Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The next great Rivalry?

For years, University of Delaware and Delaware State have shared one of the smallest states in the union and never played. But this weekend, that will all change when Hornets and the Blue Hens face off in the first round of the 1-AA playoffs. The game has drawn the attention of many people around the United States including ESPN who are going to show the game Friday afternoon.
For the first time in the history of Delaware football, officials are expecting a sell out and scalpers have even taken an interest in the game.
Over the years, both schools have produced some players that have played in the NFL, including former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver John Taylor, Delaware State, and former NFL MVP Rich Gannon, Delaware.
If the game goes off without any problem this has the potential to be the next great American rivalry. Both schools come from different points of view, Delaware State is a historically black college, while Delaware is a state school. Delaware has Delaware Stadium that seats 22,000 people, while Delaware State has Alumni Stadium that only seats 6,828.

It has all of the making of something that could be special for years to come.

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