Spartans announce Matt Dawson as new Defensive Coordinator
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Spartans announce Matt Dawson as new Defensive Coordinator

NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State head coach Latrell Scott announced Tuesday that Matt Dawson has been hired as the Spartans’ new defensive coordinator. Dawson spent the last two seasons as linebackers coach at Rhode Island, a position he will also be responsible for at NSU. Dawson also served as defensive coordinator at Virginia State in … Continue reading

King, Williams earn spots on All-State Football Team
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King, Williams earn spots on All-State Football Team

2015 VaSID All-State Football Team NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State senior defenders Deon King and D’Metrius Williams were named Thursday to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State University Division football team, the organization announced. King was voted to the all-state first team, while Williams earned a spot on the second team. The University Division … Continue reading

Lawyers: NFL concussion deal excludes central brain injury
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Lawyers: NFL concussion deal excludes central brain injury

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers appealing the NFL’s $1 billion plan to address concussion-linked injuries in former players asked a court Thursday to reject the settlement because it excludes what they call the signature brain disease of football. Critics insist that any settlement include future payments for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the brain decay found in dozens … Continue reading

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Struggling Skins ground game looks to get going vs. Saints

BC-FBN–Redskins-Running Game/462 Eds: Should stand. With AP Photos. Struggling Skins ground game looks to get going vs. Saints IAN QUILLEN, Associated Press   ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams says his team’s struggling running game means it can’t afford to take a struggling New Orleans Saints defense lightly. “It’s not like … Continue reading

King, Marouf selected as MEAC weekly award winners
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King, Marouf selected as MEAC weekly award winners

NORFOLK, Va. – A pair of Norfolk State University football players were rewarded for their performances in Saturday’s win over Savannah State, as senior linebacker Deon King was named MEAC Co-Defensive Player of the Week and junior kicker Cameron Marouf was selected MEAC Special Teams Player of the Week by the conference office. King racked … Continue reading

Sports, political contests dominate TV ratings
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Sports, political contests dominate TV ratings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nothing beats athletes clashing on the field for impressive TV ratings, but the skirmishes of CNBC’s Republican debate came close. NFL programming and baseball’s World Series dominated last week’s ratings, taking seven of the top 20 spots, the Nielsen company said Tuesday, Viewers also were drawn to the debate with leading … Continue reading