DuPont Heir Raped Daughter, Got Probation

Hope you’re ready to feel disgusted and angry. Gawker reports that Robert H. Richards IV — great grandson of  the late Irenee DuPont, family patriarch —  was convicted in 2008 of raping his 3-year-old daughter … and got probation because the judge in the case thought the rich guy couldn’t handle the rigors of prison. Why is this coming to light now? Richards’ ex-wife now alleges he raped their son, as well.

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Vegas: Villanova Tied for 11th Best Odds of Going All the Way


The Wynn Race and Sports book in Las Vegas has released the betting lines for the first two rounds of the NCAA basketball tournament.

On Thursday, in the second round of the East Regional in New York, Villanova is a 17-point favorite to beat the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. If the Wildcats win, they could play the Hawks of St. Joe’s in a championship version of the Holy War. However, St. Joe’s is a four-point underdog against the University of Connecticut.

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Shoeless Delaware Student Competes on Jeopardy


Notice anything special in the photo above? That’s right: In the green dress and Delaware sweatshirt is College Jeopardy! contestant Sarah Stevens, and she’s not wearing shoes. For Jeopardy! Competing shoeless on a game show is more of a Survivor type of thing.

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College-Age Chris Christie Was Overjoyed by Bridge Staying Open

Before he was the New Jersey governor and a frontrunner for the GOP nomination in 2016, Chris Christie was just an undergrad at the University of Delaware. Well, he wasn’t just an undergraduate; he was president of the Delaware Undergraduate Student Congress at the University of Delaware.

And, to add perhaps the stupidest twist yet to Christie’s ongoing George Washington Bridge scandal, here’s this: In college, Christie commented with joy over a bridge staying open.

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Dogfish Head Makes Beer out of Meteorites


Makes you thirsty, doesn’t it?

CBS Philly reports on Celest-jewel-ale, a small-batch brew from Dogfish Head Brewery, made out of … moon dust. “To be exact, Celest-jewel-ale contains crushed lunar meteorites that have been made into dust then steeped ‘like tea in a rich, malty Oktoberfest’ yielding a beer with “subtle but complex earthiness” and hints of toasted bread, caramel and herbs.” The downside is that drinking the stuff will turn you into an alien who feasts upon the innards of humans, but … it’s really good beer! In any case, it’s only available at Dogfish Head’s own brewpub in Delaware.


Readers Write: Delaware Isn’t Just a Rioting Party School

We don’t often print reader letters here at The Scoop, but after our coverage of Monday’s I’m Shmacked drunky-drunk riot at the University of Delaware, we received a thoughtful missive that seems worth reprinting in full:

Dear Joel,

While it doesn’t excuse the actions of the thousands of rioting, destructive students on our campus this week, I’d like to be sure the world knows that we, as their colleagues and peers, are all banging our heads against the walls this week. We are the majority, those of us who are humiliated on their behalf.

When you think of UD today, please remember the other mobs that occur on our campus, like this one involving 1,232 peopleand this one involving 1,000. I hope that you will also think about the hundreds of students each year who devote their Spring Breaks to service trips. I hope that you know that every week, a student-based and led organization on campus provides help to chronically ill community members in their homes. I wish you knew that our Greek Life has raised millions of dollars for childhood cancer research over the last seven years.

Yes, UD deserves its title as a party school, and yes we all know how to have a good time. But I hope you know that most Blue Hens know how to do so in non-destructive ways, and also how to wake up the next day and be productive, engaged, Go Givers.

Sarah LaFave

UD ‘11


I’m Shmacked Strikes Again: University of Delaware Edition

Oh dear:

Thousands of students at the University of Delaware took to the streets during a Monday night riot during the filming of a party documentary.

Half-dressed students were seen scaling rooftops and climbing on passing cars as approximately 75 police officers did their best to corral the partygoers during the slated filming by video series, ‘I’m Shmacked.’

“We’ve had riots before, nothing that bad before, ever, I’ve never seen anything that extreme,” the collegiate series’ founder Arya Toufania excitedly recalled to the Daily News Tuesday. He said a car had been set alight but both the police and a university spokeswoman later denied any vehicle had been torched.

BroBible (ugh, we want to stab ourself in the eye for typing that name) adds:

We’re not entirely sure what happened at the University of Delaware last night, other than the fact that the college party-documentary YouTube channel I’m Shmacked came to Newark on a Monday night and caused an entire college campus to go berzerk. YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram have exploded with pictures and videos of the incident, many of which can be seen right here. According to reports, UDPD got involved along with state and city riot police and a car was apparently burned. The resounding question for those of us far away from the college campus hivemind/mob mentality is “why?”

Something similar happened just north of UdDl at West Chester University when I’m Shmacked showed up in the spring. Douchebag students flipped and destroyed a student’s car that was a gift from his dad who passed away from cancer.

Maybe UDel, just south of Philadelphia, was just that amped up on an Eagles Monday Night Football victory. Maybe, since it’s still early in the semester, there just wasn’t anything better to do.

Gawker says:

In an official statement, Shmacked said it regrets “any association with these destructive events,” and will “do our best to ensure that this does not happen again.”

Meanwhile, the university is still mulling the future of the students arrested, but has not addressed the fate of others not formally charged for participating in the riot.

At least they’re not rioting over a fired football coach? Hmmm. Maybe Pennsylvania-area college kids are just really stupid, violent children. Really: All this white suburban violence makes us afraid to leave Philadelphia.

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