Press Release

Bishop Backers to Celebrate Fall Community Day Sept. 30

September 20, 2017 – by Cole Hatcher

Admission to all Ohio Wesleyan home athletics events will be free Sept. 30 as part of the Bishop Backer Fall Community Day. The day will include football, field hockey, and soccer games. (Photo by Hannah Wargo ’19)

Enjoy Free OWU Football, Field Hockey, and Women’s and Men’s Soccer Games

DELAWARE, Ohio – Battling Bishop fans are invited to enjoy free admission Sept. 30 to Ohio Wesleyan University’s football, field hockey, and women’s and men’s soccer games. 

The daylong celebration of OWU athletics is this year’s Fall Community Day, sponsored by the Bishop Backers. The Sept. 30 Community Day contests include: 

  • 11 a.m. – OWU field hockey vs. the Sewanee Tigers of Tennessee, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St.
  • 2 p.m. – OWU football vs. the DePauw Tigers of Indiana, at Selby Stadium. (Bishop Backer and Battling Bishop gear will be available for purchase during the football game.)
  • 4:30 p.m. – OWU women’s soccer vs. the Wooster Fighting Scots, at the Jay Martin Soccer Complex, 249 Park Ave.
  • 7 p.m. – OWU men’s soccer vs. the Fighting Scots, at the Jay Martin Soccer Complex.

From 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., OWU will offer a free soccer clinic for youths from 6 to 14 years old. Pre-registration is required. Learn more at

“We’re excited to invite our Delaware neighbors and friends to come cheer on the Battling Bishops at no cost as we celebrate Community Day,” said Doug Zipp, OWU athletics director. “We hope everyone will don their red-and-black spirit gear and join us for a great day of NCAA Division III athletics.” 

During the regular season, admission for ticketed OWU athletics events is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens, students, and children. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid university ID. 

Individual all-sports season passes are available through the OWU Athletics Department at a cost of $50. Call (740) 368-3726 or visit for more information, including the university’s complete fall athletics schedule. 

About the Bishop Backers

The Bishop Backers is an organization of community advocates interested in sharing information about the breadth of athletics, arts, and educational opportunities available at Ohio Wesleyan. 

About Ohio Wesleyan

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the latest President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at