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Alumni, faculty appreciation events highlight February home basketball games


NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk State athletics department announced Friday the promotions and themes for its two upcoming basketball games in the month of February.

The Saturday, Feb. 11 home doubleheader against Maryland Eastern Shore has been tabbed Alumni/Throwback Night. The game is one of the signature events of the NSU Alumni Association’s Alumni Day. Fans can visit the Fan Fest featuring vendors, food, a DJ and more beginning at 3 p.m. in the upper concourse of Echols Hall. The women’s basketball game tips off at 4 p.m. and the men’s game at approximately 6:30 p.m. NSU will also celebrate the Spartan mascot’s birthday with a party and cake during the men’s game. For more information on alumni day activities, log onto

The doubleheader against South Carolina State on Wednesday, Feb. 15 has been designated Faculty Appreciation Night. The games – which were rescheduled from their original January date due to inclement weather – will begin with the women’s contest at 5:30 p.m. and the men at 8. NSU will host a reception for its distinguished faculty members between the games. In addition, members of the Athletics Director’s Fall Honor Roll and the latest NSU inductees into the Chi Alpha Sigma national college athlete honor society will be recognized.

For more information, call (757) 823-8152.