INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Star printed a front page apology to Duke, Mike Krzyzewski and to its readers for an "inappropriate" photo illustration of the Blue Devils coach that appeared in about 30,000 copies of the paper on Friday.
In a column on page A10 further explaining the situation, Star editor Dennis Ryerson said "I met with a very gracious Coach Krzyzewski and others from the university Friday afternoon, and, on behalf of The Star, apologized for the error. I also apologize to Duke, the team, Duke fans and to our readers."
On a photo of Krzyzewski, the illustrator drew in blue ink sketch that included a forehead target, horns, glasses, moles and a mustache. “LOSE!” is inked in seven time around his neck tie. The story's headline read “Despising Duke” and "Duke" was bracketed in ink with the words “It’s No Good.”
The Star, which was trying to poke fun at the dislike of the Duke program, pulled the illustration around midnight.