What Really Happened at the Lacrosse Party?
The Duke lacrosse scandal took a few more turns yesterday after a vile email written by one of the players was revealed, leading to the resignation of coach Mike Pressler and forcing school president Richard Brodhead to cancel the season. Some details about the incident have come out and results of the DNA testing on the players is supposed to be available in the next few days, but at this point there are more questions than answers.
Today, we'd like to hear from you, especially those people who attend Duke or know students who do. What really happened at a party that night? What is the buzz on campus and in Durham? What kind of reputation does the lacrosse team have? Is there racism on campus?
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Looking Ahead to Next Year
In one of the least exciting national championship games in recent memory, the Gators proved to be the best in the country by dismantling UCLA 73-57. And just like that, one of the most exciting seasons in college basketball is over. But here at SI on Campus, we look forward, not backward. That's why we want to discuss next season. Our own Luke Winn has proclaimed his top 10 going into next season. But we want to know what you think. Can Florida repeat? Will North Carolina's sensational freshman class continue to excel in its sophomore year? Will Georgetown emerge as a national powerhouse? Can UCLA prove it wasn't a one-year wonder?
We think that when all is said and done, freshmen Greg Oden and Mike Conley will lead Ohio State to the 2007 national championship. What's your prediction?
As Neil Young once sang, "Tonight's the night." The eyes of the nation will be glued to the national championship game between Florida and UCLA. We have to admit that we're in the strong majority of people who weren't even close to predicting a UCLA-Florida finale when the brackets came out three weeks ago. But that's the beauty of the tournament.
As for the game itself, we don't see any way that UCLA can win. Florida is not only more talented, but one of the few teams that can thrive in UCLA's plodding, half-court style of play. Cedric Bozeman has been a beast all tournament, but both Al Horford and Joakim Noah are superior players. The Bruins don't have a perimeter threat like Lee Humphrey, who single-handedly knocked out George Mason with his three-point shooting early in the second half of Saturday's national semi-final. Furthermore, UCLA is a poor free-throw shooting team (69% on the season) and poor free-throw shooting teams rarely win close games.
So when all is said and done, we like Florida to win, 64-55. What's your prediction?
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