Delaware's Troy Reeder helps make a sack against Cornell

Delaware's Troy Reeder helps make a sack against Cornell

After years of fiddling with start times, primarily due to television, Delaware football will return to its traditional early afternoon slot for home games this fall.

Delaware will open its schedule on Thursday, August 29 at 7 p.m. against Delaware State, but that's the only game set to take place under the lights at under-renovation Delaware Stadium.

The other 6 home games, including the September 14 clash with defending national champion North Dakota State, will all begin at 1 p.m.

It's a change back to the past for Delaware, who primarily focused on 3:30 p.m. start times the past 3 years, the middle slot in the typical television windows of noon, 3:30, and 7:00.

With NBC Sports Philadelphia no longer producing football for regional distribution, that opened the door for Delaware to go back to a time slot fans from the 90s and before know well.

Delaware has not announced if they will produce any games that end up on TV. Last year, 2 home games were put on NBC Sports Philadelphia, and another was on Fox College Sports Atlantic. If that happens, there's always the chance a game time could change.

Besides DelState and North Dakota State, Delaware also hosts Penn, New Hampshire, Richmond, Albany, and Stony Brook.

WDEL/Delaware SportsZone Sports Director. National Sports Media Association's Delaware Sportscaster of the Year (2013).