Sports Stories

New contract
Monte Ross, head coach of UD's men's basketball team, has signed a three-year contract, which is his second extension at Delaware.
Gymnastics added
University of Delaware Campus Recreation has announced that gymnastics is now a club sport team.
April 4-5: Taekwondo championships
The University of Delaware and the Delaware Sports Commission will host the 40th National Collegiate Taekwondo Association Championships and second National High School Championships on Saturday and Sunday, April 4-5.
CAA cites Idris
UD senior Amira Idris has been named the Colonial Athletic Association outdoor field athlete of the week.
Hero shirt sale
The UD women's lacrosse team will sell shirts to benefit the Andrew McDonough B Positive Foundation in advance of the April 10 Hero Day game. Orders are due April 3.
Hits record
Jessica Grisler is the new UD softball career leader in hits, with 206. She set the mark as Blue Hens split a doubleheader with Drexel.
NFHCA honors
The NFHCA has named eight University of Delaware field hockey student-athletes to its national academic squad.
CAA lacrosse honors
UD sophomore Kirsten Hale has been named the Colonial Athletic Association defensive player of the week in women's lacrosse.
Stacevicz honored
UD's Lisa Stacevicz has been named the Colonial Athletic Association softball co-player of week.
CAA top hurler
UD's Ron Marinaccio has been named the Colonial Athletic Association pitcher of the week.
Academic honors
UD football has placed 28 student-athletes on the Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference Team, the most of any team in the conference.
WNBA at The Bob
The WNBA will return to UD's Bob Carpenter Center on Friday, May 22, when Elena Delle Donne and the Chicago Sky play a preseason game against the New York Liberty.
Hens home opener
The UD football team will open the 2015 season with a home game against Jacksonville on Friday night, Sept. 4.
Scholars of Distinction
UD field hockey players Maggie Delp and Fran Orella have been named NFHCA Division I Scholars of Distinction.
Hens to visit Smyrna
University of Delaware Athletics will visit Smyrna High School for a fun-filled day of football, fun, giveaways and youth skills clinics on Saturday, April 18.
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Report: Diversity of New England plant life threatened

Associated Press, March 26, 2015

Douglas Tallamy, professor of entomology and wildlife ecology, is quoted in an article about threats to the diversity of plant life in New England. "We have come to see plants simply as decorations and we just want to have pretty landscapes, but in doing that we have forgotten all the ecological roles that they play," he said.

Political ads overwhelm news on local TV

USA Today, March 19, 2015

Danilo Yanich, associate professor of public policy and administration, is quoted in a column about overwhelming political advertising. "There's no way for a citizen to make his way through the bombardment and onslaught and make an informed decision," Yanich said.

Safety on our freight and commuter railroad tracks

WHYY 'Radio Times,' March 18, 2015

Allan Zarembski, research professor and director of UD's Railroad Engineering and Safety Program, is featured in a segment on safety on the nation's freight and commuter railroad tracks.


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