Local college sports notebook: Hornets eye turnaround in Fla. after heartbreaking loss

DOVER — Eric Skeeters experienced the first gut-punch of his head coaching career on Monday night. After Pinky Wiley’s go-ahead three with six seconds left, Skeeters was envisioning a celebration on the Memorial Hall floor. It was not to be. The Hornets surrendered a buzzer-beating layup by North Carolina Central’s Jordan Perkins and lost 71-70. […]

Hornet women earn first MEAC win against North Carolina Central

DOVER — David Caputo emerged from the locker room drenched in water. The celebration for his first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference win was a wet one. The Delaware State women’s basketball team earned a 71-61 victory over North Carolina Central on Monday night. It was the first conference win for the first-year head coach and also […]

Aggies’ hot shooting sinks Hornets 93-70

DOVER — The three-pointers seemingly never stopped coming from North Carolina A&T. And the Delaware State men’s basketball team will have to wait another game for its first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference victory. The Aggies made 14 threes and shot 61 percent from behind the arc in a 93-70 win over the Hornets on Saturday afternoon. […]

DSU lets lead slip away in 64-60 MEAC loss to Coppin

DOVER — The Delaware State University men’s basketball team seemed destined for its first conference win based on Monday’s first half. The second half, however, was a different story. The Hornets let a double-digit lead slip away and fell 64-60 to Coppin State in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference contest. It was the second straight MEAC […]

Hornet men fall to Norfolk State despite Wiley’s 28 points

Delaware State’s Pinky Wiley had career-highs of 28 points and six three-point field goals, but it wasn’t enough in the Hornets’ 77-63 loss to Norfolk State in the MEAC men’s basketball opener for both teams on Saturday. Kevin Larkin added 20 points for the Hornets. The other seven players who competed in the game for […]

Local college notebook: New DSU hoop coaches to make MEAC debuts on Saturday

Both Delaware State University basketball coaches will be making their conference debuts today. The Hornet men’s and women’s squads head to Norfolk State today to kick off the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference slate. The women’s game starts at 4 p.m. with the men’s game scheduled for 6:30 p.m. For the women, this is one of the […]

Ball State dominates Delaware State 116-57 in men’s hoops

MUNCIE, Ind. — Reserve Josh Thompson led eight Ball State players in double-figures with 19 points in the Cardinals’ 116-57 win over visiting Delaware State in the Hornets’ non-conference finale this afternoon. Ball State won its third straight and eighth in the last nine games to improve to 9-4 this season. DSU has dropped its […]

Larkin feels at home as a Hornet

DOVER — Kevin Larkin always wanted to play his final year of college basketball back home. But there were some roadblocks for the former Sussex Tech standout this summer as he looked to transfer. The University of Delaware never got back to him. Delaware State University did not have a head coach. So Larkin was […]

Larkin’s putback lifts Hornets by Hens 73-71

NEWARK — Kevin Larkin likes to go after offensive rebounds. So when his Delaware State teammate, Pinky Wiley, put up the shot, Larkin went to the basket. Wiley’s shot was off target but the basketball bounced right to Larkin, who simply had to lay it in the hoop. That his putback came with just 3.4 […]

Quarterback Bethea highlights Hornets’ three early recruits

DOVER — Rod Milstead’s first full recruiting class is off to a good start, he says. But there’s still more room for him to bring in players before February. Delaware State inked three recruits as part of Wednesday’s early National Signing Day. The class is highlighted by quarterback Tylik Bethea (6-foot-5, 195 pounds), is out […]