Duke Lacrosse Players Want More Than Just A Return To The Field

Duke's embattled lacrosse team isn't just happy to return to the field. The team is hungry to win a national championship.

Players are focused on returning the program to its lofty perch than dwelling on the criminal case against three former teammates. Senior midfielder Ed Douglas says the team is ready to prove itself.

The Blue Devils begin spring practice on January 27th and open the season against Dartmouth on February 24th.

The team fell into turmoil last year when an exotic dancer accused three lacrosse players of raping her at a team party. Rape charges have been dropped, but Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty and David Evans still face sexual offense and kidnapping charges.

Evans graduated last year. Seligmann and Finnerty have been invited back to the school and to the lacrosse team.