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Lady Monarchs Top Patriots Late

February 1, 2012 |

Written By: Ben Decowski Senior Writer The Old Dominion University Lady Monarchs (7-14, 4-5) defeated the George Mason Patriots (10-10, 4-5) 71-68 in a thriller at the Ted Constant Convocation Center on Jan. 29.  It was a hard fought game that pushed both teams until the final buzzer. The Lady Monarchs fell behind 9-4 early […]Read More

ODU Serves Bison

January 25, 2012 |

Lady Monarchs Defeat Howard University on Opening Day Written By: Ben Decowski Senior Writer Old Dominion University women’s tennis team capped off the start of their 2012 season by defeating Howard University at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center after steamrolling Norfolk State earlier in the day.  The two victories leave the Lady Monarchs at 2-0 after […]Read More

A Fresh New Star

January 19, 2012 |

Freshman Betz-White Quickly Becoming a Big Part of ODU’s Future Written By: Ben Decowski Senior Writer Starting freshman point guard Ashley Betz-White has been the story of the year for the Old Dominion University Lady Monarchs, who have stumbled out of the gates to a 5-11 start.  Standing at 5-feet-3-inches, Betz-White has used her speed […]Read More

A Leader in Lewis

December 7, 2011 |

Tia Lewis Fills the Tough Role as a Leader for the Young Lady Monarchs Written By: Ben Decowski Senior Writer Senior forward Tia Lewis has exemplified exactly what a Lady Monarch should be since she transferred to Old Dominion University from Central Florida in 2008.  She was named to the Colonial Athletic Association All-Tournament Team […]Read More

Long Row to Success

November 16, 2011 |

Rowing Team works hard in the Fall for Spring Championships Written By: Ben Decowski Senior Writer Old Dominion University is known for its dedication to producing excellent sports programs.  From their beloved basketball teams to their upstart football program, the Monarchs have managed to put top-notch teams together year in and year out.  The ODU […]Read More

Lady Monarchs Down Senators

November 9, 2011 |

Ladies Blow Out Senators in Impressive Exhibition Game Written By: Ben Decowski Senior Writer The Old Dominion University Lady Monarchs defeated the Davis and Elkins Senators 93-32 in an exhibition game at the Ted Constant Convocation Center on Nov. 3.  The Lady Monarchs displayed  impressive defense in a game that they controlled from the very […]Read More

ODU Dives into Success

November 2, 2011 |

Swim and Dive Team off to fast start Written By: Ben Decowski Senior Writer The Old Dominion University Men and Women’s Swim and Dive teams have created quite an early splash this year.  Both teams have started out  well with the Men standing at 2-0 and the Women standing at 3-1 since the six month […]Read More

Not 100 Percent, 110 Percent

October 26, 2011 |

Lady Monarchs get ready for New Season with New Head Coach Written By: Ben Decowski Senior Writer The Lady Monarchs have a new leader of their team and she goes by the name of Karen Barefoot.  Coach Barefoot comes to Old Dominion University as a highly decorated head coach, she has won two National Coach […]Read More

Like Father Like Son

October 19, 2011 |

Local Pro’s Son Becoming Star at ODU Written By: Ben Decowski Senior Writer Old Dominion University has an up and coming star in sophomore golfer John Dawson, who just finished tied forseventh at the Joe Agee Invitational.  Golf has always been a part of John Dawson’s life.  “My dad was a local professional in Virginia […]Read More

Good Things Come in Threes

October 5, 2011 |

Lady Monarchs Defeat UNC-W Seahawks 3-2 Written By: Ben Decowski Staff Writer The Lady Monarchs soccer team (5-4-2, 2-0-1) pulled out an exciting 3-2 victory over the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks (2-8, 0-2) on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the ODU Soccer Stadium.  The win was huge for the Lady Monarchs, who now move ahead of Drexel (4-5-2, […]Read More

Impossible to Block

September 28, 2011 |

Monarch Football’s Defensive End Eddie McClam Up Close and Personal Written By: Ben Decowski Staff Writer Eddie McClam is what every coach dreams of in a defensive end.  He stands at six feet and six-inches tall and weighs in at 280 pounds with the build of the Incredible Hulk.  In just two seasons at Old Dominion […]Read More

Hear Them Roar

September 21, 2011 |

Resilient Monarchs Make Hampton Pirates Walk the Plank Written By: Ben Decowski Senior Writer The Old Dominion Monarchs (3-0) defeated the Hampton University Pirates (2-1) 45-42 on Saturday night at Foreman Field.  The win was the eighth straight for the Monarchs, the longest current streak in the Football Championship Subdivision.  “This is probably the biggest […]Read More

Inside the Locker room of the NFL’s AFC

September 14, 2011 |

A look at the American Football Conference Written By: Ben Decowski Senior Writer After 132 miserable days of a grueling lockout that tested the loyalty of fans everywhere while making apparent just how important football is to this country, the NFL season is finally here.  Fans everywhere know that it has been a full-time job […]Read More