BG students make the difference

Greg Christopher and Greg Christopher

As I begin my new role at Bowling Green State University, I wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed getting to meet and visit with many of you during my first few months as a member of the Falcon Family. I have enjoyed watching you faithfully cheering on all of our fall sports programs.

As you know, the NCAA has instituted an attendance mandate of 15,000 per home game that many of us in the Mid-American Conference will be challenged to surpass. For BGSU, the critical element in reaching this goal is the support of our students.

It was fantastic to see so many of you make the trip to Cleveland during Labor Day Weekend to take on Wisconsin. Student ticket sales were significant in making “The Clash in Cleveland” a successful event.

It is important we build on that same support over the final two games of the season. We invite you to celebrate Homecoming with us on Oct. 14 when we host Eastern Michigan at 4 p.m. There will also be a fireworks display following the game and a free outdoor concert that is being put on by the University Activities Organization.

On Nov. 15, BGSU will host long-time rival Miami for an ESPN2 telecast that begins at 7:30 p.m. There is an outstanding promotion involving MTV that day as well as an opportunity for students to earn tuition money via an on-field promotion.

As our performance on the field has dictated over the years, BGSU is a Division I-A institution that is proud of its history and success. For us to continue to be viewed in that same light in the coming years, students serving as the base of our attendance growth will be the difference.

Your loyalty as students and later as alumni will help us solidify our fan base which I believe should consistently give us at least 20,000 per home game. First and foremost, we need your help this season. Coming out to “The Doyt” this Saturday would be a great way to help us start reaching our goals.

Roll Along!

Greg Christopher

Asst. VP of student affairs/director of athletics