NEWARK, Del. -- The University of Delaware announced its 2014 football schedule Monday with the Blue Hens set to host at least six games at Delaware Stadium and open the season at Atlantic Coast Conference foe and first-time opponent University of Pittsburgh.

The Blue Hens will travel to Pittsburgh for their season opener Aug. 30 and host non-league foes Delaware State (Sept. 6 at 6 p.m.) and Colgate (Sept. 13 at 6 p.m.) to open the season. Colonial Athletic Association opponents set to visit Delaware will be league newcomers Elon (Oct. 11 at 3:30 p.m.), Towson (Oct. 18 at 3:30 p.m.), Rhode Island (Nov. 1 at 12 noon), and Villanova (Nov. 22 at 12 noon). Delaware will not play CAA opponents Maine, Richmond, and Stony Brook as part of the eight-game league slate.

In addition to Pitt, the Blue Hens will travel to CAA foes James Madison, William & Mary, Albany, and New Hampshire.

Delaware may still add one additional game to its 2014 schedule as the NCAA calendar allows for that possibility again next season.

In an effort to provide the best gameday experience for Blue Hens fans, all September home games will begin at 6 p.m., October home games will start at 3:30 p.m.; and November home games will have a 12 noon kickoff. However, all game times are subject to change due to television schedules that will be announced next summer. Dates for special events such as Homecoming and Parents and Family Weekend will also be announced at a later date.

Delaware, led by first-year head coach Dave Brock, currently owns a 7-2 overall record and a No. 15 Sports Network national ranking heading into a home matchup with CAA foe and No. 23 ranked William & Mary this Saturday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m at Delaware Stadium. Delaware will celebrate Parents and Family Weekend as part of the weekend festivities.

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2014 University of Delaware Football Tentative Schedule

Aug. 30 at Pittsburgh  - tba
Sept. 6 vs. Delaware State - 6 p.m.
Sept. 13 vs. Colgate - 6 p.m.
Sept. 20 - Open Date (Possible 12th game)
Sept. 27 at *James Madison, tba
Oct. 4 - Open Date (Possible 12th game)
Oct. 11 vs. *Elon, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 18 vs. *Towson, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 25 at *William & Mary, tba
Nov. 1 vs. *Rhode Island, 12 noon
Nov. 8 at *Albany, tba
Nov. 15 at *New Hampshire, tba
Nov. 22 vs. *Villanova, 12 noon

*=Colonial Athletic Association Game
Dates and Times Subject to Change