Sun archives: Duke lacrosse case
March 9, 2008
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
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
For years, they had met over sandwiches and Bloody Marys at tailgate parties before their sons' games.
January 24, 2008
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The ambience surrounding yesterday's Duke lacrosse opener seemed so ... normal.
February 24, 2007
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
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
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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