25 Mar 2014

“America’s First Sport” to Air on ESPNU

“America’s First Sport” to Air on ESPNU

(Syracuse, NY) “America’s First Sport,” a documentary about lacrosse, the oldest and — in the 21st century the fastest growing — sport in America, will air on ESPNU this Saturday, March 29th on ESPNU at 11am.

The documentary was written, produced and directed by Dennis Deninger, Professor of Practice at Syracuse University’s Falk College Department of Sport Management. Students in The History of Sport class at Syracuse University’s Department of Sport Management researched the history, current status and future prospects of lacrosse during the 2012-13 academic year. The documentary film is a product of that research. The ESPNU airing is the US television premiere of the film.

Below is a link to an article in Syracuse News about the premiere event of the documentary at Syracuse University which was sponsored by Falk College and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and took place on April 22, 2013 at 4pm in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium:
America’s First Sport Symposium, Documentary Premiere to Be Held April 22

—Staff Report

About the FIL

The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is the international governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. The FIL currently has 50 member nations and sanctions five World Championships (women’s and men’s field, women’s and men’s U19 field and men’s indoor.) The FIL is responsible for the governance and integrity of all forms of lacrosse and provides responsive and effective leadership to support the sports’ development throughout the world.

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