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5:11 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Two More Indictments In UNC Football Scandal

Kenan Stadium at UNC-Chapel Hill
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Two more indictments have been unsealed in the case of alleged improper benefits for UNC Football players. A former N.C. Central quarterback is one of the latest people who stand accused of acting as an intermediary between a sports agent and then UNC football players. 

Michael Wayne Johnson is alleged to have provided thousands of dollars in cash to amateur athletes on behalf of agent Terry Watson. William James Barley was also indicted, he’s the fifth person charged in this scandal. The agent is accused of using a series of runners to lure prospective, NFL-bound clients.

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The State of Things
12:04 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Bigger, Faster, Stronger, Fatter?

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Obesity is a significant problem for many in the United States. But for some high school football players, weight gain means success.

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Sports
5:29 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

UNC's Sylvia Hatchell Diagnosed With Leukemia

UNC Women's Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell
Credit UNC Athletics

North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell has been diagnosed with leukemia.

In a release from the school Monday, Hatchell said she would temporarily step away from her coaching duties to focus on treatment. She said she would remain involved with the team and expected to "return to my sideline responsibilities as soon as possible."

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Sports
6:56 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Wolfpack, Blue Devils Take To The Gridiron This Weekend

Duke players acknowledge the Wallace Wade Stadium crowd.
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The Duke Blue Devils return to the gridiron Saturday after an open date last weekend.  The Naval Academy will come to Durham for a 12:30 p.m. kickoff at Wallace Wade Stadium. 

Last week it appeared this contest may have been in doubt.  The Midshipmen faced the possibility of canceling their appearance because of the ongoing government shutdown.  Duke head coach David Cutcliffe said Navy kept Duke in the loop on their travel plans.

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Sports
8:26 am
Fri October 4, 2013

'Canes Ready For Opening Night

Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller
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Caniacs are heading back to the PNC Arena to start a new hockey season.  The Carolina Hurricanes' opening game is Friday night in Raleigh against the Detroit Red Wings. 

The 'Canes are coming off a disappointing season last year in which they led their division early, but suffered injuries and ended up losing 19 of their final 23 games.  Coach Kirk Muller says his team is ready to start over, and he expects the Red Wings to live up to their reputation as a powerhouse club.

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The State of Things
11:46 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Hoop-Shooting Grandmothers Pound The Paint

The Fabulous 70s Senior Women's Basketball Team
Credit Granny's Got Game

  

You might think basketball is a young person’s game, but one group of aging athletes aims to change that perception.

The “Fabulous 70s” are a group of women in their 70s who play basketball competitively. They’re the focus of a new documentary called “Granny’s Got Game.” Host Frank Stasio talks with filmmaker Angela Alford and the “Fabulous 70s” team captain Judy Barton.

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Sports
9:25 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Triangle College Football Teams Try To Bounce Back

Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh
Credit NC State Athletics

The UNC football team faces off this weekend against in-state rival East Carolina.  North Carolina has won 12 of 15 all-time games against the Pirates from Greenville, but that won't dampen the pride that each squad will bring into the game at Chapel Hill.  Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora says the game puts old friends and foes back on the same field.

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Sports
4:35 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

ACC-Maryland Exit Dispute Heads To Court

The ACC is seeking $52 million from the University of Maryland, before the school departs for the Big Ten
Credit Atlantic Coast Conference

The North Carolina Court of Appeals will begin hearing arguments Thursday over a dispute between the Atlantic Coast Conference and the University of Maryland. The school has been a member of the conference since its inception 60 years ago, but announced last fall it plans to depart to the Big Ten Conference. However, prior to that decision, a majority of Presidents from ACC member schools voted to increase the exit fee for departing schools. The amount jumped from about $20 million jumped to $52 million.

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Sports
8:58 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Raleigh Hosts Nationally Televised Clash Between NC State And Clemson

NC State head football coach Dave Doeren
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The NC State Wolfpack will take the field tonight for their biggest game of the season to date. The Clemson Tigers are third-ranked in the national polls and an early contender for the national championship.

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Sports
2:00 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Sanford Veteran Hopes To Set Powerlifting World Record, Again.

Greg Stott practices lifts in his training room in Sanford.
Credit Jillian Clark-Ramey

Sanford resident and world champion powerlifter Greg Stott is not your normal weight-lifting competitor. He’s a 50-year-old used car dealer, father of two, and a former Army Ranger whose military career ended in prison.  He’s a piano player and self-identified evangelist. And he’s manic depressive.  In October, he’s slated to compete in the 100% Raw (meaning drug-free and without the use of belts or supports) World Championships in Las Vegas and hopes to set a Master Powerlifting Total World Record. A film production team led by his son, Nicholas Stott, is documenting the endeavor and is currently raising money on Kickstarter to turn their footage into a feature film.

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