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Friends University is a private non-denominational Christian university in Wichita, Kansas.Friends University 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 by James Davis, a St. Louis...
athletic teams are known as the Falcons. They participate in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics is an athletic association that organizes college and university-level athletic programs. Membership in the NAIA consists of smaller colleges and universities across the United States. The NAIA allows colleges and universities outside the USA...
and the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NAIA. It is commonly called "The Kansas Conference", and as the name implies, all members are located in Kansas...
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- For more information see 2010 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference football season
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Friends University begins 2010 with long-time coach Monty Lewis
, who has held the position since the 2003 season. The program ended 2009 with 8 wins and 2 losses with a third place finish in the conference.
In 1972, Friends was defeated by the Ottawa University Braves
Ottawa University Braves are the athletic teams that represent Ottawa University. They participate in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.Men's Sports* Baseball* Basketball* Cross Country...
in the Mineral Water Bowl
The Mineral Water Bowl is an annual American NCAA Division II college football bowl game between teams from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association hosted in Excelsior Springs, Missouri at Tiger Stadium....
by a score of 27-20.
The schools first athletic teams were known as the "Fighting Quakers" which symbolized the schools affiliation with the Society of Friends. In the 1930's, 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.