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Big Crowd for DePauw Game a Factor in Birmingham-Southern's Successful Return to Football

December 7, 2007

NCAA Football Wilson.jpgDecember 7, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - "With its first season now in the books, Birmingham-Southern College leaders are ready to call the return of the school's football program a touchdown," reports the Birmingham Business Journal. "Home games at the school drew an average of 2,328 fans, with attendance peaking at a home game with DePauw University on Oct. 6 at Regions Park." The box scorefor that contest listed 3,412 in attendance.

Birmingham-Southern left the NCAA Division I Big South Conference and this season began the transition to Division III membership in the Southern Collegiate AthleticConference. This fall marked the college's first football season since 1939.

"Joe Dean Jr., Birmingham-Southern's director of athletics, said the school met or exceeded its own expectations for the program in regards to attendance, performance and enrollment," notes the publication. "The school DePauw_IN.gifsplit games between Regions Park, Legion Field and Homewood Stadium for the 2007 season, but will settle into an on-campus stadium beginning in 2008."

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