Spartan Report highlights recent NSU accomplishments
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Spartan Report highlights recent NSU accomplishments

In this Spartan Report, ROTC students receive an inspiring message from a wounded war veteran, Norfolk State University and the United States Coast Guard sign an agreement to assist students going into the Coast Guard, and student athletes get good news from the NCAA with the help of NSU’s Associate Athletic Director. If you’d like … Continue reading

Shayok, Guy lead No. 8 Virginia past Yale, 62-38
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Shayok, Guy lead No. 8 Virginia past Yale, 62-38

  Virginia fans looking for assurances that they could still have high expectations despite the dismissal from the team of expected offensive stalwart Austin Nichols got plenty to feel good about Sunday in the No. 8 Cavaliers’ 62-38 victory against Yale. Marial Shayok scored 15 points, freshman Kyle Guy had 12 and Darius Thompson 11 … Continue reading

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No. 17 Tar Heels aim to keep rolling against No. 25 Hokies

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora sees his team making plenty of mistakes, even after a pair of last-second wins that vaulted the 17th-ranked Tar Heels back into the national rankings . He’s trying to figure out how to fix them entering Saturday’s game against No. 25 Virginia Tech. “If we can ever get that accomplished, … Continue reading

Hokies look to stay focused with East Carolina visiting
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Hokies look to stay focused with East Carolina visiting

The trick now for Virginia Tech is not believing the hype. Fresh off a 49-0 victory against Boston College that matched their largest victory margin in an Atlantic Coast Conference game, the Hokies welcome East Carolina this weekend. The Pirates (2-1) figure to be especially motivated after a 20-15 loss to South Carolina in which … Continue reading

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Norfolk State vacates 97 wins, placed on probation by NCAA

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Norfolk State’s athletic department will vacate 97 victories and three conference championships and spend two years on probation after an NCAA investigation that found the school allowed 48 ineligible student-athletes to compete over a period of four academic years. The school and the NCAA’s Division I Committee on Infractions announced the … Continue reading

University panel adopts expanded student-athlete protections
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University panel adopts expanded student-athlete protections

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A policy that would nearly triple the number of University of California student-athletes guaranteed continued financial aid in the event of a career-ending sports injury received unanimous approval Wednesday, May 11, from a committee of the university’s governing board. The proposal came from a working group of UC athletic directors tasked … Continue reading

Spartans continue to make strides in latest NCAA APR report
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Spartans continue to make strides in latest NCAA APR report

NORFOLK, Va. – The NCAA released its latest Academic Progress Rate figures Wednesday, April 20, and the report shows that the Norfolk State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics continues to make significant improvements with student-athlete retention and graduation. The latest set of figures include data through the 2014-15 academic year. All NSU athletic programs scored … Continue reading

Legal showdown looms over the NCAA’s ban on paying athletes
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Legal showdown looms over the NCAA’s ban on paying athletes

ATLANTA (AP) — Fresh off a ruling that Northwestern University football players can’t form a union, the NCAA is about to face a more direct challenge to its longstanding policy of not letting schools pay athletes like they’re professionals. A federal judge who issued a landmark decision against the NCAA last year is considering whether … Continue reading