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Mace & Crown | March 4, 2015

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Derek Jeter: A career to remember

October 1, 2014 | 1

I’d like to preface this by saying that I am a diehard Boston Red Sox fan. I spent my summers in either Boston or somewhere in Massachusetts; listening to all the stories about the past Red Sox teams. I cherish those memories. I cherish the Red Sox like a member of my family, as my […]Read More

Bid adieu to number two: Derek Jeter calls it quits

October 1, 2014 |

To me, a 21-year-old, Derek Jeter is synonymous with Yankees baseball. By the time I was competent enough to understand the game of baseball, I grew a strong allegiance with the Yankees and their young charismatic shortstop. So, when “Jeet” dropped the news in March that he was hanging up his Jordan brand cleats at […]Read More

Beltway Baseball: New Territory for Area Teams

September 24, 2014 |

For most residents of the Maryland-D.C.-Virginia area, this time of year means one thing—football; namely the Ravens and the Redskins. However, this year, the immense success of the beltway area’s baseball teams has fans from Ocean City to Ocean View brimming with enthusiasm. The area is home to both the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington […]Read More

Roadrunners Blank Monarchs

April 23, 2014 |

On a cold and windy Thursday night at the Bud Metheny Complex, Old Dominion baseball (22-16) began their three game set against the University of Texas San Antonio (26-12). The impact of the cold weather was clear from the start as the monarchs did not play their usual mistake-free baseball, and couldn’t get their bats […]Read More

W&M Tribe No Match for Monarchs

April 9, 2014 |

Monarchs Put On Offensive Show, Beat William & Mary by Fifteen The rout was on Wednesday as the Old Dominion University baseball Monarchs’ offensive attack made easy work of the William and Mary Tribe, defeating them 20-5 at Bud Metheny Stadium. In a game where every Monarch starter recorded at least one hit, P.J. Higgins, […]Read More

Yarbrough Goes Eight In Victory

April 2, 2014 |

Old Dominion University’s Monarch Baseball is fresh off its first ever Conference USA series victory against Louisiana Tech. The team carried that momentum into Friday’s’ game against the Charlotte 49ers. The Monarchs (15-10) took the lead in the first and never let up, getting a 7-2 victory against the 49ers (5-16-1). ODU has won four […]Read More

Monarchs Split

March 5, 2014 |

Old Dominion baseball (7-4) took on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in a Saturday afternoon double header. The cold weather is still affecting the monarchs as their Friday matchup was postponed due to wind and cold temperatures. So, the Monarchs played back to back games at the Bud Metheny complex starting at 1 pm. The Monarchs […]Read More

Monarchs Enter First Season of Conference USA Play.

February 10, 2014 |

Old Dominion Monarchs baseball is coming off a very promising 30-win season. Coach Chris Finwood and his team look to improve upon that success as they enter their very first season of Conference USA play. They will do so with an older veteran team and the help of a strong freshman class. “We are feeling […]Read More

Waiting to Progress and Feelings of Hopelessness

February 10, 2014 |

Isn’t it easy to become irritated after hearing and or reading about others’ successes, moves leading to big-time opportunity or someone taking up space in a spot that maybe you feel you’re deserving of? Sure, such displays of annoyance will, most likely, result in someone saying, “Ooh, somebody’s jealous!” But evoking feelings of that nature […]Read More

Evil Empire Strikes Back

January 29, 2014 |

I have been a Yankees fan ever since I can remember. It was rather inherited. I got the passion for the “Bronx Bombers” from my uncle at an early age. The past four seasons have not been the best for Yankees fans. Following the thrilling conclusion to the 2009 World Series crown (pure awesomeness and […]Read More


August 27, 2013 |

Thrilling 2013 NBA Finals Comes To a Conclusion, Heat Win in 7 Whether you’re the casual basketball fan, or the type of person who cant wait until the basketball season is over so its “closer” to football season, everyone can agree that this season in the NBA was unforgettable.  The 2013 playoffs saw the likes […]Read More

Old Dominion Defeats Richmond

April 17, 2013 |

The Monarchs gain fourth straight win It was a beautiful day at Bud Metheny Baseball Complex when the Old Dominion Monarchs (17-14) defeated the Richmond Spiders (21-10) 7-4. This game marks the fourth straight win for the Monarchs, who swept James Madison University this past weekend.  Old Dominion continues to gain confidence with every win […]Read More

Watch Out for the Other Verlander

April 3, 2013 |

This season Ben Verlander is batting .443 with 15 RBIs and eight homeruns The last name Verlander should ring a bell for anyone who follows baseball.  Major League Baseball fans immediately think of Justin Verlander, superstar pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. Well, there’s another Verlander who is beginning to receive a lot of notability for […]Read More