Blue Hens to get running back from Penn State

The Delaware football program has picked up a running back transfer from Penn State. According to several media reports, junior Andre Robinson has accepted a scholarship offer from the Blue Hens. Robinson, who would be eligible right away with two seasons remaining, spent the last couple years behind former Nittany Lion star Saquon Barkley. The […]

Local roundup: Blue Hens 13th in Athlon Sports Preseason Top 25

On the field, Delaware is still trying to work its way back among the top NCAA Division I FCS football contenders. But the Blue Hens have already earned some respect in the national polls. Delaware was picked No. 13 in the country in the Athlon Sports Preseason Top 25 Poll that was recently released. The […]

Local roundup: Spadafino shines as Blue Hens fall in CAA elimination game

The University of Delaware received one last gem from Nick Spadafino, but ultimately fell to Northeastern University 7-2 Friday afternoon in a Colonial Athletic Association elimination game at Veterans Park on the campus of James Madison. Delaware (31-27), who faced its lone deficit of the championship, received six strong innings from Spadafino, a Dover High […]

Local college notebook: Former Polytech hoop star Gray transfers from San Diego to Towson

Juwan Gray will be playing college basketball a little closer to home in the next few years. About 3,000 miles closer. The former Polytech All-Stater recently announced that he’s transferring from San Diego to Towson for the final two seasons of his career. The 6-foot-8 forward, who will have to sit out next year, helped […]

Local roundup: Blue Hen baseball team rallies to nip CAA foe Elon 6-5 in 10

The Delaware baseball team capped off a series victory in style Sunday afternoon, erasing a four-run, eighth-inning deficit to defeat Elon, 6-5, in 10 innings at Hannah Stadium. The Blue Hens (9-9 CAA, 25-22 overall), who trailed 5-1 with two outs in the eighth, scored five times over their last 13 at-bats to pull out […]

Local roundup: Hens flirt with combined no-hitter in victory, Hornet softball team wins

Delaware baseball took a combined no-hitter into the eighth inning of Saturday’s 3-1 Colonial Athletic Association baseball victory over Elon University at Bob Hannah Stadium. Freshman Billy Sullivan threw 6.2 impressive innings for the Blue Hens (24-22, 8-9 CAA) striking out seven and allowing just one run. Senior Colman Vila came on for Sullivan in […]

Local college notebook: Former UAB guard Darling joins UD men’s hoop team

University of Delaware men’s basketball head coach Martin Ingelsby announced Nate Darling has joined the Blue Hens program after transferring from UAB. Darling, a 6-5 guard from Halifax, Nova Scotia, played two seasons for the Blazers and will have two seasons of eligibility with Delaware after sitting out the 2018-19 campaign. Darling appeared in all […]

Former Hen Nichols drafted by Bears

  NEWARK — Well, it’s not like Bilal Nichols’ new coach will question the youngster’s alma mater. When Nichols, the Delaware defensive tackle, heard his name called in the NFL Draft on Saturday, it was by the Chicago Bears — whose first-year head coach just happens to be former Blue Hen Matt Nagy. Nagy and […]

Local college notebook: Spadafino shines in last Dover game

DOVER — Nick Spadafino knows this is the twilight of his playing career. His baseball future is measured in weeks now, not seasons. That point wasn’t lost on the Dover High grad when he took the mound for Delaware at Delaware State on Tuesday afternoon. “I really wanted to make one of my last outings […]

Local college roundup: Blue Hens edge Hornets 3-1 in 13 innings

DOVER — It took 13 innings but Delaware finally found its way past Delaware State on Tuesday afternoon. The Blue Hens scored twice in the top of the 13th to edge the Hornets, 3-1, in a matchup of the state’s two Division I baseball programs at chilly Soldier Field. Led by senior starter Nick Spadafino […]