Hey sports fans! I’ll be representing Florida Gulf Coast University throughout our first NCAA tournament appearance! I’m thrilled and honored to contribute to sports.tumblr.com on behalf of the Eagles! I am a recent grad who is beyond proud of FGCU Men’s Basketball accomplishments. From a public relations perspective the spotlight has been incredible for our university! College basketball fans are curious who are the emerging Eagles. Yahoo.com said it best; “Life’s literally a beach at FGCU.” Our dorms face a pristine lakefront and the Gulf of Mexico is about a 15 to 20 minute drive from campus. Our student section the “Dirty Birds” are wild and protective of our nest. President Bradshaw and the Student Government has arranged a bus trip to send 50 students to Philadelphia to cheer on the Eagles against Georgetown on Friday, March 22nd at 6:50p.m.
Although many analysts predict Georgetown defeating 15th-seed FGCU I wouldn’t write us off too quickly. FGCU has only been eligible for the tournament for two years after a mandatory five-year transition period to Division I, beaten a No. 2-seed Miami by 12 points this season and are the 2013 Atlantic Sun Champions! As a Dirty Bird, I look forward to watching and blogging about our journey during the tourney!