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The Bowling Green Falcons are the intercollegiate athletic teams that characterize Bowling Green State University (BGSU), in Bowling Green, Ohio, United States. The Falcons compete within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) on the Division I stage as a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) East Division, whereas the boys’s ice hockey team competes within the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). Bowling Green sponsors teams in 7 guys’s and 11 females’s NCAA-sanctioned sports activities and the soccer team competes within the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the best stage for faculty soccer. BGSU is among only 15 universities within the United States that performs Division I FBS soccer and Division I males’s ice hockey.
The Falcons’ major rivals are the Toledo Rockets from the University of Toledo, separated by 20 miles of Interstate 75 in northwestern Ohio, a rivalry contested in a number of sports activities. The very best known of those games is the yearly soccer game, known as the Battle of I-75. Initially, the winner of the game was awarded the Peace Pipe, a Native American peace pipe positioned upon a wooden pill. Since 2011, the winner is granted a bronzed I-75 highway sign.
The 1984 Falcons hockey team defeated Minnesota– Duluth within the longest school hockey championship game in historical past, to win the NCAA national championship, Bowling Green’s first and only Division I championship game.
The Bowling Green Falcons soccer team performs at Doyt Perry Stadium on the east end of the BGSU campus. The Falcons are a historic MAC powerhouse successful 10 championship game, second only to competing Miami (Ohio). Bowling Green has three outstanding rivals together with Miami (Ohio) and Kent State, nevertheless their fiercest rival is Toledo, with the 2 competing within 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 2 organizations’ founding in 1910 with the passing of the Lowry bill. Famous Falcon soccer players include Kory Lichtensteiger, Shaun Suisham and Don Nehlen (who would also grow to be head soccer coach at Bowling Green). Significant Bowling Green coaches include College Football Hall of Fame members Doyt Perry and Don Nehlen, in addition to Ohio State coach Urban Meyer.