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Penn State fined $60M, wins vacated from '98-11

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Penn State's football team was spared the death penalty today but the university was fined $60 million and the school's legendary former coach Joe Paterno was stripped of 13 years of wins and the title of winningest coach in history, the NCAA announced today. Full story...
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WWAY's Sunday night sports - July 22

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videoOn Sunday night the Wilmington Post 10 baseball team won the Area Two East title in American Legion play.... On Sunday we also checked out reaction to NCAA sanctions from two UNC football players... Plus the British Open wrapped up with a surprise outcome. Full story...
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ACC football coaches kickoff two day media event in Greensboro

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ACC football coaches gathered in Greensboro on Sunday for the first of two days of meeting with the media. Miami was a hot topic of discussion. More NCAA concerns have popped up at Miami. The Heels received a fair amount of attention on Sunday as well as the prepare to serve a one year bowl ban. Full story...
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Judge's ruling on UNC documents could take weeks

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A judge could take several weeks before ruling whether the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and former coach Butch Davis has complied with public records requests related to the NCAA investigation of the football program. Full story...
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Hoggard alum, UNC guard Cooper nominated for national award

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Hoggard High School graduate and current University of North Carolina offensive guard, Jonathan Cooper, is a nominee for the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. Full story...
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UNC spent $467K in legal fees on NCAA probe

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North Carolina amassed more than $467,000 in legal fees to outside firms from June 2010 through October 2011 due to an NCAA investigation into the football program. Full story...
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Roman Gabriel selected to inaugural NC State Hall of Fame

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Wilmington native Roman Gabriel has been named to the first ever NC State Hall of Fame. The former New Hanover High standout, Jim Ritcher and Ted Brown were the only former football players to be selected to the inaugural class. Full story...
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UNC trustees hear about academic fraud case

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Trustees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill want to know how courses with little or no supervision from professors could have continued for years before building into a case of academic fraud. Full story...
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Update: George Bryan signs with Cowboys; Will he be the next New Hanover Wildcat to make it big in the NFL?

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video Sonny Jurgenson, Roman Gabriel & Alge Crumpler made it big in the NFL. They all played high school football in Wilmington at New Hanover. They're not the only former Wildcats to make the transition to pro football. Will George Bryan be the next? The NC State tight end certainly hopes that will be the case. UPDATE: On Saturday night George Bryan signed a free agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys. Full story...
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Alfy Hill gives verbal commitment to Gamecocks

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video West Brunswick football coach Jimmy Fletcher says it best. "I tell Alfy he's the most traveled college student in America." The former West Brunswick standout is still enrolled at Los Angeles Valley Community College, but Alfy Hill plans to be a USC Gamecock in the near future. Full story...
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Media seek to force UNC to turn over records

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Lawyers for The Associated Press and other media outlets are asking a judge to force the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to hand over public records related to athletics violations by the school's football program. Full story...
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NCAA hits UNC football with 1-year postseason ban

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The NCAA infractions committee has hit North Carolina's football program with a one-year postseason ban, a reduction of 15 scholarships and three years of probation following an investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct. Full story...
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Paterno lawyer: PSU trustees rushed to judgment

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The lawyer for the late Joe Paterno says his family was surprised and saddened by a report by Penn State trustees that cited a "failure of leadership" for the longtime football coach's ouster. Full story...
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NC State to open football season vs. Tennessee

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NC State is starting to slide back into the national limelight. The Wolfpack will open the 2012 football season on Friday, August 31 in Atlanta at The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. It's the first of two marquee games in Atlanta that weekend. Clemson will play the following day. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Former Penn St. football player remembers JoePa

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video Seventy-four days after being fired by Penn State legendary college football coach Joe Paterno died at the age of 85. One Wilmington man played for Paterno during the 1960s and had an emotional reaction to today's news. Full story...
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