Friends Falcons

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Friends University Falcons
Logo
University Friends University
Conferences Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA Region IV
Athletic director Joe Zimmerman
Location Wichita, KS
Varsity teams 15
Football stadium Adair-Austin Stadium
Basketball arena Garvey Physical Education Center
Mascot Freddy Falcon
Nickname Falcons
Colors
     Scarlet       Gray
Homepage www.friendsathletics.com

Friends University athletic teams are known as the Falcons. They participate in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC).[1]

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

Football[edit]

For current information see 2012 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference football season

Friends University begins 2012 with long-time coach Monty Lewis, who has held the position since the 2003 season.[2]

Bowl games[edit]

In 1972, Friends was defeated by the Ottawa Braves in the Mineral Water Bowl by a score of 27-20.[3]

Mascot[edit]

The schools 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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ College Fanz Friends University Athletics
  2. ^ National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Top 25 Team Capsules-Friends
  3. ^ Mineral Water Bowl All-time results
  4. ^ Friends University Athletics Traditions

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