Norfolk State Football announces 2021 Football Schedule

Courtesy of Norfolk State Athletic Communications NORFOLK, Va. – Four home games at William “Dick” Price Stadium and seven road contests, include a pair of FBS matchups and the return of the Battle of the Bay, are featured on the 2021 Norfolk State football schedule released Wednesday. The Spartans kick off the schedule with a pair of road games against Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponents. The season opener is Saturday, Sept. 4 at the University of Toledo. The game will be the first-ever between the teams and NSU’s third all-time against…

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NC Central’s Jim Koerner named USA Director of Player Development

Courtesy of North Carolina Central Athletic Communications CARY, N.C. – North Carolina Central head baseball coach Jim Koerner has been named as the Director of Player Development for USA Baseball, the organization announced on Tuesday. Koerner will start with USA Baseball following the 2021 college baseball season. Koerner will also serve as the Field Coordinator at the Prospect Development Pipeline League, the premier development and showcase experience for high school draft prospects from Major League Baseball and USA Baseball, and the primary identification event for the 18U National Team. Additionally, he will…

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Norfolk State Men’s Basketball named HBCU National Champion by BCSN

Courtesy of Norfolk State Athletic Communications NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State men’s basketball was declared the HBCU large school national champion by the Black College Sports Network (BCSN). The honor was bestowed by the media organization covering all schools at the Division I level. The Spartans finished 17-8 overall this year and captured their second-ever MEAC Championship. They defeated fellow 16-seed Appalachian State in the NCAA Tournament First Four for their second-ever tournament win following the 2012 victory over Missouri. NSU is the only current member of the MEAC to win more…

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Norfolk State’s Chavis and Quinerly to take part in HBCU Combine

Courtesy of Norfolk State Athletic Communications NORFOLK, Va. – Former Norfolk State football players Nigel Chavis and Nhyre’ Quinerly will showcase their skills in front of scouts today and tomorrow when they take part in the inaugural HBCU combine at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. They are two of 13 players from around the MEAC participating in the combine, which will include scouts from the NFL, CFL and the XFL. The first edition of the combine was set to be held last year but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Altogether,…

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South Carolina State tops Alabama State 14-7 in defensive battle

via SCSU Athletics: Box Score  MONTGOMERY, AL.—The Bulldogs return to the field in impressive style knocking off SWAC foe Alabama State ,14-7, Saturday (April 3rd) at ASU Stadium. South Carolina State improves to 2-1 overall, while the Hornets fall to 2-2 on the season. The Bulldogs defense played lights out on the day holding Alabama State scoreless until the late in the fourth quarter when Ryan Nettles connected on a 9-yard toss to Wallace Corker with 3:05 remaining. SC State was able to strike first on a 12-yard scamper by…

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Florida A&M football to hold open practice

From Florida A&M Communications : The Florida A&M University (FAMU) football program will hold an open practice on Saturday, April 3 at Bragg Memorial Stadium. The festivities will begin at 2 p.m.  Fans will be allowed to attend the event, but seating is limited due to construction on the East Side of the stadium and will need to continue practicing social distancing due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The open practice will also be streamed live YouTube by searching Rattlers Boosters 2021 or by clicking the following link: https://bit.ly/31ACPm8 

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Delaware State v Delaware Football game to air on ESPN2

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Delaware-Delaware State football game scheduled for Saturday, April 10 at the Hornets’ Alumni Stadium, will now be televised live on ESPN2. Kickoff remains scheduled for 6 p.m. The game was originally to be shown live on ESPN3 and via tape delay on ESPNU.  About the Mid-Eastern Athletic ConferenceThe Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) celebrates its 50th year of intercollegiate competition with the 2020-21 academic school year. Located in Norfolk, Va., the MEAC is made up of 11 outstanding historically black institutions across the Atlantic coastline: Bethune-Cookman University, Coppin State…

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Norfolk State scrapes by Applachian State in NCAA play-in game

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Box Score Photo: Grant Halverson / NCAA BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — After being up by as many as 18, Norfolk State held on to defeat Appalachian State 54-53 in the First Four of the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Thursday evening in the University of Indiana’s Assembly Hall. The Spartans (17-7) advance to Saturday’s first round, where they will face No. 1 seed Gonzaga at 9:20 p.m. on TBS. Jalen Hawkins led Norfolk State with a career-high 24 points off the bench, hitting four of his five 3-pointers.…

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North Carolina A&T draws no.1 seed N.C. State in first round of NCAA Women’s Tournament

from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: North Carolina A&T State, which on Saturday won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) women’s basketball tournament title thanks to a dramatic 3-pointer in the closing seconds, will face an in-state foe in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. The game will tip at 4 p.m. on Sunday and will be shown live on ESPN. The winner will face either No. 8 seed South Florida or No. 9 seed Washington State in the second round. The Aggies (14-2) were given a No.…

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North Carolina A&T Relay Team wins national title

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conferncce: Watch the Aggies’ 4×400-Meter Relay Team Win the NCAA Title North Carolina A&T State Wins Mens 4×400 Relay National Title FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — North Carolina A&T State men’s indoor track & field senior star Trevor Stewart understands something very clearly.  North Carolina A&T State University is an HBCU (historically black college or university). Therefore, no matter what the team accomplishes during the regular season, they go to meets like the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championships at the University of Arkansas’s Randal Tyson Track…

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