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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.
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.
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January 29, 2016
The Chester County SPCA has changed its name to the Brandywine Valley SPCA, to reflect its expanding geographic reach. The animal-welfare group has served Chester and Delaware counties for years but expanded to serve the state of Delaware this month. It aims to bring its no-kill philosophy to more areas, executive director Adam Lamb said. A shelter is considered "no-kill" if it saves at least 90 percent of animals left in its care. In 2013, the Chester County SPCA euthanized 37 percent of its animals; by last year, its euthanization rate dropped to 6 percent, Lamb said.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nineteenth-century Philadelphia is often characterized as a center of abolitionist thought and a haven for Southern slaves seeking freedom. But that is a simplification, as we learn from the latest installment of Philadelphia: The Great Experiment , an ongoing half-hour documentary series produced by Philadelphia entrepreneur Sam Katz's History Making Productions. It will air at 7:30 p.m. Thursday on 6ABC. Titled "Disorder: 1820-1854," the sixth installment of the 13-part series explores the racist sentiment widespread among working-class whites who felt displaced by the city's growing number of free blacks.
BUSINESS
January 24, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, Staff Writer
The number of oil trains has fallen in the last year along with the price of crude oil, and so has the number of accidents that kept oil trains high on the public agenda. But oil-train economics and safety were on the mind of U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan (R., Pa.) on Friday when he made a fact-finding tour of the Eddystone Rail Co., the Delaware County railroad unloading facility that handles mile-long "unit" trains that deliver North Dakota crude to the region. The congressman, whose district includes the Delaware County waterfront, paid his first visit to the facility that opened two years ago at Exelon Generation's Eddystone power plant.
NEWS
January 18, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
BIVALVE, N.J. - Years ago, when Meghan Wren was hiking through a boat "graveyard" in nearby Leesburg, she discovered the rotting remains of a wooden yawl. The hundred-year-old wreck so intrigued Wren - founder and executive director of the Bayshore Center at Bivalve - that she began studying how these boats were traditionally used as auxiliary craft to schooners and other vessels along the Delaware Bay and elsewhere. Usually rigged as a two-masted sailing craft, yawls often were favored over other types of dinghy in commercial fishing operations because the mizzen sail is in the aft, creating easier handling in rough seas.
NEWS
December 31, 2015 | By Joseph N. Distefano, Staff Writer
DuPont Co. will cut 1,700 of the 6,100 jobs in its home state of Delaware next month, chief executive Edward Breen told staff in a memo Tuesday. The cuts, at offices and labs along the I-95 corridor, are part of Breen's effort to eliminate more than 5,000 of the company's 54,000 worldwide jobs before DuPont's proposed merger with Dow Chemical Co. and their planned breakup into separate pesticide, materials, and "specialty products" companies....
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
December 21, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Delaware State hadn't found a way to win yet this season - many of their opponents had paid the Hornets to show up in deeper waters - but Temple let the Hornets dream a little bit before the Owls eventually took care of business in a 78-63 win Saturday at the Liacouras Center. "I think there's a lot of danger," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said later. "It's exactly what we thought as we're sitting there on the sidelines. We started off, we just didn't make any shots early. I thought we had some really clean looks and made no shots.
SPORTS
December 20, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Who: Delaware State (0-10) at Temple (4-5). Where: The Liacouras Center. When: Saturday, 4 p.m. TV/radio: ESPN3; WPHT 1210 AM. Delaware State's Top three: G DeAndre Haywood, 6-2, Jr., 9.0 ppg., 2.9 rpg.; G Devin Morgan Jr., 5-10, Fr. 8.1 ppg., 2.0 rpg.; F Todd Hughes, 6-3, So., 5.3 ppg., 2.8 rpg. Temple's top three: G Quenton DeCosey, 6-5 Sr., 14.6 ppg., 6.0 rpg.; F Jaylen Bond, 6-8, Sr. 10.9 ppg., 7.3 rpg.; F Obi Enechionyia, 6-9,...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 2015 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
WILMINGTON - At first glance, the 1982 movie Diner seems an odd choice for a musical. Writer-director Barry Levinson's cult classic (which launched the careers of Kevin Bacon, Mickey Rourke, and Ellen Barkin) concerns a group of friends navigating the transition to adulthood in 1959 Baltimore. In the vignette style of the film, nothing happens. Levinson's and composer-lyricist Sheryl Crow's adaptation transforms Diner into a character-driven, slow-burning battle of the sexes that endears in its reflection on the great social divide between 1950s America and today.
NEWS
December 10, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tractor-trailers are a too-frequent sight on Richmond Street, business owner Tom LaCroix said. "For years, Richmond Street has been unbearable, impassable at times," said LaCroix, owner of an Allstate Insurance office in the neighborhood. A Delaware Avenue extension, for a sixth of a mile, that will give trucks an alternative route of travel between Bridesburg and Port Richmond opened to traffic Tuesday morning. The $14.5 million extension, funded with federal dollars, passes though an industrialized area on land once used for parking between Orthodox and Lewis Streets and over Frankford Creek.
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