Fast facts

League: NCAA Division I FCS

Team: Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens

Head Coach: Danny Rocco

Team Mascot: YoUDee

Year Opened: 1952

Capacity: 22000

City / State: Newark / Delaware

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

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Battle of the Blue

Rival Team: Villanova Wildcats

The winner of the annual Delaware-Villanova rivalry game takes home the Battle of the Blue Trophy. The two teams first met on the football field in 1895. However, the rivalry didn’t become a regular fixture until the 1960s. The Wildcats hold a 28-21-1 record in the all-time series, but you won’t want to miss it as the Blue Hens try to close the gap.

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Route 1 Rivalry

Rival Team: Delaware State Hornets

The Route 1 Rivalry is a relatively new one despite the fact that Delaware and Delaware State are separated by less than 40 miles. The Blue Hens and Hornets first met in 2007, and have played every year since 2011. Watch the Blue Hens try to take home the First State Cup for the 8th time when they take on Delaware State.

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Delaware vs. James Madison

Rival Team: James Madison Dukes

You won’t want to miss it when Delaware and James Madison square off. These two Colonial Athletic Association rivals first met in 1983, but the rivalry didn’t take off until the two schools became conference rivals in 1993. The Blue Hens hold a 14-10 lead in the all-time series and will look to extend their lead when the two teams meet this season.

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Delaware vs. William & Mary

Rival Team: William & Mary Tribe

Delaware and William & Mary first met on the gridiron in 1915, but the rivalry didn’t become a regular thing until the late 1970s. The Blue Hens and Tribe have met 41 times with Delaware holding a 23-18 lead in the all-time series. Every matchup between these two CAA rivals is a must-see, so make sure to be in attendance when the Blue Hens and Tribe square off.

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Fast facts

League: NCAA Division I FCS

Team: Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens

Head Coach: Danny Rocco

Team Mascot: YoUDee

Year Opened: 1952

Capacity: 22000

City / State: Newark / Delaware

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