Hornets’ 6-game spring MEAC football schedule set

DOVER — Delaware State’s spring MEAC football schedule has been set. The Hornets are slated to play six league games, starting on Feb. 20 and finishing on April 10, with three home contests and three on the road. The MEAC championship game is slated for April 17. The fall sports season was suspended by the […]

Local college notebook: MEAC gains NCAA bid in football

Delaware State still has to prove that it can challenge for the MEAC title in football. But if the Hornets can win the championship, they know there’s an NCAA Division I FCS playoff waiting for them. In signing off on a spring FCS national playoff this week, the NCAA also announced that the Mid-Eastern Athletic […]

Delaware State product Gunter is forced to retire from NFL

For five seasons, Rodney Gunter beat the odds by making it in the NFL. But now the former Delaware State standout’s career has apparently come to an end. The Jacksonville Jaguars put the 28-year-old Gunter on its reserve/retired list last month after the veteran defensive lineman was diagnosed with a serious heart condition. “These last […]

DSU set for really busy time

DOVER — It’s been about six months since any of the state’s colleges have competed in sports. That streak won’t end this fall, either. But Delaware State athletic director Dr. Scott Gines said once the Hornets are cleared to start playing again, there’s likely to be a deluge of games. “If you’re a fanatic for […]

Ex-Hornet Steinhorn coaching with Cardinals

DOVER — J.P. Blandin said one thing was always obvious about Russ Steinhorn. His former Delaware State baseball assistant coach wasn’t afraid of hard work. “He recognized, ‘Hey, you’ve got to put in your work,’” said Blandin, the Hornets’ head coach. “‘All I need is somebody to give me a chance and I can out-work […]

Hens, Hornets may still get NCAA playoff shot; Wesley won’t

Delaware made its decision about the fall sports season relatively early on. And the Blue Hens seemed to be pretty confident that they’d made the right call not to play. But there was still the chance that Delaware could end up on the “wrong” side if a traditional NCAA Division I football national tournament was […]

NCAA leaves door open for college fall playoffs

A lot of college teams have been waiting to see if the NCAA will allow national championships to be played this fall.They finally got their answer on Wednesday morning. The short answer is, yes, the NCAA has decided there can be official championships for fall sports. But, the longer answer is that there will be […]

From the sports editor: Are you ready for some spring football?

“The Autumn Wind is a pirate Blustering in from sea, With a rollicking song, he sweeps along, Swaggering boisterously” For those of us old enough, the words of that poem instantly conjure up John Facenda’s booming voice over slow-motion NFL Films’ highlights. They make us think of November football games, played on crisp fall Saturdays […]

DSU suspends football season as virus forces MEAC to cancel fall sports

DOVER — Ironically, Rod Milstead was already in an online meeting with his players when the news broke. One of Delaware State’s players saw a news alert that the MEAC was canceling its fall sports season. “I said, ‘Well you’ve got it first hand,’” said Milstead, the DSU head coach. Thursday’s announcement hardly comes as […]

Kent’s career comes full circle with transfer to DSU

DOVER — Zach Kent was always one of the tallest kids in his class. But it wasn’t until middle school that the youngster’s height really took off. In the summer after sixth grade, the Caesar Rodney High School District student stood 6-foot. By eighth grade, he was 6-6. Standing out like that isn’t always the […]