The Norfolk State University Baseball team has started the 2023 season in a new conference, the Northeast Conference (NEC) with a four game loss against The Morehead State Eagles. This past Saturday the team fell 7-6 in the first game and 3-2 in second. On Sunday, the Spartans fell 18-6 in the opener and 3-0 … Continue reading
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Feeling out of the loop when it comes to this year’s Norfolk State football team? Here’s everything you need to know ahead of this weekend’s homecoming game.
NSU Baseball’s partnership with the Norfolk Tides offers new possibilities–on and off the diamond
NORFOLK, VA — For the first time in five years, Norfolk State University’s baseball program renewed its annual exhibition game with the Norfolk Tides, the triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, at Harbor Park Stadium on April 4. The Spartans showcased several highlights in the seven-inning matchup despite suffering a 14-1 loss against the professional … Continue reading
Norfolk State, 2-time MEAC champions
By Markaysha Bryant NORFOLK, VA — Norfolk State University’s men’s basketball team won the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference (MEAC) Championship over Coppin State 72-57 on March 12 at the Norfolk Scope Arena. The intense game featured four lead changes as the Spartans battled for the chance to claim back-to-back MEAC titles. Senior guard Joe Bryant Jr., … Continue reading
Interim Head Football Coach B.T. Sherman takes the helm
by Kingsley Hunter The new interim head coach of the Norfolk State football team B.T. Sherman is now at the helm after long-time friend Latrell Scott resigned from the head coaching position this past March. Sherman has been the assistant and running backs coach at Norfolk State for the past four seasons and the university … Continue reading
NSU football player Omar Morrissey speaks on how the pandemic has affected his season
by Makayla Overton Since spring 2020, student athletes from all over have been experiencing setbacks, due to the abrupt invasion of a pandemic. Many did not know when they would get the chance to play games, attend practice with teammates, or compete in front of a crowd again. NSU football player Omar Morrissey did not … Continue reading
NSU Men’s Basketball wins NCAA opener, face Gonzaga Saturday, tickets available today
The Spartans are still dancing! The Norfolk State men’s basketball team defeated Appalachian State 54-53 Thursday night in the NCAA Tournament First Four, earning a date with No. 1 overall seed and unbeaten Gonzaga at 9:20 ET Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The game will be televised live on TBS. As with … Continue reading
Watch our Spartans beat Appalachian State! Limited tickets available at noon today!
Where will be the best place for NSU students, faculty, and staff to cheer for the Spartan basketball team as they take the court in Indiana in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday evening? Of course, it’s the home of Spartan basketball ― Echols Hall! Norfolk State University will host an NCAA tournament watch party for … Continue reading
Spartans to take on Appalachian State in NCAA Tournament First Four
On Saturday, the Spartans celebrated their second-ever MEAC title. On Sunday, they found out whom they will play in the 2021 NCAA Tournament. NSU men’s basketball will face Appalachian State on Thursday in the First Four as the Spartans make their second-ever NCAA appearance in their Division I era. The exact time and location for … Continue reading
Spartan men advance to MEAC basketball finals, women to play in the semifinal game today at noon
The Norfolk State University men’s basketball team won their quarterfinal game over North Carolina Central Thursday night 87 to 58. With the win, the Spartans advance to Saturday’s 1 p.m. championship game. The Spartans will face the winner of tonight’s game between Coppin State and Morgan State. The title game will be broadcast on ESPN … Continue reading
New Norfolk State tennis coach has high hopes for the future
by Kingsley Hunter Attention Spartans! Mr. Larry Holmes was recently hired as the new head coach of the talented women’s and men’s tennis team. Holmes had previously coached at Virginia Tech as a volunteer assistant for their women’s tennis team in the 2019-2020 season. Coach Holmes arrived at Norfolk State in January 2021 and has … Continue reading
Norfolk State baseball captain faces pandemic challenges head-on
by Alsander Womack In March of 2020, the NCAA spring sports world for many conferences, divisions, and athletes drastically changed. On Mar.12, the MEAC announced that the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments and all spring sports are canceled due to COVID-19. Here is my story about how my junior baseball season’s loss impacted my life … Continue reading
Brackets set for 2021 MEAC Tournament!
The Norfolk State men’s and women’s basketball teams have both earned a No. 2 seed in this week’s upcoming MEAC Tournament, which gets underway Thursday at the Norfolk Scope Arena. The Spartan men (14-7, 8-4 MEAC), who tied for first place in the conference’s Northern Division, will be the No. 2 seed from the division … Continue reading
Alumnus, long-time supporter Shedrick Byrd starts endowment for NSU athletes
Shedrick Byrd has been there for the Norfolk State University student-athletes for more than 40 years. Thanks to his recent commitment to an endowment in his name to benefit the athletics programs, his influence for Spartan student-athletes will be there in perpetuity. A native of Brandon, Mississippi, Byrd left there at the age of 13 … Continue reading
We’ll be back!
by Alsander Womack The Spartans football team was slated to start their four-game spring season on Feb. 20 against South Carolina State University. They would play SCSU again on March 20, while the other two games would be against North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University on March 6 and April 3. Unfortunately, on Feb. … Continue reading