March 26, 2013 |
Delaware, which calls itself the First State, on Monday became the last state to have sites designated as federal parkland. In an Oval Office ceremony, President Obama signed a proclamation to form the First State National Monument out of three sites, two in Delaware and a third along the Brandywine Creek, reaching into Pennsylvania. The sites are Dover Green, the New Castle Courthouse complex, and the Woodlawn property in the Brandywine Valley. The designation is meant to honor Delaware as the first state to ratify the Constitution as well as to recognize the colonial Dutch, English, Finnish, and Swedish settlements there, and is a step toward creating Delaware's first national park.
March 25, 2013
Villanova vs. Michigan, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2) Delaware vs. West Virginia, 12:15 p.m. (ESPN2) Penn State vs. Cal Poly, 5:15 p.m. (ESPN2)
March 25, 2013 |
NEWARK, Del. - Hold the epitaph for the Elena Delle Donne era at Delaware for a little while longer. The sixth-seeded Blue Hens and their all-American leader fought back from a seven-point deficit at halftime Sunday to beat 11th seed West Virginia, 66-53, in a Bridgeport subregional game of the NCAA women's basketball tournament. The win in front of a sellout crowd of 4,532 in the Bob Carpenter Center advanced the Blue Hens to a second-round game Tuesday at 7 p.m. They will play third-seeded North Carolina (29-6)
March 23, 2013 |
President Obama will sign a proclamation Monday to designate several historic properties in Delaware and 1,100 acres of the Brandywine Valley along the Delaware-Pennsylvania border as First State National Monument, a White House office has disclosed. The property, which includes acreage in Chadds Ford, Delaware County, is the state of Delaware's first inclusion under the National Park Service. The park will be a testament to early Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, and English settlements, as well as Delaware's role as the first state to ratify the Constitution.
March 22, 2013 |
In a rare move, the Delaware County District Attorney's Office has withdrawn charges against a defendant in the Memorial Day killing of a minister's son in Chester's north end. An FBI forensic analysis of surveillance photos indicated Tahmir Craig was not involved in the crime, the district attorney announced Wednesday. "I am a free man," Craig, 23, said as he headed to his lawyer's office after being released from jail. He said his 10 months behind bars awaiting trial were stressful and depressing, but added, "I'll be all right.
March 19, 2013 |
Down by 17 points in the second half against mighty Delaware, Drexel could have coasted to the finish and been grateful for having the chance to play in the Colonial Athletic Association title game for a second straight year. Instead, the Dragons mounted a stunning rally that pushed the Blue Hens to the absolute limit before top-seeded Delaware won, 59-56, Sunday in Upper Marlboro, Md. The Blue Hens, behind Elena Delle Donne's 28 points, led 46-29 with 14:35 left before the Dragons (22-10)
March 19, 2013 |
THE SAINT JOSEPH'S women's basketball team is going dancing for the first time since 2000. The Hawks (23-8), who captured the Atlantic 10 Tournament championship on Saturday by beating Fordham, are seeded ninth in the Bridgeport Regional of the Women's NCAA Tournament, where they will face eighth-seeded Vanderbilt (20-11) on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn. The game tips off at 11:05 a.m. and will be shown on ESPN2. The winner will meet the winner of No. 1-seeded Connecticut vs. 16th-seeded Idaho on Monday.
March 18, 2013 |
The Drexel women's basketball team used its trademark stifling defense to get past James Madison, 50-34, in a Colonial Athletic Conference semifinal game in Upper Marlboro, Md. Hollie Mershon (Archbishop Carroll) led the Dragons (22-9) with 21 points, including 9 of 10 from the free-throw line as she helped Drexel ice the game in the final minutes. Taylor Wootton added 13 points and eight rebounds, seven of which came in the second half. Toia Giggetts led the Dukes (22-10)