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NCAA recruiting dead period expires

FORT MYERS, Fla.– For FGCU Head Men’s Basketball Coach Michael Fly, recruiting new players to his program over the last 15 months has not been easy.  “The last year and a half really we’ve been recruiting guys and taking commitments and signing guys without ever meeting them in person” said Fly.  At the onset of the pandemic, the NCAA instituted a ban known as a dead period on all in person recruiting. Coaches could not leave campus to recruit while prospective recruits could not visit campuses.  “It’s hard because you’re...

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FGCU digs up answers on Tulsa Massacre that killed hundreds in black community

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A group from Florida Gulf Coast University is on the ground in Tulsa Oklahoma, helping to dig up answers at the site of an American tragedy. “We’re bridging a gap from the dead to the living,” Dr. Heather Walsh-Haney said, “with the hopes of changing lives.” A reckoning is happening there – this week marks 100 years since the Tulsa Massacre where hundreds of Black people were killed and a thriving Black community was destroyed. “By opening up the door and allowing us to finally shed light on this horrible atrocity,...

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FGCU invites 2020 graduates back for in-person Grad Walk

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Florida Gulf Coast University is inviting its 2020 graduates to come back for a Grad Walk. The Grad Walk for the Class of 2020 will be held on the first weekend in August at Alico Arena, according to FGCU. The university said the Spring 2021 Grad Walk was a success, and they wanted to offer a similar opportunity for the graduates to return and mark the milestome – this time in-person. Graduates in FGCU’s class of 2020 can complete a survey if interested by June 16. Click here for the survey. The post FGCU invites 2020 graduates back for in-person Grad Walk...

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FGCU experiences large scale power outage on campus

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Florida Gulf Coast University is experiencing a large scale power outage, the school announced on Twitter. The outage was caused by a faulty transformer, the school said. According to FGCU, additional details are unknown at this time. Count on NBC2 for updates. The post FGCU experiences large scale power outage on campus appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 Cape Coral

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FGCU baseball opens ASun Tournament play Friday

FORT MYERS, Fla.– Fresh off their second ASun regular season crown in three seasons, the FGCU baseball team gets set for a grudge match on their home diamond this weekend.  “I’m expecting it to be an all out war this weekend,” said senior infielder Richie Garcia.  Starting Friday night, the Eagles host Jacksonville, a team they beat five of six times this year, in a best-of-three series to begin ASun Tournament play.  “Everything that happens this weekend, that’s all we got,” said Garcia.  However, for FGCU’s “COVID...

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Hundreds of women in Southwest Florida experience ‘period poverty’

One in six women and girls between the ages of 12 and 44 live below the federal poverty line. While many usually think of the inability to put food on the table, buy new clothes, or afford an education — many women are unable to buy products for their menstrual cycle. Hundreds of women in Southwest Florida have been leaning on non-profits for basic period supplies, especially during the pandemic. “Because of the mobile food pantries, we were seeing the demand double,” explained Dusti Beaubien, the President of Alliance for Period Supplies of Southwest Florida....

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FGCU expects sports venues at full capacity in Fall, masks optional

FORT MYERS, Fla.– Wings up and masks off.  “It’s certainly exciting to be able to get things back to a normal sense and feeling,” said Florida Gulf Coast University Assistant Athletic Director John Sinnett.  FGCU announced earlier this week, even before the CDC, that it would be changing its guidelines so that facemasks on campus were optional but recommended. The policy includes athletic venues.   “If they choose to wear a mask that would be their personal decision, but they will not be required,” said Sinnett.  The on...

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