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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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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - April 3

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video Tuesday night's sports segment featured a regional baseball rivalry between East Carolina and UNCW. Ashley faced Laney on day two of the annual Ashley High School Spring Break Baseball Tournament. We even got to take a look at the sleek, Nike-designed NFL uniforms that will debut in the upcoming season. 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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FCC urged to end sports blackout rule

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Most people weighing in on a sports blackout rule are urging the Federal Communications Commission to scrap it. 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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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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Jay Ross to shuffle off to Buffalo

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Former New Hanover Wildcat Jay Ross will be getting another NFL tryout. He's going to need some snow boots and a few jackets if he sticks with this AFC East team. 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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Jay Ross heads heads west for NFL tryout

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Former New Hanover Wildcat Jay Ross will be getting another NFL tryout next week. He's about to head west in order to try out for a team from the AFC West. Full story...
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Practice squad update: Spencer heads to Detroit; Ross continues to wait, "not the case anymore"

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Life on the edge of an NFL roster is tough. One day you have a job. One day you don't. Former North Brunswick Scorpion Owen Spencer recently got the call. Jay Ross and Kendric Burney hope to get one soon. Full story...
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Barth brothers: Casey sidelined, Connor kicks on

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video Casey and Connor Barth are brothers and Hoggard High alums. Connor is a standout kicker in the NFL for Tampa Bay. Casey is currently sidelined in Chapel Hill with the Tar Heels. Casey may apply for a medical redshirt due to his groin injury. Full story...
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Seattle Seahawks release Owen Spencer

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Owen Spencer was back on the sidelines watching the North Brunswick Scorpions on Friday night in Leland. The former Scorpion wide receiver was released from the Seattle Seahawks earlier this week. Full story...
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