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.
February 12, 2006 |
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.
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.
December 31, 1994 |
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.
March 4, 2006 |
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)
April 7, 1994 |
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.
May 25, 2007 |
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.
March 17, 2001 |
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.
March 20, 1992 |
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?
November 9, 1992 |
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)