Florida Gulf Coast shortstop Julio Gonzalez (Brad Young/BradYoungPhoto.com)


FGCU Bursts Onto Big Stage

Under The Radar

Call it Shock City.

The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles first got some attention in 2010, when Chris Sale was named National Pitcher of the Year in his final season before becoming a first-round pick, and, ultimately, a five-time MLB All-Star.

But the university didn’t become marketable until 2013, when its little-known men’s basketball team reached the Sweet 16 and became known as “Dunk City.” Despite being a No. 15 seed, the high-flying Eagles knocked off Georgetown and San Diego State before falling to the Florida Gators.

The Eagles baseball team earned revenge[…]


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