NORFOLK STATE SPARTANS NEWS

Twelve HBCU Players Named Preseason FCS All-Americans

(Herald-Sun photo)The start of the college football season is less than two months away, and preseason accolades are starting to roll in. The Sports Network announced their FCS All-American team today with twelve HBCU players on the list, including three first-teamers.Norfolk State linebacker Lynden Trail, Tennessee State defensive back Daniel Fitzpatrick and North Carolina Central...
Via HBCU Gameday
23 days ago  |  Discuss

APR: FAMU, Howard, Bama State, Mississippi Valley and Norfolk State Hit With Multiple Postseason Bans

The NCAA released its annual APR report on Wednesday, and HBCU were hit hard with penalties once again. Sixteen of the 36 teams banned from postseason play hailed from HBCUs, including three with teams banned in multiple sports.FAMU and Alabama State were arguably hit the hardest, with both football and men's basketball ineligible for postseason play. At Howard, both men'...
Via HBCU Gameday
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Norfolk State's Jones Among First-Year Coaching Stars

Robert Jones led NSU to a 19-15 season in 2014. (Hamptonroads.com)Norfolk State may not have returned to the NCAA Touranment this year, but the work Robert Jones did in his first year as head coach didn't go unnoticed. Last week, Jones was nominated for the Joe B. Hall award, given to the top first-year coach in Division I basketball. Jones was named interim head coach last...
Via HBCU Gameday
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Morgan State Coach Hired As Norfolk State Offensive Coordinator

Donald Hill-Eley won't be coming back to Morgan State, but he will be coaching in the MEAC in 2014. Norfolk State announced this afternoon that it has hired the former Morgan head coach as offensive coordinator and receivers coach."I'm very excited about adding so much quality and experience on the offensive side of the ball," NSU head coach Pete Adrian said. ...
Via HBCU Gameday
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

MEAC Semifinals: Can NSU Shoot Down NCCU?

Rashid Gaston will need to up his production if Norfolk State hopes to upset North Carolina Central. (Hampton Roads photo)North Carolina Central vs. Norfolk StateThe hometown team against the favorites in the MEAC semis. At first glance, this might look like an easy win for NC Central, especially after the way the ran through the conference in the regular season and dominated Howard...
Via HBCU Gameday
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Maryland-Eastern Shore will not retain head coach Frankie Allen

Two days after losing to Norfolk State in the first round of the MEAC tournament, Maryland-Eastern Shore has announced that head coach Frankie Allen will not return in 2014-15. Allen was the head coach at UMES for six season, finishing his tenure with a record of 42-139. The highest UMES finished in the MEAC was a tie for fifth place in 2009-10, as they posted an 8-8 record in conference...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

2nd half keys Norfolk State's 66-60 win vs. Howard

Riley Maye made all five of his shots and finished with 14 points as Norfolk State beat Howard for the ninth straight time, 66-60 on Monday. Norfolk State trailed 32-24 at the break, but took the lead at 36-35 on a 3-pointer by Kievyn Lila-St. Rose. The Spartans started the second half on a 20-5 spurt. Marcel Boyd's three-point play ended Howard's dry spell and pulled them...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Norfolk St. survives a Coppin St. comeback 73-68

Malcolm Hawkins, Pendarvis Williams and Brandon Goode scored 15 points each in leading Norfolk State to a 73-68 win over Coppin State on Saturday. Goode also grabbed 11 rebounds for the Spartans who shot 50 percent in the game. Norfolk State learned earlier in the week that interim coach Robert Jones signed-on for the head coach position for three years. Norfolk State (15-11, 9...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Norfolk State head coach Robert Jones receives contract extension

When Anthony Evans left Norfolk State to fill the vacancy left by Richard Pitino at FIU in the spring, assistant Robert Jones was promoted to interim head coach. And to this point in his debut season Jones has experienced a decent amount of success, with the Spartans (8-3) currently trailing North Carolina Central (12-1) in the MEAC standings by two games in the loss column and 14...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Norfolk State Hoops Coaches Accept Extensions

Robert Jones is now the full-time head coach of Norfolk State basketball. (Wavy.com photo)Norfolk State has a successful history in basketball, and they are trying to keep that going into the future by locking up their present coaches. NSU announced today that both men's coach Robert Jones and women's coach Barbara Clark have accepted multi-year contract extensions. Jones...
Via HBCU Gameday
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Norfolk State tops Morgan State 64-53

Pendarvis Williams scored 16 points and Brandon Goode added 14 points as Norfolk State took down Morgan State 64-53 on Saturday. Norfolk State (13-10, 7-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) overcame an early 11-6 deficit with an 11-0 run and never trailed after that point. The Spartans took a 28-23 lead to the half and built the lead to double digits at 44-34 on a three-point play...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

HBCU Signing Day Spotlight: Norfolk State Spartans Stay Close To Home

Two-way Amherst County star Darius Wilson (gray) will play college football at Norfolk State. (News Advance photo)Norfolk State's first four recruits all hailed from the Commonwealth. We'll see if they keep this up. WR Darius Wilson, Amherst County: 6'3, 170lbs. Two way All-District pick.OL Thomas Coleman, Western Branch:  6'3, 280lbs DB Ebenezer Agyemang-Kusi, Forest...
Via HBCU Gameday
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Norfolk State's Trail Named FCS' Top Defeneder By CFPA

Lynden Trail has just been named the CFPA FCS Defensive POY. (Lynden Trail photo)Norfolk State football had a dissappoing season as a program in 2013, but the same can't be said for Lynden Trail. The Florida transfer put up a solid statistical season and has been rewarded with the College Football Performance Award's FCS National Defensive Player of The Year.2013 CFPA #FCS...
Via HBCU Gameday
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Norfolk State Recruit Dunks over 7-Footer

Yeah, we know football signing day is coming up, but we came across a pretty sweet highlight video of a hoops recruit. Miller Grove's Deven Dorsey is a 6'6 swingman from Georgia set to join Norfolk State next year. Looks like he has plenty of ups to keep Echols Hall jumping for years to come. Check out his highlight tape and the video of him dunking over a 7-footer. New Video...
Via HBCU Gameday
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Norfolk State beats Delaware State 58-56

Jamel Fuentes scored 14 points to lead Norfolk State past Delaware State 58-56 in a back-and-forth battle on Monday night. The Spartans ran their regular season conference winning streak to 23 games, the longest such run in the country. Norfolk State's last conference loss came against Delaware State on Feb. 15, 2012. Pendarvis Williams added 11 points for Norfolk State (10...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Norfolk State defeats Maryland-Eastern Shore 66-62

Pendarvis Williams scored 18 points and pulled down seven rebounds as Norfolk State defeated Maryland-Eastern Shore 66-62 on Saturday. Williams went 4-for-4 from the line in the final seconds to seal the win for the Spartans (9-7, 3-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) and hand the Hawks their 11th straight loss. Anell Alexis and Kievyn Lila-St. Rose each scored 13 points for the...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Five 2014 HBCU Sports Predictions

North Carolina Central could make some noise in March. (Red Rocket photography)1. North Carolina Central will make noise in March Madnes--if it can get past Norfolk StateNorth Carolina Central (7-3) has been the story of HBCU basketball through the first month. They've won OCC games MEAC teams generally don't win, and even their losses have been respectable. Norfolk State...
Via HBCU Gameday
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Williams leads Norfolk State past Boston U 86-82

Pendarvis Williams scored a game-high 27 points, including six in the final minute and eight in overtime to lead Norfolk State over Boston University 86-82 Sunday. Williams' 3-pointer put Norfolk State (8-3) up 72-70 with 2:13 remaining in overtime. The Spartans finished on a 14-12 run, capped by five straight free throws by Williams. Down 67-61 with 1:05 to play in regulation...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Norfolk St. rolls past Div. II Stillman 105-83

Pendarvis Williams scored 32 points on Tuesday and led Norfolk State to a 105-83 victory over Division II Stillman College. Brandon Goode scored 22 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as Norfolk State (5-2) sealed its third straight win. Jamel Fuentes led the Spartans with nine assists. Williams, who averaged 15.8 points per game before the Stillman match-up, hit the first nine...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

South Carolina State moves past Norfolk State 17-3

Temarrick Hemingway and Adrian Kollock each scored second-half touchdowns to help South Carolina State beat Norfolk State 17-3 Saturday. The Bulldogs (9-3, 7-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) broke a 3-3 tie late in the third quarter when Richard Cue found Hemingway for a 23-yard score, capping a seven-play 57 yard drive. In the fourth quarter, James Robinson sacked Malik Stokes...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Goode leads UNC Asheville over Norfolk State 80-78

Brandon Goode had a career-high 22 points on Tuesday night as Norfolk State edged UNC Asheville 80-78 in the East consolation game of the NIT Season Tip-Off. Goode scored 12 of Norfolk State's final 13 points to help the Spartans hold off Asheville's comeback attempt. The Bulldogs twice cut the lead to one point in the final minute. Norfolk State (3-2) led 79-78 when LaTre...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo Gallery: ECU versus Norfolk State

East Carolina came back from a 17-point deficit to defeat Norfolk State in the first round of the NIT Tip-off in Durham.
Via eastcarolina.scout.com
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

North Carolina Central beats Norfolk State, 24-13

Andre Clarke rushed for 93 yards and a touchdown as North Carolina Central rallied to beat Norfolk State 24-13 on Saturday. Quarterback Jordan Reid scored the first Eagles touchdown in the first quarter on a 1-yard rush after driving 70 yards in 12 plays. He was 8 of 16 for 103 yards passing on the day. Clarke's rushing TD came with under two minutes to go in the first half...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Norfolk State tops Virginia Union 92-84

Malcolm Hawkins scored 25 points and Norfolk State took down Virginia Union 92-84 Friday night. Virginia Union (0-3) opened a 13-7 lead and maintained an advantage early in the first half. Norfolk State (2-1) fought back to take a 30-29 lead on a Jordan Weathers layup with 6:42 left and took a 48-40 lead into halftime. Norfolk State led by as many as 16 points in the second half...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Norfolk State defeats Division II Newberry 115-95

Rashid Gaston finished with a double-double and led Norfolk State to a 115-95 victory over Division II Newberry on Wednesday night. Gaston shot 7 of 8 from the field, scoring 20 points and grabbing a game-high 10 rebounds for the Spartans (1-1). Two other Norfolk State players, Jamel Fuentes (12 points) and Malcolm Hawkins (15 points) scored in double digits. The Spartans shot 41...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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