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Hampton Makes History for HBCU Lacrosse

February 15, 2016

Hampton University lost its men's lacrosse game Saturday (20-3 to Roberts Wesleyan College). But Hampton also became the first historically black college to field a Division I men's lacrosse team, and the first black college to field a men's lacrosse team in any division since Morgan State University abandoned a Division II team 35 years ago. The Washington Post explores how the team was born, the result in large part of the work of the mother of a Hampton student who died of cardiac arrest while attending the university. The article notes that while lacrosse has gained players and fans at the college level, the sport is overwhelmingly white. All of Hampton's players are African-American.

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Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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