BGSU statement regarding University hockey team

September 18, 2023

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – On behalf of Bowling Green State University, Colleen Rerucha, University spokesperson, released the following statement today in response to a report of alleged hazing at an off-campus event involving student-athletes on the BGSU Hockey team:

“Immediately upon receiving a report of alleged hazing, the University notified local law enforcement and initiated its own investigation. BGSU has placed three students on interim suspension from the team. Additionally, Head Coach Ty Eigner has been placed on administrative leave, pending a full review. Effective immediately, Curtis Carr has been named interim head coach and William Switaj has been appointed to serve in an interim advisory capacity.

Through our commitment – both on campus and across the state – the University remains steadfast in its mission to eradicate hazing. Our community continues to embrace a culture of accountability, and we continue to be grateful for those who report concerns.”

Updated: 09/18/2023 01:44PM