Blue Hen notebook: Henderson’s status up in the air after hard hit

NEWARK — The whole thing happened right in front of DeJoun Lee. The Delaware running back was standing on the sidelines when quarterback Nolan Henderson took a hard hit to the head as he ran the ball at Elon on Saturday. “I saw him running,” said Lee. “And then I saw him try to go […]

No. 15 Blue Hens suffer 42-7 shocker at CAA foe Elon

ELON, N.C. — After an open date last week, the Delaware football team thought maybe it was recharged and ready to go. It wasn’t. In an effort that may have been just as surprising as their narrow loss to Pitt two weeks ago was, the No. 15 Blue Hens got steamrolled by Elon, 42-7, in […]

Blue Hen notebook: Hens set to prove that Pitt effort was no fluke

NEWARK — The score might have been a shock to some people, but Delaware’s football players say don’t put them in that group. The Blue Hens say they expected to give Pittsburgh a battle — which they did before falling to the Panthers, 17-14, on Sept. 28. “Honestly, I think that just proved our point […]

Blue Hen notebook: Coleman a good catch for Hens

NEWARK — Gene Coleman knew he was going to have to wait his turn. But that doesn’t mean the waiting part was easy. While he got his share of playing time on special teams in his first two seasons at Delaware, the junior receiver had just 10 catches on his resume coming into this year. […]

Roundup: Kabat helps Hen women win in soccer against JMU

A strong defensive effort and a timely goal from senior captain Dani Kabat helped Delaware shut out James Madison, 1-0, in CAA women’s soccer on Sunday afternoon. Delaware (1-1 CAA, 6-5 overall) has now held 13 of its past 16 opponents to one goal or fewer dating back to the end of the 2018 campaign. […]

Hens put scare into Pitt, fall 17-14: Panthers rally to avoid upset by UD

PITTSBURGH — For three quarters, Delaware was living the dream. Against a major-college Pitt program it got crushed by five years ago, the Blue Hens were up by four going into the fourth quarter. But the Panthers woke up just in the nick of time, putting together a winning drive early in the fourth quarter […]

Hens, Tyler ready to take their shot at mighty Pitt

NEWARK — Apparently the conversation was pretty much straight and to the point. Delaware tight end Owen Tyler was asking his new offensive coordinator, Jared Ambrose, if he could switch to fullback for his senior season. “I went into his office and said, ‘I just want to knock some people’s teeth to the back of […]

Henderson, Hens rally past Penn

NEWARK — Delaware had worked really hard to overcome a 14-point deficit against Penn on Saturday afternoon. And then the Blue Hens almost threw it all away in one careless moment. The Quakers’ Isaiah Malcome broke off a 69-yard punt return that put Penn in position to tie the score with just 2:24 left. But […]

UD notebook: Hens’ Amachi starting to catch on

NEWARK — Chichi Amachi had done the hard part. The Delaware receiver dove to catch the pass, dragged his foot inbounds, rolled over when he hit the ground and held on to the football. But now it was up to the referee whether all that constituted a touchdown for Amachi. Finally the official’s hands went […]

No. 1 N.D. State dominates Blue Hens 47-22; Smyrna products Henderson, Knight shine for UD

NEWARK — Unlike last year, Delaware made a couple good plays early against North Dakota State. But, just like last year, any good plays the Blue Hens made were way too few and far between to matter against the mighty Bison. Looking like the No. 1-ranked FCS team it is, North Dakota State shook off […]