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Basketball

Officers shoot hoops to combat crime

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video WPD opens their 7th season of youth basketball and there are still some spots available. Find out if its something your child may be interested in doing. Full story...
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BB&T finances and builds basketball facility for Boys and Girls Club

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After months of hard work and donations from BB&T, a basketball facility for the Boys and Girls Club of Wilmington is finally complete. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Bolivia man's invention stops time

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video A Bolivia man has mastered the art of making time stand still. Mike Costabile's invention allows a basketball referee's whistle to travel at the speed of light to stop the game clock. Full story...
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CAA announces pre-season basketball picks

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video The Colonial Athletic Association announced pre-season rankings for the upcoming men's and women's basketball seasons. Both the men's and women's teams are picked to finish in the bottom half of the conference. Full story...
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SI.com: A letter to Michael Jordan: Shame on you for refusing to help Pop

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SI.com writer Thomas Lake takes basketball great Michael Jordan to task for not doing more to help his old high school coach who suffers from mental illness and recently found himself in jail. Full story...
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WWAY's Sunday night sports - August 12

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videoRory McIlroy stole the show at the PGA Championship in South Carolina.... Chad Johnson has always been a headline event in the NFL, but he's avoided brushes with the law, until this weekend..... Team USA received a scare on the basketball court in London, but they're still coming home with gold. Full story...
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Brackets are set for Battle of the Weekend Warriors

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The Battle of the Weekend Warriors will be holding court in Wilmington this weekend. 23 teams are scheduled to participate in the annual event. Tournament action will start on Saturday morning. The championship game will be played on Sunday afternoon. Full story...
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Extraordinary People: 'The Shot Doctor' has the cure for players on the court

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video From NBA pros to young rookies, Ernie Hobbie has dedicated his life to helping players on the basketball court. Full story...
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Hickory boys basketball coach faces sex charges

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Police have arrested the boys basketball coach at Hickory High School and accused him of statutory rape and sexual activity with a student. Full story...
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Jordan: 1992 Dream Team better than 2012 USA squad

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Michael Jordan says there's no way Kobe Bryant and this year's USA Olympic basketball team could've beaten the 1992 Dream Team. Jordan told The Associated Press Thursday "I absolutely laughed" when hearing Bryant's comments that the squad training in Las Vegas could take Jordan and company. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - July 11

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video On Wednesday night we talked to Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Jay Ross about his upcoming charity basketball game at Brogden Hall. Ross will also be organizing a free football camp this weekend.... On Wednesday we also found out former UNCW guard Chad Tomko is headed to Europe to play basketball. Plus more! Full story...
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Hoops fellowship event tips off on Saturday

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Ashley High School graduate Quandrae Dixon wants to give back to his hometown. Dixon will be heading to Mongolia to continue his pro basketball career in the fall, yet he's putting on a two day basketball event this weekend in Wilmington. Full story...
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WWAY's Sunday night sports - June 24: Cari Blalock preps for Olympic Trials & more

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videoOn Sunday night we featured the final night of the District 9 Dixie Youth Softball Tournament from Brunswick County. We also showcased former New Hanover Wildcat Cari Blalock. The UNC Tar Heel is just one day away from competing in the US Olympic Swimming Trials in Nebraska. Full story...
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Heat, Thunder dream series for meteorologists

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video While Lebron James and Kevin Durant will battle it out on the court, it's too tough to pick who will win that battle. But what if it was a battle of Mother Nature's own, and thunder was actually up against heat in a weather war of epic proportions? Full story...
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WWAY Presents Cancer Awareness Night with Sea Dawgs

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WWAY presents Cancer Awareness Night with the Sea Dawgs. The Wilmington Sea Dawgs will be hosting Fayetteville at the Schwartz Center on Friday, May 18th. WWAY's Cacky Catlett will emcee the WWAY TV 3 Free Throw Shoot Out Contest. Full story...
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