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Good news, maybe, for Duke lacrosse as a whole, but bad news for another player. ESPN.com reported yesterday that the men's lacrosse program will be reinstated next year after play was suspended this season following allegations of sexual assault by several of the players. But school officials are denying that report for the moment. And the saga continues.
Meanwhile, rising senior Matthew Wilson was suspended from the team after police arrested him on May 24. Wilson had a blood-alcohol level of 0.21 percent, nearly three times the 0.08 legal limit, when he was stopped. Police also found 6 grams of marijuana and a glass pipe in his car.
OK, let's get to the NCAA regional baseball action from Friday. The word of the day yesterday: rain.
Virginia whipped Lehigh 11-5 in Charlottesville. But the second game was postponed because of rain, meaning South Carolina and Evansville will be played at 11 this morning. The Cavaliers are in good shape because they get the winner of that second game tonight at 7. The loser has to turn around and play again at 3.
In Clemson, Elon beat Mississippi State in game one, but rain forced the Clemson-UNC Asheville game to this morning at 11.
Same deal for Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets play two games today, the first at 11 a.m. against Stetson. Meanwhile, Vanderbilt beat Michigan before the rain came.
At least both game were played in the Chapel Hill regional. North Carolina had to rally, but beat that noted baseball power Maine 15-7. The Heels now play Winthrop, a 14-2 winner over UNC Wilmington, today.
Both games in Athens, Ga., were affected by rain. Florida State did get in seven innings and will have little to worry about when play resumes this morning at 9. FSU leads Jacksonville 18-0. The second game, Georgia and Sacred Heart, play at 11 a.m. today.
No rain in Lincoln, NE, as Miami beat San Francisco 11-2. But the story out of that regional was Nebraska's loss to Manhattan, giving Miami a big boost.
One ACC team did lose Friday. North Carolina State fell to Stanford 7-2 in the Austin, Texas, regional. The Wolfpack plays Texas-Arlington today, while Stanford and Texas also play.
Driesell is back at Maryland. OK, not that one. But Lefty's son, Chuck, was hired yesterday as an assistant on Gary Williams' staff at Maryland. He left a job as head coach at Bishop Ireton after two years.