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Delaware Tight End Nick Boyle Hurdles Defender in Senior Bowl

If you just look at his stat line, Delaware tight end Nick Boyle is not that impressive. During his four years with the Blue Hens he caught 101 passes for just under 1000 yards and 12 touchdowns. While he may not have produced much what scouts are going to take away from the Senior Bowl is that the 6'4" 265-pounder is pretty darn athletic.Ask any QB in the NFL if they would like...
Via FatManWriting
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Semipro St. Paul Pioneers give football players chance to put pads back on

The sight of Joe Flacco celebrating remains lodged deep in the craw of Bloomington resident Jeff McGaster. The former Northern Iowa defensive tackle had five tackles Dec. 1, 2007 at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa. His Panthers trailed in the FCS semifinals 32-27 with less than two minutes remaining. Flacco, then Delaware's quarterback, botched a snap. Northern Iowa recovered,...
Via Fox Sports North
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurley lifts Delaware over Colgate 28-25

NEWARK, Del. (AP) Trent Hurley scored on a 5-yard run with 41 seconds remaining to lift Delaware to a 28-25 victory over Colgate on Saturday night. The winning touchdown came after Colgate went three-and-out for the only time. Michael Johnson returned the punt to the Delaware 43 and Hurley directed the winning 12-play drive, including two fourth-down conversions. Johnson ran in...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Delaware downs Delaware State in game pushed back by weather

  Jalen Randolph ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns to help Delaware beat Delaware State 27-9 on Sunday in a game postponed a day because of thunderstorms. Randolph had a 20-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and a 46-yarder in the third for the Blue Hens, coming off a season-opening 62-0 loss to Pittsburgh. He also had three catches for 27 yards. Trent Hurley was 17 of...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Final Thoughts on Grilled Blue Hens

Thanks Reed and Justin for taking care of most of the post-mortem. Two days later that just leaves the final clean-up to me. Mid-way through the 3d quarter I was talking with another guy in the press box. We were half-joking, wondering what Pitt fans were going to be complaining about after the game — other than whether Boyd should have been returning punts. Considering the complete...
Via Pitt Blather
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Delaware Fightin Blue Hens at Pittsbugh Panthers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The Pitt Panthers will host the Delaware Fightin Blue Hens on Saturday as the 2014 NCAA Football season gets underway. Coverage of the contest between Pittsburgh and Delaware will get underway at 12:00 pm ET on ESPN3. The Odds: The Pitt Panthers are 22 point favorites against the Delaware Fightin Blue Hens. This contest has all the makings of blowout. How many points do you envision...
Via Tireball.com
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Hens In-Depth

Here’s a bit more background on our first opponent of the 2014 season… the DELAWARE BLUE HENS!!!! Delaware is a  member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) which is made up of smaller schools located on the eastern seaboard from Massachusetts to South Carolina.  Included in that list is William and Mary who PITT used to play sometimes back when I was in school in the...
Via Pitt Blather
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Game One Preview: Delaware

Get your game faces on, it’s almost show time!!  Saturday we host the Blue Hens of Delaware at Heinz Field for the opening game of our 2014 season. Yeah Us!! Here is the PITT SID’s office’s overview of the match-up.  Here are the much more detailed “PITT vs. Delaware Game Notes” that are distributed by that office to the local and visiting media writers up in the press...
Via Pitt Blather
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Answer At Kicker Could Be In Eagles' Own Backyard

Jon Striefsky, a 27-year old Pennsylvania native is working hard everyday to chase his dream and get the opportunity to work out for an NFL team. Striefsky was named an Associated Press and The Sports Network first team all-american in college at the University of Delaware. Striefsky also holds multiple school kicking records for the Blue Hens. Although he went undrafted in the 2010...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 March Madness: Michigan State Vs. Delaware – Game Time, TV Schedule, Predictions

Twitter/@MSU_Basketball Michigan State is ESPN’s unanimous pick to win it all this year, but first they must get by a solid Delaware Blue Hens club. The winner will face Cincinnati or Harvard. Be sure to click here for more on MSU and Delaware. Also, check out our printable bracket here. Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014 Time: 4:40 PM EST TV Channel: TNT Location: Spokane...
Via College Spun
March 19, 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 Beats William & Mary To Win CAA Tournament

Delaware defeated William & Mary by a final score of 75-74 to win the 2014 CAA Tournament. Jarvis Threatt was named tournament MVP and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Carl Baptiste, Devon Saddler, Brandon Britt, Scott Eatherton and Marcus Thornton.
Via RealGM
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 Delaware Blue...
Via HBCU Gameday
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Delaware clinches 1st NCAA bid since 1999

Carl Baptiste scored a career-high 24 points, including a go-ahead layup with 10 seconds left, and Delaware squeezed past William & Mary 75-74 Monday night to win the Colonial Athletic Association championship and earn a berth in the NCAA tournament.
Via Philly Sports Live
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. Devon...
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

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 to...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 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
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