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UNCW could be on hook for $965,500 on Peterson

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UNCW could pay former men's basketball coach Buzz Peterson as much as $965,529.67 over the next two years, according to an updated figure provided by the university on Thursday. Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - March 14

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videoThe UNCW baseball team is back to .500 on the season after a win on Friday against Indiana State. The season ended on Friday for the UNCW women's basketball team at the CAA Tournament. We caught up with UNCW interim men's basketball coach Eddie Biedenbach. Hoggard and New Hanover renewed their baseball rivalry on Friday. Plus more! Full story...
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Eddie Biedenbach wears interim tag at UNCW

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videoBuzz Peterson was fired on Tuesday as the head coach of the UNCW men's basketball team. Assistant coach Eddie Biedenbach is now the interim head coach, but what exactly does that mean for Biedenbach and the Seahawks? Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - March 13

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videoDave Allen has decided to retire after 37 years of guiding the UNCW swim program. We have reaction from the legendary coach, plus we talk a few of the UNCW swimmers! The Cape Fear Community College men's basketball team celebrated with a net cutting ceremony on Thursday. We'll tell you why they did it. We'll show you how they did it. The UNCW women's basketball team won their opener at the CAA Tournament. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - March 12

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videoThe aftermath of Buzz Peterson's departure from UNCW continues to make headlines. Click the play video icon in order to see some of the latest info. The UNCW baseball team got back on the correct side of the scoreboard on Wednesday. Brunswick Community College has landed a local high school basketball standout. Plus more! Full story...
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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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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - March 11

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videoThe Buzz Peterson era at UNCW is over after four consecutive losing seasons. Peterson's contract has been terminated. On Tuesday night we provided insight on his dismissal along with a list of possible replacements. On Tuesday we also checked out the baseball conference openers for Topsail-Hoggard and Laney-West Brunswick. Plus more! Full story...
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UNCW students react to Peterson firing

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video Around UNC-Wilmington students were shocked to find out about head basketball coach Buzz Peterson’s firing, but not for the reasons you might think. Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - March 7

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videoThe fourth season for Buzz Peterson as the UNCW men's basketball coach ended on Friday night. The Seahawks had a late lead against Hofstra, but UNCW wasn't able to hold on at the CAA Tournament. The season also ended for the East Columbus girls basketball team on Friday. CFCC & BCC will meet in the Region X title game on Saturday. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - March 6

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videoWallace-Rose Hill lost to Trask twice during the regular season, but the Bulldogs won on Thursday night when it counted the most. Check out our highlights and postgame reaction from the 1-A state basketball playoffs. Towson's Jerrelle Benimon has been named the CAA men’s basketball player of the year. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - March 5

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videoOn Wednesday night WWAY made the trip to Fayetteville in order to follow the state title hopes for the West Brunswick boys basketball team and the East Bladen girls. Unfortunately the season ended for both of our local squads. Check out our game coverage. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - March 4

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videoOn Tuesday we checked out practice at Trask Coliseum. Buzz Peterson and the UNCW Seahawks need to win four games over a four day stretch to earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament. The odds are against the Seahawks, but stranger things have happened. The UNCW baseball team lost the final game of their west coast trip. On Tuesday we showcased former Hoggard pitcher Bryan Sammons. The lefty beat Clemson in his first career start. Regional play is underway for high school basketball. Check out our preview. Plus more. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - March 3

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videoThe pairings are set for the CAA Men's Basketball Championship in Baltimore. Buzz Peterson's squad will open against Hofstra on Friday in the unofficial play-in game. The seven other CAA teams won't hit the court until Saturday. The Region X Men's Basketball Championship also begins on Friday. Brunswick Community College is the host school. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - Feb. 27

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videoThe third round of the high school basketball state playoffs tip on Friday. Check out our preview story. On Thursday we featured women's basketball action from downtown Wilmington. Cape Fear CC beat Brunswick CC. In college baseball UNCW lost the first game of their west coast road trip. Former Laney Buc Stephen Coetzer made a splash at the ACC swim meet. UNCW leads the CAA men's swim meet. Plus more! Full story...
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Awesome playoff results for local high school basketball squads; WWAY's sports - Feb. 26

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videoOn Wednesday it seemed like every team from our region won in the state playoffs. The New Hanover boys won, Whiteville boys, West Brunswick boys, Trask boys, East Bladen girls, East Columbus girls, Ashley girls and Laney girls all won. All of those teams will advance to the third round on Friday. The home schedule is now complete for the UNCW men's basketball team. Buzz Peterson's basketball squad lost to Delaware on "Senior Night" at Trask Coliseum. Plus more! Full story...
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