Author William Fischer

14 entries

Austin Peay at Bowling Green 11/21/2011

There might not be a more powerless feeling in sports than when you're team can't score points. Long scoring droughts that last forever, open looks falling off the rim, contorted shots in the key that don't even get close, careless turnovers away from the basket...it almost begins to feel like there is an invisible...

Falcons Beat Depleted Titans

The men's basketball team at BG picked up its 3rd win of the season last night in the Stroh....where in fact, the Falcons are now unbeaten in three attempts. BG's 3rd D-1 win didn't come until December 30 last year. Detroit was picked to finish second-third in the Horizon League. They are, however, playing pretty...

Falcons Routed. Orr: "We Had a Lot To Do With That."

The Falcons were thumped by the George Washington Colonials last night on their own floor. GW rode 61% shooting to the 77-56 victory. The Colonials will have fond memories of the Stroh, as they are now 3-0 on that floor, sweeping through the CBE sub-regional. Coach Orr referred to it as our worst defensive game...

Falcons Stun Owls, Reverse Fortunes From GW Game

The Falcons pulled off what might well be their biggest non-conference win of the Orr era and certainly their biggest win in the Stroh Center, as they battled a very good Temple team for 40 teams, finished on a 7-1 run and ended up with a 67-64 win over the Owls. Nothing could be a starker contrast than the difference...

Malone at Bowling Green 12/7/2011 Falcons do expected, Crush Malone

The Falcons brought in their one annual guaranteed-win cupcake last night -- the Malone Pioneers -- and for the Falcons it was a welcome respite from being the cupcake (see upcoming Michigan State game) to devouring the cupcake. I lived in Ohio for more than 30 years. I had never heard of Malone College (or University)...

Falcons lose 2nd straight heartbreaker at home...

For the second straight home game, the Falcons lost a last-second heartbreaker. It is extremely disappointing ... you turn those two around and this team is 4-1 and we're feeling really good. But those two don't turn around, they are what they are, and the team is 2-3 and only four of the last nine at home. Our...

Falcons Defeat Chips, Keep Wolves at Bay

The Falcons went out yesterday and got a win they pretty much had to have. It many ways, it was far from a perfect effort; on the other hand, they took a poor team and beat them pretty easily, and that's what you are supposed to do with poor teams. (Final: 71-58). I was surprised, in fact, at how negative BG...

Falcons Beat Dreadful NIU, Win Second Straight

I said yesterday that Mark Montgomery of NIU had to feel a little strange. He went from coaching at MSU to coaching Northern Illinois, and those Huskies are just plain awful this year. The only time I remember seeing a team I thought was worse was the first Gene Cross team at UT. I actually felt a little pity...

Falcons Defeat Evil Rockets, Win Fourth in a Row

In front of their biggest crowd in seven seasons, and one that mostly consisted of their own fans, BG and UT played a very entertaining, competitive game that was made all the better by the fact that the Falcons Won and the Rockets Lost. (66-63). How's that taste, UT? In addition to the big rivalry win, the...

BG Finds Hot Shooting a Miracle Cure

Hot shooting will cure anything. It is like basketball's miracle drug: you cannot beat a team that does not miss shots. As Coach Orr has pointed out, though I have not heard him say it in a long time, you can't let your shooting percentage determine your winning percentage. In other words, you won't shoot like...

Kent State at Bowling Green 2/25/2012

A night like this, of course, is what keeps us coming back. When, after weeks of up and down play, win at home, lose on the road, when after all that your team comes onto the floor and out of nowhere plays their best game of the season (or maybe second best) and pulls of a huge, emphatic win over one of the conference's...

BG sweeps Coles (evil Genius), RedHawks

For the first time in 10 years, the Bowling Green Falcons completed a sweep over the Miami Redhawks last night. Along the way, they defeated the evil genius, Coach Charlie Coles, for perhaps the final time. A nice crowd of 2,566 watched the game--BG is slowly growing a fan base at the Stroh. The win will not,...

Not with a bang, but with a whimper

The men's basketball team completed their arc with a loss last night, perhaps the worst loss of the season. RPI wise, it was our worst loss of the season. Add in that CMU's star, Trey Zeigler, shot 1-11 and had three points, and you'd definitely think you'd be winning that game. CMU knocked the Falcons from the...

Love Your Team, Accept Your Life

No one really knows how the word "team" broke into American business jargon. I have my theories. I have long believed that it all started with an article in an in-flight magazine on the NY- Washington shuttle. If we scratched a little bit deeper, I think we'd find that it was written by a freelancer who was long...

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