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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-20-06 04:11 PM
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This Week's Sign of the Apocalypse (Duke LAX)
Demand for Duke lacrosse gear soars
By Darren Rovell
ESPN.com

In the wake of publicity generated by the sexual assault scandal surrounding the Duke men's lacrosse team, sales of merchandise bearing the "Duke lacrosse" name and logo have skyrocketed.

"Historically, lacrosse has been one of our three or four best-selling sports," said Tom Craig, general manager of retail stores at the Durham, N.C., school. "But over the last month, sales have increased to three or four times our normal rate."

Despite the cancellation of the team's season April 5 -- or perhaps because of it -- the campus stores have experienced a run on merchandise related to Duke lacrosse, and therefore have continued to carry it. Developments in the case include the Tuesday arrest of two of the players.

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ok, I know that notoriety sells, but this is just sick.
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