Local college notebook: UD has 36 positive cases in athletics

NEWARK — Most college athletic programs aren’t playing sports this fall. But people are still keeping statistics. The number of positive COVID-19 cases among student-athletes on campuses — whether programs are just working out or actually competing — are becoming regular news. The University of Delaware isn’t immune to the situation, either. On Tuesday, UD […]

Hens, Hornets may still get NCAA playoff shot; Wesley won’t

Delaware made its decision about the fall sports season relatively early on. And the Blue Hens seemed to be pretty confident that they’d made the right call not to play. But there was still the chance that Delaware could end up on the “wrong” side if a traditional NCAA Division I football national tournament was […]

C. Reeder anxious for second act with Hens

NEWARK — Colby Reeder feels a little bit like a stranger. Sure, at 23, he’s been a member of the Delaware football team for going on five seasons already. But, after having back surgery in June 2019, the former Salesianum School standout hasn’t played in a game since 2018. “I’m going to come in during […]

NCAA leaves door open for college fall playoffs

A lot of college teams have been waiting to see if the NCAA will allow national championships to be played this fall.They finally got their answer on Wednesday morning. The short answer is, yes, the NCAA has decided there can be official championships for fall sports. But, the longer answer is that there will be […]

Darling leaving Hens to take his shot at the pros

NEWARK — Five months ago, the immediate future for the Delaware men’s basketball program looked really bright. Now it’s a little more cloudy. When the season ended in March, the Blue Hens believed they would be returning all five starters from a squad that reached the CAA semifinals. But they’re down to only three returning […]

From the sports editor: Are you ready for some spring football?

“The Autumn Wind is a pirate Blustering in from sea, With a rollicking song, he sweeps along, Swaggering boisterously” For those of us old enough, the words of that poem instantly conjure up John Facenda’s booming voice over slow-motion NFL Films’ highlights. They make us think of November football games, played on crisp fall Saturdays […]

UD, CAA join list of fall gridiron cancellations

NEWARK — Chrissi Rawak remembers the day pretty clearly. It was March 12th and Delaware’s football team was about to head out for its second spring practice session. That’s when Rawak, Delaware’s athletic director, had to cancel UD’s spring sports season because of the exploding coronavirus pandemic.“No one ever imagined that four months later we […]

Delle Donne unhappy that request denied by panel of doctors

NEW YORK — Elena Delle Donne is hurt that her request was denied to be medically excused for the season. The panel of independent doctors the league and union agreed upon to decide whether players should be medically excused deemed her not to be “high risk, and should be permitted to play in the bubble.” […]

Local college notebook: Brunner helped sell Gannon on Hens

Rich Gannon was only in eighth grade the first time he saw a Delaware football game. His brother, John, was a freshman for the Blue Hens so Rich and his parents went to a game in Newark. Gannon just remembers how impressed he was with Delaware’s quarterback that day, Scott Brunner. “I was just blown […]

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 […]