The big difference between Delaware's 1972 uniforms and the version you see above is the addition of the three-striped socks, a very 1970s delicacy -- Maine, Northeastern, Brown, UNH and UConn all wore their socks this way during the decade. Most -- but not all -- of the '74 roads lost the blue trim, making for a very plain jersey.
|Delaware takes on Temple in 1973, in this picture from the 1974 Blue Hen yearbook.|
Delaware Stadium appears to have changed very little over the decades. ...
just like the Hens' uniforms.
|The '74 Hens in action, from the '75 yearbook. Notice how some|
shirts have blue sleeve trim, others do not. Fascinating stuff, no?
After snubbing the Boardwalk Bowl in '72, the '73 Hens returned to the Bowl -- now part of the NCAA Division II playoff system -- and lost to Grambling, 17-6. In '74, Delaware reached the D-II championship game -- called the Camellia Bowl -- and lost to Central Michigan, 54-14.
|A close-up of the '73 Blue Hens.|