College Football

City alum Gatewood named to College Football Hall of Fame

Thom Gatewood (City), a two-time All-America split end in football at Notre Dame and an NCAA consensus selection in 1970, has been named to the National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015. Gatewood, the Fighting Irish's first black football captain, led Notre Dame in receiving for three straight seasons. Ricky Williams, a former Ravens running back who starred at Texas, also is in the 15-player, two-coach induction class, which will participate in the coin toss before the College Football Playoff national championship game Monday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

More college football: Navy's Ken Niumatalolo was named Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I Football Bowl Subdivision Coach of the Year after leading the Midshipmen to an 8-5 record this season, including a 17-16 victory over San Diego State in the Poinsettia Bowl.


Gary Williams celebration: Maryland will honor Hall of Fame men's basketball coach Gary Williams at a campus event Friday, the night before the Terps host Michigan State. The event will be held at the College Park Marriott and Conference Center, with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. and a dinner at 7:30. Speakers will include 2002 Final Four Most Valuable Player Juan Dixon, now a special assistant to coach Mark Turgeon, as well as former star Walt Williams and athletic director Kevin Anderson. In 2014, Gary Williams became the first person to be inducted into both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in the same year. Tickets are $100 each. For more information, contact Katie Lowe at or 301-314-0375.

College obituary: UMES Hall of Famer and former athletic director Nelson Townsend died Thursday in Tallahassee, Fla., at the age of 73. Townsend, a 1962 graduate of then-Maryland State College, collapsed on campus at Florida A&M, where he was interim director of athletics. Townsend was athletic director at UMES from 1976 to 1979 and from 2003 to 2005. He was inducted into the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012.


Women's college basketball: LaTorri Hines-Allen scored 20 points as host Towson (6-9, 2-1 Colonial Athletic Association) won, 56-49, over Delaware (5-9, 0-3). The Tigers took control for good on a 3-pointer by Ciara Webb (14 points) for a 29-28 lead with 16:44 left in the game.

Women's college lacrosse: Junior midfielder Sam Rickels (Towson) was named a co-captain at Bucknell.

Baseball: Surgery to repair the acromioclavicular joint in Jayson Werth's right shoulder was successful Friday, the Washington Nationals announced. Rehabilitation from the procedure normally requires two to three months. ... Mid-Atlantic Sports Network's Nationals broadcast team — play-by-play announcer Bob Carpenter, color analyst F.P. Santangelo and on-field reporter Dan Kolko — will return for the 2015 season, a person familiar with the situation said.

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