October 17, 1991 |
Tim Irvine, Delaware's senior linebacker from St. Joseph's Prep, already had on his game face early in the week. From Irvine's stern expression, it was clear he wasn't in a joking mood. But Irvine did smile when he was asked about interest in the Yankee Conference game that will be played Saturday in Delaware Stadium (1 p.m. kickoff). "My dad calls every day and tells me I need more tickets," Irvine said. "I think it's up to 24 now. The student interest (thus far) has been unlike any other year I've been here.
November 11, 2001 |
Known for his offense for more than 30 years, Delaware's Tubby Raymond yesterday rode a great defensive effort to the 300th victory of his career. Delware beat Richmond, 10-6, in an Atlantic Ten Conference game at Delaware Stadium. Raymond, now in his 36th season as the Blue Hens' head man, became the ninth coach in college football history to win 300 games. He is the fourth to win that many at just one school. A crowd of 18,923 watched Raymond join Eddie Robinson, John Gagliardi, Joe Paterno, Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden, Pop Warner, Amos Alonzo Stagg and Roy Kidd with 300 wins.
February 11, 2000 |
Villanova will begin its 2000 football season with a road game against Rutgers on Sept. 2, the fourth time in the last five seasons that the Wildcats have opened with an NCAA Division I-A team, according to the team's schedule, which was released yesterday. It will be the Division I-AA Wildcats' first visit to Rutgers since 1996, when the Scarlet Knights posted a 38-28 victory. The Wildcats, who were 7-4 overall and 6-2 in the Atlantic Ten Football Conference last season, will play their other two nonconference games at home the following two weeks, against Millersville, a Division II team, and Norfolk State.
November 15, 1991 |
The sports calendar this weekend features women's tennis and college football, plus games involving the Eagles and Flyers. The $350,000 Virginia Slims of Philadelphia tournament, which boasts many of the best women players in the world, continues today through Sunday at the Philadelphia Civic Center. Quarterfinal play is scheduled today in two sessions beginning at noon and 7 p.m. The semifinals will be at 1 and 7 p.m. tomorrow and the finals at 12:45 p.m. Sunday. In college football, Villanova and Delaware, which are tied for the top spot in the Yankee Conference, will play their final conference games of the year.
November 14, 1993 |
Quarterback Keith Langan threw for 241 yards and three touchdowns to lead Delaware to a 48-10 Yankee Conference rout of Richmond yesterday, keeping the Blue Hens' hopes for an NCAA Division I-AA playoff berth alive. Fullback Daryl Brown rushed for 111 yards and three touchdowns in 21 carries and went over 1,000 yards for the second straight season as the Blue Hens improved their record to 7-3 overall and 5-2 in the conference. The Hens will need to defeat Northeastern next week in Boston to be considered for a playoff bid. The bids will be announced Nov. 21. Langan, a sophomore, hit 8 of 12 passes and also rushed for 58 yards as Delaware rolled up 522 yards of total offense at Delaware Stadium.
October 9, 1992 |
The sports scene this weekend features the Flyers and Penn and Delaware football games, along with several area runs. The Flyers play their home opener tonight against the New Jersey Devils at the Spectrum beginning at 7:30. Among the new faces on this year's team are centermen Eric Lindros and Viacheslav Butsayev, along with defensemen Dimitri Yushkevich and Ric Nattress, and winger Greg Paslawski. In area college football action on Saturday, Penn meets William and Mary in a 1 p.m. start at Franklin Field.
November 23, 2014
When: Saturday at noon Where: Delaware Stadium, Newark, Del. Records: Villanova (9-2, 6-1 Colonial Athletic Association); Delaware (6-5, 4-3). Radio: CBS Sports Radio 610-AM. Coaches: Villanova, Andy Talley (30th season, 213-127-1; 241-145-2 overall); Delaware, Dave Brock (2d season, 13-10). Series: Villanova leads, 25-21-1. In the last meeting, Villanova won, 35-34, Nov. 23, 2013, at PPL Park. Three Things to Watch Villanova leads the CAA in scoring offense (39.4 ppg.)
September 20, 1995 |
Tyrone Frazier, Villanova's all-American senior linebacker, will miss the rest of the season. He tore ligaments in his right knee in Saturday's loss to Delaware and will have surgery in three to four weeks. An MRI on Monday night showed a torn anterior cruciate ligament and torn lateral meniscus. "This is a tremendous loss to our team," Villanova coach Andy Talley said yesterday in a statement. "Not because he's an all-American, but because he's a great leader on the team.
August 31, 2012 |
THE WEST Chester-Delaware football series began in 1941 and has been played every year since 1968 except 2001, following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The finale will be Thursday night. Delaware's 46-6-1 dominance isn't the reason the series is ending. Since West Chester is Division II, Delaware victories over the Golden Rams don't count for Division I-AA playoff consideration. "It doesn't do them any good from a playoff standpoint: It can only have a negative effect on them," West Chester coach Bill Zwaan, a former Delaware quarterback, said Tuesday.
December 4, 1986 |
Arkansas State runs the wishbone, an offense Delaware has not faced since the 1982 season. Delaware runs the wing-T, which Arkansas State never sees. "I'm the only guy on the staff old enough to have ever seen it," said Larry Lacewell, Arkansas State's 49-year-old down-home coach. "I remember watching it in my younger days, when it was popular. " With each team's defense facing the unknown, Saturday's NCAA Division I-AA quarterfinal at Delaware Stadium might wind up 60-55, with defensive players begging for mercy.