COLLEGES

Virginia -- Named Doug Williamson, an assistant coach at Arkansas since 1980, as head track and field coach for men and women. Williamson, 37, coached 26 all-Americas, 21 Southwest Conference champions, five NCAA champions and four Olympians at Arkansas. Williamson replaces Dennis Craddock, who left in June to coach track and field at North Carolina. BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs -- Purchased LHP Dave Gumpert from AAA Iowa and returned LHP Steve Engel to the farm team.

Chicago White Sox -- Announced P Bob James has been taken off the 15-day disabled list and that OF Mark Gilbert was optioned to Buffalo. FOOTBALL

Portland Breakers -- All of the USFL team's players became free agents when the club was unable to meet its payroll demands. If the 39 players are not claimed by other USFL teams, they will be eligible to join the NFL.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Announced quarterback Steve Young, who insists his contract with USFL's Los Angeles Express has been breached, will be in Tampa Friday to receive a physical from the NFL team and possibly throw some passes.

Pittsburgh Steelers -- Said free agent DE Jim Moore was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital with a concussion following afternoon practice. WR Louis Lipps and RB Todd Spencer also suffered slight concussions but did not require hospitalization.

Miami Dolphins -- Said WR Mark Duper, DL Mike Charles and CB Robert Sowell suffered sprained ankles.

St. Louis Cardinals -- Signed veteran WR Danny Pittman for one year.

Buffalo Bills -- Waived OL Perry Hartnett. HOCKEY

American Hockey League -- The league's Springfield (Mass.) Indians named Fred Creighton, former coach of the Atlanta Flames and Boston Bruins, as head coach. LOCALLY

Hymie Perlo, who has been director of community relations for the Capital Centre since its opening in 1973, has been promoted to senior vice president, arena owner Abe Pollin announced.