Tuesday, August 18, 2009

What happens in Delaware...

Another story I'm late on, but this is one really interests me. I'd like to keep an eye on how legalized gambling in the state of Delaware will effect University of Delaware sports teams. If Delaware gets sports gambling that may force the NCAA to bar the Blue Hens from postseason play in Dover.

Some guy named Randall Chase reported:

Delaware officials say professional sports leagues and the NCAA may be pushing for a quick court ruling on the state's sports betting plan because they don't want their own ties to gambling known.

Court battle aside, if gambling in the First State goes through count on the NCAA to ban Delaware as a postseason venue for all sports. Considering the Colonial Athletic Association's reputation for placing teams in the FCS playoffs a postseason ban absolutely will affect the Blue Hens. How will they react to the prospect of playing their home playoff games in Baltimore or Philadelphia? Might this spur Delaware to consider making a move to to the Big East?

I'm really interested in how this will play out, so count on updates here.



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