From Coast to Claws

By Michael Tolvo

Athletics

On the heels of carrying his dunk-happy team to the Sweet Sixteen and playing the most inspired basketball of his life, Sherwood Brown was flying high, to say the least.  A feature on the front page of ESPN and shaking hands with NBA legend Reggie Miller were a few of the perks that went along with being the face of the first-ever 15 seed to win multiple NCAA Tournament

The magical run for the newly-minted Dunk City squad led by the high-lobbing Brett Comer, thunderous-slamming Chase Fieler, and cold-blooded Sherwood Brown didn’t end completely after a heartbreaking loss to upstate rival University of Florida.  Brown and Co. were invited to walk the red carpet at the ESPY’s in Los Angeles en route to winning the award for “Best Upset.”
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Service Through Softball

Softball Service

By Michael Tolvo

FGCU Softball prides itself in fielding a well-rounded team the can put the ball in play, cover ground on defense, run the bases, and…build houses?  While construction is not a skill usually found among the players on a softball field, that is exactly what the 2014 Eagles softball team was doing on January 11.

Twelfth-year head coach David Deiros hit a home run in guiding his squad to its fifth volunteering venture.  The girls most recently teamed up with Habitat for Humanity last September when they renovated a local home in desperate need of some remodeling.  Their hard work went towards upgrading the cabinets, installing new floor, and a glistening fresh coat of paint.
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Tip or Not to Tip

By Michael Tolvo

The notorious FGCU tip play has already made the rounds on the sports circuit.  If you didn’t get a chance to see it on ESPN, here it is:

Jamail Jones channeled his inner quarterback as he heaved the ball to the far baseline left of the hoop.  Chase Fieler, the lone senior on the current squad, caught the full-court bomb and released it in one fluid motion.  The sideline erupted as the seemingly impossible shot fell through the net.
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