Sun archives: Duke lacrosse case

March 9, 2008

Fresh faceoff at Loyola

In April 2006, Duke lacrosse player Collin Finnerty, looking pale and dazed, was marched into a wood-paneled North Carolina courtroom to be formally accused of raping an exotic dancer at a team party.

March 8, 2008

Greyhounds look to top Devils again

Loyola doesn't need to look far for evidence that it can compete with No. 2 Duke, which comes to town today undefeated and leading the nation in scoring offense.

February 22, 2008

College Lacrosse

Other Duke players, parents file lawsuit

For years, they had met over sandwiches and Bloody Marys at tailgate parties before their sons' games.

January 24, 2008

Ex-Duke coach sues school, spokesman

The former Duke men's lacrosse coach who lost his job after a stripper claimed three players raped her at a party in 2006 sued the school and its top spokesman yesterday, claiming slander and libel.

December 6, 2007

Sports Digest: No federal probe of Nifong

The Department of Justice will not investigate former Duke lacrosse prosecutor Mike Nifong for his handling of the case, a spokesman for the federal agency said yesterday.

August 30, 2007

College Lacrosse

Four players at Duke take extra year

Four Duke men's lacrosse players, including 2007 national Player of the Year Matt Danowski, will return for a fifth season granted by the NCAA to restore a year lost amid rape allegations that led to false charges against three former teammates.

June 23, 2007

Duke case prosecutor could get time in jail

Lawyers for three former Duke lacrosse players asked a judge yesterday to find Mike Nifong, the former district attorney, in criminal contempt of court.

June 17, 2007

Nifong surrenders license

After 15 months of waging war in the Duke lacrosse case, Durham County District Attorney Michael B. Nifong surrendered his law license yesterday.

June 16, 2007

Duke case D.A. to resign

Choking back tears at his ethics hearing, the prosecutor in the Duke University lacrosse team rape case stunned a packed courtroom yesterday, saying he was resigning as the district attorney of Durham County.

June 15, 2007

Defense lawyer assails Nifong

Attorneys representing three Duke lacrosse players didn't believe what they had found when one of them discovered favorable DNA test results buried in prosecutor Michael B. Nifong's files.

June 13, 2007

Prosecutor on the defensive

Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong, a prosecutor for more than a quarter-century, found himself in the defendant's chair yesterday, charged by the state bar with committing ethics violations during his rape prosecution of three former Duke University lacrosse players.

May 31, 2007

Duke lacrosse players given extra eligibility

Two days after Duke's toughest loss of 2007, the lacrosse team received a victory from the NCAA that will reverberate well into the 2008 season.

May 30, 2007

Ex-Duke player Seligmann says he will play for Brown

One of the three former Duke lacrosse players cleared of rape charges earlier this year announced yesterday that he will attend Brown University in the fall and play lacrosse for the Bears.

May 25, 2007

Final four previews: Duke

Year later, Devils seek first title, vindication

A team that Duke University administrators considered disbanding a year ago has a shot at its first NCAA title this weekend at M&T Bank Stadium.

May 24, 2007

Starsia not happy about Duke request

Duke's bid for an extra year of eligibility for men's lacrosse players isn't sitting well with Dom Starsia, the coach of Atlantic Coast Conference rival Virginia.

May 23, 2007

College lacrosse

Duke wants to restart clock

Duke is asking the NCAA to grant an extra year of eligibility to men's lacrosse team members whose 2006 season was cut short by the university after rape allegations against three players, according to a school official.

April 28, 2007

Report questions Duke accuser

A year after claiming she was raped by three Duke lacrosse players during a party at an off-campus house, a woman continued to make contradictory statements, including saying she was assaulted by 10 people in the backyard, a new report said.

April 13, 2007

Nightmare over, Duke players still can't forget

For a year, members of the Duke men's lacrosse team have been restrained in talking about their infamous party and their feelings toward the woman who said she was raped there.

April 12, 2007

'No attack occurred'

Three former Duke lacrosse players got the news they had long hoped for yesterday when the state attorney general dropped the remaining charges in the rape case that divided the campus, saying the athletes were victims of "unchecked" prosecutorial power.

April 12, 2007

Media faulted in Duke case

After a year of salacious stories and unfettered speculation, the legal case against the Duke University lacrosse players is over - but the news media might not be off the hook.

April 12, 2007

Spring feels different year later in Durham

It was April 2006 when the first charges were filed in the Duke sexual assault case. The tulips were in bloom and the campus was a lush green.

April 11, 2007

Players' parents ask Duke to pay legal fees

Duke lacrosse parents have asked if the university will pay legal fees, estimated as high as $3 million, that the families incurred after a woman alleged she was sexually assaulted by three players at a party last year.

April 11, 2007

Families' wait is almost over

Duke lacrosse families anticipated a decision as soon as today on whether North Carolina special prosecutors would dismiss charges against three former players accused of sexually assaulting a woman at an off-campus party.

March 28, 2007

Optimism creeps in for Duke parents

For Duke University men's lacrosse parents, this season's games are a little less meaningful, the tailgates a little more somber.

March 1, 2007

College Lacrosse

Lawyers defend DA Nifong's motives

The former prosecutor in the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case did not intentionally break ethics rules, his lawyers said yesterday as they sought to keep him from being disbarred.

February 25, 2007

Starting over is first goal for Duke

The ambience surrounding yesterday's Duke lacrosse opener seemed so ... normal.

February 24, 2007

In shadow, Duke returns

Duke men's lacrosse coach John Danowski sat at a desk recently inside a Cameron Indoor Stadium office flipping through the student newspaper.

February 8, 2007

Duke case reveals distrust of legal system

Seventeen North Carolina Central University undergraduates in a communications class were asked to think like a jury: Raise your hand if you believe the accuser in the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case fabricated her story.

May 16, 2006

Md. native charged in Duke case

The third lacrosse player indicted in the Duke University rape investigation, David F. Evans of Bethesda, became the first to face the news media yesterday. Stepping up to a row of microphones, with his mother and father behind him, he proclaimed: "You have all been told some fantastic lies."

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