MAC Volleyball: Why Bowling Green Girls Rule And Boys Drool

When Bowling Green beat Northern Illinois in five sets to capture the MAC Volleyball Championship, it marked the first tournament win for the Falcons since 1991 — an impressive feat for Danijela Tomic's first season as head coach. But it also marks a startling truth in BG: the women are good at sports and the men are not.

It's long been understood that BGSU's most dominant sport this century is women's basketball, thanks in part to Curt Miller. Eight straight division titles and five MAC tournament titles in that stretch is proof enough. Similarly, the Falcons women's soccer team won the MAC in 2005, and softball in 2004. The last four sports to win the MAC were all female-based. The last men's conference title — and this is a startling drought — was baseball in 1999.

Football hasn't won the MAC since 1992. Their last hockey conference title was 1984 (their only national title) and for men's basketball you need to go back to 1968.

As a Bowling Green educated male, I can confirm that us guys, for the most part, suck. We're awful people. We stay up late, eat pizza, and date girls that are entirely wrong for us. We perhaps figure this all out later in life: eat healthy, exercise and fall in love not because of dorm proximity.

Until then, the wait is on for a men's program to win some type of conference championship.

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