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Wilmington NC Sports

Former UNCW Seahawk Mark Byington named interim head basketball coach at Charleston

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Mark Byington has been named the interim head basketball coach at The College of Charleston. Byington is a UNCW graduate. He was also a finalist to replace Benny Moss two years ago at UNC Wilmington. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Jan. 25

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video On Wednesday night the Old Dominion Monarchs defeated UNCW at Trask Coliseum 53-48. Both teams were ice cold in the first half. The Monarchs shot 50% in the second half though. That turned out to be one of the differences as UNCW falls to ODU. We have highlights from this game on Wednesday's sports. Plus, we've got action from the Brunswick Community College win over Cape Fear Community College. Full story...
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Laney wrestler breaks 21 year old record with 5 second pin

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videoIn wrestling the name of the game is beat your opponent. Getting a pin is even better, especially when it's a record pin. A Laney junior broke a long standing 21 year old wrestling record in New Hanover County over the weekend. Full story...
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ECU will start football series with BYU

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The BYU Cougars are coming to North Carolina. The ECU Pirates will host Brigham Young in 2017. This will mark BYU's first appearance in North Carolina for a football game. Full story...
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UNC's Stilman White used to be a "big-school hater"

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Stilman White spent nearly half of his childhood growing up in Wilmington, but he was never much of a Tar Heels basketball fan. Full story...
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WWAY'S Tuesday night sports - Jan. 24

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video On Tuesday night first place was on the line in the Mideastern Conference between Hoggard and New Hanover in boys basketball. First place was also on the line between Ashley and Laney in girls basketball. New Hanover easily beat Hoggard. Laney played tenacious defense to beat Ashley. Click full story to see all of Tuesday's scores. Click play video to see Tuesday's sports. Full story...
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Patriots down Seahawks

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The George Mason Patriots defeated the UNCW Seahawks on Monday night. It was the fourth win in a row for George Mason. Buzz Peterson's UNCW team returns home on Wednesday for a CAA game against Old Dominion at Trask Coliseum. Full story...
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Remembering Joe: Penn State loses its legend

I didn't grow up a Penn State fan. I didn't grow up idolizing Joe Paterno. Sure, I knew who he was -- saw him on ESPN, knew he'd won a whole bunch of football games -- but I didn't really know much about the man some called "a living legend." That all changed when I rolled into State College for my freshmen year at Penn State in 2005.

UNCW women beat ODU for first time; UNCW men also win this weekend

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The Old Dominion women's basketball team had beaten UNCW 42 times in a row until Sunday afternoon. Cynthia Cooper-Dyke's team beat ODU on the road on Sunday. Buzz Peterson's UNCW men's basketball team also picked up a road win this weekend. Full story...
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Joe Paterno dead at 85

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Joe Paterno, the longtime Penn State coach who won more games than anyone in major college football but was fired amid a child sex abuse scandal that scarred his reputation for winning with integrity, died Sunday. He was 85. Full story...
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