Norfolk State vacates 97 wins, placed on probation by NCAA

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Norfolk State's athletic department will vacate 97 victories and three conference championships and spend two years on probation after an NCAA investigation that found the school allowed 48 ineligible student-athletes to compete over a period of four academic years. The school and the NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions announced the decision Thursday...
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June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Norfolk State forced to vacate 2011 MEAC title

(STATS) - Norfolk State's 2011 MEAC football championship has been vacated as part of the NCAA sanctions lobbied against the university for inaccurate reporting of some student-athletes' eligibility, the NCAA and the school announced Thursday. The athletic department has been placed on two years' probation for violations in football, men's and women's track, men's and women's tennis...
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June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Norfolk State stripped of 22 wins, 2011 MEAC championship

The Norfolk State Spartans’ football team have never had a terrific run on the gridiron, but now they have just been slapped with a huge punishment from the NCAA. On Thursday, it was ruled that the school must vacate 97 total wins, 22 of which come from the football team. The school notified the NCAA of a number of eligibility issues that ran from 2009-2011, which they found in...
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June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Norfolk State downs NC Central 66-47 to advance in MEAC

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Jeff Short scored 12 of his 16 points in the first half and second-seeded Norfolk State used a big first-half run to beat No. 7 seed North Carolina Central 66-47 on Wednesday night to advance to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament semifinals. The Spartans (17-15) will play the winner of Thursday's quarterfinal matchup between No. 11 Coppin State (10...
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March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Short hits 5 3s, Norfolk State beats Hampton 83-63

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Jeff Short hit 5 of 7 from 3-point range and finished with 18 points, and D'Shon Taylor scored 15 to help Norfolk State beat Hampton 83-63 Thursday night and secure the No. 2 seed in next week's Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament. Zaynah Robinson added 10 points and Jeff Butler had nine points, eight rebounds, two steals and three blocks for Norfolk State...
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March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Taylor's 20 leads Norfolk State over Howard 84-66

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) D'Shon Taylor scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Norfolk State to an 84-66 win over Howard on Monday night. The win ties the Spartans (15-15, 11-4) with South Carolina State for second place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference with one regular-season game remaining. The game was the final regular-season contest for Howard. Jordan Butler finished...
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February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Norfolk State beats Coppin State 85-77

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Jeff Short had 17 points on Monday night, D'Shon Taylor chipped in 15 and Norfolk State beat Coppin State 85-77. The Spartans (14-14, 10-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) trailed nearly the entire first half but rallied to tie it 30-all at intermission and then opened the second with an 8-0 run to take the lead for good. Coppin State (7-20, 5-9) fell behind...
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February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Delaware State tops Norfolk State 67-64 after big rally

DOVER, Del. (AP) Kavon Waller scored 18 points and Delaware State used a big second-half run to defeat Norfolk State 67-64 on Saturday in a game marred by two ejections with less than a second remaining. Devon Morgan's 3-pointer with five seconds left put the Hornets up 65-62. After D'Shon Taylor's basket for Norfolk State with .02 on the clock there was a physical altercation...
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February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Norfolk State sets blocks record, tops Morgan State 79-73

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Jordan Butler had 13 points, nine rebounds and a career high-tying seven blocks, helping Norfolk State to a school-record 17 blocks and a 79-73 win over Morgan State on Saturday night. Alex Long had 12 points and four blocks, and Preston Bungei added three blocks for Norfolk State (13-13, 9-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), whose previous record for blocks...
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February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Norfolk State slips past Maryland-Eastern Shore 76-70

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) Jeff Short scored 17 and Jonathan Wade hit a pair of free throws with 24 seconds left to help Norfolk State slip past Maryland-Eastern Shore 76-70 Monday night. D'Shon Taylor and Jordan Butler each had 16 points and eight rebounds, while Zaynah Robinson added 12 points and five assists for Norfolk State (12-13, 8-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Devin...
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February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Norfolk State uses 4-point play to beat Howard, 99-92 in 2OT

WASHINGTON (AP) Jeff Short scored 13 of his 19 points in two overtime periods, and Norfolk State beat Howard 99-92 on Saturday night. Short scored a layup early in the first overtime, and then converted a 4-point play with 5.6 seconds left to tie it at 86 and force a second overtime. He made a 3-pointer to give the Spartans a 91-88 lead, then scored four points in the final 30...
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February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Oliver's 25 helps Norfolk State cruise by Savannah St, 92-73

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Charles Oliver tied a career-high with six 3-pointers and scored 25 points to lead Norfolk State past Savannah State 92-73 on Monday night. The Spartans have won four straight games and trail MEAC leader Hampton by just one-half game in the conference standings. D'Shon Taylor and Jonathan Wade each finished with 14 points and Jeff Short added 13 for Norfolk...
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January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Norfolk State rolls to 87-74 win over South Carolina State

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Charles Oliver scored 19 points, and Zaynah Robinson and D'Shon Taylor each added 13 as Norfolk State rolled to an 87-74 win over South Carolina State on Saturday. Oliver went 6 of 12 from the 3-point line, tying his career high for makes. Alex Long, Preston Bungei and Jonathan Wade added 10 apiece for Norfolk State (9-12, 5-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference...
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January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Rivalries open, cap Norfolk State schedule

(STATS) - A return to the Labor Day Classic will kick off Norfolk State's 11-game 2016 schedule, announced Wednesday. The Spartans will host the first Labor Day Classic since 2012 against former Division II rival Elizabeth City State on Sept. 3. The programs have played 55 times, the most among Norfolk State opponents. Their season-opening matchup will be among five the Spartans...
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January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Norfolk State beats NC A&T for 5th straight time 75-68

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Charles Oliver scored 20 points and Norfolk State used a big second half to beat North Carolina A&T 75-68 on Monday. Norfolk State trailed 39-29 at halftime but outscored NC A&T 46-29 in the second half - including an 11-1 run to open the half to tie it at 40-all. Norfolk State led by eight points with 1:27 left, but two free throws by Sam Hunt,...
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January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Norfolk State's King seeks to turn heads at NFLPA game

(STATS) - An FCS playoff game, a Celebration Bowl appearance and even a winning record eluded linebacker Deon King during a standout four-year career at Norfolk State. But he's looking forward, not lamenting the past. "Everybody doesn't have a fairy tale," he said. "I've got to make my own fairy tale." This week, King is trying to take a big step toward realizing it. As the Division...
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January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Oliver scores 20, Norfolk State beats NC Central 88-79

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Charles Oliver was 5 of 8 from beyond the arc for 20 points as Norfolk State had a strong second half to pull away for an 88-79 win over North Carolina Central on Saturday. Oliver nailed three treys to total 13 points in the second period. Alex Long, Jeff Short and Jonathan Wade finished with 12 points apiece and Preston Bungei added 10 for Norfolk State (7-12...
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January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Bethune-Cookman fends off Norfolk State, 72-70

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Jordan Potts and Mario Moody each scored 23 points to help lead Bethune-Cookman to a 72-70 win over Norfolk State on Monday night. Potts, who played all 40 minutes, hit just 5 of his 17 shots but made 10 of 11 at the free throw line while Moody finished a much more efficient 9 of 16 from the field. The win snaps an eight game losing skid for the Wildcats (5...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Norfolk State women's player in coma, fighting for her life

A week ago, Amber Brown was like thousands of other women's college basketball players, playing and practicing with her Norfolk State teammates. Now, the junior forward is fighting for her life laying in a hospital bed. Brown, 19, was found unconscious on her dorm room floor on New Year's Day. She has been hospitalized the last eight days in a medically induced coma at a Norfolk...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Princeton holds off Norfolk State 83-74

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Henry Caruso scored 16 points and Princeton beat Norfolk State 83-74 Tuesday night in its final non-conference game of the season. Devin Cannady scored 13 points and Myles Stephens added 11 for the Tigers (9-4), who open Ivy League play at Penn on Saturday. Spencer Weisz scored 10 points and Pete Miller grabbed eight rebounds. Princeton shot 55 percent, 10 of...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

UC Irvine beats Norfolk State to win Haskins title

Mamadou Ndiaye tied a career high with 21 points and Luke Nelson added 17 to lead UC Irvine to an 80-62 win over Norfolk State in the championship game of the Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational in El Paso, Texas, on Tuesday night. The Anteaters won their third straight and improved to 10-4 for their best start since 2002-03 while giving sixth-year coach Russell Turner his 100th...
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December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Oliver leads Norfolk State to 85-76 win over UTEP

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Charles Oliver nailed 4 of 8 from long range to score 22 points as Norfolk State jumped out to an early lead and held on for an 85-76 win over UTEP in the Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational on Monday night. Jeff Short had 18 points, Preston Bungei added 15 and Jordan Butler chipped in six while grabbing 10 rebounds. Norfolk State (5-7) jumped to a 9-1 lead...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Northern Kentucky coasts to 81-60 win over Norfolk State

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) Jalen Billups scored 23 points on 11-for-16 shooting and Cole Murray sank six 3-pointers to lead Northern Kentucky to an 81-60 win over Norfolk State on Sunday night. Billups also had nine rebounds and Murray finished with 22 points. Tyler White added 13 points and Jordan Garnett scored a career-high 10 for Northern Kentucky (2-5), which hit 57 percent...
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December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Short scores 28, Norfolk State tops D-II Mercy (NY) 71-65

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Jeff Short had 28 points and seven rebounds, leading Norfolk State to a 71-65 win over Division II Mercy (NY) Wednesday night. Short was 10 of 12 from the field and 2 of 2 from 3-point range in a rare home game for Norfolk State (3-4), which plays 13 of its first 15 games on the road. William Robinson's layup with 2:01 remaining for Mercy got the Flyers within...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

NAU falls short against Norfolk State

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.  -- D'Shon Taylor hit five 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 31 points, and Jeff Short scored 19, including a pair of free throws with three seconds left, to lead Norfolk State past Northern Arizona 70-66 Monday night. Norfolk State (2-4) used an 11-0 run to open up a 52-42 lead midway through the second half. Zaynah Robinson's layup gave the Spartans a...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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