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Delaware begins the 2018 season at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 when it hosts Rhode Island at Delaware Stadium. The game will be shown on CollegeSportsLive.

UD football team to play at Penn State in 2023, 2027

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First meeting between the teams, first Big Ten foe for Blue Hens

The University of Delaware and Penn State University will play each other in football in 2023 and 2027, according to an agreement announced by the UD Athletic Department.

Both games are scheduled to be played at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania.

This will be the first football game between the two schools and it will mark the first time Delaware has played an active Big Ten member.

With conference opponents filling most of the spots on a college football team's schedule, openings for non-conference games are few and are often arranged years in advance.

Blue Hens head coach Danny Rocco began his collegiate football career at Penn State before transferring to Wake Forest. Rocco’s father, Frank, spent more than  20 years working with the Nittany Lions football program.

Delaware begins the 2018 season at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 when it hosts Rhode Island at Delaware Stadium. The game will be shown on CollegeSportsLive.

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