NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk State football team has picked up two additional televised games for the fall, as the American Sports Network announced Monday that NSU’s games at Conference USA foes Old Dominion (Sept. 12) and Marshall (Sept. 19) will be broadcast by the network.
The NSU-ODU game on Sept. 12 will kick off at 7 p.m. at ODU’s Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium. In addition, the Spartans’ game the following week at Marshall will begin at 3:30 p.m. at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, W.Va.
The American Sports Network is a division of the Sinclair Broadcast Group. ASN features games from Conference USA and nine other Division I conferences. ASN and its affiliates reach nearly 40 percent of American TV homes with syndicates in major markets such as Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago. Locally, ASN is available on WTVZ on broadcast, cable and satellite television.
This will be the third meeting all-time between the Spartans and their cross-town opponents from ODU. The teams met in the first round of the 2011 Division I FCS playoffs, with the Monarchs winning 35-18. In 2013 in the teams’ only previous regular-season meeting, ODU topped NSU 27-24 at Dick Price Stadium on a last-second field goal. The 2015 meeting on the ODU campus marks the end of the schools’ current home-and-home series.
This year marks the first-ever meeting between NSU and Marshall.
With Monday’s announcement, NSU’s entire non-conference schedule this year will now be televised. Last week, it was announced that the Spartans’ season-opener at Rutgers on Sept. 5 will be broadcast on ESPNews and will kick off at noon.
The MEAC television schedule will be announced at a later date.
Originally published on NSUSpartans.com and used with permission.