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Mace & Crown | March 25, 2017

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Football Archives * Page 2 of 3 * Mace & Crown

The Rebirth of Foreman Field

June 21, 2016 |

Harry Howard Jr Sports Editor

On June 9, Old Dominion University’s Board of Visitors approved a plan to rebuild Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium, originally built in 1936. The stadium currently holds only 20,118 fans, and is one of the … Read More

ODU Football Takes Down UTEP, 31-21

November 15, 2015 |

Matt O’Brien Sports Editor

ODU Football is one game closer to being bowl eligible as they secured their fifth win of the season 31-21 over the UTEP Miners. The victory came on the heels … Read More

Ray Lawry Becomes Monarchs First Ever 1000 Yard Rusher

November 15, 2015 |

Charles Sims Contributing writer

Having posted 1128 total rushing yards while averaging just under six yards per carry and 11 total touchdowns this season, there is no question that Old Dominion University’s Ray Lawry … Read More

Monarchs Take Homecoming Win over UNC Charlotte

October 18, 2015 |

Alexander Brooks Staff Writer

At Old Dominion’s campus the buzz of homecoming was in the air. The Monarchs had won their first two games before falling short on the next three. They were looking … Read More

Tale of Two Struggling Teams: Charlotte at Old Dominion

October 4, 2015 |

Benjamin DeRonde

Contributing Writer

After another disappointing loss against Marshall University, the Old Dominion Monarchs will face University of North Carolina Charlotte 49ers in … Read More

Monarch Football fall short in 34-17 Loss to N.C. State

September 20, 2015 |

By Alexander Brooks Staff Writer

The Old Dominion Monarchs hosted the North Carolina State Wolfpack in, arguably, the biggest game in S.B. Ballard Stadium history. This was Old Dominion’s chance to show the world … Read More

Shuler Bentley Looks to Write His Own Legacy as Quarterback

September 19, 2015 |

Matt O’Brien Sports Editor

Old Dominion University has one of the newer football programs in the country. Since its rebirth in 2008 the program has been headlined by star quarterback Taylor Heinicke, who has … Read More

Lawry Leads Monarch Football to Victory Over Norfolk State

September 13, 2015 |

By Alex Brooks Staff Writer

Norfolk, VA—The Old Dominion Monarchs (2-0) faced off against their across town foes, the Norfolk State Spartans (0-2) in a battle of the 757’s. With the Monarchs coming off … Read More

The Battle for Norfolk: Monarchs vs Spartans

September 8, 2015 |

By De’Andre Taylor Contributing Writer

On Saturday, September 12, the Old Dominion Monarchs will face off against their hometown rivals, the Norfolk State Spartans, for the battle of Norfolk.

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Heinicke Plays First NFL Game

August 28, 2015 |

By Alex Brooks Staff Writer

CANTON, Ohio — On a beautiful night at the birthplace of football, Old Dominion graduate and star quarterback Taylor Heinicke made his NFL debut on the biggest stage. The … Read More

Meet the 49ers: ODU plays Charlotte in Week 7

April 19, 2015 |

By Nate Budryk

Sports Editor

In week seven of the 2015 football season, the Old Dominion University Monarchs will play its second opponent of the season who recently made the jump from FCS to FBS. Two weeks … Read More

Monarch Football plays Marshall in week 5

April 12, 2015 |

By Nate Budryk

Sports Editor


The Marshall Thundering Herd is coming off one of its best seasons in program history. They averaged the third-most points per game in the nation, and allowed the 18th fewest. They were also 8th in the country in rushing … Read More

Meet the Wolfpack: A Look at ODU Football’s Week 4 Opponent

March 29, 2015 |

By Nate Budryk

Sports Editor

One year ago, the Old Dominion football Monarchs played their first ever game against an FBS opponent as a full-fledged member of the Football Bowl Subdivision and Conference USA. The team they played was the Wolfpack of … Read More

Low and Behold: The New Battle of the Bay? Norfolk State Will Visit S.B. Ballard Stadium

March 7, 2015 |

By: Mitchell Brown

Senior Writer

It’s been a long four years since Norfolk State took Brambleton Avenue all the way to Hampton Boulevard and made the left on to 49th  Street to face the Monarchs, but on Nov.12, 2015, a rivalry will … Read More

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 … Read More

A Win for ODU’s Athletic Program- Amended Bill Allows ODU to Remain in FBS

January 24, 2015 |

By Jasmine Blackwell Senior Writer

Most college students around the country have the same questions about the numerous student fees that are tacked onto tuition costs at universities.  Where are all of these student fees coming from?  What exactly am I … Read More