HBCU Football Scoreboard: Week Five

Bethune-Cookman 28, NCCU 26Alcorn State 61, UAPB 14Virginia Union 22, Shaw 13Fayetteville State 49, Lincoln 17Norfolk State 15, Howard 12Albany State 29, Miles 16Kentucky Wesleyan 35, Central State 7UNC-Pembroke 29, Tuskegee 17Virginia State 24, St. Aug 0Elizabeth City State 41, Livingstone 6NC A&T 45, Hampton 31
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Norfolk State clips Howard, 15-12

WASHINGTON (AP) Greg Hankerson completed 24 of 36 passes for 294 yards and two touchdowns to help lead Norfolk State to a 15-12 come from behind win over Howard on Saturday. Trailing 12-7 with 1:53 remaining, Hankerson engineered a nine play, 76-yard drive capped off by a 6-yard scoring strike to DeAndre Sangster with 41 seconds left. Isaac White finished with nine catches for 145...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast Review: Highlights from interview with Tim Newsome

The evolution of recruiting following integration:"By the time I left high school that had been going for about nine years," Newsome said. "But I think a lot of the times, what happened was they weren't recruiting heavily, the black athlete. So schools like Winston-Salem State University, Norfolk State University, South Carolina State, North Carolina A&T, were still getting...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo Gallery: Battle of The Bay

Norfolk State and Hampton is one of the best rivalries in HBCU sports, not just football. The two Virginia schools are located less than half an hour away from each other and are competitive in just about everything. It's been that way since they were both in the CIAA and the rivalry has continued as both schools jumped to the MEAC 20 years ago.Saturday's game was a soggy on, with...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lady Bears Hold Off Norfolk State In Five; Remain Unbeaten In MEAC

NORFOLK, Va. (Sept. 27, 2015)-Led by Arianna Hayden's team-high 15 kills and 13 digs, a total of three Lady Bears recorded double-doubles to lead visiting Morgan State past Norfolk State in a five-set Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Northern Division thriller, 3-2 (11-25, 25-22, 29-31, 25-21, 15-11) on Sunday afternoon at Echols Hall.
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11 days ago

HBCU Football Scoreboard: Week Four

Norfolk State 24, Hampton 14Winston-Salem State 17, Elizabeth City State 10Grambling 70, Prairie View 54Alabama State 45, Mississippi Valley 15Jackson State 34, Texas Southern 30Miles 13, Morehouse 10Tennessee State 30, FAMU 14Kentucky State 21, Central State 17Virginia Union 33, Johnson C. Smith 3Fayetteville State 30, Virginia State 20Bowie State 45, Livingstone 17
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Gerard Johnson helps Norfolk St. top Hampton, 24-14

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Gerard Johnson ran for 119 yards and a touchdown to help Norfolk State snap a six-game losing streak and beat Hampton 24-14 Saturday. Johnson came into the game with 64 yards rushing on 32 carries for Norfolk State (1-3, 1-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Greg Hankerson hit Isaac White for a 12-yard touchdown to put the Spartans up 17-14 with 3:16 left in the...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Latrell Scott looking for first Norfolk State win against his alma mater in Battle of The Bay

From the moment that Norfolk State hired Latrell Scott, he had one goal, besides building a football program: Make sure the Battle of The Bay rivalry game against Hampton was a sellout. As a Hampton alumnus, Scott knows the importance of the game. He says that the players deserve to experience what he felt when he was a part of the rivalry from 1994 through 1998. “We...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kid Heartless MEAC Picks: Week Four

By Henry Funny Game of the Week: Hampton (2-1) at Norfolk State (0-3): A monumental weekend in the Tidewater is upon us. The two early sleepers of the MEAC will meet to see who will have the upper hand on a surprise MEAC title run.Hampton has an offense that can put up points in bunches. If the defense can play a complete game, then we definitely have a darkhorse squad coming out...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Old Dominion outlasts Norfolk State, 24-10

NORKFOLK, Va. (AP) Ray Lawry ran for 215 yards on 31 carries with two touchdowns to help lead Old Dominion to a 24-10 victory over Norfolk State on Saturday. The game was the second consecutive 200-plus yard effort for Lawry to open the season. He ran for 223 yards last week against Eastern Michigan. Old Dominion finished with 338 total yards on the ground while holding Norfolk...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

HBCU Gameday Podcast Wrap: One-on-One with Latrell Scott

Norfolk State won its first MEAC football title in 2011, but the program has fallen on tough times since then, failing to finish over .500 in each of the following three seasons. Enter Latrell Scott, a former Hampton football star who just led Virginia State to its first CIAA Championship in nearly 20 years and its first-ever Divsion II playoff win.We caught up with Scott to talk...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders claim former Norfolk State star Keenan Lambert off waivers

Keenan Lambert's NFL dream is still alive. The former Norfolk State safety  has been claimed off waivers by the Raiders, according to Silver and Black Pride. Lambert signed with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of NSU following the draft, joining his brother Kam Chancellor in Seattle. He was hurt for much of camp, playing in just two games, but apparently Oakland liked...
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September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Norfolk State plays tough, can't hang with Rutgers

The final score may not show it, but the Latrell Scott Era at Norfolk State got off to a solid start on Saturday. NSU played well in the first half, but ultimately fell 63-13 to Rutgers in its regular season opener. Norfolk State surprised everyone by taking an early 7-0 lead over Rutgers when Greg Hankerson connected with DeAndre Sangster for a 16-yard touchdown pass. People were...
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September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Rutgers offense proving dynamic against Norfolk State

The match up between the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Norfolk State Rams at High Point Solutions Stadium has been a cupcake game nearing the start of the fourth quarter despite the effort of a two-touchdown count for Norfolk State’s quarterback Greg Hankerson. Late into the third quarter (6:03 remaining), third down conversions have proved troublesome for Norfolk State (4-for-10...
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September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

MEAC Uni Watch: New helmets, jerseys highlight media luncheon

We speculated about what the big storylines would be heading into the MEAC's Media Luncheon last Friday, and we were pretty accurate. The Celebration Bowl was largely the focus, and North Carolina A&T was picked as the conference's preseason favorite.One thing we didn't anticipate was the large number of uniform and helmet updates. The conference's display served as an ad board...
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

WR Quinta Funderburk to give FCS a shot

Wide receiver Quinta Funderburk has played for both Syracuse and Arkansas, but now appears to be headed to an FCS program after only managing three catches for 50 yards in 2013, his only significant stats across both programs. Funderburk has announced that he will play his final season of eligibility for the Norfolk State Spartans of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). As...
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July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Norfolk State, ODU to meet on basketball court after 15 years

Tuesday was a big day for Robert Jones and Norfolk State basketball. After years of trying to reignite the flames with an old rival, it was finally official as a game against cross-town rival Old Dominion will highlight the team's 2015-16 schedule. "The highlight of the schedule for local Spartan fans will be the return of our crosstown rival game vs. ODU," Jones said. "We haven...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Norfolk State alum April Holmes running towards another Paralympics

April Holmes is still a track star nearly 20 years after graduating from Norfolk State University. The 1996 NSU grad recently won two events at the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships and is eyeing a fourth-straight appearance in the Paralympics in 2016. AND ANOTHER ONE!!! 200m @usparalympics National Champion! #RoadToRio #3limbsandAGold #RIOlizeICan #RIOlizeIwill...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Norfolk State lands FBS transfer at quarterback

Latrell Scott's successful two-year stint at Virginia State was due in large part to transfer quarterbacks he brought to the Division II school. Now at Norfolk State, Scott has landed another transfer quarterback in former Florida Atlantic QB Greg Hankerson.Hankerson will compete with rising sophomore Terrance Ervin for the starting job."We're going to give him every opportunity...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Xavier adds front court depth, lands transfer from Norfolk State

Xavier has landed a commitment from Norfolk State transfer RaShid Gaston, confirmed through a source. He has one year of eligibility remaining, but he’ll have to sit out the 2015-16 season before suiting up for the Musketeers. At the very least, Gaston will provide some physicality and depth for the Musketeers along a front line that will need it in 2016-17.(h/t NBC Sports)
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Norfolk State's Lynden Trail to sign with Houston Texans

After months of workouts, training and three days of waiting, Lynden Trail finally knows where he'll begin his professional career. The Norfolk State linebacker has reportedly signed with the Houston Texans after going unselected in the 2015 NFL Draft. Norfolk State OLB Lynden Trail to Houston Texans as UDFA. — Scott Bischoff (@Bischoff_Scott) May 2, 2015 A 6'6 linebacker from...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Called Norfolk State OLB Lynden Trail Friday Morning

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be bringing in several more players for visits prior to the 2015 NFL Draft and Norfolk State outside linebacker Lynden Trail could very well wind up being one of them. Steelers called this morning — TEAMTRAIL✊7⃣ (@LyndenTrail7) April 17, 2015 Trail, who measures in at 6-7, 269-pounds, posted Friday in Twitter that […] Steelers Called Norfolk...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

New state law means Norfolk State, Virginia State will have to rely less on student-athletic fees

Virginia State and Norfolk State will soon have to rely more heavily on fundraising and ticket sales under a new state law.   Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed HB 1987 on Sunday night. The bill limits the percentage athletic departments can rely on student fees to cover their budgets. Football Championship Subdivision schools such as Norfolk State and...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Hampton University 2015 Football Schedule

Hampton finished 3-9 in Connell Maynor's first season as head coach. Despite that disappointing record, Hampton beat perenial MEAC power Bethune-Cookman on Nov. 13 and has several FBS transfers entering the program for 2015.Homecoming: Oct. 13 vs. Delaware StateBiggest Game: Battle of The Bay (vs. Norfolk State) and The Nation's Football Classic/Battle of The Real HU (vs. Howard)
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Hampton upsets Norfolk State 75-64 in MEAC semis

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Quinton Chievous had a season-high 23 points with 16 rebounds and Hampton upset No. 2 seed Norfolk State 75-64 on Friday night to advance to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship. Saturday's MEAC final will match sixth-seeded Hampton (15-17) with No. 5 seed Delaware State (18-16). The Hornets upset top-seeded North Carolina Central 63-57 in the other...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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