Delaware to play an entire FCS Football Schedule in 2024

Nick AlessandriniHeadlines, Sports

Delaware fotoball team running out of the tunnel before a game, photo courtesy of Delawaware Athletics

On Wednesday morning the University of Delaware Football program along with the CAA (Coastal Athletic Conference) announced the 2024 schedule for the upcoming season. This will be the final year that Delaware will be in the Coastal Athletic Conference, formerly the Colonial Athletic Conference, which it joined back before the 2001-2002 school year.


2024 Delaware Football Schedule

8/29 – Bryant

9/14 – at NC A&T *

9/21 – Penn

9/28 – Sacred Heart (Parents & Family Weekend)

10/5 – at Monmouth *

10/12 – Maine *

10/19 – at Richmond *

10/26 – UAlbany * (Homecoming)

11/9 – Rhode Island *

11/16 – Campbell *

11/23 – at Villanova *

* CAA game

The 2024 schedule will feature 7 home games at Delaware Stadium and just 4 away contests. The season will begin on a Thursday night, August 29 in Newark, as the Blue Hens will welcome in the Bryant Bulldogs, a team slated to join the CAA in the upcoming year. Delaware will play 8 conference games but none of the games will count for the Hens toward the CAA standings due to jump to FBS next season. Though the games will count for their opponents.

Delaware officials also said they would be open to adding a 12th game, as the schedule allows if the right opportunity surfaces. If not, the team will have off weeks on September 7 and November 2 this season. Delaware will not be eligible for a conference championship or playoff opportunity in the 2024 season due to the impending jump to FBS and Conference USA. Delaware is coming off back-to-back trips to the round of 16 in the FCS playoffs under head coach Ryan Carty.

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