Admission to Ohio Wesleyan University’s Sept. 28 football game will be free as part of Bishop Backer Fall Community Day. (Photo by Rafael Manrique)

Fall Community Day

Enjoy Free Admission Sept. 28 to Ohio Wesleyan vs. Allegheny Football Game

By Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, Ohio – Everyone is invited to cheer on the Ohio Wesleyan University football team for free Sept. 28 during Bishop Backer Fall Community Day. The Battling Bishops will take on the Allegheny Gators at 1 p.m. at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware.

The Sept. 28 game also will be a Coach to Cure MD event with fans invited to help support the battle against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The one-day national event is a project of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy in partnership with the American Football Coaches Association. Over the last 11 years, Coach to Cure MD has raised more than $2.1 million for Duchenne research.

The free Bishop Backer game also will be an Honorary Coaches Game, with alumni who helped to establish OWU’s tradition of football excellence on the sidelines with the team.

“On behalf of the Bishop Backers, I’d like to invite everyone to join us for Community Day,” said Doug Zipp, OWU athletics director. “The game is our way to thank everyone for all of the support you show OWU’s student-athletes and 25 varsity teams throughout the year.”

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

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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 25 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