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Photo Gallery: Delaware’s spring football game 2024

Larissa Veronica Heather and Jordan Rosales capture Delaware's 2024 spring football game.

Delaware schedules Colorado for inaugural FBS season, unveils December signing class

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.

Photo Gallery: Delaware loses to University of Montana, ending Hens’ last FCS playoff run

Larissa Veronica Heather photographs the second round of the FCS playoffs against the University of Montana.

Opinion: Delaware’s rise to FBS not without risk, but raises ceiling for sports programs, university

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.

Photo Gallery: Delaware defeats Lafayette College in FCS playoff opener

Larissa Veronica Heather captures Delaware's win over Lafayette College in the FCS playoff opener.

Delaware looks to bounce back from injury-laden disappointment against Villanova

A Saturday full of injuries and turnovers (on downs or otherwise) resulted in yet another loss for Delaware at the hands of its Battle of the Blue rival, Villanova University. But with an 8-3 regular-season record, the Blue Hens are playoff-bound and have a chance to rebound with a home contest against Lafayette College in the FCS tournament first round.

At-large landing spot: Delaware draws Lafayette in FCS playoffs first round

Delaware could not keep pace with Villanova on Saturday in the wake of injuries that took Blue Hen quarterbacks Ryan O'Connor and Zach Marker out of the game in the early going. Delaware is battered, then, but not beaten for the year, as Sunday's FCS playoffs selection show revealed a first-round meeting with Lafayette.

Photo Gallery: Battle of the Blue

Larissa Veronica Heather and Jacob Letnaunchyn capture Delaware's loss against Villanova in the Battle of the Blue on Nov. 18.

3 & Out: Delaware creams Campbell to set up decisive Battle of the Blue versus Villanova

By thumping Campbell on Saturday on the road, Delaware bolstered its FCS playoff chances and is in position to earn an at-large bid at a minimum on Selection Sunday. The Blue Hens' regular-season finale against rival Villanova, though, presents an opportunity to avenge years of home losses and to get in tournament seed contention.

Photo Gallery: Blue Hens soar to 45-7 victory over Campbell University

Photographer Larissa Veronica Heather captures the electrifying moments of triumph as the Blue Hens dominate the field with an impressive 45-7 victory over Campbell University. Delaware, now 7-2 on the year, will close out its regular season schedule with a home matchup versus Villanova University this Saturday.

3 & Out: Elon holds off Delaware rally, deals Blue Hens first CAA Football loss

Delaware fumbled on the first and last touches of its game Saturday versus Elon University, dooming the Blue Hens in a 33-27 loss. With two regular-season games remaining, Delaware must win at least one to solidify its FCS playoff footing.

Photo Gallery: Elon edges Delaware 33-27

Photographers Larissa Veronica Heather, Ethan Grandin, Audrey Tong and Christiana Natalini capture Delaware's defeat against Elon University on Nov. 4.

3 & Out: Yarns, Blue Hens make quick work of Towson, turn to Elon with quarterback questions

Delaware's 51-13 demolition of Towson in Saturday's CAA Football game began with a Marcus Yarns touchdown on the Blue Hens' first play from scrimmage. The Hens never looked back as Yarns tallied five touchdowns total and Delaware improved to 7-1 overall before it returns home to oppose Elon in the November opener.

Photo Gallery: Delaware buries Towson early, rolls to road win

Photographer Larissa Veronica Heather captures Delaware football's 51-13 drubbing of Towson University at Johnny Unitas Stadium on Saturday.
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