Local roundup: Blue Hen DB Adderley earns second team All-American

University of Delaware defensive back Nasir Adderley became the first Blue Hen since 2015 to earn an Associated Press All-American accolades when he was named to the second team. “I’m incredibly humbled and grateful for this recognition,” Adderley said. “I’ve been blessed with a ton of support and teammates and coaches that have pushed me […]

Carter’s 33 points pace Hens to victory

NEWARK — Everybody on Delaware’s men’s basketball team had reasons to be annoyed with themselves after Wednesday’s 15-point loss to Navy. But, as one of the Blue Hens’ few seniors, Eric Carter took it especially hard. “He felt like maybe he let the group down,” said Delaware coach Martin Ingelsby. Carter wasn’t about to let […]

Local college notebook: Freshman guard Horton making big impact with Blue Hens

Ithiel Horton admits he was a little jittery before playing his first college basketball game. And who could blame the Delaware true freshman guard? Horton made his college debut at Maryland on Nov. 6. “Nervous? That’s an understatement,” Horton said after the game. “I did a lot of things to prepare for this game. I […]

Blue Hen men fall to Navy, snap win streak

NEWARK — Delaware’s men’s basketball players were just starting to feel pretty good about themselves. Apparently, that was the problem on Wednesday night. By their own admission, the Blue Hens didn’t take Navy seriously enough and they paid for it with an 80-65 loss to the Midshipmen at the Carpenter Center. While Navy (3-5) certainly […]

Local roundup: Bryant’s 3 and block lift Blue Hens by Columbia in 2 OTs

Darian Bryant buried a go-ahead three-pointer with 20 seconds remaining and then blocked a Columbia shot in the final seconds as Delaware edged the Lions, 87-86, in double overtime in men’s basketball on Sunday afternoon at Levien Gymnasium. The Blue Hens (7-2) trailed by three early in the second overtime but battled back to tie […]

Rocco excited about changes ahead for Hens

NEWARK — It doesn’t take much analysis to see that Delaware’s football team was better in the middle of the season than it was at the end. A five-game winning streak for the Blue Hens was followed by three straight losses to finish the year. Coach Danny Rocco, whose team lost to No. 6 James […]

Simon won’t return as Blue Hens’ offensive coordinator

NEWARK ­— While there were various reasons, it was also pretty clear that the Delaware football team’s offense struggled down the stretch this season. The Blue Hens’ 20-6 loss to James Madison in the NCAA FCS Division I football playoffs on Saturday only reinforced that feeling. Delaware didn’t pick up its first pass completion or […]

Carter, Horton lead UD men over La. Tech

NEWARK — UNC-Greensboro is a pretty good basketball team. But Delaware’s players also know there was no excuse for losing to the Spartans by 19 points on their home court like the Blue Hens did on Friday night. “It was a bad taste for the next two days,” said senior guard Darian Bryant. Delaware, though, […]

College Roundup: William Peace edges Wesley men’s hoop team

The Wesley College men’s basketball team closed out its North Carolina road swing with a tough 84-82 loss to William Peace on Sunday. After erasing a 13-point first-half deficit, Wesley closed within two points in the waning moments of the game. Evan Anderson missed a jumper on the wing but got his own rebound and […]

James Madison University silences Hens’ playoff run

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Delaware’s defense probably played tough enough to win a playoff game on Saturday. Unfortunately, for the Blue Hens, so did James Madison’s. And the Dukes’ offense was good enough to make the difference as No. 6 JMU finally put away No. 21 Delaware, 20-6, in the first round of the NCAA FCS […]