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 […]

Local college notebook: DSU hoop team finding ways to get in workouts

DOVER — Before the pandemic, finding a basketball rim to practice on wasn’t the most difficult thing in the world. But that was before gyms were closed and some outdoor rims were taken down to prevent groups from gathering. With his Delaware State men’s players back home during the coronavirus pandemic, coach Erik Skeeters said […]

DelState staying in MEAC

DOVER — After losing three member schools since February, the MEAC is clearly in a tough situation right now. But Delaware State has apparently decided to remain with the 50-year-old sports league. Amidst rumors that DSU has been considering a move to the Northeast Conference, school president Dr. Tony Allen said on Tuesday that DelState […]

Local college notebook: Middletown marches have personal meaning for DSU’s Caputo

DOVER — Plenty of college coaches have been on social media lately, lending their support to the call for social justice. But Delaware State women’s basketball coach Dave Caputo thinks actions speak louder. That’s why he took part in a pair of marches held recently in Middletown, where he lives. One of the demonstrations attracted […]

Lake’s Thompson opts to stay near home with Hornets

DOVER — Kris Thompson remembers when the lightbulb first went on. It was during his sophomore football season at Lake Forest High and he switched from linebacker to the defensive line. Up until then, Thompson was just a big, athletic kid who played the sport because he could. “One of our linemen got hurt and […]

Lawson’s baseball career on hold for the moment

DOVER — When all this started back in March, Garrett Lawson remembers some of the optimism that was around. There was word that the coronavirus pandemic would postpone spring training only until April 11. Lawson, the former Dover High baseball standout, remembers talking with a former roommate at the time. “I looked at him and […]

For Hens, Hornets, football’s return is complicated

Chrissi Rawak, naturally, has been asked whether there will be a Delaware football season this fall. The easy answer for the UD athletic director is simply that she doesn’t know. Who can be sure of anything in a world still learning to cope with the coronavirus pandemic? Still, Rawak is trying to remain optimistic that […]

Local college sports notebook: Walker had a hand in DSU lax

DOVER — If it weren’t for Kimberly Walker, Delaware State might have a field hockey program right now instead of a women’s lacrosse one. The former DSU athlete recently told the story of how she helped push the school toward lacrosse. In 2010, Walker heard that DelState was trying to decide between adding field […]

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