14 Nov Dunk City Induction Ceremony to be Streamed Live
FORT MYERS, Fla. – For fans who cannot return to Fort Myers for the FGCU Hall of Fame induction of the 2013 Dunk City men’s basketball team, the program portion of the event will be streamed live on Monday night starting at 7 PM on YouTube Live.
WATCH LIVE: https://youtu.be/PSecRLx3IlE
The ceremony will feature remarks from Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh, players Eddie Murray and Brett Comer, and former FGCU/current USC head coach Andy Enfield. Voice of the Eagles David Moulton will emcee the event.
On Tuesday night, the Dunk City team will also be recognized at halftime of the men’s basketball game against USC (6 PM) which will be nationally televised on ESPNU. A limited number of tickets still remain and can be purchased online at www.FGCUTickets.com, by calling 866-FGCU-TIX, or visiting the Alico Arena Ticket Office.
The Dunk City team is part of the inaugural FGCU Athletics Hall of Fame class which features Dr. Ben Hill Griffin III, Dr. Bill Merwin, Chris Sale, Duane Swanson, Sr., and Brooke Younquist Sweat.
This group of Eagles is regarded as one of the most nationally iconic programs in the history of March Madness, as FGCU captured the country’s attention becoming the first No. 15 seed to reach the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. Those three March games in 2013 launched FGCU into celebrity status with the program even earning an ESPY for Best Upset of the Year, which highlighted the NCAA win over second-seed Georgetown. FGCU finished the year ranked No. 25 in the final USA Today Coaches Poll and the moniker Dunk City had been established as a household name in the basketball world.
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