West Virginia adds Delaware State to 2017 Football Schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The West Virginia Mountaineers have added the Delware State Hornets to their 2017 football schedule, the school announced on Friday.

West Virginia will host Delaware State at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown on Sept. 16, 2017. The game will be the first-ever between the two schools and the Hornets will receive a $500,000 guarantee from WVU, according to a copy of the contract obtained via an FOIA request.

Delaware State is a member of the Mid-Eastern Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Last season, the Hornets finished 1-10 overall and 1-7 in the MEAC.

West Virginia has now completed their non-conference schedule in 2017 with the addition of Delaware State. The Mountaineers open the season on Sept. 2 against Virginia Tech at FedEx Field in Landover. One week later on Sept. 9, WVU hosts East Carolina.

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  1. Joe
    June 10, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Gotta hand it to West Virginia. They are working hard to improve on that Big 12 schedule. And somehow, adding Delaware State is improving on the Big 12 schedule…

  2. Tully
    June 10, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    looking at WVUs OOC in recent years and going forward a game with and FCS opponent is not a problem. In most years it looks like WVU is scheduling 2 OOC games with P5 teams.

  3. Dave
    June 11, 2016 at 2:40 am

    I hope the Hornets sting them in the a-s!

  4. David
    June 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Now, had they scheduled Delaware, a constant FCS power… or *any* CAA team, like a James Madison, or Villanova, or Maine, or New Hampshire, we’d give them some credit. But about the bottom of the barrel FCS? What, are they trying to out-Baylor Baylor?

    • Hillbilly gettin Silly
      June 26, 2016 at 2:08 pm

      2017 is their weakest non conf schedule. This year & 2018 on its legit. Look @ their future schedules. Out Baylor, Baylor? Whatever dude. Lay off the smoke.

  5. James
    June 22, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    What a crock of crap! Why not schedule a high football team and save the money. A half a million is ridiculous