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Gray qualifies for MEAC Conference

    by Chantelle Polite After a short time at Florida State University, Junior Desmonae Gray carried her talents of track and field to Norfolk State University this school year. An Interdisciplinary Studies major at NSU, Gray is from Portsmouth, Virginia where she attended Western Branch High School in Chesapeake, Virginia. Gray has been running [...]

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Coles wins twice for NSU men at UNC

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Sophomore Steve Coles posted victories in both the 200 and 400 meter races to pace the NSU men’s track and field team at the Joe Hilton Invitational hosted by the University of North Carolina on Saturday. Coles also registered personal-best marks with his two wins. He clocked a time [...]

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McNair named MEAC Player of the Week

    NORFOLK, Va. – Freshman Kayla McNair of the Norfolk State softball team was named the MEAC Player of the Week on Monday, the conference office announced, after leading the Spartans to a 4-0 record over the weekend. McNair hit 5-for-9 with four runs, two home runs, six RBI and five walks in those [...]

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Rachel Gordon earns spot on VaSID All-State team

   NORFOLK, Va. – Senior forward Rachel Gordon of the Norfolk State women’s basketball team was named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) University Division All-State Team, the organization announced on Tuesday. Gordon, a native of Woodbridge, Va., earned second-team all-state honors this season. She was also named to the All-MEAC first team this [...]

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Gray leads the way for Spartan women at UNC

 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Desmonae Gray won the triple jump to highlight a quintet first-place finishes for the Norfolk State women’s track and field team at the Joe Hilton Invitational hosted by UNC last weekend. Gray posted a top leap of 40 feet, 1.25 inches, her best mark of the year in either indoor or outdoor competition. [...]

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UConn hoping to capitalize on championships

  STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Campus celebrations are winding down after two nights of championship parties, yet the off-court excitement could be just beginning at the University of Connecticut. With students, faculty and alumni beaming with pride following the men’s and women’s basketball team’s national titles, the university administration is looking far beyond the Gampel [...]

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HBCUX launches new network from NSU campus

by Donte Hayden As the opening event of this year’s annual MCJR Week, the students of Norfolk State University witnessed history on April 7 as Curtis Symonds, formerly of ESPN and BET, launched what many consider a future powerhouse in television, the HBCUX network. The network includes programming which ranges from sports and entertainment to [...]

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Bell, Gray win event titles at Colonial Relays

   WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Champagne Bell won the long jump championship section and Desmonae Gray won the university section of the triple jump for the NSU women’s track and field team over the weekend at the Colonial Relays hosted by the College of William & Mary. In her first time competing in the long jump [...]

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Burrell named MEAC baseball Rookie of the Week

 NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State University third baseman Justin Burrell was named the MEAC Baseball Rookie of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. Burrell, a freshman from Newport News, batted .353 (6-for-17) in helping the Spartans go 3-2 against MEAC Northern Division opponents last week. He tallied eight runs batted in and six runs [...]

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No team, but that doesn’t stop NSU wrestler

  by Michael Nims United States Navy veteran and Norfolk State University student Antwan Bynum settles his issues on the wrestling mat, but is also wrestling a more troublesome issue internally. Bynum, a 145-pound wrestler, competes independently in organized tournaments because Norfolk State University is without a team. NSU, which was once home to Division [...]

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NSU knocked out of MEAC tournament by NCCU

  After a tight first half, the Eagles of North Carolina Central University pulled away for the win eliminating the Spartans of Norfolk State University 68-45 in the MEAC Semi-finals. Over the first half of play, the two teams matched each other keeping the score relatively close. The score went back and forth between schools [...]

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