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Prior to their game against the Florida Gators, the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles were very loose and relaxed. They exchanged high-fives with Michigan after Michigan’s thrilling comeback overtime victory over Kansas, and FGCU guard Sherwood Brown posed for pictures with the Gators cheerleaders. It’s too bad that “Dunk City” finally ran out of gas and lost to Florida 62-50, but the Eagles seemed to do the prudent thing and just enjoyed their time in the tournament. Their school spent a great deal of time in the spotlight and the exposure is going to do wonders for their program and their University.
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A lot of college teams have banned their players from Twitter and with good reason. Too many kids tend to tweet without thinking (or while drinking) and fail to realize that there are thousands of people watching their every tweet. Any and every misstep is caught, retweeted, and used as fodder for late night jokes and bloggers everywhere.
So it is easy to see why coaches...
Although the University of Florida Gulf Coast's Cinderella run in the 2013 NCAA Tournament ended at the hands of the University of Florida, the squad and many players like Sherwood Brown became household names.
Before the game against Florida, Sherwood took a photo with a Florida cheerleader by the name of Tarin Moses who is currently dating Florida quarterback Jeff Driscoll...
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It turns out that FGCU isn’t the only school in Florida capable of highlight-reel plays. In fact, against Florida Gulf Coast, the Florida Gators reclaimed their dominance of the Sunshine State, and did so in style. In the last few minutes of the game, point guard Mike Rosario had a streetball-ish inbound pass off the back of an Eagles defender which he then turned into a vicious...
Underdogs are fun to cheer for. We all like them. It's the idea that anyone can win on any given day that really appeals to us. We want to believe that it is not necessary to go to a big school or have a rich program to win. We want to believe that anyone can.
But sometimes it is the powerhouse that wins.
Everyone wanted FGCU to win and continue to make history...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- They don't have a T-shirt with caricatures in their honor plastered across the front or even a nickname.
As a collective group, this trio is more substance than flash.
Reserves Will Yeguete, Michael Frazier and Casey Prather are critical to Florida's success but they garnered little attention leading into Friday night's showdown with Florida Gulf Coast...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Mike Rosario had 15 points and Florida is going to an NCAA regional final for the third year in a row after a 62-50 victory over Florida Gulf Coast, the No. 15 seed whose improbable tournament journey ended just before midnight Friday.
Florida Gulf Coast, the high-flying team from "Dunk City" few people knew before this NCAA tourney, jumped out to an...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Early on, it looked like the guys from Dunk City could really do it.
Florida Gulf Coast, the first-ever No. 15 seed to advance to the Sweet Sixteen, broke out to a 15-4 lead over Florida in Friday's South Region semifinal.
Then Florida Gulf Coast hit a wall. Cinderella turned back into a pumpkin and Florida coasted to a 62-50 win at Cowboys Stadium.
Last week I wrote about the numerous easy brackets the Florida Gators have lucked into over the past few years. Now I'm interested in a more historical perspective. Which teams have had the easiest paths in NCAA history?
To win this tournament you need some skill and some luck. All you can do is play the teams that lay in front of you, but if you're lucky then you avoid...
Michigan is scoring at will agains what is arguably a top-3 defense in the Florida Gators.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- SEC champion Florida is going to its third straight NCAA regional final, while the improbable tournament journey for Florida Gulf Coast is over.
The Eagles, the No. 15 seed few people even knew of on Selection Sunday, had their season ended just before midnight Friday with a 62-50 loss to one of the big schools from Florida.
The high-flying team from "...
The Florida Gators are in familiar territory having been in the Elite-9 of the NCAA Basketball Tournament for the previous two years. The Gators are hoping to break a string of losses at this point and punch their ticket to the Final Four. Now the foe is Big-10 stalwart Michigan. The Gators have their hands fulll and they talk about it here.
Metal clinked behind coach Kevin O’Sullivan as spoke with frustration and hope during Thursday’s batting practice. “It will turn at some point,” he said. At some point, it’ll all fall together: at-bats, solid starts on the mound, the elimination of small mistakes. Well this weekend, it turned. The Gators posted back-to-back shutouts against the Rebels for their first SEC...
ARLINGTON, Texas-- Florida Head Coach Billy Donovan reflects on the 79-59 Elite Eight loss to Michigan, and what he will remember most about perhaps one of his most talented squads.
He’s waited his time, and junior quarterback Tyler Murphy is willing to wait some more. More important to him than playing right now is winning football games and the staff at Florida has designated junior Jeff Driskel as the starter again. Now, he finds himself in a battle for back up duty and the guy that has to be ready in case Driskel goes down. Murphy seems prepared for whatever happens.
Jabari Gorman and Cody Riggs were on top of the depth chart at safety to start spring practice, but the goal was to build depth and add bodies capable of playing safety during the fall. An injury to Riggs gave extra reps to younger players, and while the Gators wait for three freshmen safeties to get to campus in the summer, this spring gave an opportunity for the returning players to win the job.