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Maybe its their underachieving nature and lack of flashy offense.
Maybe its because of the quality and margin of their wins.
Maybe theyve been looked over because of the down nature of their conference this season. Or, maybe, people arent convinced they have the talent to advance any further than this weekend.
Whatever the reason, Billy Donovan and his Florida Gators are not feeling a lot of love from the pundits as they prepare to make another run at the Final Four.
In most expert circles Florida has been an afterthought, even though they are making their ninth Sweet Sixteen appearance and the seventh with Donovan at the helm.
To add insult to injury, the Gators are barely mentioned in coverage of their own game this Friday. Thats because their opponent, Florida Gulf Coast University, has become the exalted Cinderella team of this tournament with the high-flying dunks and double-digit upsets over Georgetown and San Diego State. Plus, FGCUs coach is a former Wall Street exe...
BEST OF MAXIM
On Friday night, Florida will play Florida Gulf Coast in the Sweet 16 in Cowboys Stadium. Assuming the Gators play well, all signs point to them ending FGCU's run in the NCAA Tournament and moving one step closer to the Final Four.
(BUT NO SEC TOURNAMENT TITLE)
/shoots ill-advised three-pointer
/Gator-chomps before the ball is halfway to the basket
I am sure when ESPN went live to the Florida Gulf Coast Pep Rally, they didn’t expect a “F*ck the Gators” chant to start, but it is live TV, anything can happen. They should have invested in a seven second delay.
Check out the old man asking his wife what they are chanting half way through the video. Need to get that hearing aid fixed Old Timer.
I am sure the Gators are chomping...
In the crazy realm that is college football, coaches will do a myriad of crazy and interesting things to woo that high school football star.
The latest interesting recruiting tactic came from University of Florida wide receiver coach Joker Phillips who used this image of "The Joker" to try and get the attention of recruits:
IT'S TIME TO COME PLAY WR FOR THE...
by Steve Etter
Miami Bureau Reporter
It's a battle of the sunshine state held in Texas as the #15 seed Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles (FGCU) play the more well known #3 Florida Gators.
The #15 FGCU Eagles (26-10, 13-5 A-Sun), the definite Cinderella story of the tournament, beat the #2 Georgetown Hoyas 78-68 in the second round of...
The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles will be the big story for ESPN this week. We will see head coach Andy Enfield answer questions about his house being on the market and that gorgeous wife he took out to Taco Bell. We learn more about just who Sherwood Brown, Brett Comer and Chase Fieler are as we will see countless shots of beautiful shell-lined beaches. This is what happens when a school...
When you make history like the boys from Florida Gulf Coast University have it is understandable that the fan base get a little cocky and maybe even arrogant. The national attention has to be pretty cool, although I would question making the school too popular; that awesome beach might have a few too many dudes on it next semester...
Anyway...the fans were out in full force...
The Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles are one of the hottest stories in recent years and are enjoying their record setting run into the Sweet Sixteen in this year’s NCAA Tournament. The Eagles coach Andy Enfield has grabbed the media’s attention, conducting multiple interviews after their win last night and sharing stories on the national stage about dating his model wife...
The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are the sweethearts of the NCAA Tournament, as they have made it to the Sweet 16, marking the first time that a No. 15 seed has ever reached this point in the dance. However, the team for the Atlantic Sun champs is going to be coming to a close this week against the No. 3 Florida Gators, one of the favorites to win March Madness.
Florida Gulf Coast University has been the talk of the 2013 NCAA Tournament by making history. The FGCU Eagles became the first ever 15-seeded team to reach the Sweet Sixteen. The Fort Myers, Floria area has been electric since the weekend. After the Eagles win on Sunday night, they returned from Philadelphia at 3:30 a.m. to a massive crowd of cheering fans. A pep rally was held...
photo via NYTimes.com
Before Florida Gulf Coast University shocked us all by beating the University of Georgetown, if someone would’ve mentioned FGCU, our collective response would’ve been, “FGCU who?” Yet, when the Eagles knocked out the Hoyas by playing shutdown defense, going on large runs, and high flying dunks, they earned the attention of a nation; only to follow...
Joker Phillips is the new wide receivers coach for the Florida Gators, and he is hoping his new Batman's Joker recruiting campaign will land him some young stars.