Hens’ Caruso determined to improve

NEWARK — The Delaware football team lost twice that weekend. First, the Blue Hens fell to rival Villanova, 28-7, in their regular-season finale. Then, the next day, Delaware’s NCAA Division I FCS playoff hopes vanished when the tournament committee didn’t award the Hens an at-large berth. Delaware’s players were crushed. “We were all sitting in […]

UD to allow extra credit hours at no charge

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DOVER — The University of Delaware recently announced it will no longer charge extra fees for students taking more than 17 credits. The change, university officials said, is aimed at helping students graduate within four years. “This will make a significant difference for students who need a sixth course in a semester to catch up […]

Prominent lawyer’s nomination to UD board withdrawn

DOVER — The nomination of Stuart M. Grant to the University of Delaware board of trustees has been withdrawn, the governor’s office announced Friday. Mr. Grant, who has been embroiled in a controversy for several months over alleged sexual harassment, requested his name be pulled back. As a replacement, Gov. John Carney has nominated Claire […]

LOCAL ROUNDUP: UD baseball team rallies past William & Mary

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Delaware rode a pair of ninth-inning and 10th-inning runs to a 6-4 victory over William & Mary in CAA baseball on Sunday at Plumeri Park. The Blue Hens (12-9 CAA, 28-23), who swept the three-game series, trailed 4-2 going into their last at-bat. But, after tying the game in the ninth, Dover […]

Caesar Rodney grad earns dual degrees from Delaware State, University of Delaware

DOVER — Maybe it’s been done before, but perhaps not. Juneessa Pressley earned undergraduate degrees simultaneously from both Delaware State University and the University of Delaware in the wide-ranging fields of music and chemistry. After receiving her diploma from DSU on Saturday with over 600 other graduates, the 21-year-old Caesar Rodney High product still has […]

UD women’s basketball team beats Hofstra

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Delaware held Hofstra to a combined 11 points in the second and third quarters en route to a 61-41 victory over Hofstra in CAA women’s basketball on Sunday afternoon. The Blue Hens (8-4 CAA, 15-8 overall) trailed by five after the first quarter, but rallied for a 30-7 run over the next 15 minutes and […]

Some UD students will see tuition hikes

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DOVER — Legislators on the Joint Finance Committee questioned the president of the University of Delaware Wednesday about a planned tuition increase for select majors. The university announced Monday it will begin raising prices for students in the Lerner College of Business, College of Engineering or School of Nursing. Full-time students would pay $1,000 per […]

LOCAL ROUNDUP: UD women’s basketball team wins; Woodson in all-star game; Hall seeking nominations

An Abby Gonzales three-pointer with just 13 seconds left put Delaware ahead to stay as the Blue Hens went on to post a 51-49 victory over Towson in CAA women’s basketball on Sunday afternoon. Gonzales’ three gave Delaware a 49-47 lead. Nicole Enabosi then sank two free throws with three seconds remaining before the Tigers […]

Raymond coached an aspiring sportswriter, too

DOVER — Growing up, the West family made a lot of trips north to see the Fightin’ Blue Hens. I couldn’t tell you how many games we watched or how many times I heard the graying alumni in Section J of Delaware Stadium hollering, “Come on, Tubby, throw the ball!” My dad, Wendel, was a […]

UD announces $60 million renovation project for Delaware Stadium

NEWARK — There’s been talk of fixing up Delaware Stadium for years. There’s even been architect drawings of a refurbished stadium before. But as she sat there announcing the University of Delaware’s athletics’ fundraising campaign on Saturday, athletic director Chrissi Rawak said she had no doubt that this particular project will come to fruition. “None,” […]