Delaware football team to face Rutgers in 2021

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NEWARK – There’s long been a group of Delaware football fans that hoped the Blue Hens would take on some of the biggest programs in the region. Now they’re going to get that chance. A few weeks after setting up two future dates with Penn State, UD announced on Thursday that it will be playing […]

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Dover’s Brengle late addition to US Open field

Madison Brengle will be playing in the U.S. Open after all. Brengle was announced as a late addition to the field on Sunday after Luksika Kumkhum withdrew due to travel difficulties. Brengle, a 28-year-old Dover native, took Kumkhum’s spot as the first lucky loser from last week’s qualifying tournament. Brengle fell in the final round […]

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Prominent lawyer’s nomination to UD board withdrawn

DOVER — The nomination of Stuart M. Grant to the University of Delaware board of trustees has been withdrawn, the governor’s office announced Friday.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 […]

UD names interim provost Morgan to fill full-time role

DOVER — The University of Delaware announced Monday it has named Robin Morgan provost, making her the first woman to hold the role. Dr. Morgan has been working as interim provost since October. Once she formally assumes the role July 1, she will become the 11th provost in UD’s history. “Over the last seven months, […]

Budget requests far exceed proposal for UD, DSU

  DOVER — Delaware’s three public higher education institutions are asking for a combined $178.9 million for capital projects, $159.4 million more than the governor recommended in January. Gov. John Carney’s budget proposal calls for giving $6.5 million each to the University of Delaware, Delaware State University and Delaware Technical Community College, but they say […]

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 […]