Freddie & Frieda
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Bowling Green Falcon Mascots
Freddie and Frieda welcome you to their website!
This site is specially dedicated to our mascot and to pay tribute to their endless BGSU Falcon spirit.
GO FALCONS !
Until 1927, Bowling Green State University was referred to as
Bowling Green Normal College, for its teacher training curriculum. The
school's nickname was "The Normals." That year a man named
Ivan "Doc" Lake, who was a distinguished 1923 graduate of
the university, and active athletics booster, suggested that the
university needed a new nickname. Doc Lake, then a sports reporter for
the local Sentinel Tribune newspaper, had just finished reading an
article about falconry. He suggested the university rename its
nickname and mascot, "The Falcons." He felt the bird was a
fierce fighter with speed and courage. Doc Lake's suggestion of
"The Falcons" met with instant general approval by members
of the university. In fact, in 1955 the U.S. Air Force would also
adopt the falcon as their mascot at the academy in Colorado Springs,