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Mace & Crown | September 25, 2017

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Down, But Not Out of The Game

August 24, 2017 |

Justin K. Thomas | Contributing Writer

Before attending Old Dominion University and becoming a member of the Women’s Soccer team, Demi Maris of Antwerp, Belgium, was a rising star on her country’s national football team. But while playing, she seriously injured … Read More

New Age of NBA Sponsorships

June 22, 2017 | 2

Jazzmyn Bradley | Contributing Writer

Next season will be a tremendous transition for the NBA, as they begin to implement their new patch advertising program. In April 2016, the NBA officially announced the approval of the pilot program by the league’s … Read More

NBA Dream Draft

June 11, 2017 |

Roberto Castro | Contributing Writer

With the NCAA basketball season and the NBA regular season ending, much fan anticipation has begun to arise over, arguably, one of the most exciting events to occur in NBA post-season. The official 2017 NBA Draft … Read More

ODU Welcomes New Women’s Basketball Head Coach

June 11, 2017 |

“We are thrilled to welcome Nikki McCray-Penson to our ODU and Lady Monarch family,” ODU Athletic Director Dr. Selig said.

This past Wednesday, Old Dominion University Athletics welcomed coach Nikki McCray-Penson to their staff from an applicant pool of more than … Read More

It’s Transfer Season for Monarch Basketball

April 21, 2017 |

Brittany Reigelsperger | Contributing Writer

Even with just two seniors (Jordan Baker and Denzell Taylor) leaving after the 2016-2017 season, Monarch basketball has had a significant roster turnover this off-season. They will welcome two incoming freshmen Marquis Godwin (Hampton, Virginia) and … Read More

Lady Monarch Golf Clinches NCAA Tourney Bid

April 21, 2017 |

Harry Howard Jr. | Sports Editor

For the first time in the program’s 15-year history, the Lady Monarch golf team is going to the big dance. With their performance at the Verandah Club, they were able to win the Conference USA … Read More

2017 NFL Draft Player Rankings

April 21, 2017 | 1

Roberto Castro | Contributing Writer

It’s that time of the year and the NFL Draft is quickly approaching. A lot of buzz is generating around these prospects in the upcoming draft and they’ve seen their stock rise or fall. While it may … Read More

Rondo Partying Like It’s 2012

April 19, 2017 |

Richard Hill | Contributing Writer

If for only one night, Rajon Rondo turned back the clock and reminded us of what he used to be.

Last night’s playoff game between the counter-culture #TNTBulls and dubious 1-Seed Celtics featured many surprising things: Robin … Read More

Simms Taking Her Game to the Next Level

April 15, 2017 |

Harry Howard Jr. | Sports Editor

Lady Monarch guard Jennie Simms was selected as the No. 18 pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft by the Washington Mystics.

“Honestly, it’s a dream come true. They talked to me and told me they were … Read More

ODU Cheer Takes Home NCA Championship

April 8, 2017 | 1

Brittany Reigelsperger | Contributing Writer

The Old Dominion Spirit Squad Cheerleading Team made history on Friday. The team traveled to Daytona Beach, Florida for the two-day competition and returned as the NCA (National Cheerleaders Association) Intermediate All-Girl 1A National Champions.

Head … Read More

NCAA Ends North Carolina Boycott

April 8, 2017 |

Harry Howard Jr. | Sports Editor

North Carolina lawmakers repealed the state’s House Bill 2 after receiving a deadline from the NCAA. The NCAA had already pulled championship events from the states this year and if not for the repeal, NCAA … Read More

Pay for Play: Lady Monarch Tennis Player Holly Hutchinson on Paying Student Athletes

April 1, 2017 |

Holly Hutchinson | Contributing Writer

The life of a student-athlete encompasses every possible challenge life can throw. Most students will tell you how stressful it is to manage work, school and social relationships. However, student-athletes have to split their time due to sporting … Read More

Wilder’s Contract Extended Through 2021

April 1, 2017 |

Harry Howard Jr. | Sports Editor

ODU Football head coach Bobby Wilder won’t be leaving the program anytime soon after signing a five-year contract extension on March 31. The Monarch football team has a record of 67-30 during Wilder’s eight-year tenure and last … Read More

A Look Back and Ahead at Monarch Basketball

March 25, 2017 |

Brittany Reigelsperger | Contributing Writer

The Old Dominion Men’s Basketball (19-12, C-USA 12-6) season ended with a heartbreaking 64-63 lost to Marshall in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Conference USA Tournament. Prior to the season, ODU head coach Jeff Jones said … Read More

Lady Monarchs Drop Conference Opener

March 25, 2017 |

Harry Howard Jr. | Sports Editor

The Lady Monarch lacrosse team opened Atlantic Sun conference play against Jacksonville with 12-7 loss at the L.R. Hill Sports Complex.

“We played a bit messy but overall the effort was awesome. The team really went … Read More

Monarchs Sweep Rice

March 19, 2017 |

Harry Howard Jr. | Sports Editor

In their first Conference USA series of the season, the Monarch baseball team hosted Rice in a three-game series at the Bud Metheney Complex. Due to forecasted rain, they played a doubleheader Friday, winning the first … Read More