Norfolk State Spartans football
The Norfolk State Spartans football team represents Norfolk State University in Division I FCS college football. The team plays their home games at William "Dick" Price Stadium in Norfolk, Virginia.
|Norfolk State Spartans|
|Head coach||Latrell Scott|
4th season, 16–28 (.364)
|Stadium||William "Dick" Price Stadium|
|Field surface||Grassy Turf|
|NCAA division||Division I FCS|
|Past conferences||Eastern Intercollegiate Conference (1953–1960), Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association 1962–1996|
|All-time record||334–334–14 (.500)|
|Bowl record||0–3 (.000)|
|Rivalries||Hampton Pirates, Old Dominion Monarchs|
|Colors||Green and Gold|
- 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
|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|
|1984||Willard Bailey||CIAA Northern Division|
The Spartans have appeared in four bowl games, with a record of 0–3–1.
|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.
|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.
|1984||Quarterfinals||Towson State||L 21–31|
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. ODU plays at Foreman Field; NSU at Dick Price Stadium.
|Norfolk State victories||Old Dominion victories||Tie games|
|No.||Date||Location||Winning team||Losing team||Series|
|1||November 26, 2011||Foreman Field||#10 Old Dominion||35||#19 Norfolk State||18||Old Dominion 1–0|
|2||October 26, 2013||Dick Price Stadium||Old Dominion||27||Norfolk State||24||Old Dominion 2–0|
|3||September 12, 2015||Foreman Field||Old Dominion||24||Norfolk State||10||Old Dominion 3–0|
- Norfolk State won the 2011 MEAC football title, but the championship was subsequently stripped by the NCAA in June 2016.
- Norfolk State University Visual Identity Manual (PDF). Retrieved August 13, 2016.
- "Norfolk State Historical Data". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
- "BOWL/ALL STAR GAME RECORDS" (PDF). NCAA. 2016. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
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