Bowling Green Falcons Official Apparel
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The Bowling Green Falcons are the intercollegiate athletic teams that represent Bowling Green State University (BGSU), in Bowling Green, Ohio, United States. The Falcons compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I level as a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) East Division, while the men’s ice hockey team competes in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). Bowling Green sponsors groups in seven guys’s and 11 women’s NCAA-sanctioned sports and the football team competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the highest level for college football. BGSU is one of only 15 universities in the United States that plays Division I FBS football and Division I guys’s ice hockey.
The Falcons’ main competitors are the Toledo Rockets from the University of Toledo, separated by 20 miles of Interstate 75 in northwestern Ohio, a competition contested in numerous sports. The very best known of these games is the annual football game, known as the Battle of I-75. Initially, the winner of the game was granted the Peace Pipe, a Native American peace pipe positioned upon a wood tablet. Since 2011, the winner is granted a bronzed I-75 road sign.
The 1984 Falcons hockey team beat Minnesota– Duluth in the longest college hockey championship game in history, to win the NCAA national championship, Bowling Green’s first and only Division I national championship.
The Bowling Green Falcons football team plays at Doyt Perry Stadium on the east end of the BGSU school. The Falcons are a historic MAC powerhouse winning 10 conference championships, second only to competing Miami (Ohio). Bowling Green has 3 popular competitors including Miami (Ohio) and Kent State, but their fiercest rival is Toledo, with the two contending in the Battle of I-75 with the game’s winner taking home the Peace Pipe trophy. The Falcons and Kent State also compete for the Anniversary Award which honors the two organizations’ starting in 1910 with the death of the Lowry bill. Famous Falcon football players include Kory Lichtensteiger, Shaun Suisham and Don Nehlen (who would also end up being head football coach at Bowling Green). Noteworthy Bowling Green coaches consist of College Football Hall of Fame members Doyt Perry and Don Nehlen, as well as Ohio State coach Urban Meyer.