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In watching the amazing run of the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles over the weekend, it got me thinking, how many of their players are seniors? You’d have to think a team that has beaten the University of Miami (arguably the best team in the nation) during the regular season and made the University of Georgetown at times look like they didn’t even belong in the NCAA Tournament would be loaded with a Senior Class that is leading them to greatness. The truth is, they have one true senior. Of course, that true senior is their leader and best player number 25 Sherwood Brown, but still. Remember Florida Gulf Coast(FGC)! This team is not going away anytime soon. I predict this is the next Gonzaga, Creighton, George Mason, Wichita State and Virginia Commonwealth (VCU). FGC will be back and I don’t think they are going away for a while as long as their tremendous coach Andy Enfield remains, and they may not go away after that. Enfield played his college ball at John Hopkins University and set the all time NCAA career free throw percentage record with a mark of 92.5 percent. In just two seasons Enfield has transformed this basketball program. Enfield’s expertise is shooting the basketball, which as you can tell by the past two games in the NCAA tournament has paid big dividends for the Eagles. He has an up-tempo offense that fans love to come and see and makes it hard on any defense in the nation to defend. They averaged 74 points a game and shot 34.2 percent as a team from three. Don’t think they are all Larry Bird’s out their though, this team has some high flyers and at times their games look like a dunk contest. Enfield learned under some of basketball’s great coaches. He was an assistant in the NBA for the Milwaukee Bucks where he was a shooting coach under Mike Dunleavy from 1994-1996. He worked with players like Vin Baker and Glen Robinson. He then went to coach under Rick Pitino with the Boston Celtics from 1998 to 2000. He has worked closely with Ray Allen and then-rookie Paul Pierce. He was an assistant under Leonard Hamilton at Florida State and helped them appear in three straight NCAA tournaments. He specialized in recruiting and player development at FSU, and ESPN even called him one of “Five Super Assistant Coaches in College Basketball” in 2008-2009. With the coaching and most all of the players returning next season, this doesn’t look like a team that is going to be content with one run in an NCAA tournament. This program is here to stay! Welcome to the “Big Show” Florida Gulf Coast Eagles, and good luck in the sweet 16. Related posts: Losing Your Niche: Maryland’s Move to the Big 10 Buck Showalter: AL Manager of the Year Will Leonard Hankerson Breakout This Year For The Redskins?
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Florida Gulf Coast is the talk of the sports world right now. They are the first 15-seed to make it to the Sweet 16 and they are doing it with a swagger that would make Gary Payton proud. Up until a few days ago 99.9% of us didn’t know that this school even existed. That’s why I decided to take it upon myself to do some digging and see what else I could find about this paradise...
Florida Gulf Coast University, the Cinderella team of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, now has their own rap video.
Florida Gulf Coast beat San Diego State, 81-69, to become the first No. 15 seed to make it to the Sweet 16.
They’ll face third-seeded Florida Friday night.
FGSU shocked everyone by beating the No. 2 seed Georgetown 78-68 in the second round.
That win inspired...
The magical ride to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA basketball tournament by Florida Gulf Coast will be the talk of the sports world this week, and now the Eagles have inspired a rap song and music video.
Borrowing the tune of Tyga's "Rack City", check out Black Magic, featuring Bambi, with "Dunk City":
Video via FGCUDunkCity. H/T NIS.
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As a 16-year-old institution with a 6-year-old basketball program in only it’s second year of eligibility, No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast University has caught the attention of the nation. As the new Cinderella team, many across the country will be cheering HSH’s hometown and Alma Mater formerly know as Fort Myers, Fl now known as “Dunk City” to the end of … Continue reading »
Fort Myers has always been known more for being just another touristy old person beach city in southern Florida, but today they are claiming the title of “Dunk City,” thanks to the unprecedented run by the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles. Hey man, I think that’s pretty damn cool of them to do that. Nobody is ever going to recognize that city as a college town, but nice of them to...
As a 16-year-old institution with a 6-year-old basketball program in only it’s second year of eligibility, No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast University has caught the attention of the nation. As the new cinderella team many across the nation will be cheering them on tonight as they take on No. 7 San Diego State in the second round of the NCAA … Continue reading »
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...