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Meet the Eagles- a look at ODU’s first opponent of the year

February 15, 2015 | 1

By: Alex Brooks Contributing Writer Old Dominion’s football schedule for 2015 was released just a few weeks ago, and it’s time to delve a little deeper into each opponent. For the next 12 weeks, the Mace and Crown will break down the teams on ODU’s football schedule, giving fans some important information and fun facts […]Read More

ODU Football Fights Off Power Five Schools; Sign 25 Total in 2015

February 8, 2015 |

By: Mitchell Brown Senior Writer Like the current state of the Old Dominion campus, the football Monarchs are undergoing a facelift. With the departures of program pioneers Taylor Heinicke and Antonio Vaughan, head coach Bobby Wilder and the coaching staff rolled up their sleeves and hit the recruiting trail. The Monarchs were able to sign […]Read More

Monarchs, Burden Part Ways

February 8, 2015 |

By Jasmine Blackwell Senior Writer Old Dominion University’s football program has lost an original member of the coaching staff, Zohn Burden, who has been hired by Virginia Tech as a wide receivers coach. “We appreciate the efforts of Coach Burden with our football program. Zohn helped start our program back in 2007 as one of […]Read More

2015 ODU Football Schedule Released

February 8, 2015 |

By De’Andre Taylor Contributing Writer The ODU football schedule has been released as the Monarchs continue to prepare for the 2015 season,which begins in September. This will be the second year for the Monarchs playing in the FBS. Get your ODU gear ready for an exciting home opener when the Monarchs will face off against […]Read More

Bad Play Call or Lack of Execution?

February 8, 2015 |

By Alex Brooks The interception seen around the world.  The interception thrown in Super Bowl XLIX by the Seattle Seahawks’ head man, Russell Wilson, may have been one of the most deflating plays to ever happen to a fan base. With 20 seconds left in the biggest game on earth, Wilson dropped back for a […]Read More

Op-Ed: Ray Rice reinstated, what does it mean?

December 11, 2014 |

On Nov. 28, Ray Rice won his appeal to be reinstated into the NFL. This comes just two months after the NFL took a “stern” stance on the issue of domestic violence. The indefinite suspension was their rebuttal to their suspension of two games issued on July 24.  The graphic video of Ray Rice knocking […]Read More

Are the tides turning in Virginia football?

December 10, 2014 | 8

There are two schools known for their football programs in the state of Virginia. The first one is Virginia Tech, with their rich history of being the top dog for recruits wanting to play football in Virginia. The other school is the University of Virginia, a team that hasn’t had has a losing season six […]Read More

Thanksgiving football: a tradition within a tradition

November 26, 2014 |

Nate Budryk Sports Editor This Thanksgiving, as you induce yourself into a voluntary tryptophan coma, football will be the backdrop as it always has been. Again, the NFL will present America’s turkey and sports-loving masses with a superb slate of division games, the perfect post-gorging activity. CHICAGO @ DETROIT The much-maligned Chicago Bears (5-6) are […]Read More

Taylor Heinicke: From FCS to NFL?

November 19, 2014 | 1

Taylor Heinicke is a big name around the Norfolk area but recently his name has started to resonate with NFL scouts. This 6’ 1’’ 21 year old QB is starting to move his analysts’ draft boards. Heinicke has a track record of over 14,000 passing yards, 127 passing touchdowns, over 1300 yards rushing and 22 […]Read More

#24 ODU’s superhero

November 12, 2014 |

Felltone Misher catches unbelievable interception with seconds to spare “What a Homecoming” fans exclaimed as they exited S.B. Ballard Stadium into the crisp November night. The 40th straight sellout crowd was in for a treat. The Old Dominion Monarchs were back after not playing a home game in 35 days. Ask any Monarch fan at […]Read More

Photo Gallery: ODU Football vs. FIU

November 8, 2014 |

[gallery ids="11988,11989,11990,11991,11992,11993,11994,11995,11996,11997,11998,11999,12000,12001,12002"] For more photos, please visit: Photos by Josh Boone, Joshua Caudell, Taylor Nguyen, Lex Selig and Zach ChavisRead More

Antonio Vaughan leaving behind a Record-Setting trail

November 5, 2014 | 1

Senior wide receiver Antonio Vaughan has been a part of every step for the Old Dominion Monarchs on their way to Conference USA football. Vaughan, a North Carolina native, felt the Monarchs were a perfect fit for him early on in the recruiting process. “From the beginning of the process talking to coach Wilder and […]Read More

Washington’s quarterback non-troversy

October 29, 2014 |

By Alex Brooks Contributing Writer The Redskins quarterback controversy is very simple to understand.  There isn’t one. Colt McCoy took over the starting quarterback position midway through the game against the Tennessee Titans last week.  He took the position away from Kirk Cousins, an early-round pick who was thought to be an ideal stand-in for […]Read More

Percy Harvin: A Double Edged Sword

October 28, 2014 |

DeAndre Taylor Staff Writer Percy Harvin, a Chesapeake native, was supposed to be the Seattle Seahawks most talented receiver, but with a history of anger issues, he has failed to live up to the hype.  Last week he was traded from the defending champion Seattle Seahawks to the New York Jets. The former first round […]Read More