1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Bowling Green-Toledo Rivalry
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.
4. 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.
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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Bowling Green-Kent State Rivalry
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.