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Duke toughens penalties for steroids violations

Updated: February 9, 2006, 6:16 PM ET
Associated Press

DURHAM, N.C. -- Student athletes at Duke who test positive for steroids will have to sit out of competition for a year, while a second offense will result in lost eligibility, the school announced Thursday.

The changes come after allegations last spring of steroid use by former baseball players. Bill Hillier, who compiled a 121-214 record in six years, resigned as coach a month after two former Duke players told the university newspaper that they used steroids while playing for the ...

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