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TarheelGirl
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Duke Lacrosse Investigation

ESPN's story provides some actual information (rather than just gasoline for another fire) and some links. Additionally, a lesser man than I might read "No DNA material from any young man was present on the body of this complaining woman" as "Good thing they used condoms." The Invisible Hand of Jocelyn Elder at work. Thank you Yerfatma.

posted by TarheelGirl at 08:09 PM on April 10

Duke University cancels lacrosse season amid rape allegations

Rcade: The swift cancellation of the season and firing of the coach suggests Duke is a lot more interested in covering its ass than anything approaching justice. The coach resigned. The cancellation came as a result of the coach's resignation. Before, the coach resigned, the season had been suspended indefinitely. Semantics, I know...but Duke University has had a very quiet approach to this scandal. I think the first official statement came at least a week after the initial allegations were made public. Mostly, the University has been dodging the big questions. I live and go to school in Chapel Hill so I'm still a little shocked by the whole situation, and I'd prefer the whole dirty mess hadn't happened. The past cannot be changed and I hope whoever is responsible (be it rapists or false police reports or something entirely different) is punished accordingly. Now it seems obvious from the evidence released that *something* happened and I think everyone should wait for DNA results and for charges to be filed before accusations are made.

posted by TarheelGirl at 07:59 PM on April 06

North Carolina And Duke Game

I think he's too young to go to the NBA. He'll end up like Marvin Williams - I'm not even sure what team he plays for now, I think it's the Atlanta Hawks or something like that. Hansbrough is too talented to disappear into the rank-and-file of the NBA. He needs to stick around and make history - at least another year or two. But he is AWESOME - and he just blew up that game!

posted by TarheelGirl at 11:07 PM on March 05

U. of Ill. Appeals to Keep Indian Mascot

Not everyone came here voluntarily. And a helluva lot of people who live here now moved a long time after said incidents occured. I know I'd be pissed if some university had a mascot called "The Emperor" or "Rice Picker." So I see the point of the American Indian groups. I think that the NCAA should be able to regulate this however they want. It's not like Illinois didn't get to play in the tourney last year. Their mascot just wasn't allowed to be present. Compromise? Any university that doesn't agree with the Mascot should just not schedule games with the offending university. Maybe a couple years of that would change pro-Chief Illiniwek minds.

posted by TarheelGirl at 02:40 PM on January 31