigan is an FGCU graduate.

The Boston Red Sox are traveling west on Daniels Parkway from JetBlue Park today with more on their minds than FGCU.

The Twins set their 25-man roster today, but the Red Sox may take the remaining 48 hours to do the same.

Red Sox manager John Farrell said the team is still looking at different scenarios, as naming surging outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to the team would require designating for assignment another player from the current Boston 40-man roster.

Here's a look at today's starting lineups, with a near-Opening Day lineup for Boston but some reserves filling in for Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau and Aaron Hicks with the Twins:

Boston Red Sox

CF Jacoby Ellsbury
RF Shane Victorino
2B Dustin Pedroia
1B Mike Napoli
3B Will Middlebrooks
C Jarrod Saltalamacchia
DH Jonny Gomes
RF Jackie Bradley Jr.
SS Pedro Ciriaco

RHP Ryan Dempster

Minnesota Twins

DH Jamey Carroll
2B Brian Dozier
3B Trevor Plouffe
C Ryan Doumit
1B Chris Parmelee
CF Wilkin Ramirez
LF Eduardo Escobar
RF Danny Ortiz
SS Pedro Florimon

RHP Cole De Vries

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