Norfolk State Spartans football

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Norfolk State Spartans
2016 Norfolk State Spartans football team
Norfolk State Spartans wordmark.png
First season 1938
Head coach Latrell Scott
2nd year, 5–13 (.278)
Stadium William "Dick" Price Stadium
Seating capacity 30,000[1]
Field surface Grassy Turf
Location Norfolk, Virginia
NCAA division Division I FCS
Conference Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
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)
Playoff appearances 2
Playoff record 0–2
Conference titles 6
Division titles 1
Colors Green and Gold[2]
         
Rivals Hampton Pirates, Old Dominion Monarchs
Website NSU Athletics

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.

History[edit]

Classifications[edit]

  • 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 memberships[edit]

Results (2005–present)[edit]

Season All Games Regular Season Conference Post-Season Play Sports Network Poll Ranking Coaches Poll Ranking
2005 4–7 4–7 2–6
2006 4–7 4–7 1–7
2007 8–3 8–3 6–2
2008 5–7 5–7 3–5
2009 0–4[Notes 1][4] 0–4 0–3
2010 0–5[Notes 2] 0–4
2011 0–3[Notes 3] 0–2 0–1 0–1 #19 #18
2012 4–7 4–7 2–6
2013 3–9 3–9 3–5
2014 4–8 4–8 4–4
2015 4–7 4–7 4–4

Championships[edit]

Conference championships[edit]

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 4]

Division championships[edit]

Year Coach Division Division Record
1984 Willard Bailey CIAA Northern Division

FCS Playoffs results[edit]

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 results[edit]

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

Rivalries[edit]

Old Dominion[edit]

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.

Old Dominion victories are shaded ██ blue. Norfolk State victories shaded in ██ green.

Date Winning Team Losing Team Location Series
November 26, 2011 #10 Old Dominion 35 #19 Norfolk State 18 Foreman Field ODU 1–0
October 26, 2013 Old Dominion 27 Norfolk State 24 Dick Price Stadium ODU 2–0
September 12, 2015 Old Dominion 24 Norfolk State 10 Foreman Field ODU 3–0

Hampton[edit]

As of the 2014 season, Norfolk State has a 26–25–1 series lead over the Pirates of Hampton University, another historically black university in the Hampton Roads area.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All 2009 Norfolk State football wins were stripped by the NCAA in 2016
  2. ^ All 2010 Norfolk State football wins were stripped by the NCAA in 2016
  3. ^ All 2011 Norfolk State football wins and the 2011 MEAC football title were stripped by the NCAA in 2016
  4. ^ Norfolk State won the 2011 MEAC football title, but the championship was subsequently stripped by the NCAA in June 2016.

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