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March 4: Globetrotters visit

Harlem Globetrotters bring 'Fans Rule' world tour to The Bob


10:49 a.m., Feb. 20, 2014--The world famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour to University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 4.  

Tickets start at $22 and are now available at,, the Bob Carpenter Center box office, or by phone at 800-745-3000.  Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at

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June 5: Blue Hen 5K

University of Delaware graduates planning to attend Alumni Weekend are encouraged to register for the annual Blue Hen 5K walk and run, which will be held Sunday morning, June 5.

June 6-9: Food and culture series

The 20th annual June Lecture Series at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UD in Wilmington will be held June 6-9. Titled 'June a la Carte,' this year's program focuses on great political documents, feminism, world politics and a Newark cuisine sampler.

For this tour, fans get to choose which new game-changing rules they want to see at The Bob by voting online at  The Globetrotters were the first organization in sports and entertainment to let fans vote on rules when the team introduced the concept last year. 

Fan response was overwhelming last year, and now the team is doing it again with a major twist. The 2014 online ballot includes three never-before-seen revolutionary rules:

  • Hot Hand Jersey – Both teams will have a “Hot Hand Jersey” they can pass among each other. The player who is wearing this jersey will receive double points on made baskets.
  • Make or Miss – The quarter begins with only two players on the court for each team. When a team scores, a teammate may enter the game. When they miss, the player missing the shot must leave the court, leaving his or her teammates shorthanded.  
  • Trick Shot Challenge – Via three challenge flags per team, each coach can challenge the other team to make a trick shot. If the team makes the trick shot, they earn five points. If they miss, the other team receives five points.

About the Harlem Globetrotters

For this tour, the Globetrotters are playing more than 290 games in over 250 cities in 47 U.S. states, six Canadian provinces and Puerto Rico through April 2014.

Sponsored by Wonderful Pistachios, Howard Johnson Hotels and Greyhound Lines, the Original Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating their 88th consecutive year of basketball wizardry, artistry and entertainment. Throughout their history, the Globetrotters have showcased their talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans, including popes, kings, queens and presidents. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, visit the Globetrotters’ official website.   

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