Dover, Del. (July 1, 2014) --- Season and single-game tickets for Delaware State University’s 2014 home football contests at Alumni Stadium are now on sale online, by phone and at the DSU ticket office.
Tickets can be purchased online at DSUHornets.com; by calling 302-857-7497 Monday to Friday during regular business hours; or at the ticket office in Memorial Hall on the DSU campus Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The five-game home slate begins on Sep. 13 against national runner-up Towson, which fell to No. 1 North Dakota State in the FCS National Championship Game last January. The Tigers were 13-3 overall in 2013, including a victory over the Hornets in Towson, Md. This will be the 17th meeting between the teams. Towson holds a 10-6 lead in the series.
Delaware State will begin MEAC play at home against Savannah State on Sep. 27. It’s the only Alumni Stadium night game on the Hornets’ 2014 schedule (6:00 p.m.). The Tigers were 1-11 overall and 0-8 in the MEAC last season, including a 24-22 loss to the Hornets in Savannah, Ga. Delaware State is 3-0 all-time against Savannah State.
The Hornets return home Oct. 18 to face North Carolina A&T in the annual homecoming contest. Delaware State holds a 22-20-1 lead in the all-time series against the Aggies, including a 12-7 victory in Greensboro, N.C., last season. NCA&T was 4-4 in the MEAC and 7-4 overall in 2013. Since 1969, the Hornets are 33-12 on homecoming Saturday, including victories in the last two years.
Delaware State is also home for its next game on Oct. 25 against Hampton. Connell Maynor was hired as the new head coach of the Pirates after the team posted a 4-8 overall record and 4-4 mark in the MEAC last season.
After a week off, Delaware State will play its 2014 home finale against Florida A&M in a MEAC contest on Nov. 15. The Rattlers were 3-9 overall and 2-6 in the MEAC last season, including a 29-21 loss to the Hornets in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida A&M holds a 22-9 lead in the series
Delaware State graduated seven seniors from last year’s squad. Among the returning players are 2014 Sports Network Preseason All-America Second Team defensive lineman Rodney Gunter, a 2013 All-MEAC First Team pick, along with Hornet wide receiver Milton Williams III.