Priming for the next stage: A trip to Boulder, Colorado is imminent for the Blue Hens after their 2025 football date versus the Buffaloes was announced by soon-to-be Conference USA member Delaware. As a year in preparation for the FBS transition begins, the Hens announced eight signees during this week’s National Signing Day, including one surprise commitment with high Bowl Subdivision interest.
An increasing number of Delaware student-athletes are participating in the Blue Hen Collective, a home for their Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) pursuits that is only becoming more prominent as Delaware soon embarks on its transition to the FBS.
The university officially announced Delaware's move to Conference USA effective July 1, 2025. Managing Sports Editor Daniel Steenkamer examines what makes the move to the "grown-up table" a necessary one for the Blue Hens.