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NCAA women's tourney holds no suspense

Both the NCAA women's and men's basketball tournaments will be concluded over the next several days...the men play Saturday and Monday while the women play Sunday and Tuesday...
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Monte finally gets Blue Hens to the Dance

It has been 15 years since the Delaware men's basketball team has been to the NCAA tournament...they will learn who they play on Sunday. Delaware went 4 times in the 1990's...
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NFL Pro Bowl a colossal waste of time

Two years ago, the NFL Pro Bowl was played like a game of touch football. It so infuriated NFL commissioner Roger Gooddell (and fans) that he considered pulling the plug on the game...
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Blue Hens hoops hitting their stride

It's been a long time coming but it finally looks like Delaware again has a good men's basketball team. The last time a Blue Hens men's team had this much talent was in the days of Mike Brey...
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Whither goest UD football?

Die-hard Delaware football fans are concerned about the direction the program is going. Dave Brock's first season at the helm saw the Blue Hens go 7-5, losing their last three games and missing the post-season for the third straight year...
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Blue Hens flame out

While it is still possible Delaware will get a spot in the post-season, a win against Villanova is a must if that is to happen. It seems like a long time ago that the Blue Hens pulled off a stunning comeback to beat Towson 32-31...
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Fickle fans now adoring Blue Hens, Brock

It was just about a month ago that Delaware football fans were ready to bury the 2013 team and new head coach Dave Brock. It was as a result of ugly losses to Navy and Maine that dropped the Blue Hens to 4-2...
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Delaware attendance heading south

Delaware football cosch K.C. Keeler was fired in January for a number of reasons...many suspected one reason was the dwindling football attendance. But replacing him with Dave Brock and a more interesting offense hasn't helped...
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Blue Hens kick off season of interest

Tonight I will walk up the steps of Delaware Stadium to one of the worst press boxes in FCS football to start my 25th season of UD football coverage...
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Charlie's firing not unexpected, timing was

Charlie Manuel's termination Friday by the Phillies was not a surprise, but the timing of it certainly was. The team was not responding, and his replacement-in-waiting was coaching at third base...
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Riley Coopers' needs go beyond sensitivity training

Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper will undergo sensitivity training, courtesy of the team, so that he can see the seriousness of his "crime" as depicted on an internet video when he used the "N" word at a Kenny Chesney concert...
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Who is going where?

The Phillies made it abundantly clear over the last 10 days they are not buyers this year...but will they be sellers? There had been talk the Red Sox were interested in Cliff Lee...
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Good reads

In the summertime, I always take some good books to digest when I head off to vacation. Some involve sports, many do not. While I didn't save them for vacation, I have read two recent sports books that I highly recommend...
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Buyer or Seller?

Are the Phillies a buyer or seller at the trade deadline? General manager Ruben Amaro Junior has said the games leading up to the All-Star break would help determine that...
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A few random thoughts

The news that the University of Oregon, under Chip Kelly's watch, violated NCAA rules regarding payment to someone for recruiting "information" that was in fact, used to steer the recruit toward Oregon, comes as no surprise...
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What's Charlie to do?

I'm glad I'm not Charlie Manuel. He sounds like a broken record, insisting his team will start to hit and finally get a winning streak going that will get him back into the post-season race...
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Delle Donne proves she belongs

Many critics said Elena Delle Donne would have trouble with the speed and physicality of the WNBA...but 22 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocked shots later in her pro debut, it appears it took just one game to put those doubts to rest...
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Fun day at the ballpark

Who says you can't have fun at a Phillies game? Certainly the Phillies haven't been an exciting team for the most part this year, with their anemic offense...
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Phils at a crossroads

We may know later today (Wed. 5/8) whether Roy Halladay will need surgery, whether he'll pitch again this year, or maybe whether he will pitch again at all...
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Phillies fans disappearing fast

The Phillies had a nice little run going of some two-plus years (maybe closer to three years) of consecutive sellouts...although it didn't come close to Boston's mark of 800 some games, it was still pretty good...
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