Hen men suffer first loss against GW, 66-56

WASHINGTON — Sooner or later, the law of averages was bound to catch up with Delaware. That day came on Saturday. The Blue Hens struggled from the outside and George Washington tallied the final seven points of the contest as the Colonials downed Delaware, 66-56, in men’s basketball on Saturday afternoon at the Charles E. […]

Local college notebook: Schedule to get tougher for unbeaten Blue Hens

There are 353 NCAA Division I teams in men’s college basketball. So there are seemingly endless ways for a coach to put together a non-conference schedule. And when coach Martin Ingelsby was setting up Delaware’s early-season schedule, he wanted to give the Blue Hens a chance to be competitive every time they took the floor. […]

Blue Hen men improve to 9-0: Top Columbia 84-76 for best start in team history

NEWARK — Columbia didn’t exactly have Delaware on the ropes. But the Lions did slice a 18-point lead down to a mere four points in the final 10 minutes. Just like they’ve done in the last few games, though, the Blue Hens didn’t let the Lions’ charge faze them. Delaware calmly got its advantage back […]

Local roundup: O’Leary’s 3-pointer lifts Hen women by Santa Clara 81-80 in OT

Lizzie O’Leary hit a three-pointer with only 13 seconds left in overtime to lift Delaware to a dramatic 81-80 win over Santa Clara in women’s basketball on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Hens (2-4) won two games in two days in California after starting the season with four losses in a row. Delaware also beat Cal […]

Hens defeat UMES 75-56, equal best start in team history at 8-0

NEWARK — Nobody sets out to break a record like this. Indeed, coach Martin Ingelsby said a month ago he probably couldn’t have even told you what the best start in Delaware men’s basketball was. But now that the Blue Hens have tied that mark, they say they’re not really surprised. Delaware pulled away to […]

Villanova skid holding Hens back

NEWARK — Danny Rocco is perplexed as anyone by Delaware’s Villanova problem. In his five seasons as the football coach at Richmond, the Spiders didn’t have any trouble beating season-ending rival William & Mary, going 4-1 against the Tribe in his tenure. For that matter, they also went 3-1 against Villanova. But, in Rocco’s three […]

Blue Hens drop 8th straight to Villanova 55-33 in season finale

VILLANOVA, Pa. — Over the last three season’s Delaware’s football program has beaten every CAA team expect two. And, even against perennial national power James Madison, the Blue Hens have played some competitive football. But then there’s Villanova. In what was once a fierce rivalry, Delaware somehow managed to lose to the Wildcats for the […]

Local roundup: Blue Hen men improve to 6-0, defeat St. Francis 79-64

LORETTO, Pa. — Some day, Delaware’s men’s basketball team will lose a game. And when St. Francis cut the Blue Hens’ lead down to just one point at halftime, it looked like maybe Tuesday would be that day. But Delaware took control in the second half, pulling away to a 79-64 victory over the Red […]

Hens to take their shot at ending Villanova streak

NEWARK — Danny Rocco has a tradition he calls the ‘Senior Gauntlet.’ Every year, on the Thursday practice before his team’s last regular-season game, the Delaware football coach has his seniors walk through a line of their teammates. There’s usually a lot of hugs and handshakes but often the feeling that the season might not […]

Hens win home finale, snap 3-game skid 17-10 over Stony Brook

NEWARK — Even when it was over, and Delaware’s football team had gotten what it came for, Cam Kitchen didn’t want to leave the field. The Blue Hens’ senior defensive lineman had just played his final game at Delaware Stadium. And even though that fact was going to be true no matter whether the Blue […]