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

NSU gets big league video board and sound system
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NSU gets big league video board and sound system

by Daniel Smallwood Norfolk State University made a significant upgrade to its athletic facilities, as the institution partnered with Daktronics Inc. to design, manufacture and install a state-of-the-art four-sided high-definition video board display at Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall. According to NSU Assistant Sports Information Director Mike Bello, Daktronics will replace the entire sound system … Continue reading

Hankerson throws 3 TDs, defense stands tall in homecoming win
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Hankerson throws 3 TDs, defense stands tall in homecoming win

Greg Hankerson passed for 219 yards and threw touchdown passes to three different Spartans, helping Norfolk State snap a six-game losing streak with a 27-14 Homecoming win over Morgan State before 18,405 fans at Dick Price Stadium on Saturday. Running backs Gerard Johnson (5-yarder) and Larry Bishop (2-yarder) and wideout Chuma Awanna (63-yarder) caught the … Continue reading

Hankerson throws 3 TDs, defense stands tall in Homecoming win
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Hankerson throws 3 TDs, defense stands tall in Homecoming win

NORFOLK, Va. – Greg Hankerson passed for 219 yards and threw touchdown passes to three different Spartans, helping Norfolk State snap a six-game losing streak with a 27-14 Homecoming win over Morgan State before 18,405 fans at Dick Price Stadium on Saturday. Running backs Gerard Johnson (5-yarder) and Larry Bishop (2-yarder) and wideout Chuma Awanna … Continue reading

MEAC basketball tournament tickets on sale at NSU
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MEAC basketball tournament tickets on sale at NSU

NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk State athletics department announced today that it has MEAC basketball tournament tickets available for sale through the NSU Ticket Office. A tournament ticket book, which gives fans access to all 23 men’s and women’s games during tournament week, can be bought for $75 through Dec. 16. Following that date, tournament … Continue reading