Delaware Public Media

UD kicks-off 2018 football season

Aug 29, 2018

The University of Delaware gets its 2018 season underway Thursday night, welcoming Rhode Island to Newark.

There’s an air of anticipation surrounding the Blue Hens this year.  They are nationally-ranked to start a season for the first time since 2012 – sitting at 15th in one poll and 16th in another.

That raises hopes that UD can return to NCAA playoffs for the first time since 2010.

Kick-off between Delaware and Rhode Island is 7 p.m. tonight at Delaware Stadium.

And UD also announced today that it has signed a deal to play Penn State in 2023 and 2027.  The games will be the first ever between the two storied Eastern football powers - and the Blue Hens’ first against a Big Ten conference school.

Both games will be at Penn State.