Kenny Battle was a legendary basketball player in Illinois, playing at West Aurora and later for the Northern Illinois Huskies and the Illinois Fighting Illini. Now, the former NBAer’s children continue to add to the family legacy with their excellence in multiple sports.
FCS playoff football will be in Delaware regardless if the Delaware Blue Hens or Delaware State Hornets make the postseason with the NCAA announcement that Delaware Stadium will be one of 14 predetermined host sites for the championship tournament.
The in-state rivalry football game between the University of Delaware and Delaware State University, known as the Route 1 Rivalry, got an extra boost when the schools announced it will air on ESPN2 on April 10.
Sophomore guard Jameer Nelson Jr., son of former NBA player Jameer Nelson, recently made the decision to transfer from George Washington to join the Delaware Blue Hens with three years of eligibility remaining.
The Chicago Bears have become a pipeline of sorts for former Delaware Blue Hens football players. With the recent hiring of Mike Adams, the Bears now have four Blue Hens alumni in their organization.
With the COVID-19 pandemic postponing their football season until the spring, Delaware State University and University of Delaware will give their fans some excitement when the Hornets host the Blue Hens for the first time in series history.
The year started off well for University of Delaware’s synchronized skating team, winning pewter medals at the national championships in February. But, COVID-19 has presented the team a number of challenges it will look to overcome in pursuit of another medal.
Alexandra McSorley established herself as one of Delaware’s best throwers for track and field. After performing well in both state and national competitions, she’s confident enough to try and walk on to the University of Delaware track and field team this fall.
Although COVID-19 has prevented the University of Delaware Esports team from being able to use their new facility extensively, the Blue Hens have still be working on their craft through unofficial gameplay.