Florida A&M survives close battle with Norfolk State, 30-28

From Florida A&M Sports Information: NORFOLK, Va. | It wasn’t pretty, but the Florida A&M University football team survived its Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) opener on Saturday afternoon with a 30-28 victory over Norfolk State at William “Dick” Price Stadium. Norfolk State (1-4 overall, 0-1 MEAC) took the opening kickoff and marched 74 yards in 11 plays as Kevin Johnson scored on a 4-yard touchdown run to give the Spartans a 7-0 advantage with 9:48 remaining in the first quarter. Florida A&M (3-1, 1-0) answered the Spartan opening drive as the Rattlers went 75 yards…

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Florida A&M kicks off MEAC play against Norfolk State

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Florida A&M University football team will look to keep the momentum going on Saturday as the Rattlers enter Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) play at Norfolk State. Kickoff against the Spartans is set for 4 p.m. at William “Dick” Price Stadium. The game will be broadcasted and streamed live on ESPN3. The broadcast crew of Ross Gordon (play-by-play) and Woube Gebre (color analyst) will call all of the action. In addition, the broadcast team of Keith Miles and Albert Chester will call the game live…

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Norfolk State Football 2019 Season Preview: Spartans look to get over the hump

From nsuspartans.com: NORFOLK, Va. – With a third-year starter at quarterback, experience along both sides of the line of scrimmage and experience back at every position, the Spartan football team is eager to improve on last year’s 4-7 overall record as the 2019 season nears. Following is a look at the Spartans’ roster heading into the season, which kicks off Saturday at Old Dominion University: OFFENSEThe Spartans bring back nine starters to their offensive unit. NSU is positioned to be as experienced as any of its teams in recent memory under…

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Offense got busy in Norfolk State’s second scrimmage

From nsuspartans.com: NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk State offense highlighted the Spartan football team’s second preseason scrimmage by scoring five touchdowns on a steamy afternoon at Dick Price Stadium on Saturday. With the temperature on the field exceeding 90 degrees, the Spartans limited Saturday’s scrimmage to roughly and hour and a half and 60 plays, in addition to several special teams periods. That was more than enough time to show the team’s progress over the last week. “I felt like the offense came out and really played well today,” head coach Latrell…

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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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