Norfolk State Spartans
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First season 1938
Head coach Pete Adrian
Home stadium William "Dick" Price Stadium
Stadium capacity 30,000[1]
Stadium surface Grassy Turf
Location Norfolk, Virginia
League NCAA 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
Postseason bowl record 0–3
Claimed national titles 0
Conference titles 7
Division titles 1
Current uniform
Colors Green and Yellow            
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.[2] The team plays their home games at William "Dick" Price Stadium in Norfolk, Virginia.


Under Pete AdrianEdit

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 7-4 7-4 5-3
2010 6-5 6-5 5-4
2011 9-3 9-2 7-1 0-1 #19 #18
2012 4-7 4-7 2-6
2013 3-9 3-9 3-5


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
2011 Pete Adrian Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Division ChampionshipsEdit

Year Coach Division Division Record
1984 Willard Bailey CIAA Northern Division


Norfolk State - Five Mile RivalryEdit

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.

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 Norfolk(ODU) ODU 1–0
October 26, 2013 TBD TBD TBD TBD Norfolk(NSU) TBD x–x
September 12, 2015 TBD TBD TBD TBD Norfolk(ODU) TBD x–x


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