Founded in 1972, the team took third place in the German University Championships in its very first year. "We were all ambitious soccer players who had already gained playing experience in higher leagues," recalls Prof. Dr. Jürgen Buschmann, born in 1949, who at the time was studying sports, English studies and pedagogy for the teaching profession at the University of Bonn. "Of course we were in a good mood, and we wanted to win!"
For the next year, the goal was clear: become university champions! But the student body was deeply influenced by the 68er movement and the pursuit of performance and a participation in competitive sports was not welcome. The AstA cancelled the membership in order to use the contributions, which were quite high, for other purposes.