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Digest: Symposium on black women in sports set for Tuesday at Morgan State

Morgan State's School of Global Journalism and Communication and ESPN's The Undefeated will co-sponsor a symposium about black women in sports Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Student Center Theater. Panelists will include Olympic bronze-medal fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad and Undefeated senior writer Lonnae O'Neal. ESPN's Jemele Hill will be the moderator. The symposium will introduce the Center for the Study of Race in Sports and Culture, a research and reporting program that will examine the role of African-Americans in sports and culture, and train students for careers in sports journalism.

The Center's first two research/reporting projects are funded by a grant from The Undefeated, ESPN's multiplatform content initiative focusing on the intersections of sports, race and culture. Results from the CSRSC study, will form the basis of an expository journalism series that will be published by The Undefeated.

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"We thank ESPN's The Undefeated for its support of our effort to study, understand and highlight the successes and struggles of African-American athletes over the years," said DeWayne Wickham, SGJC dean. "This new center will help scholars, students, and sports fans gain a greater appreciation for the contributions made by men and women whose intellect, stamina and perseverance have had a dramatic impact on race and culture in the U.S. and across the African Diaspora."

"We are excited about this new partnership with Morgan State's School of Global Journalism and Communication. The school's Center for the Study of Race in Sports and Culture is timely and needed," said Kevin Merida, ESPN senior vice president and editor-in-chief of The Undefeated. "Together, we expect to produce research and journalism that will be significant and newsworthy.

College football: Tickets are on sale for the Military Bowl. The game again will match representatives from the Atlantic Coast Conference and the American Athletic Conference. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. Dec. 27 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN. Ranging from $25 to $80, tickets can be purchased at militarybowl.org or by calling 888-841-2787.

Men's college lacrosse: Johns Hopkins named senior midfielder John Crawley and senior defenseman Nick Fields captains. ... Stevenson will host the Meghan Puls Lacrosse Classic on Sunday starting at 8 a.m. to raise money for the Meghan Puls Foundation. Admission is free; a donation of $5 is encouraged. For a schedule, go to meghanpulsfoundation.org. For more details, email Tim Puls atgtpuls@stevenson.edu.

Women's college soccer: Johns Hopkins defeated host Shenandoah, 3-0, on Wednesday to increase its winning streak to nine games. Ana Bengoechea recorded a career-high two goals for the Blue Jays (10-1-2) against the Hornets (11-3).

Women's college swimming: UMBC senior Emily Escobedo earned America East Conference Swimmer of the Week honors.

NBA: Bradley Beal scored a game-high 22 points and Trey Burke added 13 as the host Washington Wizards defeated the Philadelphia 76ers, 100-79, in a preseason game.

Youth football: The Ravens will host the Ravens RISE Stadium Classic today at M&T Bank Stadium. The West Baltimore Ducks (8-10 team) and the East Baltimore United Bills (8-10 team) will play at 6 p.m.; the Old Mill Patriots (12U team) will take on the Severna Park Green Hornets (12U team) at 8 p.m. Admission is free; enter at Gate D. Parking is free in Lot D.

Baseball: Ann Good will discuss her book "Washington Nationals: A to Z" at the regular session of "Talkin' Baseball" on Nov. 5 at 9 a.m. in the board room (fifth floor) at Vantage House, 5400 Vantage Point Road, Columbia. For more information, call 410-992-1186.

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