Hens to visit Hornets twice as Route One rivalry is extended: Six more meetings slated from 2024-30

DOVER — Most local college football fans were happy when Delaware began playing Delaware State in 2007. But if Hornet fans had a gripe, it was that the Blue Hens never came to Dover for a game. That’s going to change, however. Delaware and Delaware State announced on Monday afternoon that the Route One Rivalry […]

Local college notebook: DSU women’s basketball star Pollard to join Swiss pro league

DOVER — NaJai Pollard rewrote the record books during her career at Delaware State University. And her career isn’t stopping there. Pollard has signed a contract with Helios VS Basket of the Switzerland Women’s Professional Basketball League. She will join the club in time for the 2019-2020 season, which begins in September. Pollard finished her […]

Lawson drafted by Angels: L.A. picks ex-DSU, Dover High left-hander in 19th round

DOVER — Garrett Lawson had been waiting for three days, watching MLB Draft coverage when his agent contacted him during the 15th round. Lawson was told the New York Yankees wanted to pick him. But the Yankees were going to wait until the 20th round. So Lawson had to wait some more, he kept checking […]

Local roundup: Hornets eliminated at MEAC tourney by FAMU 9-8 in 10 innings

Delaware State’s baseball team had a chance to keep its season going on Friday evening. But, in the end, it was Florida A&M that came away with a 9-8, 10-inning victory in the MEAC Tournament elimination game in Daytona Beach, Fla. In a contest in which the two squads traded six-run innings, the Hornets held […]

Local roundup: Hornets nip Savannah State 5-4 in MEAC baseball elimination game

Cole Garey’s RBI-single kept the Delaware State baseball team alive in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament as the Hornets defeated Savannah State 5-4 in an elimination game Thursday night. Garey, a Polytech High product, plated another Polytech grad Miguel Rivera to highlight a two-run bottom of the ninth as DelState rallied from a one-run deficit […]

Dominating Hornet lefty, ex-Senator Lawson eyes MLB draft

DOVER — Garrett Lawson says it’s pretty crazy to think about the situation he is in now. The former Dover High pitcher and current ace left-hander at Delaware State University is likely to be drafted by a Major League Baseball team next month. “I never thought I’d even have a chance, a person from Dover, […]

Former DSU registrar pleads guilty to bribery

WILMINGTON – A former Delaware State University associated registrar pleaded guilty to bribery Wednesday morning for collecting more than $70,000 regarding fraudulent tuition rates, authorities said. Crystal Martin faces up to 10 years in prison when sentenced on July 1. She was released on her own recognizance and her employment with DSU ended in March […]

Local roundup: Hornets fall to Coppin State 11-5 in MEAC North baseball

Coppin State scored the game’s first nine runs and never looked back in an 11-5 victory over Delaware State in the finale of a three-game MEAC North baseball series on Sunday. The division-leading Eagles won two of three series games to improve to 18-14 overall and 11-4 in the MEAC. The Hornets fell to 11-20 […]

Home cookin’: Hornets to play record 7 games in Dover this season

DOVER — Delaware State University football fans will have plenty of chances to watch the Hornets in person this season. The Hornets have a modern-day record seven home games on the schedule. The previous high was six home games in 2008. This is also the first season since 2013 Delaware State is not playing a […]

Roundup: Hornets sweep MEAC series with Maryland-Eastern Shore

  Delaware State scored seven runs in the last two innings en route to a 10-5 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore and complete a three-game MEAC series sweep at Perdue Stadium Saturday. The sweep gives the Hornets a 9-15 overall record and 4-5 mark in the division. MDES fell to 6-24 and 2-7. Center fielder Mark […]