Norfolk State to visit Ohio U. in 2012

Norfolk State football will begin its 2012 time meeting against Virginia State and will play a American Conference opponent, Ohio University, for the first time as part game schedule.

The 2011 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champion Spartans will host Virginia State on Sept. 1 in the Labor Day Classic at Dick Price Stadium.

Norfolk State's other non-conference games will be at Liberty on Sept. 8 and Ohio University on Sept. 22.

Within MEAC play, the Spartans will host Howard (Sept. 15), Delaware State (Oct. 6), Savannah State (Nov. 3) on Homecoming Day and Morgan State (Nov. 10).

The Spartans' conference road games will be against South Carolina State (Sept. 29), Hampton (Oct. 13) in the annual Battle of the Bay, Bethune-Cookman (Oct. 20) and North Carolina A&T (Oct. 27).

2012 Norfolk State Football Schedule

All Times ET

Sept. 1, Virginia State, Norfolk, Va., 6 p.m.

Sept. 8, at Liberty, Lynchburg, Va., TBA

Sept. 15, Howard*, Norfolk, Va., 4 p.m.

Sept. 22, at Ohio, Athens, Ohio, TBA

Sept. 29, at South Carolina State*, Orangeburg, S.C., TBA

Oct. 6, Delaware State*, Norfolk, Va., 1 p.m.

Oct. 13, at Hampton*, Hampton, Va., TBA

Oct. 20, at Bethune-Cookman*, Daytona Beach, Fla., TBA

Oct. 27, at North Carolina A&T*, Greensboro, N.C., TBA

Nov. 3, Savannah State* (Homecoming), Norfolk, Va., 2 p.m.

Nov. 10, Morgan State*, Norfolk, Va., 1 p.m.

* - Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game