There’s evidence that stickball, the Native American precursor to lacrosse, orginated in the 17th century. A little bit closer to the present, the Gator lacrosse team plays in the NCAA tournament tomorrow afternoon. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jillian Baach reports on how one of the oldest team sports in North America has recently had a positive impact on the Gainesville community and the local economy.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/BaachProjectLacrosse.mp3]
The game will be played in honor of senior offensive lineman Dabien White, who died on Sept. 4 of undisclosed causes.