NSU Men’s Basketball wins NCAA opener, face Gonzaga Saturday, tickets available today
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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

Spartan men advance to MEAC basketball finals, women to play in the semifinal game today at noon
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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
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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
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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

Alumnus, long-time supporter Shedrick Byrd starts endowment for NSU athletes
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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!
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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

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MEAC announces conference basketball schedule

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference on Thursday announced the conference basketball schedule for the 2020-21 season, and the Norfolk State men’s and women’s basketball teams will exclusively play teams from the northern side of the league this year. The MEAC will split into two divisions, and teams will play games against schools only in their division. … Continue reading

Alsander Womack named MEAC Baseball Preseason Player of the Year
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Alsander Womack named MEAC Baseball Preseason Player of the Year

by Siera Jones MEAC baseball predictions have been released and Norfolk State now boasts the 2020 MEAC Preseason Player of the Year, junior infielder Alsander Womack. The Waxhaw, N.C., native already was highly motivated entering his third season for the Spartans; so, while honored to receive the recognition by the conference’s coaches, he remains focused … Continue reading