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January 8, 2013
DELAWARE ANNOUNCED Monday that it had fired football coach K.C. Keeler. In 11 seasons at Delaware, Keeler posted a record of 86-52 with an NCAA Division I-AA national championship in 2003. Also, the Blue Hens were runners-up in national championship appearances in 2007 and 2010. However, they failed to advance to the postseason four of the last five seasons and had a combined record of 12-10 over the past two campaigns. The Blue Hens were 5-6 in 2012, losing their last four games.
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February 12, 2006 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Suffering from a high ankle sprain a few hours earlier, Delaware senior 6-foot-8 forward Harding Nana fought off the pain yesterday to score 25 points as the Blue Hens beat Drexel, 75-68, in a Colonial Athletic Association game at the Bob Carpenter Center. Nana, who enabled the Blue Hens (7-17, 3-12 CAA) to end a four-game losing streak, also matched a career high with 19 rebounds. Zaire Taylor added 17 points, and Calvin Cannon scored 10 points for the Blue Hens, who led by 38-19 at the half.
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August 28, 2011
Last season: 12-3 overall, 6-2 in Colonial Athletic Association, (first) Head coach: K.C. Keeler (10th year), 74-42 career Returning starters: Eight on offense, seven on defense Key returners: Andrew Pierce (running back), Rob McDowell (center), Shea Allard (left tackle), Colin Naugle (tight end), Michael Atunrase (defensive end), Paul Worrilow (linebacker). Calling signals: After having a transfer quarterback to start nine straight seasons, the Blue Hens now turn their eyes to a homegrown player.
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December 31, 1994 | by John Smallwood, Daily News Sports Writer
This time when the Villanova Wildcats put the hammer down, they didn't let up. Coming off uninspired effort in what should have been a much easier victory against overmatched Rider, the 'Cats' ears were ringing after coach Steve Lappas's postgame tirade. Last night, Villanova responded just as Lappas expected. Making a school-record 16 three-pointers, the Wildcats bombed away host Delaware, 90-54, in front 5,000 people, the second sellout of the Carpenter Center's three-year history.
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March 4, 2006 | By BILL FLEISCHMAN For the Daily News
Drexel's basketball season ended yesterday with sound and fury, and a second consecutive one-and-out loss in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament. Eighth-seeded Drexel allowed a four-point lead late in the second half to slip away in a 52-49 loss to ninth-seeded Delaware. The Blue Hens face top-seeded North Carolina-Wilmington today at noon. The way the Dragons lost will stick with them for a long time. A field goal by 6-5 sophomore Sam McMahon (season average 3.4 points)
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April 7, 1994 | By John McBride, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Delaware's pitching might be the best in the nation. But in last night's championship game of the third annual Liberty Bell College Classic at Veterans Stadium, the Blue Hens' offense made the difference. Delaware hit four doubles in a six-run seventh inning and defeated Drexel, 8-3. The Blue Hens, who won the inaugural tournament, avenged a 6-2 loss to the Dragons in last season's title game. "I thought that one inning demonstrated what this ball club is all about," said Delaware coach Bob Hannah.
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May 25, 2007 | By JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO For the Daily News
Confounding history, tradition and mind-boggling numbers. That's the task before the Delaware men's lacrosse team tomorrow, when the Blue Hens take on Johns Hopkins in the NCAA Division I semifinals at Baltimore's M & T Bank Stadium at noon. Consider the following: Duke, Cornell and Johns Hopkins - the other three teams involved - have a combined 94 NCAA Tournament victories. Delaware has three. The three schools have made 38 Final Four appearances. This is the first for the Blue Hens.
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March 17, 2001 | by Lee Montgomery For the Daily News
The pressure got to Delaware. No, not the pressure of the Women's NCAA Tournament. The No. 13 seed Blue Hens handled that just fine. What got to Delaware was the pressure from North Carolina State, a quicker, more athletic team. Turning up the pace toward the end of the first half and at the start of the second, the fourth-seeded Wolfpack pulled away to a 76-57 victory last night in the first round of the East Regional at Reynolds Coliseum. Delaware (26-5) was making its first NCAA appearance in school history, but showed no signs of intimidation despite playing a Wolfpack team - on its home floor - that has reached the postseason seven straight years.
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March 20, 1992 | By Diane Pucin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Digger Phelps, well-known ex-Notre Dame coach and present television analyst, stood up, walked out onto the middle of the basketball court and said, "Steve, hey Steve, I've got a question. " Steve Steinwedel, the 6-foot-8 head coach at the University of Delaware, pivoted better than he ever did as a player and jogged over to Phelps. For a moment, practice stopped. Phelps wanted to know numbers. What number is Alex Coles? What number is Mark Murray? What number is Spencer Dunkley?
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November 9, 1992 | By Dave Caldwell and Beth Onufrak, FOR THE INQUIRER
If you are looking for Anthony Ventresca during a Delaware football game, the bench is not the place to find him. Ventresca, a 6-foot, 180-pound senior halfback from Central Bucks West, is listed in seven statistical categories for the Blue Hens, who were ranked sixth nationally in Division I-AA after their 57-13 rout of Maine Oct. 31. Through seven games, Ventresca was first on the team in punt returns (12 for 107 yards) and kickoff returns (10 for 194 yards), third in all-purpose running (487 yards)
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February 16, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jahlil Okafor had 23 points and 13 rebounds for his ninth double-double of the season, outplaying Syracuse big man Rakeem Christmas as No. 4 Duke beat the Orange, 80-72, on Saturday night in Syracuse, N.Y. Duke (22-3, 9-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) won its fifth straight and withstood a standout performance from ex-Blue Devil Michael Gbinije, who scored a career-high 27 points for Syracuse. Syracuse (16-9, 7-5) had exhibited plenty of grit in the two games since a postseason ban was announced as the school awaits the results of an NCAA investigation into the athletic department.
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January 19, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEWARK, Del. - Drexel has had some disappointing moments during this trying season, but none was more flat-out embarrassing than its 54-35 home loss to James Madison on Thursday. On Saturday, Drexel scored 35 points in the first half alone, built a 12-point lead late in the first half, and then held on to defeat Delaware, 66-62, at the Bob Carpenter Center. "When you hold a team to 54 points and lose by 20, that says a lot about the way you played," Dragons coach Bruiser Flint said about Thursday's game.
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December 20, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEWARK, Del. - Temple coach Fran Dunphy anticipated the moment when he could add transfers Jesse Morgan and Devin Coleman to his lineup, but he also wondered about the challenges to team chemistry that might come with it. On Thursday night against an overmatched Delaware team, Dunphy got his first look at the two transfers in cherry and white. The chemistry was just fine. Morgan, a Massachusetts transfer who was playing his first game in almost two years, tied Quenton DeCosey with a team-high 16 points as the Owls cruised past the Blue Hens, 82-62, in a nonconference game at the Bob Carpenter Center.
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December 18, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Vinny Papale had a broken collarbone. He was experiencing another kind of discomfort, too. "When I got hurt, I was afraid I wasn't going to hear from anybody," Papale, a senior at Bishop Eustace Prep, said of his chances of earning a football scholarship. Despite missing a large chunk of the second half of the season, Papale earned a scholarship offer from Delaware. Papale, the son of former Eagles walk-on Vince Papale, committed to the Blue Hens last weekend. He will sign his letter of intent Feb. 4 as part of national signing day. "I loved it down there," Papale said of Delaware.
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December 14, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former longtime Delaware coach K.C. Keeler isn't about to gloat, even though his homecoming is another success story, matching the rest of his coaching career. Keeler's Sam Houston State team (10-4) will visit Villanova (11-2) in Saturday's 1 p.m. Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinal. The winner will play next Friday or Saturday against the winner of the North Dakota State-Coastal Carolina game. Villanova could host that game if Coastal Carolina wins. A Delaware graduate who replaced the legendary coach Tubby Raymond in 2002, Keeler was fired after a 5-6 season in 2012.
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December 2, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
IF YOU HAD Villanova winning a game at the Wells Fargo Center this season before the Sixers, you were sharp, if not exactly clairvoyant. If you had Villanova winning on the Sixers' court before the Sixers won on any court, you were at least in the vicinity of clairvoyant because the Sixers played 16 games before the Wildcats played any at their second home. If you had Villanova winning . . . You get the point. Villanova is really good in its environment. The Sixers are history-making bad in theirs.
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December 2, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
With all of Villanova's impressive statistics through the first two weeks of the season, the number "28.9 percent" stands out like a rash. That was the Wildcats' mark from three-point range through their first five games. In fact, Delaware coach Monte Ross had his zone defense guard the inside Sunday so Villanova would shoot from deep. But in its Wells Fargo Center regular-season debut, No. 12 Villanova established season highs for made three-pointers (13) and three-point percentage (40.6)
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November 24, 2014 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Columnist
Players of the weekend National - For the second straight week, the FBS record for rushing yards in a game that had stood for 15 years was broken. This time it was Oklahoma freshman Samaje Perine, with 427 against Kansas. Local - Ryan O'Hara kicked a 32-yard field goal with 10 seconds to go to give Widener (11-0) a 36-35 win over visiting Muhlenberg (9-2) in a Division III playoff opener. Around town Villanova 35, Delaware 28 This is what can almost happen in rivalry games.
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November 21, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
WHATEVER happens tomorrow at Delaware, Villanova will be in the FCS playoffs. If they win, the Wildcats are going there on their own terms. If not, they'd only be making things a lot more difficult on themselves. In 2009, they got to play three home games en route to the national-title game. They might not have won the semifinal had it been at William & Mary. In 2010, they had to go on the road, where they won twice against the top-ranked team before finally losing a close one at eventual champion Eastern Washington, which was also No. 1. So there is a difference.
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October 13, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Ross Scheuerman rushed for three touchdowns, including the game-winner, to lead Lafayette to a 24-21 win over visiting Georgetown in Easton, Pa. The Hoyas took a 21-17 lead with 8 minutes, 44 seconds left in the game on Justin Hill's 6-yard TD reception. Lafayette responded with a nine-play, 63-yard drive, capped by Scheuerman's 5-yard score with 5:24 remaining. Blake Searfoss completed 17 of 26 passes, with two interceptions, for Lafayette (3-3, 2-1 Patriot). Scheuerman finished with 58 yards on 22 carries.
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