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Fairleigh Dickinson's explicit abbreviation puts internet in frenzy after March Madness upset

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Fox News Flash top sports headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Fairleigh Dickinson became the second 16-seed to take down a one-seed on Friday when they upset Purdue, 63-58.

It was the largest upset in March Madness history, but if you were following on several sports apps, you saw quite the abbreviation for the New Jersey school: "Fair.

Dick." CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Jo'el Emanuel, #13 of the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights, celebrates with the crowd after beating the Purdue Boilermakers 63-58 in the first round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 17, 2023, in Columbus, Ohio.  (Dylan Buell/Getty Images) It was also a way to shorten up the name on some bet slips, so hopefully this gambler followed through.

But naturally, the internet had a field day. The Knights took down Purdue despite 21 points and 15 rebounds from the 7'4", 300-pound Zach Edey, while the average height for FDU players is a foot shorter.

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