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The Poll
Compiled by Pete McEntegart
September 15, 2003
Delawareans weigh in on sports*
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September 15, 2003

The Poll

Delawareans weigh in on sports*

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(14) DuPont Country Club
The 83-year-old Wilmington club has hosted the LPGA Championship, one of the four women's majors, for the last 10 years.

GREATEST MOMENT

The whole 1972 season was a triumph for coach Tubby Raymond and his Delaware Blue Hens, who won their games by an average margin of 27.4 points. They knocked off Bucknell 20-3 in the finale to finish 10-0 and clinch their second consecutive small-college national championship, as determined by the AP and UPI polls. (The NCAA launched its lower-division playoff system the following year.)

NUMBERS

50
Delaware's rank among U.S. states in great athletes produced, according to a 1999 SI study.

310
Goals scored by Delaware lacrosse player Karen Emas from 1981 to '84, an NCAA record until 2002.

1980
Year that Dallas Green of Newport managed the Philadelphia Phillies to their only world championship.

20,258
Average attendance for the Delaware football team in 2002, second only to Jackson (Miss.) State in Division I-AA.

2:29:04
marathon run on Delaware soil, by Bill McCartan in Lewes in 1979, the slowest time for a marathon record in any state.

MEMORABLE QUOTE

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