It appears that while I was away DudeSpin was too distracted by Dennis Kucinich and David Beckham and missed what was arguably the worst news the Duke athletics department has received since, well, I suppose since the lacrosse story broke, but in terms of impact on the field, I would argue since Steve Spurrier whispered into a certain someone's ear that hiring Carl Franks was a good idea (just narrowly beating out the hire of Roof over Dennis Ross). It appears the Joe Must Go campaign is in vain, at least for a while.
What I find particularly galling is this quote from Richard Brodhead: "the emphasis on the integrity that [Alleva] has infused in our programs and the central place he gives to the idea of scholar-athletes" was the key factor in granting the Director of Athletics a five-year extension.
Is that a joke? Is the DUI boating incident that came within weeks of the lacrosse scandal really the University's idea of integrity, not to mention the rush to make Pressler a fall guy to save face?