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UNCW owes Peterson as much as $880,000

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videoIf Buzz Peterson does not work for the next two years, he will probably still make more money than you. Under the terms of Peterson's contract, the school, by not terminating his contract for cause, must pay him as if he is still head men's basketball coach the next two years as long as he does not get another job. Full story...
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UNCW fires Buzz Peterson

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videoUNCW has terminated the the contract of men's basketball coach Buzz Peterson, UNCW Athletic Director Jimmy Bass announced this evening in a news release. Full story...
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Cape Fear gets 24th seed in NJCAA Tourney

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The Cape Fear Community College men's basketball team will be the 24th seed out of 24 teams in next week's NJCAA Tournament. Cape Fear will face South Plains on the first day of the six day event. Full story...
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WWAY's Sunday night sports - March 9

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videoFormer Laney Buccaneer Elijah Wilson is headed to the dance. It's the biggest dance in all the land. Wilson and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers earned a spot in the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship on Sunday when the team captured the Big South title. Plus more! Full story...
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CFCC wins Region X, Chants advance to title game

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Cape Fear Community College defeated Brunswick Community College in men's basketball on Saturday to earn the Region X title. The Sea Devils earn a bid to the NJCAA Tournament in Kansas later this month. Coastal Carolina is just one victory away from earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament in men's basketball. Full story...
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Duke slips one spot, UNC reenters latest AP poll

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UNC is back in the Associated Press Top 25 after a win over rival Duke. The Blue Devils slipped one spot in the poll despite a win over then top-ranked Syracuse. Full story...
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Player hits lights, halts Division II game in tie

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Talk about shooting the lights out. The Division II game between Johnson C. Smith and Winston Salem State was halted for safety reasons after a player heaved a full-court shot and knocked out lights - leaving the game tied with 0.3 seconds left on Wednesday night. Full story...
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Changes & postponements for local sports

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Due to the severe weather several local athletic events will be shifted until later this week. We've updated the posted changes for high school hoops and college basketball as well. This includes a postponement involving the UNCW men's basketball team and Duke-UNC. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - February 10

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videoThe losing skid is over! The UNCW men's basketball team snapped a school record 14 game losing streak on Monday. We were to check out all the action between UNCW and the Towson Tigers. We stuck around for reaction on the team's first CAA victory of the season. We made a stop in Buctown on Monday night. In a tight one Topsail edged Laney. Check out our highlights and reaction of this one too. Plus more! Full story...
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Another one gets away from Buzz & company

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A comfortable lead certainly isn't a sure thing this season for the UNCW men's basketball team. The Seahawks let another possible victory slip away. UNCW led by 14 points at the half, but Hofstra ended up beating UNC Wilmington by double digits. Buzz Peterson's squad currently holds a school record 14 game losing streak. Cape Fear CC lost on Saturday too, but BCC won. Full story...
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Kadeem Allen named Juco player of week

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Former Laney & New Hanover basketball standout Kadeem Allen continues to race up honors as a sophomore at Hutchinson Junior College in Kansas. Once again he's the player of the week for his conference. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - January 20

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videoLess dunks than normal, but WWAY still attended the MLK Jamfest on Monday at Union High School in Sampson County. The event featured seven different basketball games on the same court on a day where students didn't have to attend school. In college men's hoops Cape Fear Community College and NC State both won, but the UNC Tar Heels did not. Plus more! Full story...
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Duke up five spots in latest AP Top 25 poll

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The latest AP Top 25 men's college basketball poll has Duke up five spots from last week to No. 18. Full story...
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Seahawks continue slide + more Saturday sports

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Duke & North Carolina both appear to be back on track in men's basketball, but that's not the case for Buzz Peterson's UNCW squad. The Seahawks squandered a 13 point halftime lead on Saturday. The losing skid for UNCW is now nine losses in a row. A handful of local high school squads played games on Saturday afternoon. Plus the season is now underway for the Wilmington Sea Dawgs! Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - January 16

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videoOn Thursday on WWAY we checked out high school hoops involving New Hanover-Scotland and East Bladen-Union. The East Bladen girls won on Thursday night to improve to 15-0. Plus more! Full story...
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