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The Norfolk State Spartans football team represents Norfolk State University in Division I FCS college football.[3] The team plays their home games at William "Dick" Price Stadium in Norfolk, Virginia.

Norfolk State Spartans
2018 Norfolk State Spartans football team
Norfolk State Spartans wordmark.png
First season1938
Head coachLatrell Scott
4th season, 16–28 (.364)
StadiumWilliam "Dick" Price Stadium
(Capacity: 30,000[1])
Field surfaceGrassy Turf
LocationNorfolk, Virginia
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
ConferenceMEAC
Past conferencesEastern Intercollegiate Conference (1953–1960), Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association 1962–1996
All-time record334–334–14 (.500)
Bowl record0–3 (.000)
Playoff appearances2
Playoff record0–2
Conference titles6
Division titles1
RivalriesHampton Pirates, Old Dominion Monarchs
ColorsGreen and Gold[2]
         
WebsiteNSU Athletics

Contents

HistoryEdit

ClassificationsEdit

  • 1958–1972: NCAA College Division
  • 1965–1969: NAIA
  • 1970–1984: NAIA Division I
  • 1973–1996: NCAA Division II
  • 1997–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS

Conference membershipsEdit

ChampionshipsEdit

Conference championshipsEdit

Year Coach Conference Conference Record
1957 Joseph G. Echols Eastern Intercollegiate Conference
1959 Joseph G. Echols Eastern Intercollegiate Conference
1974 William Price Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association
1975 William Price Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association
1976 William Price Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association
1984 Willard Bailey Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association

[Notes 1]

Division championshipsEdit

Year Coach Division Division Record
1984 Willard Bailey CIAA Northern Division

Bowl gamesEdit

The Spartans have appeared in four bowl games, with a record of 0–3–1.[4]

Year Bowl Opponent Result
1947 Cotton-Tobacco Bowl Richmond T 0–0
1974 Gate City Bowl Tuskeegee L 14–15
1976 Bicentennial Bowl South Carolina St. L 10–26
1979 Gold Bowl South Carolina St. L 7–39

FCS Playoffs resultsEdit

The Spartans have appeared in the FCS playoffs one time with an overall record of 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2011 First Round Old Dominion L 18–35

Division II Playoffs resultsEdit

The Bears have appeared in the Division II playoffs one time with an overall record of 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
1984 Quarterfinals Towson State L 21–31

RivalriesEdit

Old DominionEdit

NSU and Old Dominion played for the first time on November 26, 2011 in the first round of the FCS playoffs which resulted in a 35–18 Spartan loss. Old Dominion and NSU announced a new deal for a home and away series in 2013 and 2015 to help fill out open game dates for ODU's transition to the FBS.[5] ODU plays at Foreman Field; NSU at Dick Price Stadium.

Norfolk State victoriesOld Dominion victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinning teamLosing teamSeries
1 November 26, 2011 Foreman Field #10 Old Dominion 35 #19 Norfolk State 18Old Dominion 1–0
2 October 26, 2013 Dick Price Stadium Old Dominion 27 Norfolk State 24Old Dominion 2–0
3 September 12, 2015 Foreman Field Old Dominion 24 Norfolk State 10Old Dominion 3–0

HamptonEdit

As of the 2017 season, Norfolk State has a 28–26–1 series lead over the Pirates of Hampton University, another historically black university in the Hampton Roads area.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Norfolk State won the 2011 MEAC football title, but the championship was subsequently stripped by the NCAA in June 2016.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.nsuspartans.com/sports/2013/4/18/GEN_0418131934.aspx
  2. ^ Norfolk State University Visual Identity Manual (PDF). Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  3. ^ "Norfolk State Historical Data". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  4. ^ "BOWL/ALL STAR GAME RECORDS" (PDF). NCAA. 2016. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  5. ^ http://www.odusports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=31100&ATCLID=208381319