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The University of Toledo's Glass Bowl Stadium - Home of the UT Rockets
The University of Toledo's Glass Bowl Stadium - Home of the UT Rockets

The University of Toledo's athletic teams play as the Rockets, and uniforms sport the colors midnight blue and gold. The University's sports teams play in the Mid-American Conference. The Rockets football team holds nine Mid-American Conference Championships, in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1981, 1984, 1990 (co-champs with Western Michigan), 1995, 2001, and 2004. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 353 KB)The University of Toledo, Glass Bowl Stadium. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 353 KB)The University of Toledo, Glass Bowl Stadium. ... Glass Bowl is a stadium in Toledo, Ohio. ... The University of Toledo is a public university situated in Toledo, Ohio. ... The Mid-American Conference is a College Athletic Conference whose members are located mainly in the Midwestern United States; nine of the schools are in Ohio and Michigan alone. ...


Toledo's principal rivals are the Falcons of Bowling Green State University. The two teams play for a trophy each year known as the Peace Pipe, a prize that originated in basketball but progressed to football in 1980. BGSU currently holds a 36-31-4 advantage over the Rockets, but Toledo has won four of the last five contests between the two teams. This rivalry is known as "The Battle for I-75" because both campuses are located just off of Interstate 75, and only 20 miles separate the two campuses. Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is a public four-year institution located in Bowling Green, Ohio, USA; about 20 miles south of Toledo, Ohio on I-75. ... In college football, the Peace Pipe is a trophy awarded annually to the winner of the game between the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University. ...


The University of Toledo also has an official spirit crew known as Blue Crew. They attend numerous athletic events and are present throughout the community.


The University of Toledo recently signed a two-game series in football with The Ohio State University Buckeyes. The first game will be considered a "home" game for Toledo, and will be played at Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 19, 2009.


Among other sports, Toledo consistently fields strong distance running teams; Brianna Shook '04, who is also an assistant track coach at the school, holds the American record for the steeplechase. The steeplechase is an obstacle race in athletics (track and field), which derives its name from the steeplechase in horse racing. ...


 
 

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