The cross-the-river rivals are getting ready. The fans, from both sides of the James River, are ready. It’s time for the annual “Battle of the Bay” football smash-up between the Spartans and the Pirates . . . that’s right Norfolk State University versus Hampton University.
The NSU Spartans take on the Hampton Pirates on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m., in William “Dick” Price Stadium. It is the 53rd all-time meeting between the two teams. NSU is leading the series with 26 wins to Hampton’s 25, and the teams ended one game in a tie. Saturday’s game is the first home game of the year for the Spartans and also Head Coach Latrell Scott’s first game before the home crowd. Get tickets online at NSUSpartansTickets.com or at the NSU Ticket Office from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.