UMES HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS TO TAKE PLACE FRIDAY NIGHT
Feb. 19, 2004
(Princess Anne, MD) The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will be inducting thirty-two former athletes, including the entire 1974 N.I.T.-participating men's basketball team, into its Athletics Hall of Fame as part of a big homecoming celebration this weekend.
The UMES Hall of Fame, which is captained by former Hawk and NFL standout Art Shell, is adding its first class since 1999. Most of the inductees will be on hand for the weekend festivities, in addition to other standing members including Shell, ex-NFL players Jim Wallace, Bob Taylor and Curtis Gentry along with ex-NBA player Doug Goodwin.
The 1974 UMES men's basketball team was the first historically black college or university to play in the N.I.T.
The induction ceremony will take place Friday night, February 20th as part of a banquet at the Student Services Center beginning at 7:00 p.m. The new class will then be honored in a special halftime ceremony during the men's basketball game against Norfolk State Saturday afternoon.
Tickets for Friday night's banquet are sold out, while limited tickets are still available for Saturday's women's-men's basketball doubleheader beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Below is a list of the thirty-two new Hall of Fame inductees:
Charles Bryant-N.I.T Basketball Team