2009 Program News

9/18/09: Coaches to be Honored at UDel Football Game

The participants of ICECP will be recognized at Saturday’s football game at Delaware Stadium. During halftime, the class of 2009 will go down on the field and be honored for their participation in the program.

For most of the coaches, it will be their first time at a collegiate American football game. They will have that experience enhanced by getting to walk out on the field and be recognized in front of more than 21,000 Delaware football fans.

Haili Ripley, the American Samoan women’s national basketball team head coach, was excited about the opportunity to attend a college football game when he got to the US. He said he had never been to one before and would enjoy going to one while in Delaware.

He not only will have that chance, but will also get a good game to see. Saturday’s matchup features the University of Delaware against in-state rival Delaware State University in the inaugural First State Cup game. It is the first time these two teams will play each other in the regular season.

After attending Friday night’s volleyball match, the participants of ICECP are avid Blue Hens’ fans. They had the opportunity to watch the defending CAA champs come back from two sets down to win the match in five against the visiting University of North Carolina. Their enthusiasm for Delaware sports was noticeable and they will surely carry that into tomorrow’s gridiron showdown.