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NBA Draft Blog Interview with Devon Saddler

Consistency is a trait often searched out by professional teams, and there weren’t many players more consistent over the last four years than Delaware’s Devon Saddler. Saddler was one of the nation’s top scoring threats since his sophomore season, and while the points came easy, he also continued to develop his whole game. This past season, one in which he helped lead Delaware...
Via NBA Draft Blog
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Delaware adds Rutgers transfer QB Blake Rankin

The University of Delaware adds Rutgers transfer QB Blake Rankin.  The 6 foot 4, 195 lbs Rankin will vie for the starting job against third-year starting senior Trent Hurley. The Blue Hens have certainly adding depth to a pretty solid position and hope to continue producing quality quarterbacks for both their program and the NFL. The post Delaware adds Rutgers transfer QB Blake...
Via NCAA Football Zone
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarvis Threatt kicked off Delaware basketball team

The often spectacular but periodically interrupted University of Delaware basketball career of Jarvis Threatt has come to a premature end. Delaware announced Tuesday that Threatt has been dismissed from the basketball team prior to what would have been his senior season for more UD rules violations. UD offered no specifics in a short statement and would provide no comment, athletic...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament Preview: Getting to Know the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens With Jake Fischer

The Blue Hens are diving back into the NCAA Tournament, and will take on Michigan State Thursday (Mark Jordan, Flickr) For the first time since 1999, the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens are going dancing. Buoyed by hot shooting and good guard play, the Hens blew their way through the CAA this season with a 14-2 conference record. They also won their conference tournament in comeback...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan State vs. Delaware Game Time Set for 4:40 pm ET

Fresh off their Big Ten Tournament championship, the Michigan State Spartans will open their NCAA Tournament run with a Thursday afternoon matchup against the Delaware Blue Hens. That game will tip at 4:40 p.m. ET from Spokane, Wash., and TNT will call the game. The Spokane subregional actually has four game stacked back-to-back — the others have a break between games No. 2 and...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

What Seed Did Delaware Get In The 2014 NCAA Tournament?

Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the Delaware Fightin Blue Hens were given a 13-seed in the East-region. They are coached by Monte Ross and hail from the Colonial Athletic Association. You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket. Where: They will open play against Michigan State in Spokane on Thursday.  Why: Delaware finished...
Via College Spun
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Delaware Rallies Past William & Mary to Win CAA Title, Advance to NCAA Tourney

The Blue Hens are headed back to the Big Dance! Delaware earned a return trip to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament for the first time since 1999 after the Blue Hens rallied past William & Mary for a heart-stopping 75-74 victory in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament title game Monday night at the Baltimore Arena. Carl Baptiste was nearly unstoppable inside,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Winston-Salem State's Ross Leads Delaware To NCAA Bid

Winston-Salem State alum Monte Ross will lead Delaware into the NCAA Tournament. (Tim Mastro photo)Clarence "Big House" Gaines has been gone for nearly a decade now, but his coaching legacy continues to live on. One of Gaines former players is getting an opportunity the legend himself never got to achieve.@BDAHT don't forget to shout out #WSSU grad Monte Ross and his...
Via HBCU Gameday
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Delaware beats Charleston 67-64

Davon Usher scored a career-high 42 points - including 30 in the second half - to lead Delaware to a 67-64 comeback victory over Charleston on Wednesday night. With the Fightin' Blue Hens down 40-27 early in the second period, Usher almost single-handedly brought his team back by scoring 27 points in the final eight minutes to help put Delaware up by three as time expired. ...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Delaware Blue Hens Could Be A Secret Moneymaker Come NCAA Tournament Time

Now that Super Bowl XLVIII is over, the next big event on the sports betting calendar is the 2014 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship. There are six weeks to go before March Madness takes over, but the bracketologists have already sharpened their No. 2 pencils and made their early projections, and the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens could be one of this year’s hottest...
Via NESN.com
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Saddler, Delaware beat Northeastern 80-67

Devon Saddler scored 21 points and became Delaware's all-time leading scorer as the Blue Hens remained perfect in conference play, beating Northeastern 80-67 on Monday. Saddler needed 20 to tie the record held by Mike Pegues at 2,030. Saddler broke the record on a free throw with 4:04 remaining and was immediately subbed out to a standing ovation from the home crowd. He was...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Delaware edges UNC-Wilmington 66-65

Devon Saddler scored 15 points and Delaware put together a late rally to edge UNC-Wilmington 66-65 on Saturday and remain unbeaten in conference play. Delaware (16-7, 8-0 Colonial Athletic Association) scored the last four points of the game, taking the lead with 26 seconds left as Saddler found Carl Baptiste for a layup. Saddler blocked Chris Dixon's shot with 4 seconds left...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Delaware suspends Jarvis Threatt, Marvin King-Davis for one month

Delaware has been rolling since Devon Saddler returned from injury, jumping out to a 6-0 start in the CAA. And now the Blue Hens will deal with two more personnel losses. The school announced suspensions for all-conference guard Jarvis Threatt and starting forward Marvin King-Davis. The suspensions are for separate violations of athletic department policies, and will last at least...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Delaware tops Cal Poly 82-72

Jarvis Threatt scored 25 points and Delaware got past Cal Poly 82-72 on Saturday in the last nonconference game for both schools. Delaware (8-7) built a 47-33 halftime lead behind 14 first-half points from Devon Saddler and Cal Poly (4-9) trailed by double digits in the second half until the final minute of the game. The Blue Hens found success at the free throw line, shooting...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Monte Ross believes Delaware will be a contender in wide-open CAA

Send to Kindle With the advent of the NBA’s one-and-done rule in 2005, many NCAA programs have adjusted to a culture where players arrive on campus and play one season before departing for a professional career. Delaware is experiencing a different kind of one-and-done this year with the transfer of the SWAC’s leading scorer Davon Usher from Mississippi Valley State. With the...
Via College Chalktalk
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

William & Mary comes back to beat Delaware 24-10

Brent Caprio threw for 125 yards and two touchdowns to lead William & Mary to a 24-10 victory over Delaware Saturday. Delaware (7-3, 4-2 Colonial Athletic Association) took a quick lead when Travis Hawkins returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown, setting a new school record. That was the last lead for the Blue Hens. William & Mary (7-3, 4-2) tied the score...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Delaware beats Towson on 2-point conversion, 32-31

Trevor Sasek connected with Rob Jones for a two-point conversion with 19 seconds left to complete Delaware's furious 22-point fourth quarter comeback to beat Towson 32-31. The conversion followed Sasek's 3-yard touchdown pass to Jones to complete a 3-play, 51-yard drive, set up when the Fightin Blue Hens recovered an onside kick. Delaware (7-2, 4-1 Colonial Athletic Association...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Pierce runs Delaware past Rhode Island 35-13

Andrew Pierce rushed for 117 yards and three touchdowns to lead Delaware past Rhode Island 35-13 in a Colonial Athletic Association game on Saturday. Following Pierce's first score of the game, Bob Bentsen connected with Robbie Jackson on a 20-yard scoring strike but the Rams botch the PAT and Delaware (6-2, 3-1) led 7-6 early in the second quarter. The Blue Hens then rattled...
Via AP on Fox
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

FG on last play lifts Delaware over Albany 33-30

Sean Baner kicked a 42-yard field goal on the last play of the game as Delaware rallied to defeat Albany 33-30 in a Colonial Athletic Association thriller on Saturday. Baner's kick came after the Blue Hens (5-2, 2-1 CAA) drove from their 37 to the Albany 25 and the Great Danes (1-6, 0-3) called two timeouts with 2 seconds left. Delaware tied the game when Trent Hurley hit Rob...
Via AP on Fox
October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Delaware makes quick work of Wagner 49-9

Trent Hurley threw for four first-half touchdowns and Delaware didn't waste any time burying Wagner 49-9 on Saturday night. The Blue Hens (3-1) scored 21 points in both the first and second quarters, scoring on drives of 2:03 or less to take a 42-3 lead before a heavy downpour arrived in the second half. A blocked punt in the first quarter and three interceptions in the second...
Via AP on Fox
September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Delaware defeats Delaware State 42-21

Trent Hurley threw for 328 yards and four touchdowns, both career-highs, to lead Delaware to a 42-21 win over Delaware State on Saturday. Rob Jones caught two of Hurley's touchdowns, including a 33-yard pass in the second quarter to give the Blue Hens a 21-7 lead. After stuffing Delaware State on the next series, Jones returned the ensuing punt for a 62-yard touchdown, his third...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Pierce, Delaware run past Jacksonville 51-35

Andrew Pierce led a dominating Delaware rushing attack that amassed 373 yards as the Blue Hens beat Jacksonville 51-35 on Thursday night. Pierce carried the ball 16 times for 101 yards, but the Blue Hens had success no matter who got the handoff, with backs at times running freely through the defense. Julian Laing ran for 97 yards and freshman Jalen Randolph added 87, including...
Via Fox Sports
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Quarterback Stabbing Arrest Made, With 25-Year-Old Charged in Sunday Morning Assault of Delaware Player

The Newark (Delaware) Police Department says it has arrested Michael J. Creed, 25, of Newark, and charged him with first-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony in connection to the Sunday stabbing of a University of Delaware quarterback, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The university is not confirming the identity of the quarterback...
Via NESN.com
May 14, 2013  |  Discuss

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Sweet 16 Preview and TV Schedule

The 2013 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament hasn’t had nearly as many surprises as the men’s tourney, but the opening weekend saw plenty of good games, topped off by Delaware overcoming an 8-point halftime deficit to upset North Carolina, thanks in large part to 33 points and 8 rebound from the Blue Hens’ All-American Elena Delle Donne. All of the 1 and 2 seeds have advanced...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Delaware-Kentucky Preview

Though star Elena Delle Donne and sixth-seeded Delaware must first get past No. 2 seed Kentucky in Saturday's semifinals, it's hard not to look ahead to what their next game could bring in the Bridgeport regional. After Delle Done's Blue Hens play, Connecticut plays its semifinal game against Maryland. If Delaware and UConn do make it through, it would set up an intriguing...
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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