Ex-Dover star lineman eyes UD career: Anyanwu set for sneak peek at Blue-Gold

NEWARK — For some players in Friday’s Blue-Gold senior all-star football game, this will be their first time playing at the University of Delaware’s Delaware Stadium. For most of them, it will be their last chance to do so. But for Bradly Anyanwu, he’s just getting started. Friday’s game will be sort of a sneak […]

Local college notebook: After adding Knight, Rocco excited about Hens’ running backs

NEWARK — As far as Danny Rocco is concerned, Delaware’s football coaches started a relationship with Will Knight a couple years ago. That relationship didn’t end just because the Smyrna High standout chose Old Dominion over the Blue Hens. “There was a lot of time invested on both sides — both with Will and his […]

Local roundup: Hen men’s hoop team adds transfer Gardner, high school signee Asamoah

The University of Delaware men’s basketball program has added a pair of players — one transfer and one high school signee — to its roster. Reggie Gardner, a 6-foot-3 guard, recently finished his sophomore season at North Carolina Central. He will sit out the 2019-20 season and then have two years of eligibility with the […]

Blue Hen product Carter comfortable in workout with 76ers

PHILADELPHIA — Eric Carter believes in himself as a basketball player. The former University of Delaware standout said he doesn’t get overly concerned about the level of the opposition. So Carter said he felt comfortable working out for the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday. “I’ve been around great players before in the summer,” Carter said in […]

Penn State assistant Altig named UD women’s lacrosse head coach

NEWARK — The University of Delaware has named Penn State assistant Amy Altig as its new women’s lacrosse head coach. Altig also played goalie at James Madison (2001-05) and was a member of several U.S. national touring squads. In her nine seasons with the Nittany Lions, they won 111 games with seven NCAA Tournament appearances […]

Local college notebook: Blue Hen discus star, Smyrna grad McFolling-Young eyes NCAA East meet

Only a couple years ago, Myrissa McFolling-Young was competing to be the best in the state of Delaware. Now the former Smyrna High standout is trying to earn a spot among the best women’s discus throwers in the country. A sophomore at the University of Delaware, McFolling-Young will be competing in the NCAA East Preliminary […]

Smyrna High star Will Knight transferring to Delaware

NEWARK — There was a time when Will Knight planned on being a Blue Hen. Now it looks like the former Smyrna High football star is going to be one after all. Knight, who spent his freshman season at Old Dominion, announced on social media on Wednesday that he’s transferring to Delaware. While he played […]

Chargers select Blue Hens DB Adderley in 2nd round of NFL draft

NEWARK — Nasir Adderley was born with an NFL last name. Now the Delaware safety is going to get the chance to make a name for himself in the NFL. Adderley was selected by the Los Angeles Chargers in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday evening. As the No. 60 pick overall, […]

Adderley cousins connect across decades over life and football

More than a surname binds Nasir and Herb Adderley, distant-but-oh-so-close cousins from Philadelphia who are separated in age by six decades but tethered tight by love, creed and football. The post-millennial and soon-to-be octogenarian make up one of the best stories of the 2019 NFL draft . Nasir, a free safety from the University of […]

Local Roundup: Smyrna’s 28-game softball winning streak snapped

Smyrna High’s 28-game winning streak in softball came to an end with a 2-0 loss to Bohemia Manor, Md. on Saturday night. Bo Manor’s Madison Penta pitched a no-hitter and struck out 18 in the non-conference game played at Caravel Academy. Payton Dixon threw a five-hitter for Smyrna (10-1). Bo Manor scored the game’s only […]