Time for another round of Behind Enemy Lines, where we take a look at what the opposition media is saying about UB's next game. I, for on, will be glad to get on to conference games, both because I'm more familiar with MAC media outlets, and because familiar opponents will have more to say.
As it stands this week, there's not a whole lot of press covering Norfolk State, and even fewer who don't take a long, hard look at VT, UVA, ODU, and JMU before getting to the Spartans. This problem is further compacted by the fact that the NSU student newspaper seems to create no original content and just grift stories off the NSU athletics website and the AP.
In this small selection, we've got the usual preview materials from NSU Athletics, a TV report, and a couple of pieces from The Hampton Roads Pilot.
Despite slow start, Spartans stay confident | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
Win or lose once more before the league opener against Morgan State, players and coaches believe the early-season adversity will make them stronger in the long run.
At NSU, defense takes offense to the doubters | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
Conference affiliation has a lot to do with our opinions, sight unseen, of college football teams. But sometimes, casual perceptions can be skewed, as in the case of Norfolk State - its defense, at any rate.