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Buzz Peterson's family on the road again

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videoFor the last four years Buzz Peterson has been a Wilmington resident. As of Thursday that's no longer the case. The former UNCW men's head basketball coach moved his family to the Charlotte area. Peterson will be working with the NBA Charlotte Hornets down the road. This means his son, Rob, will not be playing for Laney in the upcoming basketball season. Full story...
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Louisville assistant Kevin Keatts to be next UNCW hoops coach

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videoUNC Wilmington has found its new men's basketball coach. University of Louisville Associate Head Coach Kevin Keatts is the next coach for the Seahawks. He replaces Buzz Peterson, who was fired March 11 after four seasons. Full story...
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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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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 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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UNCW fires Buzz Peterson

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videoUNCW has terminated the the contract of men's basketball coach Buzz Peterson, UNCW Athletic Director Jimmy Bass announced this evening in a news release. 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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Another one gets away from Buzz & company

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A comfortable lead certainly isn't a sure thing this season for the UNCW men's basketball team. The Seahawks let another possible victory slip away. UNCW led by 14 points at the half, but Hofstra ended up beating UNC Wilmington by double digits. Buzz Peterson's squad currently holds a school record 14 game losing streak. Cape Fear CC lost on Saturday too, but BCC won. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - February 5

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video13 is not considered to be a lucky number. Superstitious or not, 13 is now the losing streak for the UNCW men's basketball team after another tough loss at home against a conference foe. Laney hosted a special ceremony on Wednesday. Michael Jordan's replica jersey now hangs on the wall in Buctown, but the New Hanover Wildcats swept the action on the floor. Plus more! Full story...
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Losing skid continues for Seahawks, Heels beat Wolfpack, East Bladen girls lose for first time

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It's a new school record. The losing streak for the UNCW men's basketball squad is now 11. Buzz Peterson's squad had the lead in the final minute of play, but the Seahawks fall short against Delaware. The UNC Tar Heel beat NC State in Chapel Hill on Saturday. In high school hoops the East Bladen girls are no longer undefeated. Laney won the conference title in wrestling. Plus more! Full story...
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Seahawks continue slide + more Saturday sports

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Duke & North Carolina both appear to be back on track in men's basketball, but that's not the case for Buzz Peterson's UNCW squad. The Seahawks squandered a 13 point halftime lead on Saturday. The losing skid for UNCW is now nine losses in a row. A handful of local high school squads played games on Saturday afternoon. Plus the season is now underway for the Wilmington Sea Dawgs! Full story...
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