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ESPN to Broadcast Before First Home Lacrosse Game

Via the Office of Sports Information

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 the Hampton Student Union with its "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.

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.

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.

HU Musical Arts Society Welcomes Grammy Winning Guitarist Sharon Isbin

Sharon Isbin

by Matthew White

The Hampton University Musical Arts Society welcomes Sharon Isbin, to HU's historic Ogden Hall for a performance February 28 at 4 pm. Tickets: $25 General, $10 Students with ID.

Acclaimed for her extraordinary lyricism, technique and versatility, multiple GRAMMY Award winner Isbin has been hailed as "the pre-eminent guitarist of our time." She is the winner of Guitar Player magazine's "Best Classical Guitarist" award, and the Munich, Toronto and Madrid international competitions.

Isbin has appeared as a soloist with more than 170 orchestras and has given sold-out performances in the world's finest halls, including New York's Carnegie and Avery Fisher Halls, Boston's Symphony Hall, Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center, London's Barbican and Wigmore Halls, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Paris' Châtelet, Vienna's Musikverein, Munich's Herkulessaal, Madrid's Teatro Real and many others. You won't want to miss Sharon Isbin's riveting performance.

Tickets for all events are available online through, or call the HU Convocation Center box office at (757) 728-6800, Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For more information on the Hampton University Musical Arts Society visit

HU Founder's Day Ceremony Celebrates Gen. Armstrong's 'Bold Vision For Learning and Life'

By: Yuri Milligan

Hampton University alumnus Michael D. Armstrong gave a fitting tribute to HU founder General Samuel Chapman Armstrong on Jan. 31. During the 123rd Founder's Day ceremony Michael Armstrong, said that although they share the same last name he is not related to Gen. Armstrong; however he commended the General for his bold vision of learning and life.

Michael Armstrong, Executive Vice President and General Manager, International Brand Development, Viacom International Media Networks, used General Armstrong's philosophy of the head, heart and hand and spoke directly to the students.

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