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Softball at FGCU/Four Points by Sheraton Invitational

Returning to the FGCU Softball Complex following a 1-4 outing at the Triple Crown Sports Puerto Vallarta Challenge in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the FGCU softball team will host the FGCU/Four Points by Sheraton Invitational from Feb. 24 to 26. Playing in double headers on Friday and Saturday, the Eagles will take on Boston College at 6 p.m. and Hofstra at 8:15 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, FGCU will take on Rutgers at 11:15 a.m. and Wisconsin at 1:30 p.m. Closing out the invitational on Sunday, the Eagles will take on FIU at 2:30 p.m. Before traveling to Orlando to...

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Preview: Women’s swimming and diving at Last Chance Meet

Coming off of its eighth consecutive CCSA championship, the FGCU women’s swim team will travel to Athens, Georgia to compete in the Last Chance Meet from Feb. 24 to 25. With the NCAA Diving Qualifications taking place March 6 to 8 and the NCAA Championships taking place from March 15, individuals will have a chance to improve or qualify their swimming times or diving standards for the 2017 NCAA Championships. Earning a total of seven NCAA ‘B’ cuts at the CCSA Championships, Elizabeth Zeiger, Doris Eichhorn, Fanny Teijonsalo, Hannah Burdge, Katie Latham, Gracie Redding, Sommer Harris and Christina Kaas...

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Preview: Baseball vs. Bethune-Cookman

Following their matchup against Eastern Michigan on Wednesday, Feb. 22, the FGCU baseball team will take on Bethune-Cookman in a three-game series from Feb. 24 to 26 at Swanson Stadium. With a 12-9 all-time record against the Wildcats, the Eagles went 2-1 in their last three-game series against Bethune-Cookman last March. Winning the first and third game of the series 9-6 and 15-5, the Eagles were defeated 1-0 in game two. Opening their season with a three-game series sweep over Boston College, the Wildcats will travel to Daytona Beach to face FAU before traveling to Fort Myers to take...

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Preview: Baseball vs. Eastern Michigan

Opening its season with a 3-1 series victory over Sacred Heart, the FGCU baseball team will take on Eastern Michigan on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Swanson Stadium. This will be the first time the two teams will cross paths in their respective program histories. Opening its season with a four-game series against Missouri, Eastern Michigan took game one 6-2, before losing the final three games of the series 27-9, 6-5 and 7-2. The Eagles come into their matchup against the Eagles fresh off of three-straight victories against Sacred Heart 13-8, 9-3 and 5-1. FGCU will look...

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FGCU women’s basketball rides strong first half to rout NJIT

In its final road contest of the regular season, the FGCU women’s basketball rode a strong first-half performance to rout NJIT 77-46. Knocking down 11 shots from long range, the Eagles held the Highlanders to 13 points in the first two quarters of play. “I thought we started the game really strong,” FGCU head coach Karl Smesko said in an FGCU Athletics press release. “We were guarding well, taking smart shots. I thought we had a lot of success early on against their zone. In the second half we didn’t really have that same level of intensity. I give...

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FGCU women’s basketball routs USC Upstate to earn program’s 400th victory

Following its 98-50 victory over Lipscomb on Monday, Feb. 13, the FGCU women’s basketball team defeated USC Upstate 80-50 to earn the program’s 400th victory. Moving to 11-1 in ASUN play, the Eagles victory guarantees them a top-two seed in the ASUN Championship. “We got off to a good start, and I was happy with our defensive effort,” said FGCU head coach Karl Smesko in a FGCU athletics press release. “As the game went on, we weren’t executing offensively as well as we’d like, but I was happy with the performance overall.” Coming off of her 21 point performance...

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FGCU men’s basketball defeats USC Upstate in overtime to earn a share of the ASUN regular-season title

Coming into their matchup against USC Upstate with a chance to claim at least a share of the ASUN regular-season title, the FGCU men’s basketball team defeated the Spartans 97-89 to earn its first regular-season crown since the 2013-14 season. Sharing the crown with former conference member Mercer, the Eagles have the chance to win its first outright regular-season title with a victory in their home regular-season finale against Stetson on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. Trailing by 21 points early in the second half, the Spartans outscored the Eagles 52-36 in the second half to comeback and...

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FGCU men’s basketball defeats NJIT for eighth straight road victory

Coming off of its 75-63 victory over Kennesaw State on Saturday, Feb. 11 the FGCU men’s basketball team rode a strong second half performance to win their eighth consecutive game on the road, defeating NJIT 80-73 on Thursday, Feb. 16. Entering their matchup with the Highlanders tied for first place in the ASUN with Lipscomb, the Eagles moved to 10-2 in conference play while the Bisons fell to second in the conference after falling to UNF at home 93-82. With two games remaining in the regular-season, FGCU’s victory over NJIT guaranteed the Eagles a top-2 seed in the ASUN...

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Baseball returns postseason-tested roster for 2017 campaign

Entering the 2017 season following its first ever ASUN Championship game appearance last season, the FGCU baseball team kicks off the new campaign with a four-game weekend series against Sacred Heart from Feb. 17 to 19 at Swanson Stadium. Returning all but three seniors from last season, the Eagles will face off against eight 2016 NCAA Tournament teams 22 times throughout the campaign. Six of the eight 2016 NCAA Tournament teams were either the No. 1 or No. 2 seeds in their respective NCAA Tournament Regional fields. While Ohio State, UNC Wilmington and FAU entered the Big Dance as...

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Preview: Women’s tennis at UCF

Following their victories against Florida A&M and FAU, the FGCU women’s tennis team will head to Orlando to face UCF on Friday, Feb 17. The last time these two teams met, the Eagles beat the Knights during the 2015-2016 season, avenging their lost to them during the 2014-2015. Taking on fellow ASUN member UNF before facing the Eagles, UCF defeated Georgia Southern 5-2 on Feb. 5. The Eagles come into their matchup against the Knights fresh off of their 7-0 win against FAMU and 5-2 victory over FAU. FGCU will look to defeat UCF before hitting the road again...

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