University of Delaware Sets Kickoff Time for NCAA 2nd Round Playoff Game Dec. 4 at 12 Noon; UD Men's Basketball Game vs. Old Dominion Moved Back 7 p.m.
November 23, 2010
NEWARK, Del. -- The University of Delaware announced today that its NCAA football second round playoff game to be played on Saturday, Dec. 4 at Delaware Stadium will kick off at 12 noon.
The Colonial Athletic Association co-champion Blue Hens (9-2), who earned the No. 3 seed in the upcoming NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, earned a first round tournament bye and will take on the winner of this Saturday’s Lehigh vs. Northern Iowa game next week.
Due to the timing of the football game, the University of Delaware also announced that the Blue Hen men’s basketball game vs. Old Dominion scheduled for Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. has been moved back to a 7 p.m. start at the Bob Carpenter Center.
The football game will be broadcast live on the Blue Hen Radio Network on 94.7 FM WDSD with the pre-game showing starting at 11 a.m. The game will also be available via a live webstream at www.wdsd.com. As of Tuesday evening, the Dec. 4 football playoff game was not scheduled to be televised. However, the game will be webstreamed live on www.ncaa.com.
The Delaware basketball game will also be broadcast on the Blue Hen Radio Network on 94.7 FM WDSD and will also be available via a live webstream at www.wdsd.com.
Ticket information for the football game is currently available on-line at www.bluehens.com/fan-zone/ncaa-playoff-info.html. Ticket prices are $45 for box seats, $35 for Sections D&K, $30 for sidelines, $20 for end zone general admission, and $5 for UD students in the south end zone. Parking will be $20 for single game patrons and $10 for season patrons who present their playoff parking pass.
Tickets sales to the general public begin on-line and by phone on Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 3 p.m. Fans can purchase tickets online at www.bluehens.com 24 hours a day and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Phone hours are 3-9 p.m. on Nov. 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Nov. 25, and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on Nov. 26 through Dec. 3. In-person sales at the Bob Carpenter Center Box Office will begin on Monday, Nov. 29 at 10 a.m. with regular hours from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day until Dec. 3. Student ticket sales begin in-person at the Trabant Box Office and Bob Carpenter Center Box Office on Monday, Nov. 29. Trabant Box Office hours are 10 a.m. until 3 p.m and BCC Box Office hours are 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The Blue Hens, who entered the final week of the regular season as the nation’s No. 1 ranked team before falling to rival Villanova 28-21 in overtime, will be making their 20th appearance in the NCAA Tournament - and fourth in nine seasons under head coach K.C. Keeler. In their last trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2007, the Hens advanced all the way to the national championship game before falling to top-seed Appalachian State. Delaware captured the NCAA title in 2003 when the Hens swept through the tournament and defeated Colgate 40-0 in the title game at Chattanooga, Tenn. Delaware has captured six national titles, winning wire services championships in 1946, 1963, 1971, and 1972, the NCAA Division II title in 1979, and the I-AA championship in 2003. Delaware was also national runners-up in 1974, 1978, 1982, and 2007.
All games of the tournament will be held at campus sites leading up to the championship game, which will be held for the first time at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas on Jan. 7. Delaware was among four CAA teams to make the tournament, joining William & Mary, which earned the CAA automatic berth, defending national champion Villanova, and New Hampshire. The Southern Conference and Missouri Valley Conference each placed three teams in the tournament.
The tournament field was expanded to 20 teams for the first time this season as the Big South and Northeast Conference were given automatic berths and two at-large opportunities were added.
In the four first-round games on Nov. 27, Northern Iowa hosts Lehigh, Coastal Carolina (6-5) will host Western Illinois (7-4), North Dakota State (7-4) will host Robert Morris (8-2), and Georgia Southern (7-4) will play host to South Carolina State (9-2).
In second round games on Dec. 4, No. 1 seed Appalachian State (9-2) will host the Coastal Carolina-Western Illinois winner; Stephen F. Austin (9-2) will host Villanova (7-4); No. 5 seed Eastern Washington (9-2) will host Southeast Missouri State (9-2); No. 4 seed Montana State (9-2) will host the North Dakota State-Robert Morris Winner; Bethune Cookman (10-1) will host New Hampshire (7-4); Jacksonville State (9-2) will host Wofford (9-2); and No. 2 seed William & Mary (8-3) will host the Georgia Southern-South Carolina State winner.
The quarterfinals will be held on Dec. 10-11 with the semifinals set for Dec. 17 (8 p.m.) and Dec. 18 (12 noon).