Rocco expects UD offense to be more dynamic

NEWARK — Danny Rocco has coached plenty of defense in his career. So nobody has to tell the Delaware football coach about the headaches that a fast-paced offense can give a defense. “We’ve played against it so many times with so many different schools,” said Rocco. “We see it so often. I do think that […]

Farinella happy to still be playing

NEWARK — At 23, it’s not like Mario Farinella is an old man. Still, relatively speaking, he’s in a lot different place than his youngest Delaware football teammates. Farinella admits he gets a kick out of watching the freshmen as they try to navigate their first college preseason camp. “Those incoming guys are like 17 […]

Hens’ Darien having fun as receiver

NEWARK — Some players can only dream about being a part of the mighty Penn State football program. And Dae’lun Darien says he made a lot of good friends in his three seasons at Happy Valley. But he also says he wasn’t exactly having fun there, either. “If you’re not having fun, it takes a […]

Buchanan, Nickles step into Blue Hen linebacker spotlight

NEWARK — Johnny Buchanan is a football guy. And he comes from a football family. The Delaware linebacker proudly points out that his great uncle, Joe Auer, scored the first touchdown in Miami Dolphins’ history on a 95-yard kickoff return. “Football means the world to me,” Buchanan said after the Blue Hens’ practice on Tuesday […]

From the Sports editor: Smyrna stars happy to re-align with Hens

NEWARK — It’s pretty basic stuff really. Quarterback Nolan Henderson takes the shotgun snap and sticks the football in the gut of running back Will Knight at a Delaware practice on Friday morning. Just like they’ve done a thousand times before. But that’s what makes it so cool. Knight and Henderson have been lining up […]

Penn State transfer Robinson finally settles in, eyes big year as Blue Hen RB

NEWARK — A year ago, Andre Robinson’s football life was something of a mess. The Penn State transfer didn’t know Delaware’s offense, he didn’t know more than a couple of his new teammates and the NCAA seemed to be in no hurry to sign off on his eligibility. So ask the Blue Hens’ senior running […]

Kitchen set to be anchor for Blue Hens

NEWARK — Missing a season with an injury is never fun, of course. But being sidelined in 2017 is also the reason that Cam Kitchen is still a Delaware football player. That makes this redshirt senior year kind of a silver-lining season for the 23-year-old defensive lineman. “It was tough,” said Kitchen, who played in […]

Hens’ Kehoe healthy and ready to go

BALTIMORE — Pat Kehoe just shrugs off all the questions about injuries. They’re part of football, right? So what if the Delaware quarterback had to lug around a heavy brace on his injured right knee for the last several games of the season? And it wasn’t that big a deal when a possible concussion limited […]

Hens to visit Hornets twice as Route One rivalry is extended: Six more meetings slated from 2024-30

DOVER — Most local college football fans were happy when Delaware began playing Delaware State in 2007. But if Hornet fans had a gripe, it was that the Blue Hens never came to Dover for a game. That’s going to change, however. Delaware and Delaware State announced on Monday afternoon that the Route One Rivalry […]

Local roundup: Blue Hen hoop coach Ingelsby receives 2-year extension

University of Delaware men’s basketball head coach Martin Ingelsby has received a two-year contract extension through the 2023-24 season, Director of Athletics and Recreation Services Chrissi Rawak announced. Ingelsby, along with assistant coaches Bill Phillips, Corey McCrae and Torrian Jones, Director of Operations Pat Rogers and Coordinator of Player Development/Videography Danny O’Connor, has led the […]