Saturday, January 30, 2016

ESPN 'SportsCenter' to Broadcast from Hampton University Before Pirates First Men's Lacrosse Game

February 13th is the date of the first varsity LAX game for Hampton, the first NCAA
 Division I men's team from a historically black college or university in 35 years.
Morgan State played its final season in 1981.
Hampton Lacrosse ... It's Real
Courtesy: Lacrosse Magazine

HAMPTON, Virginia -- On Saturday, Feb. 13, the Hampton University men's lacrosse team will open its home slate at 12:30 p.m. in Armstrong Stadium against Div. II Roberts Wesleyan College.

Prior to the game, ESPN will broadcast from Armstrong Stadium with SportsCenter on the Road from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. This will mark the first time ESPN has broadcast its series from Hampton University and it ties in with the program's inaugural Div. I lacrosse season.

Lacrosse Magazine has taken notice and posted this story to its website on Wednesday.

Hampton is the 70th NCAA Div. I school to field a men's lacrosse program, and it will be the first-ever HBCU to field a Div. I program. Hampton is the first HBCU to play men's lacrosse overall since Morgan State in 1981. Pirates head coach Lloyd Carter was a member of that Bears team, a Div. II power that defeated the likes of Villanova, Michigan State, Georgetown, and Not
re Dame.

Lacrosse Magazine also featured the program for its November 2015 cover story.

Let's show that Pirate Pride and come out for a historic day at Hampton University, starting with the ESPN broadcast at 10 a.m. and the first varsity men's lacrosse game at 12:30 p.m.

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