Dover, Del. (March 29, 2012) ---- Delaware State University has announced kickoff times and promotions for the Hornets' 2012 home football schedule.

DSU will open the upcoming season on Sep. 1 at home against Virginia Military Institute (VMI). The Military Appreciation/Youth Day contest will kick off at 2:00 p.m. at Alumni Stadium. This will be the second meeting between the Hornets and Keydets. Delaware State won the first contest 24-21 in Lexington, Va., in head coach Kermit Blount's Hornet debut last season. 

The Hornets will welcome Florida A&M to Alumni Stadium for Faith/Community/Band Day on Sep. 22. The only home night game of the season kicks off at 6:00 p.m.   

Delaware State will host South Carolina State for Parents'/Hall of Fame Day on Oct. 13. The annual homecoming contest is set for Oct. 20 against North Carolina A&T. Each game gets underway at 1:30 p.m.

The Hornets will wrap up the 2012 home schedule on Nov. 10 against Hampton at 1:00 p.m. University fraternities and sororities, along with faculty and staff will be recognized that day.     

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