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Hazing Gets Whole Cornell Lacrosse Team Suspended

Players in trouble after 'coerced' drinking

(Newser) - It's going to be a quiet autumn for the Cornell men's lacrosse team, which made it to the NCAA semifinals last year. The whole team was suspended temporarily on Sept. 13 over what the university calls alleged "coerced consumption of alcohol by underage freshmen"—"a... More »

Rutgers Suspends Another Coach Over Verbal Abuse

Lacrosse team's Brian Brecht on the hot seat this time

(Newser) - See if this sounds familiar: Rutgers has suspended a men's coach on allegations of verbal abuse. This time, it's lacrosse coach Brian Brecht, but the university hasn't released any details of the investigation, reports the Star-Ledger of New Jersey. The school has been poring over practice tapes... More »

What Huguely Told Cops

Tape of U.Va lacrosse player's interview made public

(Newser) - As the black of May 2, 2010, faded into the gray of dawn, George Huguely—unaware that ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love lay lifeless in a morgue—sat down with Virginia cops to tell the story of the flowing booze, the heated emotions , and the violence of the night before. The tape... More »

UVa Lacrosse Player Guilty of Murder, Gets 26 Years

George Huguely sentenced for killing Yeardley Love

(Newser) - The University of Virginia's high-profile murder trial has resulted in a second-degree murder conviction of former lacrosse player George Huguely, reports the Daily Progress . The jury sentenced the 24-year-old to 26 years in prison for killing fellow senior Yeardley Love in her apartment in 2010, reports the Washington Post... More »

UVa. Lax Player Indicted in Girlfriend's Murder

George Huguely headed to trial in murder of Yeardley Love

(Newser) - Former University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely is heading to trial in the murder of his on-again, off-again girlfriend and fellow student Yeardley Love. A Charlottesville grand jury today indicted the 23-year-old on murder charges, reports the Daily Progress, almost a year after Love was found dead in her... More »

Boston Team Sorry for Halftime Lap Dance

Lacrosse team's mascot stars in risque show

(Newser) - Scorch the mascot certainly wasn't complaining, but some Boston Blazers fans weren't too happy about a raunchy halftime show involving the lacrosse team's mascot. The team has apologized for the show, in which scantily clad female dancers competed to give the mascot the best lap dance, the BBC reports. More »

Defense: Booze, Adderall Led to Yeardley Love's Death

Defense says Adderall, not George Huguely, is to blame

(Newser) - George Huguely admits drunkenly breaking down Yeardley Love's door. He admits shaking her while her head hit the wall several times. That blood was flowing from her nose as he threw her on her bed and left. But what killed Love was likely the Adderall in her system and 0.... More »

UC Berkeley Dumps Rugby, Baseball, Lacrosse Teams

Mounting debt triggers stunning move

(Newser) - In a shocking cost-cutting move, UC-Berkeley has dumped its baseball, gymnastics, lacrosse, and rugby teams. Rugby, the most successful team in the history of the university, will be turned into a club team, while the others will be completely eliminated. The rugby and baseball teams have existed at Berkeley for... More »

US Refuses to Recognize Iroquois Passports

Lacrosse team blocked from foreign competition

(Newser) - US officials are refusing to recognize passports held by Iroquois native Americans, blocking champion lacrosse players from traveling to a top international competition in Great Britain. The Iroquois Nationals, including players from upstate New York and Canada, have been traveling for 20 years with the passports, which were issued by... More »

Behind Huguely's Charm, Rage

'There had to be a different George inside that head'

(Newser) - Thomas Jefferson's University of Virginia will graduate thousands of students this morning—the culmination of years of study. But accused murderer George Huguely will sit in his jail cell rather than collect his diploma—the culmination of years of privilege and inexplicable rage, reports the Washington Post in an extensive... More »

2K Bid Farewell to 'Remarkable' Yeardley Love

Slain lacrosse player hailed for generosity, fierceness on the field

(Newser) - More than 2000 mourners crowded a Baltimore church yesterday for the funeral mass of 22-year-old Yeardley Love, and amid grief let up a University of Virginia sports chant she once memorably bungled. Instead of "One, two, three, together, Hoos," Love had counted to four—which the Charlottesville Daily ... More »

Dad Called Cops on Lacrosse Murder Suspect

Domestic abuse complaint filed against George Huguely in '08

(Newser) - The University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of killing his ex-girlfriend once had his own dad call the cops on him, ABC News reports. In 2008, while the family was on their yacht in Florida, George Huguely's father filed a domestic abuse complaint against his son. Huguely, who's facing first-degree... More »

Privileged Lacrosse Culture Failed Yeardley Love

Rich white people blind to dangers in their midst

(Newser) - In assessing the death of UVa student Yeardley Love, Jamie Stiehm unloads on the insulated world of lacrosse in privileged white neighborhoods. Love and suspected killer George Huguely emerged from tony suburbs where rich kids grow up with lacrosse sticks and go on to play at all the right schools.... More »

U-Va. Unaware of Suspected Killer's Earlier Violent Arrest

Huguely, 7 other lacrosse players busted for booze

(Newser) - University of Virginia officials had no idea about an alcohol-related arrest that would have resulted in murder suspect George Huguely being sent for counseling and suspension from the lacrosse team. Huguely, accused of murdering ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love, was Tasered and arrested after a drunken confrontation with police near a frat... More »

Slain Lacrosse Player's Head 'Hit the Wall'

Accused murderer 'shook' Yeardley Love during argument

(Newser) - The University of Virginia lacrosse player charged with the first-degree murder of Yeardley Love kicked her door open and argued with her, then "shook Love and her head repeatedly hit the wall," according to an affidavit released today. Love, 22, was found facedown in a pool of blood,... More »

Lacrosse Killing an Accident, Lawyer Says

Calls University of Virginia senior's death 'a tragic outcome'

(Newser) - George Huguely's defense lawyer professed his client's innocence today, saying the University of Virginia men's lacrosse player hadn't meant to kill his girlfriend, women's lacrosse player Yeardley Love. “We are confident that Ms. Love's death was not intended, but an accident with a tragic outcome,” the lawyer told... More »

UVa. Student Murdered by Boyfriend: Cops

George Huguely held in death of fellow lacrosse player Yeardley Love

(Newser) - A University of Virginia student has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, who was found in her Charlottesville apartment early this morning. Yeardley Love and George Huguely, both 22, played on UVa.'s highly ranked lacrosse teams, the Daily Progress reports. Police responding to a... More »

Viagra May Give Athletes an Advantage

Study probes increased 'oxygen-carrying' capacity in blood

(Newser) - Researchers are investigating whether Viagra provides athletes with an unfair advantage at high altitudes, the New York Times reports. By dilating blood vessels, Viagra may increase an individual's oxygen-carrying capacity. The test subjects in the Marywood University study are lacrosse players, who laugh off classmates'  teasing that comes with taking... More »

Mich. Lax Team Suspended After Bum Invite

Booted for mooning would-be prom date a bare-butted question

(Newser) - A Michigan high school student thought up a novel way to ask for a prom date. He and 12 lacrosse teammates spelled out "Will You Go to the Prom With Me?" on their butts and mooned the girl at a match, reports the Ann Arbor News. The girl said... More »

College Athletes Scrape for Cash for Low-Profile Sports

Cleaning and car washes fill funding gaps

(Newser) - Football and basketball squads are big money makers for colleges, but less popular spectator sports have trouble just staying afloat. How much trouble? Penn State's fencing team clears trash at the football stadium after games to earn funds for the team,  reports the New York Times. Star athletes at... More »

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