Roundup: Former NFL star Gannon supports UD fundraiser, Del State women fall

The University of Delaware announced on Monday that former football star Rich Gannon has made a “major commitment” toward the school’s current athletic fundraising effort.

UD is raising money to pay for the construction of the Whitney Athletic Center and the renovation of Delaware Stadium.

“We felt it was important to recognize all the wonderful things that Delaware is trying to do to ensure student-athletes have the best opportunities, the best facilities and the best chance at being successful,” said Gannon.

A star quarterback with the Blue Hens in the mid-1980s, Gannon went on to a 17-year NFL career. He was named NFL MVP in 2002 with the Oakland Raiders.

Delaware athletic director Chrissi Rawak said she is humbled by Gannon’s contribution.

“Rich is the true definition of a Blue Hen, and we are grateful that in addition to all he’s done for UD as an alum, he and his family have chosen to invest in ‘Building Our Home’ through a philanthropic gift,” Rawak said.

Women’s basketball

North Carolina A&T 66, Delaware State 48: The Hornets shot just 22 percent from the floor as they fell to 2-14 overall (1-2 MEAC).

DelState sank only 13-of-57 field goals. It was led by NaJai Pollard’s 13 points and 12 from Lanayjha Ashe.

North Carolina A&T led by one point after the first quarter before going on a 16-7 run in the second to open up a double-digit lead. The Aggies were paced by Kala Green’s 16 points while C’Coriea Foy added 14.

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