|School Name:||Delaware State University|
|Head coach:||Greg Jackson|
Delaware State University (formerly Delaware State College) is a historically black university in Dover, Delaware. It was established on May 15, 1891 as the State College for Colored Students under the auspices of the Morrill Act of 1890. Over the last 115 years, it has evolved into a fully accredited, comprehensive university with a main campus and two satellite sites that encompass six colleges and a diverse population of undergraduate and advanced degree students. The graduating class of 2006 is the largest in the University's history, consisting of over 500 seniors and graduate students.
Delaware State University's athletic programs participate in NCAA's Division I (I-AA for football). The university's nickname is the Hornets.
The Delaware State men's basketball team won the 2005 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship and earned a berth in the 2005 NCAA tournament. Playing as a 16-seed, the Hornets lost 57-46 in the opening round to 1-seed Duke. The Hornets also have made back to back NIT appearances in 2006 and 2007.
The Delaware State women's basketball team won the 2006 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship and earned a berth in the 2006 NCAA tournament. Playing as a 15-seed, the Lady Hornets kept the game close down by only three until 9 minutes remained in the game, but lost 62-47 in the opening round to 2-seed Vanderbilt University.