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SPORTS
January 18, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When: Saturday at 4 p.m. Where: Bob Carpenter Center, Newark, Del. Radio: www.gragons.com Records: Delaware (3-13, 2-3 Colonial Athletic Association); Drexel (3-13, 1-4). Coaches: Delaware, Monte Ross (9th season, 118-154), Drexel, Bruiser Flint (14th season, 231-186). Last meeting: Drexel won, 69-65, on Feb. 23, 2014 at home. Drexel's top three: Damion Lee (20.4 ppg., 5.9 rpg.), Tavon Allen (10.2 ppg., 2.9 rpg.), Rashann London (8.0 ppg., 2.4 rpg.)
NEWS
November 18, 2011
Delaware at Villanova When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m., PPL Park. TV/Radio: Comcast Network/ESPN-AM (950) Records: Delaware, 6-4 overall, 4-3 Colonial Athletic Association; Villanova, 2-8, 1-6. Coaches: Delaware, K.C. Keeler (10th season, 80-46); Villanova, Andy Talley (27th season, 190-115-1). Series: The Wildcats lead, 23-20-1. Last season, Villanova needed overtime to win, 28-21. Delaware hasn't defeated the Wildcats since 2005.
SPORTS
January 29, 2009 | By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Roman Catholic's Kasseim Everett orally committed to Delaware for football in August. A few months later, wishing to keep his options open, he decommitted from the Blue Hens. Now, after strongly giving consideration to Temple, Everett, a quick-footed two-way back, has committed again to Delaware. "Temple and Delaware were similar in many ways," Everett said, "but I think Delaware's interest was a little bit stronger. " The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Everett, an Inquirer second-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection as a defensive back last season, also had scholarship offers from Maine and Stony Brook.
SPORTS
December 2, 1991 | by Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
Dave Nelson, a backfield mate of 1940 Heisman Trophy winner Tom Harmon, was a 1942 graduate of the University of Michigan who loved his alma mater so much that, upon becoming head football coach and athletic director at the University of Delaware in 1951, he adopted Michigan's distinctive maize-and- blue helmet and uniform. But the Delaware football program was to take on its own identity, shaped largely by Nelson, who compiled an 84-42-2 record in 15 seasons as coach and served as athletic director from 1951 through 1984.
NEWS
August 27, 2009
Given all the social problems associated with gambling, it was a welcome and right decision by a federal appeals court in Philadelphia to block Delaware's attempt to expand legalized betting on sports. Despite the setback, the First State is wrong to continue with a plan to skirt the law by allowing bets on multiple games. Delaware lawmakers, like those in Pennsylvania and other states, are addicted to gambling as a way to solve budget woes. The gaming arms race remains a bad policy on several fronts.
NEWS
October 11, 1995 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Greg Miller of Rancocas Valley has made an oral commitment to play basketball at the University of Delaware. Miller, a 6-foot-4 swingman, said he committed to the Blue Hens after making a campus visit over the weekend. He plans to sign Nov. 8, the first day of the NCAA early signing period. Miller said he chose Delaware over Boston University and Drexel. He had made unofficial visits to both of those schools. Last season, Miller averaged 10 points a game for Rancocas Valley, which won the South Jersey Group 3 title.
SPORTS
April 16, 1992 | By Pete Schnatz, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Several hundred shivering spectators turned out for last night's championship game of the inaugural Liberty Bell Classic college baseball tournament at Veterans Stadium. But while the fans in the stands huddled under blankets and sipped hot chocolate, the red-hot University of Delaware team put on a clinic of exceptional pitching, hitting and fielding. The Blue Hens (22-7) sparkled from start to finish, taking the title with a convincing 6-2 victory over Villanova. Four Delaware players made the all-tournament team - led by Brian Lesher, who batted .583, drove in six runs in three games and was voted the Classic's most valuable player.
SPORTS
February 17, 2008 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
Scott Rodgers made both ends of a one-and-one free throw with 19 seconds remaining to nail down a 62-60 Drexel win over Delaware yesterday at the Bob Carpenter Center. The Dragons (11-16, 4-11 Colonial Athletic Association) did not take the lead for good until Randy Oveneke hit a jumper with one minute to play in the game. Brian Johnson sank two free throws for Delaware (11-14, 8-7) with 10.1 seconds remaining, and the Blue Hens got one last chance when Rodgers missed the front end of a one-and-one with 8.7 seconds left.
SPORTS
November 3, 1996 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
William and Mary placekicker Brian Shallcross picked a good time to redeem himself. After missing from 20 and 25 yards in regulation, Shallcross nailed a 42-yard field goal in overtime that just cleared the crossbar, giving the Tribe a 10-7 Yankee Conference victory over Delaware yesterday at Zable Stadium. Delaware (7-2 overall, 5-2 conference), ranked sixth in Division I-AA, had a chance to win the game in regulation, but Sean Leach's 35-yard field-goal attempt with six seconds left was blocked.
SPORTS
January 8, 2011 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
FRISCO, Texas - Pat Devlin transferred to Delaware from Penn State in 2009 for two reasons: to get playing time and win a national title. The fifth-year senior quarterback from Downingtown East has to settle for playing time. Eastern Washington defeated Delaware, 20-19, Friday night at Pizza Hut Park for the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision title. The victory, in front of a crowd of 13,027, gave the Eagles (13-2) their first national title. Junior quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, a Southern Methodist transfer, produced three second-half touchdown passes.
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September 16, 2016 | By Michaela Winberg, Staff Writer
With six of her classmates from an after-school program in Camden, A'nkya Thomas, 16, rowed across the Delaware River in a whaleboat Wednesday morning. It was her first time paddling across the river. The Center for Aquatic Sciences program, she said, had helped her experience several other firsts as well: canoeing, kayaking, and holding a horseshoe crab with her bare hands. "We mess with these a lot," said Thomas, a student at Camden Charter High School, gesturing toward the crab in her hands.
NEWS
September 16, 2016 | By Inga Saffron, ARCHITECTURE CRITIC
The artist Ann Hamilton once took over the enormous drill hall in New York's Park Avenue Armory and turned it into a room-sized loom, powered by people on swings. The piece, the event of a thread , delved into the complex and fragile connections between human beings who find themselves thrown together in a common space. It was so popular the lines wound around the block. Hamilton has now commandeered a similarly gargantuan room in Philadelphia, in the underused Pier 9 warehouse on the Delaware River, for her latest interactive art installation.
NEWS
September 10, 2016
Need something to do this weekend? Don't worry, we got you covered. CUTE Hello Kitty Cafe Truck 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at King of Prussia Mall, 160 N. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia. Hard to believe Hello Kitty is celebrating 40 years in the U.S. (the pop-culture icon was created in 1974 in Japan, but took a couple of years to get here). The epitome of the kawaii (cute) aesthetic started out as a face on a vinyl coin purse (girls now of a certain age probably still have theirs)
BUSINESS
September 8, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
After 12 years, three trials, and 70 days of court testimony, a federal district judge in Philadelphia has ruled in favor of the Greek owners and operators of the oil tanker Athos I, which struck an anchor in the Delaware River in November 2004 as it nudged toward the Citgo refinery dock in Paulsboro. Judge Joel H. Slomsky in a 173-page opinion in late July and a final order Aug. 17 ruled that Citgo, the refinery operator, had failed its duty to provide "safe berth warranty" to the Athos I tanker sailing from Puerto Miranda, Venezuela.
NEWS
September 2, 2016
The body of a man was recovered by police searching Wednesday night for a swimmer reported missing earlier in the Delaware River along Burlington County, authorities said. The swimmer was reported missing just before 5:20 p.m. near Hawk Island in Delanco, a county dispatcher said. A New Jersey State Police marine unit found the body shortly before 7 p.m. Marine units from New Jersey and Philadelphia participated in the search, as did the Coast Guard. No further information on the body was immediately available.
NEWS
August 22, 2016 | By Jan Hefler, STAFF INQUIRER
Nearly two decades after the National Park Service proposed a 60-mile bike and pedestrian trail along a part of the Delaware River, the dusty plans are picking up steam. A colorful map of the Delaware River Heritage Trail depicts a loop connecting 24 towns, mostly on the riverfront, in southern New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania. The Calhoun Street Bridge in Trenton and the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge would complete the circle. So far, studies have been commissioned on both sides of the river, and signs have been planted in areas where sidewalks, roads, and paths have been linked to create several fragments of the trail.
NEWS
August 11, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Cerner Corp., a health-care information technology company, will add 250 jobs in Malvern over the next three years with the help of a $1.25 million Pennsylvania First grant, Gov. Wolf said Monday. As part of the deal, Cerner, based in Kansas City, Mo., will invest $75 million in the site and retain its 2,000 current employees. When Cerner bought the former Siemens Health Services in Feb. 2015 for $1.3 billion, Siemens Health had 2,800 employees in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware attributed to Malvern.
NEWS
August 5, 2016
A SEPTA train struck and killed a woman in Delaware County Wednesday night. The incident happened about 9:30 p.m. on the Media/Elwyn Region Rail Line near the Fernwood Station Station in Yeadon Borough, according to Kristin Geiger, a SEPTA spokeswoman. The unidentified woman in her late 50s was in the track area and the train could not stop in time, said Geiger. The incident is still under investigation and it is not clear why the woman was on the tracks. Approximately 75 passengers were on the train at the time and were transferred to buses.
NEWS
August 1, 2016
As thousands of folks fly out of town after the Democratic National Convention, consider the ground upon which Philadelphia International Airport sits: Hog Island, once the world's largest shipyard. Long before William Penn arrived aboard the Welcome in 1681, Swedish settlers controlled the island, at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill. The Lenape called the island Quistconck , or "place for hogs. " Hog Island made a brief cameo during the American Revolution: An order in 1777 from the Council of Safety called for the island to be flooded, to halt British troops trying to infiltrate Philadelphia via the Delaware.
BUSINESS
July 31, 2016 | By Tom Avril, Staff Writer
The corporate parent of Terminix has reached a tentative agreement to pay $87 million to a Wilmington family sickened by dangerous pesticides at a vacation condominium in the U.S. Virgin Islands. That is on top of $3 million the company already has paid, an amount equal to its insurance deductible, according to an earnings report filed Thursday by ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. of Memphis, Tenn. The company's insurance carriers also have paid the family an amount not disclosed in the filing.
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