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New Hanover grad turned NFL player Jay Ross holds free football camp

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The Cape Fear produces lots of great athletes who are also great people. NFL player Jay Ross is one of them. Saturday, Ross held his annual free football camp at the Martin Luther King center in Wilmington. Full story...
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Saints' Payton suspended for season by NFL

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The NFL has suspended New Orleans head coach Sean Payton for the 2012 season, and former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is banned from the league indefinitely because of the team's bounty program that targeted opposing players. Full story...
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Tim Tebow traded from Broncos to Jets

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Tim Tebow has been traded to the Jets. The team said Wednesday it has acquired the polarizing quarterback from the Broncos. Denver general manager Brian Xanders says the Broncos will receive fourth- and sixth-round draft picks, while New York gets a seventh-rounder - all in 2012. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Trot Nixon to be enshrined in Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame

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Trot Nixon is among the inductees in this year's class for the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame. He joins local legends like Sonny Jurgenson, Roman Gabriel, Meadowlark Lemon and Althea Gibson in the Hall of Fame. Full story...
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Carolina Panthers change logo for first time

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The Carolina Panthers have a new look. For the first time since joining the league in 1995, the Panthers have changed their logo. Full story...
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Whiteville remembers McGlockton as more than just gridiron great

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video Family and friends gathered in Whiteville today to pay final respects to football great Chester McGlockton. The 42-year-old died last week in California, where he was an assistant coach at Stanford University. Full story...
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McGlockton remembered in California funeral

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video Family and friends are saying goodbye to football great Chester McGlockton. The Whiteville High alum died last week of an apparent heart attack at his home in California. Full story...
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McGlockton funeral arrangements set

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Funeral arrangements have been set for football great Chester McGlockton, who died earlier this week in California. Full story...
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Whiteville High alum, football great Chester McGlockton dead

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video One of the best football players in the history of the Cape Fear region has died. Whiteville High School alum and former NFL Pro Bowler Chester McGlockton is dead at the age of 42. He died overnight in California. Full story...
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5th Quarter Team of the Week: Trask Middle School

Every Wednesday we honor a high school football team from the Cape Fear region with our Team of the Week award. This week, though, we're going to do something different.

Today the award goes to a middle school football team for the first time ever.

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Trask wins middle school football title

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video Two undefeated teams went toe to toe on Wednesday night in Wilmington with all the marbles on the line. WWAY 5th Quarter co-host Trot Nixon attended the title contest between Trask Middle School and Roland-Grise Middle School. Nixon said it was the best football game he'd seen all season. Full story...
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'Hometown Hall of Famer' Jurgensen honored at alma mater

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video Before he was named to the NFL's 1960s All-Decade Team, before playing 18 seasons with the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles and before he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, Sonny Jurgensen started his gridiron career as a quarterback for the New Hanover High School Wildcats. Full story...
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Panthers meet with QB Anderson, close to a deal

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Carolina coach Ron Rivera says the team met with former Arizona quarterback Derek Anderson on Monday and is putting the final touches on a deal for him to join the Panthers. Full story...
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Pats cut New Hanover, UNC alum Crumpler

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The NFL may be back to work, but a New Hanover High alum is looking for work.Alge Crumpler was one of a number of players the New England Patriots cut today. Full story...
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From Belville to Nashville... NC State's Owen Spencer is going to be a Tennessee Titan

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video Now that the NFL lockout is over teams are allowed to come to terms with undrafted free agents. Former North Brunswick Scorpion receiver Owen Spencer is included on this list. In fact he's headed to Nashville in order to be a Tennessee Titan. Full story...
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