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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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Fedora reportedly accepts UNC football job; trustees meet

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North Carolina's board of trustees have met to discuss "a personnel matter" after Southern Mississippi coach Larry Fedora accepted an offer to become the Tar Heels' next football coach. Full story...
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Penn State alum saddened and shocked by sex scandal, JoePa's firing

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video For the first time in 46 years, the Penn State Nittany Lions took to the football field without Joe Paterno leading the way. There are many mixed emotions from PSU students and alumni who are trying to deal with the troubling news that has tainted the legendary football program. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Our Penn State alum discusses impact of sex scandal

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video This week Tim Buckley, just like many other alumni and fans, have been glued to a screen as the allegations of child molestation by a former assistant coach have surfaced. Full story...
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Penn State fires Paterno, Spanier; students react

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videoFor the first time in almost a half-century, someone other than Joe Paterno is calling the shots at Penn State. The winningest coach in major college football history was fired Wednesday night, sending angry students into the streets where they shouted support for Paterno and tipped over a news van. Full story...
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Penn State cancels Paterno news conference amid scandal

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Penn State administrators have canceled Joe Paterno's weekly news conference in which he was expected to field questions about a sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant coach. Full story...
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UNC kicker Casey Barth out for the season

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North Carolina coach Everett Withers made it official on Thursday. He says former Hoggard kicker Casey Barth will not kick again this season for the Tar Heels. Full story...
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