Norfolk State’s Robert Jones wins CollegeInsider’s Skip Prosser Award

From meacsports.com : NORFOLK, Va. – CollegeInsider announced on Friday its recipients for several national coaching awards, and Norfolk State head men’s basketball coach Robert Jones beat out 24 other finalists to take home one of those honors; the organization announced that Jones has been named the winner of the 2019 Skip Prosser Award. The award is named for former Wake Forest head coach Skip Prosser, who died suddenly in 2007. It is presented annually to a Division I coach who not only achieves success on the court, but also displays…

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Colorado defeats Norfolk State 76-60 in NIT Second Round

From meacsports.com: BOULDER, Colo. – A big first half run made the difference on Monday night, as Colorado defeated the Norfolk State men’s basketball team by a 76-60 margin in the NIT second round at the CU Events Center. The Buffaloes turned a tight game toward their favor thanks to a 19-3 run. They went into half up by 20, although the Spartans outscored them by four in the second half. NSU saw its season come to a close at 22-14 following its second ever postseason victory last Wednesday at Alabama.…

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Norfolk State shocks Alabama 80-79 in NIT First Round

From nsuspartans.com: TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Seven seasons ago, the Norfolk State men’s basketball team pulled off one of the biggest upsets in NCAA tournament history. On Wednesday evening at Coleman Coliseum, the Spartans scored another in a different postseason tournament. n an NIT first-round game on the road, No. 8 seed Norfolk State stunned No. 1 seed Alabama by an 80-79 score in overtime. Norfolk State kept its season alive while securing the MEAC’s fourth win in the NIT and the first during the current format of the tournament. Delaware State…

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Norfolk State to meet Alabama Wednesday in NIT First Round

From meacsports.com : NORFOLK, Va. – MEAC regular-season champion Norfolk State will take on Alabama on Wednesday on the road in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) first round after the bracket was announced on Sunday evening on ESPNU. The Spartans will be the No. 8 seed in the tournament and will face No. 1 seed Crimson Tide at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Norfolk State secured the MEAC’s automatic bid to the NIT after capturing the regular season title at 14-2. The Spartans own a 21-13 overall record. The…

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North Carolina Central wins its third straight MEAC Basketball Tournament

From meacsports.com : Final Bracket NORFOLK, Va., March 16, 2019–North Carolina Central parlayed a 12-0 run to start the second half and some suffocating defense into a 50-47 win over Norfolk State in the championship game of the 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Basketball Tournament at the Scope Arena on Saturday. The Eagles (18-15), the No. 3 seed, receive the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, whose field will be announced on Sunday. The game was a physical affair where every possession was a struggle for both teams. Despite winning…

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MEAC Men’s Basketball Tournament : Norfolk State defeats Howard in Semifinals

From meacsports.com : Box Score | Updated Bracket NORFOLK, Va., March 15, 2019 – Norfolk State staved off a late Howard rally on Friday night, and as a result the Spartans are championship game-bound once again. The No. 1 seed Spartans topped the No. 4 seed Bison by a 75-69 score in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)  Basketball Tournament semifinals at Scope Arena. The Spartans advance to Saturday’s title game, where they will take on either No. 2 seed North Carolina A&T State or No. 3 seed North Carolina Central on Saturday at…

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MEAC Basketball Tournament: Norfolk State avoids SC State upset bid

From meacsports.com : Updated Bracket NORFOLK, Va., March 13, 2019 – Down 11 early in the second half, top-seeded Norfolk State team was not about to let history repeat itself on Wednesday evening in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Basketball Tournament quarterfinal round at Scope Arena. A tight second half turned NSU’s way late in the contest, and the Spartans held on a for a 78-73 win over No. 9 seed South Carolina State. Nic Thomas led the Spartans with a career-high 30 points, none bigger than his 3-pointer with 25.7…

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Norfolk State Women’s Track & Field now ranked 28th in the nation

From meacsports.com : NORFOLK, Va. – After a strong showing at the MEAC Indoor Track & Field Championships, the Norfolk State women’s track & field team has moved up to the No. 28 ranking in the nation according to this week’s NCAA Indoor Track & Field Ratings Index. The index, released by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), uses the NCAA’s descending order list of performances throughout the season as an indicator to predict team standings at the NCAA Indoor Championships. The Spartans were 37th in last week’s…

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NC Central beats down Norfolk State 36-6

From NC Central Athletics:   NORFOLK, Va. – North Carolina Central University amassed five takeaways (3 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries) and six sacks, and connected on the second-longest pass play in school history during a 36-6 conference road victory over Norfolk State University at William “Dick” Price Stadium on Saturday. Among NCCU’s five takeaways was a red-zone interception by NCCU senior safety Jaquell Taylormidway through the third quarter, keeping the Spartans off the scoreboard. Two plays later, Eagles quarterback Chauncey Caldwell connected with tight end Sherman McLeod for a 93-yard…

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