Norfolk State to host Virginia State in 2020

By Kevin Kelley -

The Norfolk State Spartans will host the Virginia State Trojans in 2020, has learned.

In Week 2 of the 2019 season, Norfolk State hosted Virginia State at William “Dick” Price Stadium in Norfolk, Va., and defeated the Trojans 44-21.

The two schools will meet again next season in Norfolk, according to a copy of the contract obtained from Norfolk State University via a state Freedom of Information Act request. The contract covers two games — the already played contest in 2019 and one more in 2020 and included guarantees of $35,000 and $50,000, respectively.

Norfolk State, a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), will square off with Virginia State on Saturday, September 5, 2020, and the game will kickoff at 6:00pm ET, per the contract.

Virginia State is a member of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) in Division II. Located in Petersburg, Va., Virginia State University is about a 79-mile drive from Norfolk State University.

Norfolk State and Virginia State first met on the gridiron in 1963 and have played a total of 52 contests. The Spartans have defeated the Trojans in back-to-back seasons, 2018 and 2019, but still trail in the overall series 27-24-1.

The addition of Virginia State tentatively completes Norfolk State’s non-conference schedule for next season. The Spartans are also scheduled to play at the Charlotte 49ers on Sept. 12 and at the East Carolina Pirates on Sept. 19.

Future Norfolk State Football Schedules