The community is invited to cheer on the Battling Bishops October 13 with free admission to Ohio Wesleyan University’s varsity football, volleyball, 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 Oct. 13 sports competitions include:[widgets_on_pages id=1]

  • 1 PM – OWU football vs. the Wabash College Little Giants, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. (Bishop Backer and Battling Bishop gear will be available for purchase during the football game.)
  • 1 PM – OWU women’s soccer vs. the Brooklyn College Bulldogs, at the Jay Martin Soccer Complex, 249 Park Ave., Delaware.
  • 1 PM – OWU volleyball vs. the Wittenberg University Tigers, at Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St, Delaware.
  • 7 PM – OWU men’s soccer vs. the Wabash College Little Giants, at the Jay Martin Soccer Complex.

“I’d like to invite all of Delaware and central Ohio to join us for Bishop Backer Fall Community Day,” said Doug Zipp, OWU athletics director. “This annual tradition is a great way for OWU’s neighbors and friends to get together for a free day of top-notch NCAA Division III athletics. We’re grateful for all of the community support that we receive year-round, and this is our way of saying thank you.”

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. Learn more at

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