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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Duke Lacrosse Scandal: Nice Logo

When has a university mascot ever created a public relations image problem like the Duke "Blue Devil" has created for the Duke sports teams? What is a "Blue Devil" anyway?

WRAL.com - Duke Lacrosse WCSH6.com - Duke Lacrosse story TalkLeft.com - Duke Lacrosse Duke Blue Devil PBS - Outside the Lines - Duke Rape Case Associated Press - Duke Lacrosse story 1010Wins - Duke Lacrosse
The Johnsville News - Duke Lacrosse Scandal

Blue Devils is the mascot for Duke University's athletic teams. The mascot is named after the French Chasseurs Alpins soldier in World War I that wore a distinctive blue uniform with a flowing cape and a beret. For this reason, they were nicknamed "les Diables Bleus" or Blue Devils.

Just what Duke University needs at this time is an evil looking French guy representing their sports teams and their university. Is he leering or smirking? Viva la Duke.

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