Spartan Women

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

MEAC Tournament canceled, all NSU spring sports suspended
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MEAC Tournament canceled, all NSU spring sports suspended

The Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference (MEAC) has suspended the remainder of the men’s and women’s basketball tournament for 2020. NSU men’s and women’s basketball games have been canceled, effective immediately. All NSU spring sports will be suspended per the decision of the MEAC. All NSU athletic competitions have been suspended until further notice. Following recent recommendations … 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

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

NSU wins Battle of the States, loses Labor Day Classic
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NSU wins Battle of the States, loses Labor Day Classic

The 2017 Labor Day Classic will go down in Norfolk State history as a bittersweet loss and victory to longtime rival Virginia State University. The Trojans beat the Spartans 14-10 on the gridiron, but in the Battle of the States, the first-ever fundraising challenge between the two HBCUs, Norfolk State was victorious. NSU raised $316,866 … Continue reading

Battle of the States Giving Challenge sets $50,000 goal
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Battle of the States Giving Challenge sets $50,000 goal

To celebrate the return of the Labor Day Classic football game to the William “Dick” Price Stadium on September 2, Norfolk State and Virginia State are staging another competition – a fundraising challenge. The Battle of the States Giving Challenge is a giving competition, designed to see which school can raise the most money from their alumni, … Continue reading

Gorsuch would be 8th man to hold ‘Justice Scalia’s seat’
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Gorsuch would be 8th man to hold ‘Justice Scalia’s seat’

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the night Judge Neil Gorsuch was nominated to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, he was thinking about history. “The towering judges that have served in this particular seat on the Supreme Court, including Antonin Scalia and Robert Jackson, are much in my mind at this moment,” … Continue reading

Roberts, Strode lead Spartans past defending MEAC champion N.C. A&T, 69-53
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Roberts, Strode lead Spartans past defending MEAC champion N.C. A&T, 69-53

NORFOLK, Va. – Kayla Roberts and Jordan Strode recorded 21 points each, propelling the Norfolk State women’s basketball team to a 69-53 victory over defending MEAC champion North Carolina A&T on Monday night at Echols Hall. Roberts finished two blocks short of a triple-double, with 21 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocks. Her eight blocks … Continue reading

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NSU cancels classes, registration and basketball games for Saturday; closed Sunday through Tuesday, registration to be extended

Due to the forecast of the impending snow storm, Norfolk State University canceled classes, registration and home basketball games scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 7. The university will also be closed Sunday through Tuesday. The university is requesting that all essential personnel still report to work in order to properly service on campus resident students. In a statement released … Continue reading

Swanigan’s double-double secures Purdue win over Norfolk State
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Swanigan’s double-double secures Purdue win over Norfolk State

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — It’s probably Purdue sophomore forward Caleb Swanigan’s final college season, but for now, Boilermakers coach Matt Painter is enjoying this likely future NBA player. Swanigan had a career-best 32 points and 20 rebounds — his fourth consecutive double-double — and No. 15 Purdue defeated Norfolk State 91-45 on Wednesday night, … Continue reading