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UNC Pays Tribute To Former Sports Reporter

Posted May 21, 2004 8:49 a.m. EDT

— A former member of the Tar Heel Sports Network received a big honor Thursday night.

The family of Stephen Gates was on hand at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill baseball game to receive a $10,000 donation to a scholarship fund in Gates' name.

UNC-Chapel Hill is also naming the baseball stadium's broadcast booth after Gates.

The sports reporter was killed in a hit-and-run accident in October. he was 27.