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Greenwich Native Defends Use Of 'Dunk City' Nickname

Greenwich native and Florida Gulf Coast University athletic director Ken Kavanagh is defending his school's use of the nickname "Dunk City."
Greenwich native and Florida Gulf Coast University athletic director Ken Kavanagh is defending his school's use of the nickname "Dunk City." Photo Credit: Courtesy of Florida Gulf Coast University

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Florida Gulf Coast University athletic director Ken Kavanagh, a Greenwich native, is none too happy that his college's nickname in the NCAA men's basketball tournament was used by a rival team, according to an article in USA Today.

FGCU became known as "Dunk City" in the school's surprise run to the Sweet 16 in the men's basketball tournament. But the team's head coach, Andy Enfield, was quickly scooped up by the University of Southern California after FGCU was eliminated.

In USC's press release announcing Enfield's hiring, it was ended with the phrase, "Dunk City USC," according to the article.

Kavanagh, who spoke with The Greenwich Daily Voice last week , addressed the alleged plagiarism at a press conference announcing Enfield's departure.

Florida Gulf Coast University qualified for its first-ever NCAA tournament berth and became the first 15-seed to advance to the round of 16.

Read the full USA Today article here .

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