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UNCW more than holds their own with Louisville

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videoMost basketball fans expected 4th ranked Louisville to pounce on UNCW. Louisville did win on Sunday night, but the game proved to be much closer than expected. In fact UNCW pulled within two points of the Cardinals late in the second half, yet Rick Pitino's club pulled away at the end to win by double digits. UNCW head coach Kevin Keatts is a former assistant coach at Louisville. Check out our game highlights tonight at 11pm on WWAY. Full story...
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WWAY's Full Court Press - Dec. 12

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videoFriday marked the return of Chasity Melvin to WWAY's Full Court Press. The NC State Hall of Famer made a guest appearance on Friday. This season's analyst, Kevin Schneider, had a previous basketball commitment to fulfill. We showcased a slew of basketball action on the Full Court Press. This included game action from Hoggard-New Hanover, Whiteville-East Columbus and much more including another football state championship for Wallace-Rose Hill. Full story...
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She's back! Chasity Melvin returns for guest appearance on Full Court Press on Friday night

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video She's back. It's just for one night, but regardless, she is back. Former NC State basketball standout Chasity Melvin is in the saddle for the Full Court Press..Chasity Melvin led NC State to the Women's Final Four in 1998. Melvin was recently inducted into the NC State Athletics Hall of Fame and tonight she's back at WWAY to talk high school hoops on the Full Court Press! Full story...
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UNCW interim chancellor responds to athletic cuts

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videoStudent athletes at UNCW got a chance to speak out at a meeting about recent cuts to the athletic department Thursday. It comes after the university announced it was cutting 4 sports next year, namely track and field, and adding sand volleyball. Full story...
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Pender boys hold off Topsail

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videoPender boys basketball coach Gary Battle has another solid team this season. The Patriots love to run up and down the court due to all of their athleticism. On Wednesday the Patriots beat Topsail in boys hoops. The Topsail girls were able to hold off Pender though. We checked out game action from both contests. Full story...
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Stilman White showing patience in UNC return

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videoNobody said the transition would be easy for Stilman White. The Hoggard High School graduate is back at UNC. The Tar Heels currently sport a 7-1 record after defeating East Carolina over the weekend. The former Hoggard guard has played in four games this season, but he hasn't scored yet. Full story...
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Students react to UNCW athletic cuts

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videoUNCW has had their fair share of financial troubles in the athletic department. Just last year the swimming and diving program was on the chopping block, and now four track and field teams are going to be cut. Full story...
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BCC Dolphins beat team from "Down Under"

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videoThe Brunswick Community College men's basketball team not only won on Tuesday night, the Dolphins picked up a international victory. BCC defeated a touring team from Australia. Full story...
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Opening night of league play in the Mideastern Conference

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videoWe had our sports cameras out and about on Tuesday night. The Hoggard boys basketball team used a handful of slam dunks to their advantage in the league opener against Topsail. The West Brunswick boys team held off a pesky Laney squad. The game was tied late in regulation until Ty Hill nailed a shot from behind the arc to lead the Trojans to a 69-66 victory. Gray Cheers led West Brunswick with a game high 34 points. Full story...
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UNCW to cut four sports teams next year, add one

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videoUNCW will be cutting some sports programs starting next year, while adding one a brand new team. We have reaction from student athletes who will be directly impacted along with an explanation from UNCW A.D. Jimmy Bass. Full story...
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