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Jacksonville Dolphins
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School Name: Jacksonville University
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Arena: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Capacity: 15,000
Conference: Atlantic Sun
Head coach: Cliff Warren

Jacksonville University (JU) is a private university located in Jacksonville, Florida, on the shore of the St. Johns River. JU was founded in 1934 as William J. Porter University (actually a two-year college). The school changed its name to Jacksonville Junior College in 1935. The college became Jacksonville University in 1956 after having moved to its current location six years earlier.

JU's colors are forest green and white, with black and gray as tertiary colors. JU's school mascot is the Dolphins. The school is believed to be the first sports team to chose Dolphins as a mascot. About 2,600 students attend Jacksonville University from 47 states and 19 different countries.

Men's Basketball

JU has been noted for its basketball program, which has produced professional stars such as Artis Gilmore, Otis Smith and Dee Brown. In 1970, JU became the smallest school (by enrollment) to ever make it to the Final Four. After defeating St. Bonaventure in the national semi-finals, the team that starred Gilmore, Pembrook Burroughs and Rex Morgan, lost to Sidney Wicks, Curtis Rowe, and UCLA in the National Championship Game. The following year, JU became the first school to average 100 points per game but could not repeat their miracle run in the tournament.

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