|Norfolk State Spartans football|
|Head coach||Dawson Odums |
1st season, 6–5 (.545)
|Stadium||William "Dick" Price Stadium|
|Field surface||Grassy Turf|
|NCAA division||Division I FCS|
|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)|
Old Dominion (rivalry)
|Colors||Green and gold|
The Norfolk State Spartans football team represents Norfolk State University in Division I FCS college football. The team plays their home games at William "Dick" Price Stadium in Norfolk, Virginia.
|1957||Joe Echols||Eastern Intercollegiate Conference|
|1959||Joe Echols||Eastern Intercollegiate Conference|
|1974||Dick Price||Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association||8–0|
|1975||Dick Price||Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association||7–1|
|1976||Dick Price||Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association||7–1|
|1984||Willard Bailey||Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association||6–1|
|1984||Willard Bailey||CIAA Northern Division|
The Spartans have appeared in four bowl games, with a record of 0–3–1.
|1947||Cotton-Tobacco Bowl||Richmond||T 0–0|
|1974||Gate City Bowl||Tuskegee||L 14–15|
|1976||Bicentennial Bowl||South Carolina State||L 10–26|
|1979||Gold Bowl||South Carolina State||L 7–39|
The Spartans have appeared in the FCS playoffs one time with an overall record of 0–1.
|2011||First Round||Old Dominion||L 18–35|
The Bears have appeared in the Division II playoffs one time with an overall record of 0–1.
|1984||Quarterfinals||Towson State||L 21–31|
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. ODU plays at Foreman Field; NSU at Dick Price Stadium.
|Norfolk State victories||Old Dominion victories||Tie games|
|No.||Date||Location||Winning team||Losing team||Series|
|1||November 26, 2011||Foreman Field||#10 Old Dominion||35||#19 Norfolk State||18||Old Dominion 1–0|
|2||October 26, 2013||Dick Price Stadium||Old Dominion||27||Norfolk State||24||Old Dominion 2–0|
|3||September 12, 2015||Foreman Field||Old Dominion||24||Norfolk State||10||Old Dominion 3–0|
Main article: Battle of the Bay (Hampton–Norfolk State)
As of the 2017 season, Norfolk State has a 28–26–1 series lead over the Pirates of Hampton University, another historically black university in the Hampton Roads area.