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Mace & Crown | November 21, 2017

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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

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

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

Roadrunners Ruin Lady Monarchs’ Senior Day

March 5, 2017 |

Michael L. High | Contributing Writer

Loryn Goodwin’s near triple-double helped The University of Texas at San Antonio spoil Old Dominion’s Senior Day with an 81-68 victory over the Lady Monarchs Saturday at The Ted.

Jennie Simms led ODU (16-13, 11-7 C-USA) … Read More

Monarchs Win Fourth Straight on Senior Night

February 26, 2017 |

Brittany Reigelsperger Contributing Writer

Monarch fans filled The Ted Saturday night to watch the Old Dominion men’s basketball team (18-10, 11-5 C-USA) take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers  (13-16, 7-9 C-USA) on Senior Day. ODU seniors Denzell Taylor and Jordan Baker … Read More

Jennie Simms Joins the 2K Point Club

February 25, 2017 |

Harry Howard Jr. Sports Editor

Redshirt senior Jennie Simms became the sixth Lady Monarch to eclipse 2,000 points in her career. The difference between Simms and the other six is that Simms has achieved this mark in just three seasons after transferring from West Virginia … Read More

Monarchs Trample the Herd

February 25, 2017 |

Brittany Reigelsperger Contributing Writer

The Ted Convocation Center filled with excitement as the Old Dominion Monarchs (17-10, 10-5  C-USA) faced off against the Marshall Thundering Herd (15-13, 8-7 C-USA) for the second time this season. ODU lost to Marshall previously this … Read More

Monarchs Put Away 49ers With Second Half Run

February 19, 2017 |

Harry Howard Jr. Sports Editor

ODU finished the game on a 22-2 run to blow out the Charlotte 49ers, 72-48. The 24-point victory was the Monarchs largest margin of the season. Sophomore Ahmad Caver performed well once again scoring 17 points and dishing out eight … Read More

Lady Monarchs Handle Blazers

February 12, 2017 |

Dallas Reid Contributing Writer

After a tough loss against Middle Tennessee, the Lady Monarchs (13-11, 8-5 C-USA) convincingly handled UAB (5-8, 12-12 C-USA), 73-61 Saturday at The Ted. This win pushes ODU into a three-way tie for fourth in the C-USA … Read More

Monarchs Destroy Blazers

February 12, 2017 |

Brittany Reigelsperger

Contributing Writer

On the road,  the Monarchs (15-10, 8-5 C-USA) were determined to destroy the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers  (15-11, 8-5 C-USA) in their Saturday night matchup. Their superior effort allowed them to achieve their first win against UAB since moving … Read More

ODU Off-Beat Against Middle Tennessee

February 10, 2017 |

Roberto Castro Contributing Writer

Old Dominion (14-10, 7-5) took on C-USA defending champions Middle Tennessee (21-4, 11-1) at the Murphy Center Complex. It’s always tough to win on the road in conference play, and it looked every bit of that for … Read More

Lady Raiders Run Over Lady Monarchs

February 10, 2017 |

Brittany Reigelsperger Contributing Writer

Tensions were high as the Lady Monarchs (12-11, 7-5 C-USA) took to the court against reigning Conference USA Champions Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders (15-8, 10-2 C-USA) and were taken down by a score of 80-63. The game … Read More

ODU Stunned by FAU at Home

February 5, 2017 |

Roberto Castro

Contributing Writer

The Monarchs, going for a fourth straight win, came to a precipitous halt as the Florida Atlantic Owls rallied in the second half to stun them Saturday night at The Ted.

Both teams entered the game with win streaks … Read More

Lady Monarchs Pummel FAU

February 5, 2017 |

Brittany Reigelsperger

Contributing Writer

On the road this past weekend, the Lady Monarchs (12-10, 7-4 C-USA) extended their winning streak rolling over the Florida Atlantic Owls (4-17, 0-10 C-USA), 93-73.

This was their fourth straight win boosting their Conference USA standing. The … Read More