FGCWHO? with Mikey Tolvo Episode 4

The FGCU Softball team joins Mikey Tolvo to see if he has what it takes to make it on the softball field! Can Mikey handle the hitting, fielding and base-running challenges? Can the Softball girls handle a fun segment of rapid-fire questions? Watch to find out!

Be sure to come out to support the FGCU Softball team as they continue their quest to return to the Atlantic Sun championship game! You can catch them in action on March 6th, 7th and 8th at the FGCU/Four Points by Sheraton Spring Break Classic.

FGCU Men’s Soccer Lends A Hand In The Community, Cleans Up FGCU Campus

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Nothing brings out the true Green and Blue spirit of FGCU student-athletes like giving back to the community and the campus.

Recently, several members of the men’s soccer team combined their passion for the sport with service for the community, and exemplified what it means to be an Eagle on and off the field.

Freshmen Miguel Jaime, Caleb George and Andre Blackman – in addition to nine members of the women’s soccer team – visited Southwest Florida Christian Academy in Fort Myers to speak about their experiences being student-athletes at FGCU. IMG_2262-2The men spoke about the importance of education, sharing their insights regarding the challenges associated with juggling classes and study schedules with practices, travel and games.
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A-Sun and Done? Not so Fast

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By Michael Tolvo

There are 33 conferences in Division-1 basketball, but only one of them has provided the most stunning March Madness upsets in each of the past two seasons.

That would be the Atlantic Sun. For those hoping to finally fill out the perfect NCAA Tournament bracket, the A-Sun has been the cause of a lot of angst. For those who root for the underdog and enjoy good basketball, it has been a lot of fun to watch.

First came the unheralded bunch from little-known Fort Myers. In 2013, the Eagles dunked their way into the hearts of Americans everywhere while securing the first-ever Sweet Sixteen berth by a 15 seed.

Last year, it was Mercer who traveled to Raleigh, N.C. to play No. 3 Duke. The Bears knocked the breath out of the Cameron Crazies in a 78-71 win over the Jabari Parker led Duke squad.

Although Parker is now playing in the NBA and Mercer has moved on to the Southern Conference, the A-Sun is still hoping to bust many a bracket this March.

While the postseason heroics of the A-Sun have been well documented, the small 8-team conference is still seeking the respect of experts around the nation. A recent ranking by CBS Sports placed the A-Sun 30th out of the 33 conferences. After losing two respected members (Mercer and ETSU) and seeing a number of impressive talents graduate, the conference appeared to be on the decline.

However, the early season performance of a few resilient A-Sun teams has changed the opinion of some. In fact, preseason favorite FGCU looks to haves some serious competition for the lone Atlantic Sun bid to the NCAA tournament.
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FGC-WHO? with Mikey Tolvo Episode 3

FGCU Athletics and the official FGCU Athletics Blog, The Birds Eye View, presents “FGC-WHO?“, a quirky, outlandish and sometimes outrageous look at some of our favorite athletes you might not be familiar with.

In the third segment, Mikey Tolvo checks in with FGCU men’s tennis player Tianyu Bao with the help of his teammate Michael Beiler. Mikey then helps us all get to know Bao a little better with an exclusive interview you won’t want to miss.

#DepthCity on Display in Win Over Florida Tech

By Cameron Kaiser

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Photo Credit to Linwood Ferguson

Wednesday night, the FGCU men’s basketball team returned home to The Nest to take on the Florida Tech Panthers before a tough weekend on the road. What started as a tight game, the Eagles thrashed the Panthers to win 77-58, and improved their record to 7-1.

Dunk City showed once again why they have taken to being called Depth City this season. For the fifth time in eight games, FGCU featured a different starting five. Nine players logged more 10 minutes, while no player logged more 30. On top of that, the Eagles had five bench players who totaled more minutes than their five starters.

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Thompson Tames Bobcats, Shatters Records Along the Way

By Cameron Kaiser

FGCU v Ohio 11/19/2014

Photo Credit Linwood Ferguson

FGCU’s 79-62 victory over the Ohio Bobcats featured many strong performances from a multitude of players, but no one stood out more than the Atlantic Sun’s Preseason Player of the Year, Bernard Thompson.

 Thompson put on a show in front of the sold-out crowd at Alico Arena. Thompson, who struggled to find his footing in the first two games, went off for 34 points in what proved to be a rout over another mid major that’s been to the Sweet Sixteen recently.

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FGC-WHO? with Mikey Tolvo Episode 2

FGCU Athletics and the official FGCU Athletics Blog, The Birds Eye View, presents “FGC-WHO?“, a quirky, outlandish and sometimes outrageous look at some of our favorite athletes you might not be familiar with.

In the second segment, Mikey Tolvo checks in with FGCU women’s soccer comedy trio Emma Blackwell, Ally Kasun and Kaitlin Parker and sets forth a series of absurd challenges that they make all their own. With the help of a certain caped crusader who makes a special guest appearance, Mikey then helps us all get to know this dymanic group a little better with an exclusive interview you won’t want to miss.

FGC-WHO? with Mikey Tolvo Episode 1

FGCU Athletics and the official FGCU Athletics Blog, The Birds Eye View, presents “FGC-WHO?“, a quirky, outlandish and sometimes outrageous look at some of our favorite athletes you might not be familiar with.

In the first segment, Mikey Tolvo takes on Eric Moeller in an absurd game of one-on-one. Get to know FGCU newcomer Moeller in this David and Goliath bout that ends about as well as you would expect. Also, don’t miss an exclusive interview for everything you may or may not need to know about the 6’11’ Eric.

Softball Stands Out with Service

By Michael Tolvo

In January, members of FGCU Softball team lent their efforts towards a home renovation for Habitat for Humanity (read about it here).  This September, led by 13th-year head coach David Deiros, the 2014-15 softball squad displayed its diverse skill set by serving at separate sites for different causes on two-consecutive weekends.

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Eagle Council Kicks Off 2014-15 Season with Student Athlete Picnic

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On Sunday, August 24th, Eagles Council (SAAC) hosted their annual Student-Athlete Welcome Back Picnic, gathering 250-plus student-athletes, coaches and administrators together to officially kick off the 2014-15 academic year.

The picnic started with all of the newcomers introducing themselves to the returners and coaching staff. Ken Kavanagh, Director of Athletics, and FGCU’s President, Dr. Wilson Bradshaw, welcomed everyone with a motivational speech about the excitement of the upcoming seasons.
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