Hens’ Darling declares for NBA draft but could return to UD

NEWARK — The Delaware men’s basketball coaching staff knew Nate Darling was going to be a really good player when he became eligible for the Blue Hens this past winter. Now they’ll have to wait and see if the junior guard was a little too good. Today, Darling announced that he’s entering his name into […]

Local college notebook: Ingelsby keeping tabs on team, possible rule changes

Off-seasons haven’t always been uneventful for the Delaware men’s basketball team lately. The Blue Hens have had some good young players transfer to higher-profile programs over the last four seasons. That group includes Kory Holden (South Carolina), Ryan Daly (St. Joe’s) and Ithiel Horton (Pitt). While having players come and go isn’t unusual for any […]

CR grad Aloe was able to mix lacrosse with academics

NEWARK — As a long-time athlete, Thomas Aloe has celebrated a lot of big moments in his life. But this one was as exciting as any of them. In January, the Delaware lacrosse player and Caesar Rodney High grad found out he’d been accepted into Rutgers’ dental school. “When I had my interview there, I […]

Roundup: Hens’ Darling earns national hoops honors

Delaware junior basketball player Nate Darling earned another award on Monday as he was selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 10 first team. Darling becomes the eighth Blue Hen to earn NABC all-district honors and just the sixth to earn first-team accolades. He joins a group that includes Spencer Dunkley (1992-93), Mike […]

Blue Hens excited for next year

NEWARK — The Delaware’s men’s basketball team was one of the lucky ones. The coronavirus didn’t end their season. The Blue Hens got to experience the thrill of winning a Colonial Athletic Association tournament game last Sunday before falling to top-seeded Hofstra in the CAA semifinals. But Delaware coach Martin Ingelsby can still sympathize with […]

Local roundup: UD spring sports home events to be played without spectators

The University of Delaware Athletic Department announced Wednesday all spring sport home events will be played without spectators permitted due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. UD’s statement also included all home practices are limited to only student-athletes and essential personnel. The football team just opened spring camp on Tuesday. The Delaware women’s […]

Roundup: Hens take down Hornets 9-5 in baseball

Delaware senior Jack Goan and freshman Joey Loynd would not be outdone by one another Tuesday afternoon at Bob Hannah Stadium. Each player homered twice to lift the Blue Hen baseball team to a 9-5 victory over in-state foe Delaware State. Delaware (8-7) needed all that offense when the Hornets (3-12) rallied for three runs […]

Hens fall to Pride in CAA men’s basketball semifinals

WASHINGTON — There was something of a helpless feeling for Delaware’s players when Hofstra came out shooting the way it did on Monday night. For the first five minutes, the Pride was perfect. Top-seeded Hofstra sank its first four three-pointers along with five free throws and just seemed to be in control almost all night […]

Hens top Charleston 79-67, return to CAA semifinals

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It wasn’t like this was ancient history. Just 10 days ago the Delaware men’s basketball team held a 10-point lead with seven minutes left at Charleston — and lost by nine. So when the Cougars made a quick five-point spurt to slice the Blue Hens’ 11-point advantage to just six with 6:03 […]

Local roundup: Blue Hen baseball team edges Rider 2-1 in series opener

Juniors Mike Biasiello and Chris Ludman kept the Rider bats off balance as the Delaware baseball team edged the Broncos, 2-1, in the series opener Saturday afternoon. “Our pitching really won that game for us,” said Blue Hens’ coach Jim Sherman. “Mike (Biasiello) and Chris (Ludman) were really outstanding when we needed it. Can’t say […]