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Mace & Crown | November 25, 2017

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Slow and methodical, ODU wins homecoming

November 6, 2017 |

Kevin Washington | Contributing Writer

20,118 people dressed up in blue and white for the windy and bleak homecoming game this year. However, as cold as it was ODU fans were in full support. The Monarchs made team history as … Read More

Monarch’s Five Game Streak Reveals Flaws In Coaching, Not Players

October 25, 2017 |

Josh Castro | Contributing Writer

What can only be explained as yet another depressing loss for Old Dominion on Oct. 20, signals which we can assume to be everything but a downhill season for the Monarchs. The 2017 season has been … Read More

Monarchs Fall to FAU

October 10, 2017 |

Josh Castro | Contributing Writer

Florida Atlantic’s newest head coach, Lane Kiffin, made quick work of Old Dominion on home turf early Saturday afternoon, decimating ODU 58-28.  Kiffin, who took over FAU’s football program in December of 2016, famously coached the Oakland … Read More

Tech takedown the Monarchs 38-0

September 24, 2017 |

Sports Editor | Brittany Reigelsperger

Saturday, Sept. 24 the Monarchs (2-2) traveled to Blacksburg, Virginia to take on, No.13 in the nation, Virginia Tech (4-0). Unfortunately, this was the second week in a row the Monarchs would not be able to … 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

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

Super Bowl LI

February 5, 2017 |

Harry Howard Jr. Sports Editor

For the fifth time, Tom Brady hoisted the Lombardi Trophy leading the New England Patriots to the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history. A 25-point deficit couldn’t keep the Patriots down as they topped the Falcons 34-28 in … Read More

Super Bowl LI Preview

January 27, 2017 |

Kevin Washington Contributing Writer

On Feb. 5 Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons will step onto the NRG Stadium field against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Houston, Texas. Both teams coasted through the playoffs with fairly dominant performances … Read More

Bowl Mania

December 15, 2016 |

Roberto Castro Contributing Writer

College football has once again lived up to its billing and has not failed to provide us with some of the most intriguing, and improbable outcomes and events that have helped shape the college football landscape. Though … Read More

ODU’s Offensive Firepower Too Much for FAU

November 19, 2016 |

Roberto Castro

Contributing Writer

After a slow start trailing 14-3 in the first quarter, the Old Dominion Monarchs put on an offensive clinic in the second half on the road to defeat the Florida Atlantic Owls 42-24.

The Monarchs (8-3, 6-1 C-USA)  took … Read More

ODU Downs Southern Miss for Fifth Straight Win at Home

November 13, 2016 |

Roberto Castro Contributing Writer

The Monarchs (7-3, 5-1 C-USA) took on the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (5-5, 3-3 C-USA) in a crucial conference game. With a 51-35 win, the Monarchs extended their home winning streak and kept their conference championship hopes … Read More

Monarchs Handle the Herd to Become Bowl Eligible

November 6, 2016 |

Roberto Castro Contributing Writer

The Old Dominion Monarchs (6-3, C-USA 4-1) got some much-needed revenge on Marshall (2-7, C-USA 1-4) thumping them 38-14 under the bright lights at Foreman Field. With the win, the Monarchs became bowl eligible for the first … Read More

Men’s Soccer Clinches C-USA Tournament Berth in 2OT

November 4, 2016 |

Harry Howard Jr. Sports Editor

With a 2-1 overtime win over Florida Atlantic (4-10-1, C-USA 2-6) the Monarchs (5-7-2, C-USA 2-4-1) clinched the final spot in the Conference USA tournament that will take place Nov. 9-13 at Marshall University. After an … Read More

NFL Mishandles Domestic Violence Case

October 23, 2016 |

Kevin Washington Contributing Writer

New York Giants Kicker Josh Brown has come forward and admitted  in detailed documents about how he physically abused his wife. However, the NFL always shies away from making a decision until they have all the details, … Read More

ODU Football Thrashed by C-USA Power WKU

October 23, 2016 |

Roberto Castro Contributing Writer

Old Dominion (4-3, 2-1 C-USA) traveled to Houchens-Smith Stadium in a highly anticipated conference clash against a proven conference champion. After starting the season 1-2 the Monarchs strung together a three-game win streak in which two of those … Read More

Monarchs Two Wins Shy of First Bowl Bid

October 16, 2016 |

Alex Brooks Contributing Writer

The Old Dominion Monarchs have been playing some of their best football in the past few weeks. Amounting win after win, causing them to be atop C-USA. The 4-2 the Monarchs are in a great position to make … Read More