NSU to start football in February with slim schedule
Fred Jeter | 10/29/2020, 6 p.m.
A MEAC championship and a berth in the NCAA playoffs are among the goals for Norfolk State University football team during a delayed season.
The 2020 season was postponed from a traditional fall start to a start in the spring of 2021 because of the COVID- 19 pandemic.
Coach Latrell Scott’s Spartans will compete in the MEAC Northern Division along with Delaware State, Morgan State and Howard universities.
The Spartans will play a six-game schedule with three home and three away contests.
The Southern Division will be com- posed of North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina Central, South Carolina State, Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman universities.
The MEAC championship game is set for April 17 at a site to be determined.
The MEAC champion will advance to the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, or FCS, playoffs. In the past, the MEAC champion has traveled to the Celebration Bowl in Atlanta to play the SWAC champ. But the 2020 Celebration Bowl has been canceled because of the pandemic.