Flacco has fond memories of his time with Hens

NEWARK — Joe Flacco has played a lot of football since he left Delaware. The 35-year-old is now in his 13th season as an NFL quarterback. But Flacco still has plenty of fond memories of his days with the Blue Hens — especially taking Delaware to the NCAA FCS Division I national championship game in […]

From the sports editor: Football this fall tough to imagine

They’re working out like there’s a season waiting for them this fall. What else can Delaware’s football players do? Unless ­­— until? — somebody tells them differently, the Blue Hens are going to keep preparing like their season is going to start on Sept. 5 at at James Madison. “That’s one thing we’ve been trying […]

Hens learn to work out with new protocols

NEWARK — Nolan Henderson says he’s a pretty curious person by nature. So the Delaware quarterback has done his share of reading about how college football programs across the country are coping with the coronavirus pandemic. But that doesn’t mean the Smyrna High grad thinks he’s completely on top of it — not in a […]

Local college notebook: Former Blue Hen Mutts lands at Virginia Tech

Justyn Mutts has officially found a new home. Virginia Tech announced the signing of Mutts, who was a key part of the University of Delaware men’s basketball team last year. Mutts entered the transfer portal in late May after one season with the Blue Hens. Mutts originally transferred to Delaware from High Point and sat […]

Despite injury, Dover’s Hutchins an ironman for Hens

DOVER — Jordan Hutchins knew something was going on with his right shoulder. But he had no idea how bad it was until he tried to throw the day after injuring it. “I couldn’t throw a baseball 10 feet,” said the former Dover High standout. “My shoulder wouldn’t let me. It hurt too bad. “I […]

Local roundup: CAA to use flexible schedule in coming school year

The CAA, which includes the University of Delaware, announced on Wednesday that it will use a flexible schedule in many of its sports in the coming school year. The decision was made as the Colonial Athletic Association, and other college leagues, figure how to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Under the Extreme Flexibility Model, teams […]

Local roundup: Blue Hens are ranked 15th in poll

Behind 16 returning starters from a year ago, Delaware has been ranked No. 15 in the HERO Sports Preseason FCS Top 25 poll. With seven starters returning on offense and nine on the defensive side of the ball, Delaware will look to return to the FCS postseason and challenge for a conference title in the […]

Hens ranked No. 15 in preseason grid poll

NEWARK – Behind 16 returning starters from a year ago, Delaware has been ranked No. 15 in the HERO Sports Preseason FCS Top 25 poll.  With seven starters returning on offense and nine on the defensive side of the ball, Delaware will look to return to the FCS postseason and challenge for a conference title […]

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 […]

From the sports editor: No timetable right now for college sports’ return

DOVER — They could just talk on an old-fashioned conference call, of course. But Tracey Short thinks it’s better when the Wesley College athletic department gets together on Zoom. That way they can see each other, too. “For the most part, we’re all team players,” said Short, Wesley’s athletic director and field hockey coach. “We’re […]