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WWAY's Thursday night sports - Nov. 8

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WILMINGTON, NC (NNHS news release) -- The New Hanover Wildcat boys soccer team will travel to Pinecrest High School on Saturday,11/10, for the 4th Round of the State Playoffs. Match begins at 6:00 p.m.

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The UNC Wilmington men's basketball team opens the 2012-13 season at home on Sunday. Click play video to see our game preview of the UNCW Seahawks vs. UNCA Bulldogs.

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -- The UNCW women's basketball team opens the Adell Harris era Friday as it travels to nationally-ranked West Virginia for a 7 p.m. contest at the WVU Coliseum.

Named the 10th coach in program history on May 3, Harris takes over the Seahawk program following a successful three-year stint as head coach at Tusculum College (Tenn.), guiding the NCAA Division II school to a 61-30 overall record, back-to-back Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament championships (2010 & 2011) and three straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament.

UNCW welcomes back three starters and seven letter winners from its 2011-12 squad that recorded 20 victories and advanced to postseason play for the second consecutive season with an at-large berth in the Postseason Women's National Invitation Tournament.

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BLACKSBURG, VA (AP) -- E.J. Manuel hit Rashad Greene with a slant pass that Greene took 39 yards for a touchdown with 40 seconds to play and No. 8 Florida State survived a scare to beat Virginia Tech 28-22 on Thursday night.

The Seminoles (9-1, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their fourth straight and moved within a victory against Maryland on Nov. 17 of securing a spot in the ACC championship game Dec. 1.

The Hokies (4-6, 2-4) lost for the fifth time in six games and will have to beat Boston College and Virginia in their final regular season games to qualify for a bowl game for the 20th straight year.

The Hokies had gone ahead 22-20 on Cody Journell's 21-yard field goal with 2:19 remaining. The kick capped a 52-yard drive that stalled when Logan Thomas ran for 2 yards on third-and-3 from the 6.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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JACKSONVILLE, FL (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts became the latest team to hammer the Jacksonville Jaguars at home, winning 27-10 on Thursday night behind two rushing touchdowns from rookie quarterback Andrew Luck.

Darius Butler returned an interception for a score as the Colts (6-3) won their fourth consecutive game and snapped a three-game losing streak in the series. The Jaguars (1-8) have lost six straight.

The Colts had cause for concern following an emotional victory four days earlier, one in which cancer-stricken coach Chuck Pagano delivered a passionate, postgame speech in the locker room. Interim coach Bruce Arians was worried the team might crash from the emotional high.

Not even close.

Indianapolis scored on three consecutive possessions in the first half, opening a 17-0 lead that started emptying the stands at EverBank Field.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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