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ERIC MCKNIGHT RUMORS

Transfer Eric McKnight can’t play for Vols

The optimism Tennessee men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall had expressed about the arrival of Florida Gulf Coast graduate transfer Eric McKnight ended Tuesday. The SEC denied McKnight’s request for a graduate transfer waiver, and the 6-foot-9 forward from Raleigh, N.C., will not play for the Vols, Tyndall announced. “We pursued this issue through the proper protocol, and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

FGCU takes down Stetson 68-55

Eric McKnight and Bernard Thompson each scored 14 points to lead a balanced Florida Gulf Coast offense in a 68-55 win at Stetson on Sunday. Florida Gulf Coast (9-7, 3-0 Atlantic Sun Conference) used a 14-2 run midway through the first half to open a 21-13 lead after trailing early, and held off Stetson (3-12, 1-2) in the second half. The Hatters closed to within 50-47 with 5:06...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Stop Sign On FGCU Campus Sends Clear Message To The Florida Gators

As the Nation roots on this years Cinderella team, an old stop sign has new message and has arrived on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University. The stop sign is a message to the Eagles players to stop the mighty Florida Gators this Friday in a NCAA Sweet 16 battle. As a 16-year-old institution with … Continue reading »
Via Hinton's Sports Highlights
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Background On The Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles Players AKA Dunk City

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 »
Via Hinton's Sports Highlights
March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Florida Gulf Coast Amazing Alley Oop Dunk No. 2

These kids from Florida Gulf Coast University can GET UP. On Friday night, Chase Fieler showed us his hops on a game-clinching alley oop that put the entire NCAA Tournament field on notice. Today, his teammate Eric McKnight may have one-upped him. I feel for the rim.
Via College Spun
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Inside the boxscore: Florida Gulf Coast 63, Miami (Fl) 51

1. FGCU limited Miami to just 16-55 shooting. Miami made 8-29 twos (27.6%) and 8-26 threes (30.8%). Miami also struggled from the line (11-21, 52.4%) though defense can't really get the credit for that one. 16 field goals is the lowest a Miami team has made under coach Jim Larranaga, and the lowest for any Miami team since scoring just 45 points in a Nov. 2010 loss to Rutgers...
Via Run the Floor
November 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Florida Gulf Coast 63, Miami 51

Sherwood Brown and Eric McKnight scored 14 points apiece as Florida Gulf Coast defeated Miami 63-51 Tuesday night to post its biggest win in school history. Before the Eagles' first men's sellout, 4,552 fans at Alico Arena, Bernard Thompson added 13 points. Florida Gulf Coast (1-1) which is in just its second season of being NCAA eligible, lost by one point to Nebraska...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Florida Gulf Coast pulls off upset of Miami

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Sherwood Brown and Eric McKnight scored 14 points apiece as Florida Gulf Coast defeated Miami 63-51 Tuesday night to post its biggest win in school history. Before the Eagles' first men's sellout, 4,552 fans at Alico Arena, Bernard Thompson added 13 points. Florida Gulf Coast (1-1) which is in just its second season of being NCAA eligible, lost...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Does Andy Enfield have Florida Gulf Coast on the fast track?

Florida Gulf Coast is entering their sixth Division I season as a basketball program. Last year they had they had a losing record and still set a number of bests for the program. Not only did they set a record for most wins (15, vs 17 losses) but they advanced to the Atlantic Sun finals in their first year of post-season eligibility. So is it too early to talk about FGCU...
Via Run the Floor
August 24, 2012  |  Discuss
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