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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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Joe Paterno dead at 85

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Joe Paterno, the longtime Penn State coach who won more games than anyone in major college football but was fired amid a child sex abuse scandal that scarred his reputation for winning with integrity, died Sunday. He was 85. Full story...
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Casey Barth granted medical redshirt

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The Atlantic Coast Conference has granted North Carolina place-kicker Casey Barth a medical hardship waiver for the 2011 season. That means the Wilmington native gets a fifth year of eligibility in 2012. Full story...
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Sandusky attorney: 'This is a fight to the death'

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Jerry Sandusky's lawyer says he will not negotiate a plea deal in his client's child sex-abuse case. Full story...
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Fedora introduced as football coach at UNC

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Larry Fedora says he's excited to help North Carolina's football program move forward. Fedora was introduced as the Tar Heels' coach Friday, a few hours after the terms of his seven-year contract were approved by the school's board of trustees. Full story...
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Sandusky released on bail after sex abuse charges

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Ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is out of jail after posting bail a day after being hit with new child sex abuse charges. Full story...
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