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

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

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Norfolk State Women’s Basketball fights the mental battle on their way to the 2021 season

by Siera Jones For the Norfolk State women’s basketball team, the uncertainties of the past six months have thrown them into a mental game that in some ways proves more trying than winning physical contests. The cancellation of the MEAC tournament and the rest of the 2019-20 season represented the first challenge, but it was … 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

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Bissah’s Impressive Performance Guides the Spartans

By: Maya Dawson, Sports Editor Senior Martha Bissah was unstoppable at the MEAC Indoor Track and Field Championships. She earned her third Most Outstanding Track Athlete honors after her standout performance. She had never lost an individual MEAC indoor championship race in her career, winning 11 gold medals total. Bissah secured first place in the … Continue reading

Shelby DesChamps named MEAC Preseason Softball Player of the Year
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Shelby DesChamps named MEAC Preseason Softball Player of the Year

by Siera Jones Music blares from the Norfolk State Softball field, and laughter erupts from the dugout as Head Softball Coach James Inzana arrives to lead practice. Team leader Shelby DesChamps is in the center of the lighthearted chatter as she prepares alongside her teammates. The close relationship between DesChamps, Coach Inzana, and the rest … Continue reading

Senior Day Ended Volleyball Season for the Spartans
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Senior Day Ended Volleyball Season for the Spartans

By: Maya Dawson, Sports Editor The volleyball team hosted South Carolina State University, for Senior Day on Sunday November, 17th. This will be the last game played for eight seniors: Bojanna Bolozan, Anna Rupertova, Halley McKnight, Daiysa Burrell, Jill Aqunio, Jessica Radford, Destinee Hooker, and Ashley Patterson. They each had a chance to play in … Continue reading

NSU to host NASCAR Pit Crew Combine for 2nd straight year
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NSU to host NASCAR Pit Crew Combine for 2nd straight year

NORFOLK, Va. – For the second consecutive year, Norfolk State University will host a National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Recruitment Tour combine for NSU student-athletes. This year’s combine takes place from noon until approximately 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26 at Echols Hall. NSU is one of … Continue reading