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Courtney ‘C.J.’ Williamsonbey released from men’s basketball team

After being suspended by the FGCU men’s basketball team following his arrest and charges of burglary of conveyance and grand theft, Courtney “C.J.” Williamsonbey has been dismissed from the men’s basketball team and is no longer enrolled at FGCU. FGCU spokesperson, Susan Evans, quoted Federal law in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act in an email regarding Williamsonbey before explaining his status. “Mr. Williamsonbey is no longer enrolled at FGCU and thus is no longer a member of the men’s basketball team,” Evans said. Arrested along with Jordan Burkes on Feb. 9, Burkes and Williamsonbey were seen on...

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FGCU softball goes 4-2 at Battle at the Beach

Taking on five different teams in six games, the FGCU softball team went 4-2 at the Battle at the Beach at the FGCU Softball Complex. Taking on Iowa State twice, IUPUI, Canisius, Drexel and Cleveland State, the Eagles defeated Iowa State, Canisius, Drexel and Cleveland State. Facing IUPUI on the back end of a doubleheader on Thursday, FGCU fell to IUPUI 2-1 before falling to Iowa State on the back end of a double header on Saturday, 5-2. Knocking in 22 runs over the six-game series, Raquel Fournet’s four doubles, Bri Innamorato’s four RBI’s and Bree Tourtillott’s four RBI’s...

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Preview: Women’s golf at MSU Citrus Classic

Competing in the 2017 Spring Break Shootout on Monday and Tuesday, the FGCU women’s golf team will head to Sorrento to compete in the MSU Citrus Classic from March 19 to 21 at the Redtail Golf Club. Hosted by Morehead State for the second consecutive season, FGCU finished fifth overall out of the 20 teams competing. Rebounding from a 10th place finish on the second to last day of the classic to finish in fifth, the Eagles will look to lean on Megan Blonien and Madison Easterbrook following their top-20 performances at the MSU Citrus Classic last season. After...

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Preview: Men’s golf at Cape Fear National Intercollegiate

Following its third place finish at the Fort Lauderdale Intercollegiate, the FGCU men’s golf team will travel to Leland, North Carolina to compete in the Cape Fear National Intercollegiate from March 19 to 20 at the Cape Fear National Golf Course. Competing in Appalachian State’s Cape Fear Intercollegiate last season, the Eagles finished tied for sixth out of the 13 teams competing. Following the Cape Fear National Intercollegiate, FGCU will head to Lake Worth to compete at the FAU Slomin Autism Championship from March 24 to...

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Preview: Women’s basketball vs. Miami in first round of NCAA Tournament

On the eve of winning its fourth ASUN Tournament Championship, the FGCU women’s basketball team earned a 13 seed and will take on No. 4 Miami in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament in Coral Gables on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Watsco Center. “We’re excited that we are playing so close to Fort Myers,” FGCU head coach Karl Smesko said. “It makes it really convenient for our fans to get over there and support us and we are excited about the opportunity of playing a really great team in the NCAA tournament.” Making its fourth NCAA...

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FGCU men’s basketball falls to FSU in first round of NCAA tournament

Making its third appearance in the NCAA tournament in five years, the No. 14 FGCU men’s basketball team fell to No. 3 FSU 86-80 in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament at the Amway Center in Orlando. Cutting the Seminoles lead to just five twice in the final minute of the game, the Eagles were unable to overcome time and complete their late comeback. “Obviously we’re disappointed that we lost,” FGCU head coach Joe Dooley said. “I don’t think it diminishes the year we had. We’re proud of our guys. We had a heck of a year. Disappointing,...

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Editorial: FGCU men’s basketball ready to create new legacy at 2017 NCAA Tournament

We’ve all heard the name “Dunk City” before. Ever since the FGCU men’s basketball team’s infamous Sweet 16 run in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, Dunk City has been FGCU’s given identity. All around FGCU, there are people wearing shirts with Dunk City printed on the front, and if you go to a basketball game, you’re sure to hear about Dunk City becoming the first No. 15 seed to make it to the Sweet 16. If you’re on social media and come across articles or posts about FGCU, you’ll probably see the posts talking about the FGCU team that made...

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FGCU alumna Tabby Tindell on trial with NWSL side Orlando Pride

Kicking off the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League season with its preseason camp, the Orlando Pride welcomed 29 players to the club’s camp, including FGCU alumna Tabby Tindell as a trailist. “We’re very happy with the roster we’ve built during our first full offseason players,” Orlando Pride head coach Tom Sermanni said to “I’m excited to get to work and see how this group performs in the coming year.” As a three-time ASUN Player of the Year, Tindell has the ASUN record for career goals with 66 and points with 162. Spending all four seasons of her collegiate...

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Preview: Baseball vs FSU

The No. 21 FGCU baseball team heads to JetBlue park to take on No. 1 FSU on Wednesday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. Coming into its matchup against FGCU, FSU will take on its first ranked opponent of the year, No. 5 UF, on Tuesday, before facing the Eagles on Wednesday. The last time these two teams crossed path on the diamond, the Eagles defeated the Seminoles 11-8 in 10 innings behind a 4-4 performance at the plate by Jake Noll. After having its 10-game win streak snapped by Ohio State on Sunday, the Eagles will look to get...

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FGCU baseball earns highest ranking in program history

Following a two-game sweep of then-ranked No. 2 Florida and a 2-1 series victory over Ohio State, the FGCU men’s baseball team earned a No. 21 ranking, its highest national rank in program history. Named the No. 21 team from five of six nationally recognized polls released on Monday, March 13, the Eagles are the fourth-highest ranked non-power five program according to Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and Perfect Game. “I’m proud of the guys and how they’ve played so far this season,” FGCU head coach Dave Tollett said to FGCU Athletics. “We’ve played very well, pitched very well and have...

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