2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
17-3, 1st in CAA
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CAA releases limited-travel basketball schedules

The Colonial Athletic Association on Wednesday released its men's and women's basketball schedules for the 2020-21 season using a format designed to limit travel and exposure to COVID-19.


Coach Adair and McBride on the Blue Hens' social action

Delaware WBB head coach Natasha Adair and rising junior guard Paris McBride discuss their advocacy for social justice reform and how a letter the team wrote to the Mayor turned into Executive Order #41 and inspired the Delaware General Assembly to pass a bill banning chokeholds on the same day.


Brianna Turner and Delaware WBB's Coach Adair & Paris McBride Joins

LaChina Robinson and Terrika Foster-Brasby share updates on Kara Lawson's hire at Duke, the WNBA game schedule and Elena Delle Donne's medical opt out denial. Plus, they continue to conversation on social justice reform with Mercury's Brianna Turner and Delaware WBB's head coach Natasha Adair and junior guard Paris McBride.

Delaware tops North Carolina for field hockey national title (0:57)
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espnW's preseason women's top 25

Defending national champion UConn is the unanimous No. 1 as espnW.com's panel of contributors cast their preseason rankings.

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8yMechelle Voepel

Voepel: What awaits Griner, Delle Donne and Diggins?

As expected, Brittney Griner, Elena Delle Donne and Skylar Diggins were the first three draft picks Monday. Now it's time for the trio to play well and help the WNBA continue to grow.

8yMechelle Voepel

Griner headlines WBCA All-America squad

Brittney Griner and Odyssey Sims were joined on the WBCA Coaches' All-America team by Elena Delle Donne, Skylar Diggins, Kayla McBride, Stefanie Dolson, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Chiney Ogwumike, Alyssa Thomas and Chelsea Gray.

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8yKate Fagan

Fagan: Delaware's challenge? Beating Kentucky's press

No. 2 seed Kentucky will bring the heat with its relentless defense while Delaware will try to play smart and composed facing the most on-ball pressure it has ever seen in the Bridgeport regional.

8yKate Fagan

Fagan: Bridgeport Regional breakdown

UConn is the favorite to win in Bridgeport, but to reach their sixth consecutive Final Four, the Huskies need to overcome some serious star power among their opponents.

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8yMechelle Voepel

Voepel: First take on the Sweet 16

From a region full of senior point guards to a pair of Pac-12 vs. SEC showdowns in another, we take a quick look at the next round now that the Sweet 16 is set.

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8yGraham Hays

Hays: Delaware, 78, North Carolina 69

Graham Hays checks in with instant analysis from Delaware's win over North Carolina that propelled the Blue Hens to their first Sweet 16.

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Bridgeport Regional breakdown

From players to watch and potential upsets to the best games in the first round, espnW breaks down each region of the women's NCAA tournament.

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8yKate Fagan

Fagan: Colorado, Delaware likely grimacing at tourney bracket

Players and coaches will say all of the right things, about how every team in the NCAA tournament must be feared. But don't let that rhetoric fool you. Colorado and Delaware are probably looking at the bracket right now and grimacing.

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8yGraham Hays

Hays: Supporting cast comes up big for Delaware

Delaware, with star Elena Delle Donne, is more than a one-woman team. Trumae Lucas proved that with a drive to the basket two subsequent free throws in the last minute to give the Blue Hens their final lead and the CAA title.

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8yGraham Hays

Hays: Drexel out to stop Delaware in CAA final

No team in the CAA has been able to beat Delaware and Elena Delle Donne the past two seasons. Drexel and guard Hollie Mershon get another shot Sunday with an NCAA tournament bid on the line.

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8yGraham Hays

Hays: Delaware's other comeback story

Elena Delle Donne is always going to bear the weight of Delaware's postseason hopes on her shoulders, but it helps to have point guard Kayla Miller -- who's finally healthy after back problems nearly ended her career -- by her side.