Roundup: DIAA football finals will follow University of Delaware fan guidelines


Fans attending the DIAA football state championship games on Dec. 11 will be required to follow the University of Delaware’s COVID protocol requirements.

The four state title games are being held at Delaware Stadium for the first time in two years.

According to the UD regulations, all attendees, ages 12 and older, must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR coronavirus test taken within 72 hours of the event. “Full vaccination” means that guests have received their final COVID-19 vaccine dose at least 14 days in advance of the day of the game.

Authentic proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test will be accepted as long as the test was taken within 72 hours of the day of the game through a medical or accredited company. Note that “at home tests” will not be accepted.

The university has a digital system to allow visitors to upload their COVID-19 vaccination or negative PCR COVID-19 test results before attending the event.

The Visitor Events Health Pass replaces the need for visitors to show paper copies or photo images of vaccination or test records when entering the game. The pass is integrated with the online UD Daily Health Check.

To expedite event entry, fans can visit in advance of event day and upload their proof of vaccine or negative test to the Visitor Events Health Pass, fill out the UD Daily Health Check on the day of the game, and show your green event ticket at the gate for entry.

Fans wishing to show paper copies or photo images of vaccination or test records can still do so, in combination with a green check mark from the UD Daily Health Check, for entry at the event.

The schedule of state title games is: Class 2A (11 a.m.), Unified (1:30 p.m.), Class 3A (3:30 p.m.) and Class 1A (6 p.m.).

College basketball

CR grad Myles honored: Caesar Rodney High grad Syed Myles, now a member of the Delaware Tech men’s basketball team was named the Player of the Week in the Eastern Pennsylvania Athletic Conference.

Myles led the Hawks to a 105-101 overtime upset victory over Raritan Valley by scoring 36 points with seven rebounds and five assists. He was clutch at the free throw line, sinking 19-for-20 including two key free throws with 2.7 seconds remaining to tie the game and send it into overtime.

For the season, Myles is averaging 18.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.

“Over the prior four games against very tough competition, we hung tough but didn’t have it at the end,” Head Coach Richard Rago said. “Someone needed to step up and carry us up to and over the finish line. Syed has worked hard to be that someone.

“He has become our point guard and wants the ball to not only score but to make the right pass. He seized the moment by not only making the game-tying free throws but sinking big bucket after big bucket in the overtime to lead us to victory.”

College soccer

Hens hire Michigan assistant: Delaware has hired Michigan assistant Tommy McMenemy as its new head coach in men’s soccer.

During his 10 seasons with the Wolverines, six as an assistant coach and four as the associate head coach, McMenemy was responsible for recruiting seven top-20 ranked recruiting classes in nine years. He also coordinated and executed all aspects of domestic and international scouting and recruitment.

Michigan earned four berths in the NCAA tournament (two top-16 seeds).

Delaware athletic director Chrissi Rawak is a Michigan grad.

Prior to Michigan, McMenemy served as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Columbia University, for six seasons. He is a native of Southampton, United Kingdom.