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November 30, 2023

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Not only are coachs and players synonymous with sporting events, but so are mascots and only at the University a group named SIC-SIC. The University has two Falcon mascots and eight SIC-SIC members. The mascots and SIC-SIC attempt to excite people for sporting events and University funcitions.

Although the mascots and SIC-SIC members are extremely busy, they are not permitted to reveal their identities to anyone. Therefore, they have to create excuses for when duty calls.

Since the identities of mascots and some SIC-SIC members would be revealed at the annual revealing of the mascots Saturday, the atmosphere was one of anticipation. Four University students who were falcons, as well as the two senior members of SIC-SIC disclosed their true identities to the public at this weekend’s basketball and hockey games.

“This was the greatest feeling I’ve ever had here at Bowling Green,” said senior Justin Pettit about being revealed as one of this year’s Freddie Falcons. “It was an honor to do it and an even bigger honor to have my uncle unmask me.”

The other Falcon mascots were revealed to be seniors Alicia Poluga and Janay Joyce, who were revealed as the Frieda Falcons and senior Dave Decker, who was the other Freddie.

Poluga said she was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to be a mascot this year because of all that happened at the University.

“It was such an honor this year,” she said. “We got to open the new Union, it was the first time in years we had a winning football team and we had the new lights. With everything that’s happened, its been incredible.”

Pettit shared similar sentiments about his year as Freddie Falcon. He was especially proud to be one of the first four University students to wear one of the new Falcon costumes that began in November.

“We got to transition from the old suits to the new suits and we got to see the football team complete a 180,” he said. “This whole year has just been one honor after another.”

Pettit and Poluga were revealed between the women’s and men’s basketball games and Decker and Joyce at halftime of the men’s game. Later in the evening the two SIC-SIC members were revealed. Seniors Nick Clark, who played Foo Fee and Nici Tomei, who played Olive Oil were announced.

According to both Clark, who was a SIC-SIC member for two years, as well as Pettit, one of the hardest things about being a member was keeping it a secret.

“It was so difficult,” Pettit said. “All my friends thought I hated them because I could never spend time with them.”

One excuse Clark said he often used to get out of doing something with friends if he had to make an appearance with SIC-SIC was that he had to go to library.

“I guess I would have been a straight-A student by now, which certainly isn’t the case,” he said.

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