Delaware adds Pitt to 2014 schedule
SPORTS | The University of Delaware and the University of Pittsburgh have announced that the two Eastern football powers will meet on the gridiron in non-league games during the 2014 and 2019 seasons.
Delaware, a member of the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), will take on the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Panthers on Aug. 30, 2014, and on Aug. 31, 2019. Both games will be played at Pittsburgh's 65,050-seat Heinz Field. The two teams will meet for the first time ever in the sport of football.
"We are excited to have the opportunity to play a program that annually ranks among the nation's best," says Delaware head coach K.C. Keeler, whose team defeated FBS Navy in both 2003 and 2007 on the way to berths in the national championship game. "Our schedule is consistently ranked among the toughest at our level of football, and playing a team the caliber of Pitt only enhances that. I know that our players and our fans will be excited, as well."
In addition to playing Pittsburgh, the Blue Hens will take on another FBS opponent when Delaware again travels to Navy on Sept. 3, 2011, and on Sept. 14, 2013. Both games will be played at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Md.
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