Local college notebook: Wesley telling Howerin’s story of recovery

DOVER — College student-athletes have a lot to deal with in their busy lives. But cancer isn’t supposed to be one of them. So the fact that Lex Howerin found herself confronting stage 2 breast cancer was stunning for the Caesar Rodney High grad and Wesley College field hockey player. The 21-year-old, though, is surviving […]

Knapp happy to have Purtill on Wesley staff

DOVER — Jim Purtill didn’t know any of his players when he was hired as Cornell’s freshman football coach in 1983. He remembers looking down the roster and seeing the names of players from all over he country. Then Purtill noticed there was a kid from Kent, Ohio, named Chip Knapp on the list. “That’s […]

Local college notebook: Wolverines starting workouts

DOVER — Wesley College still doesn’t know when its next football game will be. But the Wolverines are going to start working toward it anyway. Wesley football players returned to campus on Friday to begin a week of conditioning before the rest of the students come back to Dover. Delaware State and Delaware are also […]

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 […]

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 […]

Local college notebook: Wolverines still looking ahead even without season

DOVER — Chip Knapp says Arthur Smith couldn’t have learned from two better defensive coordinators. And the fact that Smith played linebacker at NCAA Division III football power Mount Union doesn’t hurt, either. So Knapp believes Smith is clearly ready to step up into the role of Wesley College’s defensive coordinator. “He’s got a lot […]

Wesley’s football season canceled

DOVER — It was becoming increasingly clear the past couple weeks that it would be difficult for Wesley College to play a football schedule this fall. On Tuesday, the other shoe finally dropped. The New Jersey Athletic Conference’s decision to cancel its fall sports season means that Wesley’s remaining football schedule is wiped out, too. […]

Local college notebook: Except for football, Wesley calls off fall sports season

DOVER — Wesley College was hoping it could hang on to its fall sports schedule. But now the Wolverines have had to join the club after the Atlantic East Conference announced on Thursday that it is shutting down fall sports because of the coronavirus pandemic. The one Wesley fall sport left standing at the moment […]

Wesley still aiming to play a fall season

DOVER — Chip Knapp knows there’s still some big obstacles standing between his Wesley College football team and playing an actual game this fall. For the time being, however, Knapp and the Wolverines are still planning to get on the field. While the state’s two Division I FCS programs, Delaware and Delaware State, both canceled […]

Wesley plans to keep athletics

DOVER — Wesley College now knows that its future lies as part of Delaware State. And there’s a lot of details that need to be worked out in the coming school year as Wesley becomes part of DSU. But Wesley officials also said on Thursday that they expect athletics to remain a part of its […]