Hens can’t wait to play again for real

NEWARK — Nolan Henderson knows there’s always going to be a college football game there waiting for him. He and his Delaware teammates may not be playing games this fall. But when the junior quarterback gets back from a Saturday practice, he knows the sports channels will be filled with Division I FBS teams that […]

Bucs, Hens cancel due to virus

The coronavirus pandemic continues to take its toll on the local sports schedule. At Milford High, officials canceled the Buccaneers’ next two football games on Tuesday after a positive virus test in the program. And, in Newark, the University of Delaware has paused all men’s basketball activities due to positive tests, Milford’s cancellations affect Thursday’s […]

Despite losses, Hens still optimistic

NEWARK — When the Delaware men’s basketball team finished its season last March, it felt as much like a start for the Blue Hens as it did an ending. Delaware was slated to return all five starters from a 22-11 squad that reached the CAA Tournament semifinals. Joe Mihalich, the coach of league champion Hofstra, […]

Local roundup: CAA sets format for hoop slate

NEWARK — The Colonial Athletic Association has come up with a unique way of handling its basketball schedules in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. CAA men’s and women’s teams, which include Delaware, will play the same opponent on back-to-back days at the same site this winter. The format, which was announced on Wednesday, is […]

UD suspends 19 swim team members for party

NEWARK — Nineteen swimming and diving team members have been sanctioned by the University of Delaware for violations of COVID-19 protocol. The group has been suspended by the athletics department from all athletic-related activities. Their suspensions came after notification that there was a large indoor social gathering hosted on Sept. 26 at an off-campus residence, […]

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 […]