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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.
FOOD
August 4, 2011 | By Ashley Primis, Inquirer Staff Writer
BETHANY BEACH, Del. - Perched on a counter stool, Lisa Cunningham was flipping through dozens of vacation food photos on her iPhone while she waited for lunch at Matt's Fish Camp restaurant. Dressed for the beach, the Virginia resident recalled each dish with such zeal, one would assume she had just returned from a gastronomic tour of Provence. But this digestible anthology was compiled in - wait for it - Delaware. Delaware? It turns out that a respectable number of good restaurants have sprouted in the towns that line Delaware's coast in recent years.
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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NEWS
August 9, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Mason-Dixon Line seemed to take a detour north Thursday. At 6 a.m., with the sun just rising under the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge and country music blaring over the Delaware River, 106 big trucks towing 106 of the finest fishing boats to be had - $75,000 per, with sonar, radar, electronic charts - pulled into the Frankford Arsenal boat launch. Within the hour, 106 of the nation's top anglers, including the South Jersey bad boy favored to win, had gunned their 250-horsepower engines and roared off. Their quest: the river's elusive bass.
NEWS
August 8, 2014 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
THINK IT SOUNDS fishy that largemouth bass swim in the Delaware River? Well, forget it. They do, and they're getting baited, bagged and tossed back. For the first time, the Bassmaster Elite Series is being held in Philadelphia, and yesterday's late-afternoon launch at Penn's Landing was anything but floundering. For the next three days, pro anglers and bass fishermen will have spectators and fishing fanatics hooked as the Elite pros troll the river to compete for a prize at the end of a four-day excursion.
BUSINESS
August 3, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the first time since slot machines were introduced in Delaware in 1995, Delaware Park, near Wilmington, has cut horse-racing purses in the middle of a racing season, according to a racing official. The new purses, which take effect Saturday, range from $31,000 to $33,000. They are down by about 15 percent, or $5,000 to $6,000. They reflect a continued slide in slots revenue, which subsidizes horse racing in Delaware, as it does in Pennsylvania. The cuts will enable the track to finish its season of 81 race days, an official with the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association said.
NEWS
August 2, 2014 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
Weeks ahead of schedule, Delaware officials Thursday afternoon reopened the southbound lanes of the I-495 bridge that spans the Christina River in Wilmington. The bridge's concrete piers had started to lean sideways after a construction company stored 50,000 tons of dirt at its feet, compressing the soft, underlying soil. Contractors have been working night and day to fix the problem since early June, first removing the dirt, then drilling 150-foot shafts to accommodate new underground concrete supports, and finally erecting steel towers so the bridge could be jacked back into a level position.
BUSINESS
August 1, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Greek-owned cargo ship has been anchored in the Delaware River for nearly 16 weeks, with 20 crew on board, caught in a quagmire between U.S. Coast Guard demands for operational repairs, and an owner who has not paid bills incurred since April. The Nikol H, which is registered in the Marshall Islands, needs additional repairs before sailing, and the owners allegedly owe as much as $1.2 million, which prompted vendors and others to sue to recover costs for providing fuel, food, and supplies while the ship has been here.
NEWS
July 30, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
LEAH PEREZ had just finished her dinner at Spasso Italian Grill, on Front Street near Chestnut, when a black Volkswagen sedan sped past her down Chestnut. "It was all smashed up like [the driver] had hit something," she said. "He had trouble controlling it. " Minutes later, that erratic driver - who police said was fleeing a crash with a parked car - launched his damaged vehicle into the depths of the Delaware River. And about an hour after that, the 36-year-old man was dead.
NEWS
July 17, 2014 | BY PATRICIA MADEJ, Daily News Staff Writer madejp@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
HEFTY GRANTS were awarded to 15 projects yesterday with one overarching objective: to protect the drinking water of 15 million people. The money, announced at a news conference at Race Street Pier, comes from $7 million in funding by the William Penn Foundation, which is a part of a $35 million multistate investment. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation was given $2.4 million in grants to delegate to the projects as a part of the Delaware Watershed River Initiative. Some of the initial grant recipients include Brandywine Conservancy Inc., Stroud Water Research Center and Berks County Conservancy.
NEWS
July 17, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
A far-reaching $35 million effort by the William Penn Foundation to study and improve water quality in the Delaware River watershed is working its way into specific on-the-ground and in-the-water projects across the region. On Tuesday, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced $2.4 million in grants to 15 organizations that will not only do the work, but also bring in partners and additional funds. Amanda Bassow, director of the Eastern Partnership Office for the wildlife foundation, said that the grantees "are able to leverage more than twice that amount" for the projects.
NEWS
July 16, 2014 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
LOOK, YOUR natural instinct might have been to think of puns when you heard that a couple got busted for having sex on the roof of a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Delaware on Saturday. You could have made jokes about someone other than a staffer stuffing tacos at the restaurant. If that would have been too obvious, or maybe too crude, you could have riffed on some of the banners that appear on the company's online menu, like: "Don't ever call it an appetizer," or "I'm not addicted, I just eat 'em everyday," or "Our menu isn't long - but it's long on options.
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