Florida Gulf Coast University = Ball So Hard University. BEST COLLEGE EVER!
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Florida!
That photo is from junior forward Chase Fieler's dorm room, via Yahoo!'s college basketball blog.
As Eric Adelson explains at Yahoo!, "most recruits thought FGCU was a JuCo in the Florida Panhandle. It's not." No, it's a four-year, totally real university with a Division I basketball team and beachfront dorms and maybe even classes, and we're all so stupid for applying anywhere else.
FLORIDA GULF COAST IS 16 YEARS OLD.
WU-TANG CLAN IS OLDER THAN THIS SCHOOL:
Indeed, the school didn't open for classes until 1997, but much like Wu-Tang before them, the school is already well on its way to taking over the world. Reports from campus this weekend: "Students honked horns, blasted music and even mooned fellow drivers Friday night on the 760-acre Ft. Myers campus." It's FGCU's world, we're all just livin' in it.
FLORIDA GULF COAST IS LOCATED HERE:
The details don't matter. It's better if we don't know, actually.
For this week, Florida Gulf Coast exists as some utopian myth somewhere along the coast, full of classes that don't matter and dunks and beaches and the American Dream.
They have a PROFESSIONAL GOLF MANAGEMENT MAJOR.
"The freshman professional golf management major Garrett Thompson, who is from the Syracuse area..." is apparently a real Florida Gulf Coast student who appears in this New York Times article.
According to Wikipedia, notable alumni includes Courtney Jolly, a former beauty queen turned professional monster truck driver.
You heard me.
I wonder if applications for this university will increase this year.
Andrew Sharp of SB Nation talks about FGCU's love of the game:
If the previous nine items weren't enough to convince you that Florida Gulf Coast is the finest academic institution in the country, then here is the basketball team.
And then dunking a lot more, enough to earn the label "Dunk City" from the internet.
They play an uptempo style full of alley-oops, their best player (Sherwood Brown) came out of nowhere (and earns bonus points for phenomenal dreadlocks), and in both games this weekend FGCU was clearly the better team. That's an important point: What happened this weekend wasn't so much a miracle as it was a team full of athletes dominating and having fun while the rest of us looked on in shock. This was just an awesome team being more awesome than anyone thought possible.
It still doesn't seem real, but on the court and elsewhere, Florida Gulf Coast is the closest thing we've ever seen to Ball So Hard University in real life. All of it's the greatest.
BSHU: Is There An Entrance Exam? Prospective students are asked to list 99 Problems. If a bitch is one, admission will be revoked, and student will be referred to Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
Apparently the legal advice in "99 Problems" is fairly valid:
Btw FGCU's campus looks like a tropical resort:
And its Econ department is very capitalist:
Why people suddenly care about FGCU:
More about Florida Gulf Coast University coach Andy Enfield: