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posted 02.06.2012 at 8.30 a.m. by Corey McLaughlin

Quick Hits: On Delaware, Duke; Huguely Trial to Begin

Wake up from that Super Bowl slumber. Were any of the commercials any good?

The NCAA Division I season officially started Saturday when Delaware hosted Detroit Mercy (men) and Duke welcomed Bucknell (women) in Durham. There were several scrimmages around the country, too, including Loyola (Md.)-Maryland and Penn State-Johns Hopkins men at Homewood Field in Baltimore.

Delaware broke a 4-4 halftime tie to win 16-9 and give coach Bob Shillinglaw his 300th career victory. Shillinglaw is the third active NCAA Division I men's coach to reach that number (Georgetown's Dave Urick and Virginia's Dom Starsia are the others). Denver's Bill Tierney and Duke's John Danowski each have 299 wins and will presumably get to 300 soon.

The Duke women set a single-game goals record in a 25-3 rout of the Bison. Lacrosse Magazine's preseason No. 4 team led 17-1 at halftime. Wow. And they did it without Kat Thomas, who is out indefinitely with a foot injury.

Off the field, the George Huguely trial begins Monday in Charlottesville, Va., with jury selection. The coming days, "will be a challenging period for our community as the trial of George Huguely begins and the details of Yeardley's death re-emerge," University of Virginia President Terry Sullivan wrote in an email last week to faculty and staff.