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FGCU Officials Upset USC Is Calling Itself ‘Dunk City’

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News spread this week that Florida Gulf Coast University Men’s Basketball coach Andy Enfield will be leaving Southwest Florida for a lucrative new job as the coach at The University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Following the announcement, though, USC’s athletics webpage featured a prominently placed hash tag and the words ‘Dunk City.’

For anyone who wasn’t paying attention to local sports news in the past few weeks, Fort Myers—which is home to FGCU—was dubbed ‘Dunk City’ after two stellar performances from the Eagles during this year’s NCAA tournament.

While Enfield received a hefty amount of credit for the Eagles’ two big wins, FGCU Athletics Director Ken Kavanagh said Enfield isn’t taking the name Dunk City with him.

“There is only one Dunk City, USA-- it’s here in Southwest Florida,” Kavanagh said in a press conference this week. “I think it’s totally inappropriate for USC to do that. We would not copy someone else’s well-earned scenario.  I will be making sure I let USC know that.”

FGCU President Wilson Bradshaw said the school’s looking into what it can do to rectify the situation.

“We have our attorneys looking into trade-marking and related approaches to that,” he explained. “So, we are being very aggressive right now. But make no bones about it the nation knows where Dunk City is.”

Enfield was FGCU’s head basketball coach for two years. A nationwide search for his replacement has begun.