Cushing’s clutch shot lifts Delaware over Elon

NEWARK — The long pass did seem to hang in the air forever, said Jacob Cushing. But after that, it was all just reflex. Catch, Square up. Release. Swish. This particular three-pointer, though, was the biggest shot of Cushing’s basketball career. The 6-foot-8 reserve senior’s dramatic shot with just 5.2 seconds left gave Delaware something […]

Delaware men come up short against William & Mary

NEWARK — All things considered, it was something of a strange play. Delaware trailed William & Mary by seven with just over a minute left when Kevin Anderson lofted an alley-oop pass for Jacob Cushing. But the reserve senior forward slammed it home to bring the Carpenter Center to life. And when the Blue Hens […]

From the sports editor: Rocco likes attitude Williams gives Hens

Danny Rocco and his staff have been aware of Debo Williams from early in his Smyrna High football career. So when the young linebacker got injured, the Delaware coaches were aware of that, too. Rocco remembers wanting to see how Williams would respond to the setback. “We were getting these really, really raving reviews about […]

Delaware men blown out at Towson

TOWSON, Md. — If Delaware knew a way to stop Towson from blowing open Saturday’s game, it would have. But the Blue Hens simply didn’t have any answers. The Tigers grabbed control of the contest in the first half, going up by 22 at halftime, and never let go before cruising to an 84-68 victory […]

Anderson’s late 3-pointer carries Hens by JMU 80-76

HARRISONBURG, Va. — After scuffling through its last couple games, Delaware needed to find a way to get its season back on track. On Thursday night, Kevin Anderson came up with an answer. The junior guard buried a clutch three-pointer from the corner with only 38 seconds left and the Blue Hens posted an 80-76 […]

Delaware men fall at Drexel, drop to 1-2 in CAA play

PHILADELPHIA — Maybe Delaware’s not ready to conquer the CAA just yet. But this wasn’t a title-contending Drexel squad that the Blue Hens were playing, either. All of which made the fact that the rival Dragons were able to pull out a 61-55 victory over Delaware in men’s basketball on Friday night all the more […]

Charleston too much for Delaware men

NEWARK — As well as Delaware was playing, there was no way the Blue Hens were getting a win without a fight. Charleston is just too good to let that happen. And sure enough, the Cougars took over in the final 10 minutes, pulling away to a 75-63 victory over Delaware in a CAA men’s […]

Nate Darling has chased his dreams a long way

Nate Darling

NEWARK — Nate Darling was just 15 when he left home to follow his hoop dreams. So it shouldn’t be surprising that he almost didn’t stick it out in the U.S. “It was pretty tough,” said Darling. “The first couple years were pretty hard. I almost went back a couple times, but I just had […]

Quarterback stands out among Hens’ new recruits

NEWARK — Deven Bollinger has put up passing numbers that would make any quarterback proud. Of course, Delaware football coach Danny Rocco likes them, too. But one of Bollinger’s games that stood out the most to Rocco was the one in which the 6-foot-5, 212-pound high school player had to go in as a defensive […]

Painter paces Hens past Hornets in debut

WILMINGTON — Dylan Painter has played in countless basketball games in his life. But it had been a year since he played in a real one. So, sure, the Villanova transfer had a little extra adrenaline flowing when he made his Delaware debut on Monday night. But the 6-foot-10 Painter lived up to the anticipation […]