History and traditions are part of the culture of every university, but be aware when you enter Bowling Green State University, you become a Falcon in the land of orange and brown. It’s up to you to decide what kind of Falcon you want to be.

Intercollegiate athletics is an important part of the residential college experience, and Bowling Green State University’s rich sports tradition is a major source of school spirit and pride for the campus community. You can join the Falcon Fanatics to cheer on the home team on game day at “The Doyt,” the epic hockey games against some of the country’s top collegiate teams and at the state-of-the-art Stroh Center for riveting volleyball matches and the edge-of-your-seat competition of men’s and women’s basketball.

Be a player

Or, be a participant rather than a spectator when you sign up for any of the 20 intramural sports ranging from the traditional basketball and softball to the offbeat Ultimate Frisbee and innertube water polo, or our nationally ranked Quidditch team. You can try your hand at whitewater rafting, rappelling and rock climbing when you participate in Outdoor Programs.


Living a healthy lifestyle is the key to performing at your best. That’s why at BGSU our students live healthy, balanced lives through access to world-class facilities. BGSU has four popular facilities: the 185,000-square-foot newly renovated student recreation center with climbing wall, pool, basketball/volleyball courts, indoor track, weight room, lounge and more; Perry Field House with two wings features 100x60 yard field covered with synthetic turf perfect for indoor flag football or soccer and a 200-meter 14 lane running track encircling four basketball, volleyball or tennis courts; and the ice arena which offers access to public skating, curling and broomball.

Forward Falcons (BGSU fight song)

Forward Falcons, Forward Falcons,
Fight for victory.
Show our spirit, make them fear it,
Fight for dear Bee Gee.
Forward Falcons, Forward Falcons,
Make the contest keen.
Hold up the fame of our mighty name,
And win for Bowling Green!