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Team: Toledo Rockets
League: NCAA Division I FBS
Home Games: Glass Bowl
Head Coach: Jason Candle
Championships: 14 conference and 11 division titles
All-Time Greats: Chuck Ealey, Gene Swick, Mel Triplett, Mel Long
Toledo Rockets TicketsThe Toledo Rockets took to the field for the first time in 1917 under the guidance of Coach John Brandeberry. Unlike most college sports teams, the original lineup for the Toledo Rockets formed when a group of students purchased some uniforms on their own from a sporting goods establishment. They then planned a game against the University of Detroit Titans, and Brandeberry stepped in to referee the match. The Rockets lost without scoring a single goal, but the two teams did settle their debts. The University of Detroit Mercy ended its football program in 1964. When everything started out, the team did not have a nickname. After some long touchdowns in a 1923 game, the team officially got the name the “ ”Rockets.“ ” The team went through several coaches over the next few years, but most of them managed to help turn the Rockets into an excellent college football program in their own ways. The Rockets have remained a force in football ever since. Grab your Toledo Rockets tickets at StubHub.
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Where do the Toledo Rockets play?The Glass Bowl is where you'll find the Toledo Rockets when they are playing home games against their opponents. It is part of the school's Bancroft campus and can seat 26,248 of Toledo's fans. However, record attendance has seen those numbers climb as high as 36,852 when Toledo faced off against the United States Navy team in 2001. The stadium is known for mixing the old with the contemporary, and it has kept the traditional stonework that surrounds the field despite several renovations over the years.
What conference does the Toledo Rockets play in?The Toledo Rockets has been a part of the Mid-American Conference since 1952. Before this, it was part of the defunct Northwest Ohio League. During that time, the team managed to take home three conference titles in 1923, 1927 and 1929. Once the Rockets moved to the MAC, it continued with several more conference titles. The team has taken home 11 more title wins since 1952.
Who are the Toledo Rockets’ biggest rivals in their conference?Bowling Green became part of the Mid-American Conference the same year that Toledo joined. However, the rivalry between the two teams is even older than that. In 1924, Bowling Green challenged Toledo's captain at the time, claiming that he was also playing for a local team. Although this was true, the rules did not prohibit it. In 1950, Toledo's athletic director increased ticket prices for all known Bowling Green students, causing a bit of a stir. These and other incidents on and off the field have served to fuel the competition between the Falcons and the Rockets ever since.
Who is the head coach for the Toledo Rockets?Jason Candle has been the head coach for the Toledo Rockets since 2015. Before that, he worked as an assistant coach for the slot receivers at Toledo under head coach Jim Beckman. Mr. Candle had been a wide receiver before shifting his focus to coaching.
What was the Toledo Rockets’ record last season?The Toledo Rockets finished the 2018 season with a record of 7—6. Its conference record was 5—3, and this ended up putting the team in a tie for second place with two other MAC teams. The Rockets were also invited to play in the Bahamas Bowl that year.
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