VOLUME 22 #2

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Football home opener features in-state opponent

Football players with young fans
Photo by Kevin Quinlan
Student-athletes (from left) Justin Burns, Vince Hollerman and Blaine Woodson escort UD Future Hens Club members onto the field.

SPORTS | The Blue Hen football team will play its home opener on Saturday, Sept. 6, with a 6 p.m. kickoff at Delaware Stadium against in-state foe Delaware State University.

The contest follows the Hens’ first game of the season, when they are scheduled to take on the University of Pittsburgh at Heinz Field in the first-ever matchup with the Atlantic Coast Conference contender.

In late spring, UD football, led by second-year head coach Dave Brock, was picked No. 23 in the Athlon Sports Pre-season Top 25 poll.

Delaware finished with a record of 7-5 in 2013, losing two games by three points or less and narrowly missing out on the 20-team NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision Tournament.

Thirteen starters from last year’s squad are returning, including All-CAA selections in wide receiver Michael Johnson, tight end Nick Boyle, linebacker Pat Callaway and All-American punter Eric Enderson. Trent Hurley also returns as quarterback.

Home games at Delaware Stadium take place against Delaware State at 6 p.m., Sept. 6; Colgate at 6 p.m., Sept. 13; Sacred Heart at 3:30 p.m., Oct. 4; Elon at 3:30 p.m., Oct. 11 (Parents and Family Weekend); Towson at 3:30 p.m., Oct. 18 (Homecoming); Rhode Island at noon, Nov. 1; and Villanova at noon, Nov. 22 (Hall of Fame Day). The Hens are on the road at: James Madison on Sept. 27; William and Mary on Oct. 25; Albany on Nov. 8; and New Hampshire on Nov. 15.

For the best seats now, call (302) 831-2257 or visit BlueHens.com.


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