From Our Editors
On December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the United States Constitution. Though this moment was not celebrated with a T-shirt cannon salute, it is memorialized in American sports through the Delaware 87ers, a NBA Gatorade League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers. Founded in 2007 as the Utah Flash, the organization was acquired by the 76ers prior to the 2013 season and was promptly re-located to Delaware. Rather than sporting jerseys made of firecrackers, the team demonstrates its patriotism with a red, white, and blue color scheme. It plays its home games at Bob Carpenter Center, where fans can catch a glimpse of future stars before they move into the professional ranks.