No matter what happens, though, it's remarkable how much of an impact freshmen are having only a year after the NCAA opened (and closed) serious discussion about making freshmen ineligible once again. That initiative appears to be dead, but freshmen have enough to worry about anyway. Moments after Gooden won the Great Alaska Shootout MVP trophy, senior reserve Terry Nooner sidled up beside the shivering, overloaded freshman on the way to the team bus and uttered a greeting that we may start hearing a lot more often. "Hey, MVP!" he cracked. "Way to carry those bags."
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