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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?
NEWS
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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May 27, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
It didn't take long for new Delaware men's basketball coach Martin Ingelsby to reach out and land one of his high school alma mater's top players. Ryan Daly, a 6-foot-4 sharpshooter and senior at Archbishop Carroll, committed to play for the Blue Hens on Wednesday night. Ingelsby starred as a point guard at Carroll in the mid-1990s and went on to play at Notre Dame. He spent the last seven seasons as an assistant coach at Notre Dame under Mike Brey. "That's a huge thing, the Carroll connection," Daly said.
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February 27, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
Drexel can't shoot. The numbers don't fib. Going into Thursday night against Delaware at the Daskalakis Center, the Dragons were converting 38.7 percent from anywhere, 32.3 from three. So it wasn't unusual when they were 11 for 32 in the first half, 1 for 12 from deep. But it was a really big deal when they went 14 for 21, 4 for 6 in the final 20 minutes. And maybe not coincidently, they were able to turn a one-point intermission deficit into a 74-64 win, which gave them their first winning streak since last season.
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December 24, 2015 | Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
This idea that Villanova's armada of guards can't shoot too well - 'Nova's early-season numbers may have said that, but past evidence said that those stats wouldn't hold, that the ball would start going into the basket. The ball has started going into the basket. At one point during the first half of Villanova's 78-48 victory over Delaware on Tuesday night at the Pavilion, the 17th-ranked Wildcats had made 8 of 17 threes, after missing their first three. Jay Wright talked afterward about how early in the season they were teaching the new players and even the new starters to be aggressive offensively - but they were being a little "too aggressive," Wright said.
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October 7, 2015 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
JOHN ROBERTSON'S season is now officially over. So too is his collegiate career. Villanova's fifth-year senior quarterback, who won the 2014 Walter Payton Award as the top offensive player in FCS, will not return this season, after suffering a complete tear of the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the fourth quarter of the Delaware game on Sept. 19. At the time, he said he would forgo surgery and rehab the injury in the hopes he might be able to return. After consulting with doctors, he still won't have surgery.
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October 3, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Perhaps no local college football team experienced the mass exodus of players that Delaware Valley did. Receiver Rasheed Bailey (Roxborough) garnered attention in reaching the final cut by the Eagles, but the 2014 conference player of the years was not the teams only significant departure. The Aggies also lost former George Washington quarterback Aaron Wilmer, who signed a two-year Canadian Football League contract with the BC Lions and also lost all-American running back Chris Smallwood (Upper Moreland)
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September 21, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
There have been some questions about when the Villanova offense would begin to click. And after a come-from-behind, 28-21 victory in the Wildcats' home-opener Saturday against Delaware, there are now even bigger questions. Quarterback John Robertson suffered a knee injury in the fourth quarter and, according to coach Andy Talley, will not play Thursday in the Wildcats' home game against Penn. "Right now the situation is that we think it's a [posterior cruciate ligament]," Talley said of the late-game injury, which forced Robertson from the game.
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September 18, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
VILLANOVA-DELAWARE. For the longest time now, you really haven't had to say much more. The teams, separated by some 45 miles, have played each other every year since 1988. For the past 13 seasons, it's been the last game on the schedule. More often than not, it's meant something significant to one of them or even both. If, for whatever reasons, it didn't, it was still Villanova-Delaware. Which was more than sufficient, just because. This time they're meeting in Week 3, in their Colonial Athletic Association opener, because of a quirk in the schedule.
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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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