|Conference||Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference|
|Athletic director||Rob Ramseyer|
|Football stadium||Adair-Austin Stadium|
|Basketball arena||Garvey Physical Education Center|
|Colors||Scarlet and Gray |
The Friends Falcons are the athletic teams that represent Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. They participate in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC).
|Men's Sports||Women's Sports|
Track & Field
Track & Field
Friends University begins 2012 with long-time coach Monty Lewis, who has held the position since the 2003 season.
In 1972, Friends was defeated by the Ottawa Braves in the Mineral Water Bowl by a score of 27–20.
The school's first athletic teams were known as the "Fighting Quakers" which symbolized the schools affiliation with the Society of Friends. In the 1930s, governance of the institution was turned over to an independent board not affiliated with the religious organization that founded the school. Still, the University athletic teams remained known as the Fighting Quakers and used a duck as their mascot symbol up to 1960.
After 1960, student body began to desire a different mascot to represent Friends University. "Freddy Falcon" was created as a response to this initiative and adopted by the school.
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Friends University is a private non-denominational Christian university in Wichita, Kansas. Friends was founded in 1898. The main building was originally built in 1886 for Garfield University, but was donated in 1898 to the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) by James Davis, a St. Louis business man. In the 1930s the leadership of the school was turned over to an independent Board of Trustees, with some representation of the Mid-America Yearly Meeting of Friends on the board. It operates today with "an amicable but independent relationship with the evangelical branch of the Society of Friends."
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