Friends Falcons

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Friends Falcons
Friends falcons logo.png
University Friends University
Association NAIA
Conference Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Athletic directorRob Ramseyer
Location Wichita, Kansas
Varsity teams23
Football stadium Adair-Austin Stadium
Basketball arenaGarvey Physical Education Center
MascotFreddy Falcon
NicknameFalcons
ColorsScarlet and Gray [1]
         
Website www.friendsathletics.com

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). [2]

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Men's SportsWomen's Sports
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track & Field
Basketball
Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track & Field
Volleyball

Football

Friends University begins 2012 with long-time coach Monty Lewis, who has held the position since the 2003 season. [3]

Bowl games

In 1972, Friends was defeated by the Ottawa Braves in the Mineral Water Bowl by a score of 27–20. [4]

Mascot

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. [5]

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References

  1. Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Style Guide (PDF). July 6, 2016. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  2. College Fanz Friends University Athletics
  3. National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Top 25 Team Capsules-Friends
  4. Mineral Water Bowl All-time results
  5. Friends University Athletics Archived 2010-04-25 at the Wayback Machine Traditions