Delaware Fightin Blue Hens Football venues
Delaware Fightin Blue Hens Football tickets
Team: Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens
NCAA Division and Conference: Division I FCS, Colonial Athletic Association
Year Founded: 1889
Stadium: Delaware Stadium
Head Coach: Danny Rocco
Rivals: Villanova, Delaware State, James Madison, William & Mary
Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens Football TicketsThe Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football team represents the University of Delaware. With a storied history over 117 years of existence, the Fightin' Blue Hens have won six national titles. The Fightin' Blue Hens won their first title in 1946 in the AP College Division, followed by more titles in 1963, 1971, 1972, 1979 and 2003. In 2007 and 2010, the Fightin' Blue Hens also played in the FCS National Championship game. In addition to a strong team and a great record, the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football team has an enthusiastic, strong fanbase. Between 1999 and 2010, the team was the only program in the NCAA FCS to have over 20,000 fans on average see all of their home games over every season at Delaware Stadium. Join all of the fans at the next Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football game by getting your tickets at StubHub, the world's largest online ticket marketplace.
Who is the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens' football head coach?Head coach Danny Rocco helms the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football program. He came to Delaware in 2017 after a successful playing and coaching career. Known as a friend of Al Groh, he played at Penn State and Wake Forest as a linebacker. After graduating, he entered coaching at his alma mater, Wake Forest. After his stint there, he moved on to the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Tulsa, coaching linebackers. He moved to Boston College as a defensive line coach. His first head-coaching stint was at Liberty University where he won the Coach of the Year title for the Big South Conference. In 2011, he became head coach at the University of Richmond before departing for the Fightin' Blue Hens in 2017.
How did the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football team become a powerhouse?Bill Murray, first a football player at Duke and then a coach, led the Delaware football program from 1940 to 1950, with a three-year interruption for World War II, during which no team was formed. He took the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football team to their first national championship in 1946 in the Cigar Bowl. Murray has been inducted into the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame. Since his departure for Duke in 1950, subsequent head coaches have continued to build the reputation of the team. The University of Delaware stands out because it has significant academic prestige as well as a record of strong athletic accomplishments on the football field.
Where can I get tickets to a Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football game?Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football games are known for tremendous fan turnout and support. Most colleges and universities can expect to see 8,000 to 10,000 fans for their home games, even in Division I. However, over 20,000 fans on average use their Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football tickets for every game. Delaware Stadium has been expanded four times to reach its current capacity, and the stadium has been frequently oversold. To join these fans yourself, check out StubHub to find tickets for the next Delaware football game.
Who are some Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football players in the NFL?There are 11 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football alumni currently playing in the NFL. These include quarterback Joe Rocco, Super Bowl XLVII Most Valuable Player, as well as Joe Walker, Troy Reeder, Tenny Adewusi and Nick Boyle.
What are the historical rivalries of the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football program?While Delaware and Delaware State first played each other only in 2007, the two Delaware universities enjoy an ongoing rivalry. The Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens have been victorious in each of the teams' seven games. Every year, the Battle of the Blue game brings together the Villanova Wildcats and the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens for a rivalry game. These two teams first competed in 1985. The annual game has been played since 2007, and the winning team takes home the Battle of the Blue Trophy. The Fightin' Blue Hens also have active football rivalries with the James Madison Dukes and the William & Mary Tribe.
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