Bowling Green Falcons Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Todd Simon

Team Mascot: Freddie and Frieda Falcon

Year Opened: 2011

Capacity: 4387

City / State: Bowling Green / Ohio

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

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Bowling Green Falcons vs Toledo Rockets

Rival Team: Toledo Rockets

There is no better time to attend a Bowling Green basketball game then when the Falcons take on archrivals Toledo. The rivalry between the two carries over from the gridiron to the hardwood, and you better believe there are tons of bragging rights on the line when these two meet. Bowling Green and Toledo absolutely hate each other, so don’t miss your chance to see one of the fiercest rivalries in the MAC.

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Bowling Green Falcons vs Kent State Golden Flashes

Rival Team: Kent State Golden Flashes

The rivalry between Bowling Green and Kent State may not be as heated as the Bowling Green-Toledo rivalry, but that doesn’t mean you won’t see an incredible matchup when attending a game between the Falcons and Golden Flash. There is no love lost between these two Ohio-based schools, so make sure to be in attendance when Kent State comes to the Stroh Center.

Bowling Green Falcons Stadium Guide

In Game

The state-of-the-art Stroh Center is the newest venue in the MAC and an excellent place to take in a college hoops game. The facility offers an intimate atmosphere that is reminiscent of the Falcons basketball team’s previous facility Anderson Arena. No matter where you’re sitting, you’ll feel like you’re right on top of the action when attending a game at the Stroh Center.

In addition to providing a cozy atmosphere, the Stroh Center also does an outstanding job of showing off the history of the Falcons basketball program and the athletics department. Above the court, you’ll see a variety of banners honoring the best teams and athletes in Falcons history, and if that’s not enough Falcons history for you, the Stroh Center is also home to the Bowling Green Hall of Fame.

Those of you looking to grab a bite to eat or something to drink after the game will want to check out downtown Bowling Green. Downtown is home to several Bowling Green student favorites including Mr. Spots, Reverend’s, and Pollyeyes. There’s a lot to check out downtown making it the perfect place to stop for some post game entertainment.

You’ll have a great time visiting Bowling Green where the new arena and downtown festivities create a fun experience you’ll want to re-live soon.

Things to check out

Falcon Spirit Plaza

Stop by the Falcon Spirit Plaza outside the main entrance to see the world’s largest bronze falcon statue. The statue weighs 2 tons and is a must-see for anyone attending a game at the Stroh Center.

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Bowling Green Hall of Fame

Take some time to check out the Bowling Green Hall of Fame and learn more about the history of Bowling Green athletics. The Hall of Fame is home to a variety of artifacts, which change every so often, so even if you’ve been before stop by and see the new entries.

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Above the court are banners honoring the Falcons basketball history. While Bowling Green hasn’t been to the NCAA Tournament since 1968, there are plenty of banners to see as the Falcons were regular contenders during the 1960s. Take a peek at the banners to remember the glory days of Bowling Green basketball.

Tradition Mural

Make sure to check out the Bowling Green tradition mural when attending a game at the Stroh Center. The mural does an excellent job of showcasing all three sports that call the Stroh Center home.

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Freddie and Frieda

These two falcon mascots can be seen entertaining the crowd on the sidelines of every Bowling Green basketball game. One of the more unique traditions involving this pair of mascots is that they throw bubble gum, so keep your eyes peeled for them so you can snag a piece.

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The Bowling Green cheer squad keeps the fans pumped up throughout the game. The cheerleaders perform a variety of routines and are a can’t miss, so join in on the cheers to show off your Falcons pride.

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Fight Songs

  1. Forward Falcons

    The official fight song for Bowling Green.

  2. Ay Ziggy Zoomba

    Ay Ziggy Zoomba is Bowling Green’s unofficial fight song. Gilbert Fox, an Air Force bombardier in World War II, brought a loose translation of a Zulu war chant back with him, and since its introduction in 1946 to a campus spirit assembly, it has kept its place in BGSU history.

    Ay Ziggy Zoomba Zoomba Zoomba
    Ay Ziggy Zoomba Zoomba Ze
    Ay Ziggy Zoomba Zoomba Zoomba
    Ay Ziggy Zoomba Zoomba Ze

    Roll along you BG warriors
    Roll along and win for BGSU!

    (Repeat 2nd Time – Faster) 
    (Repeat 3rd Time – Even faster) 

Bowling Green Falcons Bars & Restaurants

  1. Ziggy Zoomba’s

    bar drink

    For Falcons. By Falcons.

    300 E Wooster St, Bowling Green, OH 43402, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  2. City Tap & The Attic


    THE BEST PATIO'S IN TOWN! 34 Beers on Tap. Daily Food and Drink Specials.

    110 N Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Buffalo Wild Wings

    Owlz Pub Sand Trap Scorpions Bar Grill

    Since 1982, Buffalo Wild Wings (or B-Dubs as our friends call us) has been the ultimate place to watch the game, have a cold beer and eat some great food.

    Bowling Green, OH 43403, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  4. Pizza Pub 516

    Souris Saloon Silhouette Lounge

    Great-tasting pizza and other tasty, delicious snacks!

    516 E Wooster St, Bowling Green, OH 43402, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $

  5. Stones Throw Tavern and Grill


    This cozy place has a great selection of beers and really tasty food!

    176 E Wooster St, Bowling Green, OH 43402, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  6. Campus Quarters

    Campus Quarters

    Bowling Green's only TRUE SPORTS BAR! Serving over 50 Different Beers, Sports on 16 Big Screens, Pool, Darts, Cornhole, & The best bartenders in town!

    107 State St, Bowling Green, OH 43402, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  7. Liquid Bar

    Liquid Bar

    Liquid Bar is a bar and night club that has a great selection of drinks and an awesome menu.

    238 N Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  8. Howard’s Club H

    Howards Club H

    Bowling Green's best place to have a drink with old friends, make new friends, and see your next favorite band.

    210 N Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  9. Grumpy Dave’s Pub

    Grumpy Daves Pub beer

    Grumpy Dave's is a cool place that has karaoke, pool tables and awesome drinks!

    104 S Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  10. Reverend’s Bar & Grill

    Reverends Bar And Grill

    In keeping with the desire to drink good beer, Reverend’s is dedicated to serving the best microbrews and specialty beers in the area.

    130 E Wooster St, Bowling Green, OH 43402, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Trotter’s Tavern


    Trotter's Tavern was established in 1994 and has been know for the "Little Brown Jug Steak" ever since. Voted best steak in Wood County.

    119 N Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$$

  12. Nate and Wally’s

    Nate and Wallys beer

    Home of the famous FISHBOWL! as well as some other delicious adult beverages!

    151 E Wooster St, Bowling Green, OH 43402, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  13. Beckett’s Burger Bar

    Becketts Burger Bar

    Beckett’s offers a classic pub fare menu. We’re open daily and food is served until midnight. Join us to watch your favorite sporting events, meet with friends before and after the games, and for delicious food in a casual atmosphere!

    163 S Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  14. Campus Pollyeyes

    Campus Pollyeyes

    Home of Bowling Greens Best Stuffed Breadsticks!

    440 E Court St, Bowling Green, OH 43402, USA


    Bar website

    italian - $$