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June 3, 2007

Newspaper ads praise Duke team

For the second time in less than a week, a Duke University graduate has bought a newspaper advertisement praising the Duke lacrosse team. Today's full-page ad is to appear in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The News & Observer of Raleigh and the Durham Herald-Sun, according to a news release. The ad is also to run in tomorrow's Wall Street Journal and a pair of lacrosse magazines. The $400,000 advertisements, paid for by an anonymous Oklahoma oil businessman who graduated from Duke, praise the lacrosse players and their families for "standing tall during extraordinarily difficult circumstances."

[From Wire Reports]

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June 2, 2007

MLL teams pick Looney, Dingman

Navy's Billy Looney and Ian Dingman were among the 50 players selected in the Major League Lacrosse college draft. Looney, a midfielder, became Navy's highest player selected in the history of the draft Thursday when the Chicago Machine picked him fifth overall. Looney scored 20 goals and had 14 assists for the Midshipmen this past season. The Philadelphia Barrage drafted Dingman, an attackman, with the 30th pick, the final selection in the third round. He had 33 goals and nine assists.

[From Staff and Wire Reports]

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