September 16, 1994 |
On Thursdays, Tubby Raymond paints. He prefers morning light. He paints to relax, to forget about who is going to start at quarterback or tackle, to chase the X's and O's out of his head. As his brush works against the canvas, his mind goes blank except for the colors in front of him, and soon he finds himself worrying about other things - whether the shading on the finely cropped crew cut he's painting is too dark. When Thursday comes and he sits in front of his easel set up in the football office, Tubby Raymond never has a shortage of models.
November 15, 2000 |
The old man searched for something in the young man's face. Tubby Raymond's nose moved to within a few inches of the makeshift easel. His blue eyes narrowed as they scanned his acrylic portrait of Delaware defensive back Bashawn Dixon. "Not quite right," mumbled Raymond, lifting the thin brush to the poster board again. Delaware's 73-year-old football coach dabbed and swept until, finally, a dreamy, far-off gaze inhabited Dixon's dark eyes. "That's better," Raymond said.
November 17, 1992 |
Delaware, the Yankee Conference champion, was one of two schools selected yesterday as a first-round host for the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs, which begin on Nov. 28. Delaware's opponent will be determined on Sunday when the NCAA Football Committee announces the complete 16-team playoff pairings. The Blue Hens (8-2 overall, 7-1 in the conference) are ranked 10th in the latest poll. Villanova (8-2, 6-2), ranked seventh this week, is assured of a berth if it defeats Maine on Saturday.
October 12, 1990 |
Perhaps Delaware coach Tubby Raymond will win his 200th game. And most likely the loser will be out of the running for the Yankee Conference title. But when Villanova (2-3 overall, 1-1 league) hosts Delaware (3-2, 2-1) tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. at Villanova Stadium, a few of the players will have a narrower focus. "I know that there's a lot more at stake than just beating Delaware," Villanova linebacker Rich Sernyak said. "We'll have a lot of games after Saturday. But this one is real special.
February 8, 2001 |
Five Philadelphia-area football players headed a list of 16 recruits signed yesterday by Delaware. Central Bucks West's Dave Camburn, Pennridge's Jason Rhoades, Strath Haven's Mike Connor and John Mulhern, and Norristown's Lou Samba were among the 14 high school players and two transfers joining the Blue Hens. Camburn (5-foot-11, 190 pounds) played running back, wide receiver, defensive back and kick returner during a standout career at Central Bucks West. Rhoades (5-10, 180)
March 5, 2002 |
Rowan University football coach K. C. Keeler, a former Delaware linebacker, will be introduced this afternoon as the Blue Hens' football coach, according to sources familiar with the school's search. A University of Delaware spokesman confirmed only that a news conference had been scheduled for 2 p.m. today to announce the replacement for Tubby Raymond, who retired last month after 36 years and 300 victories. Keeler, a 1981 Delaware graduate and three-year starter, had an 88-21-1 record in nine seasons as Rowan's coach.
March 22, 2002 |
Former Rowan football coach K.C. Keeler, who replaced Tubby Raymond at Delaware on March 5, applauds his old school's decision to conduct a national search for his replacement. But he said the answer lies close to home. Keeler is endorsing Jay Accorsi, his longtime assistant, to take over one of the top Division III programs in the nation. "It's a good idea to do a national search," Keeler said. "They're just taking a step back and seeing what's out there. This way, if they do hire Jay, it just reaffirms to them that they got the right guy. " Keeler filled out his staff at Delaware earlier this week and considered bringing Accorsi with him. "We had a talk about him coming with me over to Delaware, but he wants to be a head coach," Keeler said.
October 28, 1987 |
As expected, senior Darrell Booker, Delaware's two-time All-America linebacker, has been suspended from the university. Booker, Delaware's career leader in tackles and a certain NFL prospect, was officially suspended yesterday for repeated violations of the university's judicial code of conduct. In announcing the suspension, Dr. Timothy Brooks, the university's dean of students, said the violations did not involve alcohol, drugs or criminal infractions. After an appeal hearing yesterday, Booker's suspension was reduced from two years to the rest of the fall semester and the winter session.
January 9, 2013 |
After a whirlwind weekend, Chip Kelly and the Oregon Ducks are right back where they started. Oregon's enigmatic head coach flirted with a trio of NFL teams including the Eagles before deciding late Sunday night to stay with the No. 5 Ducks. On Monday, it was back to business. Kelly was at a coaches' convention in Tennessee. Oregon did not formally announce Kelly's decision - his status hadn't changed, he's still the head coach - but athletic director Rob Mullens said he was "ecstatic" about it. It was an anticlimactic end to the three-day whirl that started soon after Oregon's 35-17 Fiesta Bowl win over Kansas State Thursday night.
December 3, 1995 |
Kerry Joseph threw a school-record five touchdown passes as McNeese State, returning two kickoffs for touchdowns, walloped Delaware, 52-18, in an NCAA Division I-AA quarterfinal. McNeese raised its record to 13-0 and will advance to play Marshall, a winner over Northern Iowa yesterday. Delaware finished 11-2. It was only the fourth time in the 30-year career of coach Tubby Raymond at Delaware that a team had scored 50 or more points against the Blue Hens. McNeese, ranked No. 1 in I-AA, took control early, with Joseph connecting for TDs twice each with Marrico Wilson and Terence Davis.