America’s First Sport



The first sporting event ever observed by the French men

That makes the lacrosse the oldest sport in America, and the 21st century is the fastest growing. And domestically and globally, with many challenges.

Students in the History of Sport class at Syracuse University's Department of Sport in the 2012-13 academic year. Which was led by Sport Management faculty.

America's First Sport was made possible by Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics Advisory Board and other generous donors.
We thank you, and enjoy America’s First Sport.

Narrated by Mike Tirico
Original Score by Bill DiCosimo
Director of Photography Michael Barletta
Edited by Holly Rodricks
Coordinating Producer: John Craddock III
Written, produced and directed by Dennis Deninger

Copyright Syracuse University 2013