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Delaware State fell one win short of its first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2005.

The Hornets fell to Hampton in 82-61 the MEAC tournament title game Saturday in Norfolk.

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Delaware State is one win away from a trip to the NCAA Tournament.

The Hornets advanced to the MEAC tournament title game Saturday after upsetting top seed North Carolina Central 63-57 in the semi-finals Friday in Norfolk, Va.

Donut Dog comes to Frawley Stadium

Mar 11, 2015
Blue Rocks/Krispy Kreme

Fans of Wilmington’s minor league baseball team the Blue Rocks will now have a new dining option when they go to games: the donut dog.

"Donuts, hot dogs at a ballpark, combine the two, see how it tasted. I’ve not tried it, but everyone else said it was very good, and it kind of just got rolling from there," said Matt Janus, Wilmington Blue Rocks play-by play announcer and team spokesman.

First State completes another busy deer season

Mar 11, 2015
Delaware Public Media

Delaware hunters bagged their fourth biggest deer harvest of all-time in the 2014-2015 season.

DNREC said Wednesday that 14,239 deer were killed by First State hunters throughout the season. That’s a slight decrease from the previous season’s total of 14,263 deer.

Several records were set this past season, including the amount of deer harvested on publicly-owned lands and the amount harvested by crossbow. 54 percent of the deer brought in were does, while 46 percent were bucks.

Delaware State Fair announces 2015 concert lineup

Mar 11, 2015
Delaware Public Media

A classic American boy band, a Canadian rocker and a pair of Nashville favorites will play the First State this summer.

The line-up for the Delaware State Fair was released late Tuesday.

The annual event runs from July 23 to August 1 at the state fairgrounds in Harrington.

One of the world’s best selling groups of all time, New Kids on the Block are among the headliners. Formed in Boston, NKTOB disbanded in 1994 and reunited in 2007.

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The Delaware Sports Hall of Fame will add 10 new members later this spring

Hall officials announced unveiled the Class of 2015 Monday.

The list of inductees includes two legendary First State high school football coaches - Saint Elizabeth’s Joe Hemphill and Wilmington Friends’ Bob Tattersall. 

Hemphill guided Saint E’s to 3 Division Two state titles during a 42-year tenure that ended in when he retired in 2013.  Tattersall just completed his 47th season at Friends and is among the all-time winningest coaches in state history.


Delaware’s recent arctic weather hasn’t just kept kids out of the classroom – it’s also keeping First State anglers off the ponds.

DNREC officials are moving back opening day on downstate trout season for Tidbury and Newton Ponds by a week to March 14.

Mike Stangl, a program manager for the Division of Fish and Wildlife, says the ice over the ponds don’t make it easy to fish, let alone stock the waterways.

Delaware Public Media

History Matters digs into the Delaware Historical Society’s archives each month to explore connections between key people, places, and events in history and present-day news.

In this month’s History Matters, produced in conjunction with the Delaware Historical Society, Delaware Public Media’s Anne Hoffman and Karl Malgiero examine Southbridge's history and the efforts of Southbridge Connects to bring it to life today.

Red Frog Events

The obscured final name headlining the 2015 Firefly Festival has come into focus.

Former Beatle and legendary artist Paul McCartney tops the list of over 100 musical acts coming to the Woodlands at the Dover International Speedway June 18th through the 21st.

The announcement comes less than a week after the festival unveiled the bulk of its lineup following weeks of speculation and delays. But that announcement left the final headline act - McCartney - blurred out because final approvals weren’t in place.

Red Frog Events says its decision this week to release the lineup for this year’s Firefly Music Festival with one of the main acts blurred out was meant to appease increasingly impatient fans.

Christiane Pheil, director of talent and artist relations for Red Frog, says they didn’t want to make fans wait any longer while trying to finalize that last act.

But she adds recent line-up leaks and buzz about who’s coming and that yet-to-be-announced final act are a sign of success.