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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...
Via Steelers Depot
9 days ago  |  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...
Via HBCU Gameday
27 days ago  |  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)
Via HBCU Gameday
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Norfolk State overtakes South Carolina State 68-54

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Jeffrey Short scored 25 points on 9-for-14 shooting to lead No. 2 seed Norfolk State to a 68-54 win over seventh-seeded South Carolina State in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference quarterfinals Wednesday night. D'Shon Taylor added 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Norfolk State (20-12), which trailed by 15 in the first half before shaving the gap with a...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 MEAC Tourney Brackets released

The regular season is in the books, so now its time for the MEAC Tournament.On the men's side, North Carolina Central will be the number one seed for the second year in a row after going a perfect 16-0 in league play. Norfolk State, the de facto home team, won the second seed,putting it in the same bracket with no. 3 seed UMES. Howard rounds out the top four seeds.Here is the women's bracket:
Via HBCU Gameday
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Howard 2015 Football Schedule

Howard will look to rebound from a 5-7 season, but they'll have to do it without quarterback Greg McGhee, the MEAC's all-time all-purpose yards leader.Biggest Game: vs. Hampton (Nation's Classic)Homecoming: vs. Norfolk State (Oct. 3)DATEOPPONENTLOCATIONTIME9/5/15Appalachian StateBoone, NCTBA9/12/15Boston CollegeBoston, MATBA9/18/15^ # HamptonWashington, DCTBA9/26/15$ # Morgan StateEast...
Via HBCU Gameday
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel hits winner; Howard edges Norfolk State 61-59 in OT

WASHINGTON (AP) James Daniel scored 19 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer just before the final buzzer in overtime, as Howard beat Norfolk State 61-59 on Monday night to break a 10-game losing streak to the Spartans. Norfolk State's Rashid Gaston was whistled for an offensive foul with 35.5 seconds left and Daniel wound down the shot clock for the final shot. James Miller...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Norfolk State comes back to beat Delaware State 81-71

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Jeffrey Short scored 25 points and D'Shon Taylor added 19 as Norfolk State rallied in the second half for an 81-71 victory over Delaware State on Monday. Short and Taylor both had eight points in the first half when Norfolk State trailed by as many as 14 points. Norfolk State (18-11, 11-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) sits alone in second place in the conference...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Women’s Basketball Returns Home To Host Norfolk State This Saturday At 2 PM

Morgan State returns to Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) play this weekend when they host third-place Norfolk State on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m., before facing defending league champion Hampton on Monday, Feb. 16 at 5:30 p.m. The Lady Bears dropped both contests earlier this season in Virginia.
Via Morgan State Bears - Official Site
February 13, 2015

UMES topples Norfolk State 82-64

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Devin Martin scored 25 points and Maryland-Eastern Shore toppled Norfolk State 82-64 on Monday. Norfolk State raced out to a 12-2 lead - including a D'Shon Taylor 3-pointer - after the first three minutes. UMES called timeout to recover and later scored the last five points of the first half to trail by just one, 37-36, at intermission. UMES hit 9 of 11 shots during...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Norfolk State holds on to beat Howard 72-69

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) RaShid Gaston and D'Shon Taylor each had double-doubles, and Norfolk State held on to beat Howard 72-69 on Saturday night for its fifth straight victory. Norfolk State (16-9, 9-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) remains a game behind conference leader North Carolina Central (18-6, 10-0). Howard (12-11, 6-3) drops 3 1/2 games back. Gaston had 17 points and 14 rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

MEAC leaders struggling to draw fans, despite success

Norfolk State has been one of the most consistent teams in the MEAC over the last couple of years, but you wouldn't know it by looking at the team's attendance numbers.NSU  (15-9, 8-1) is averaging just 1,670 fans per game so far, according to the Virginian-Pilot. But take away last week's game against rival Hampton, which pulled in nearly 5,000 and the number is a lot lower. So...
Via HBCU Gameday
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Norfolk State DE/OLB Lynden Trail

As we delve further into the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason, our attention has begun to shift towards the draft. Like we’ve done in the past, these reports will cover the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft, placing an emphasis on those who could help the Steelers the most. Today we look once again at the outside […] 2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Norfolk State DE/OLB Lynden Trail...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Norfolk State beats Savannah State 70-54

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) RaShid Gaston had 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds as Norfolk State beat Savannah State 70-54 Monday night. Norfolk State (14-9, 7-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) took control late in the first half and held the Tigers (5-15, 1-5) at bay throughout the second. Jordan Butler put the Spartans up 54-39 with 7:11 left and D'Shon Taylor's dunk...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Norfolk State beats South Carolina State 76-63

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) Jeffery Short scored 20 points with seven rebounds, three assists and two steals as Norfolk State beat South Carolina State 76-63 on Saturday night. D'Shon Taylor and Malik Thomas added 16 points apiece for the Spartans (13-9, 6-1 MEAC). RaShid Gaston had 13 points and led the team with 11 rebounds. The Spartans hit 65.9 percent from the field overall, 61.1...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Draft Trail: Norfolk State's Lynden Trail turning heads with size and versatility

Norfolk State's Lynden Trail has been catching passes during Senior Week practice. (Twitter.com)The NFL Draft hasn't been kind to HBCU prospects as of late, but don't expect that to hold Lynden Trail back. The 6'6, 262 pound Norfolk State defensive end/linebacker prospect is starting to turn heads early in the NFL Draft prep process.Trail, who originally signed with Florida out of...
Via HBCU Gameday
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

HBCU Hoops (D1) Rankings: 1/20/2015

1. North Carolina Central (14-5, 6-0)The defending MEAC champs look to be the class of the conference once again, as they sit alone atop the standings after sweeping Norfolk State and Hampton. NCCU was challenged in both games and managed to come away with tight wins to stretch their MEAC win streak to 25 games.(HamptonRoads.com photo)2. Norfolk State (12-9, 5-1)NSU had two tough...
Via HBCU Gameday
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Short, Norfolk State beat North Carolina A&T 74-60

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Jeffrey Short hit four 3-pointers and scored 19, and RaShid Gaston added 16 points, to lead Norfolk State past North Carolina A&T 74-60 on Monday night. Norfolk State (12-9, 5-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) trailed 34-33 at halftime, but made 16 of 24 field goals in the second half. Malik Gray made a 3-pointer to give the Spartans a 52-51 lead with 8:32...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

North Carolina Central beats Norfolk State 60-56

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Dante Holmes scored 18 points and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds for his first career double-double as North Carolina Central beat Norfolk State 60-56 on Saturday night. Nimrod Hilliard drained his fourth trey to give the Eagles a 56-50 lead with 2:29 remaining. Norfolk State's RaShid Gaston made a free throw and Jeffrey Short scored four points to pull the...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Norfolk State NFL Draft Prospect Lynden Trail interview

To all my readers I know its been awhile but it is that time of year again the 2015 Draft is on its way ! The next few months will be filled with anticipation from teams to fans and prospects alike and I can think of no better prospect to bring to you today than Lynden Trail OLB Norfolk State to kick things off . There are several reasons why I have chosen him to be the First in...
Via TopSportsReport
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Taylor, Norfolk St beat Bethune-Cookman, 79-55

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) D'Shon Taylor scored 19 of his career-high 25 points in the second half, and RaShid Gaston added 17 points and nine rebounds to lead Norfolk State past Bethune-Cookman 79-55 on Monday. Taylor tied a career-best with five 3-pointers and Jeffrey Short scored 18 for Norfolk State (11-8, 4-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), which shot 59 percent in the second...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Norfolk State routs Florida A&M 75-51

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) RaShid Gaston posted a double-double, scoring 26 points with a career-best 16 rebounds as Norfolk State snapped a three-game slide, routing winless Florida A&M 75-51 on Saturday night. Gaston did it with 11-of-13 shooting from the field and grabbing 12 of his 16 rebounds off the defensive boards. Jeffrey Short added 21 points for the Spartans (10-8, 3...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia pushes win streak to 6, beats Norfolk State 63-50

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Sophomore J.J. Frazier came off the bench to score a career-high 20 points, leading Georgia to its sixth straight victory, 63-50 over Norfolk State Saturday afternoon. Charles Mann scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season for Georgia (9-3). Jeff Short led Norfolk State (9-7) with 16 points. The Spartans shot just 29 percent...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Royce rolls in 3-pointers, leads Baylor men to win over Norfolk State, 92-51

The ball swung around to Royce O’Neale, and he drilled a 3-pointer.
Via WacoTrib.com - Baylor Basketball
December 31, 2014

Norfolk State coasts past Northern Arizona in 81-62 win

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Jeffrey Short scored 25 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, to help Norfolk State past Northern Arizona in an 81-62 win Friday night. RaShid Gaston contributed 20 points and hauled in 11 rebounds, D'Shon Taylor added 13 points and Malik Thomas had eight points and 11 rebounds for Norfolk State (8-5), which shot 57.4 percent from the floor and sank 7 of 15 from...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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