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Mace & Crown | March 2, 2015

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Monarchs C-USA Bound: ODU Announces the Move from CAA to C-USA

June 6, 2012 |

After weeks of waffling banter between conference affiliates and school officials, Old Dominion finally accepted the invitation to switch allegiances from the Colonial Athletic Association to the Conference-USA effective July 1, 2013. Many factors attributed to the move including the departures of CAA rival Virginia Commonwealth to the Atlantic 10 and Georgia State to the […]Read More

Monarchs fall to Mercer in Quarterfinals of CIT

March 22, 2012 |

Mercer late run too much for Monarchs to handle Written By: Matthew McCracken Sports Editor Five minutes prior to tip-off in the CIT Quarterfinals against the Mercer Bears, Monarchs’ head coach Blaine Taylor was informed his star senior guard Kent Bazemore was not allowed to play due to a possible conduct issue. “I don’t have […]Read More

Monarchs Fall 68-51 to the Dragons of Drexel

March 6, 2012 |

The Monarchs walked off the court Sunday night the second best team. Poor shooting and turnovers plagued the Monarchs, but ultimately the Dragons staggering defense and impressive play led to a 68-51 defeat for Old Dominion. The team shot a miserable 33.3 percent from the field and an even worse 16.7 percent from three. Kent […]Read More

One Down, Two To Go

March 6, 2012 |

Kent Bazemore was ready to play tonight. After a heartbreaking senior night defeat, the senior reminded the CAA why the Monarchs were back-to-back champions. A dominating performance from Bazemore, the Monarchs cruised to an 88-74 win. The team, who has underperformed to its own high standards this season, was seeded fourth in the tournament, an […]Read More

Monarchs Fall Short of Three-peat against Drexel

March 5, 2012 |

After scoring 88 points in a game, Old Dominion went ice cold in the first half of the semi-finals against Drexel scoring 17 points in the first half.  Drexel, the No. 1 seed, portrayed balanced basketball playing inside out.   The post play of Samme Givens and Daryl McCoy and shooting of Frantz Massenat, Damion Lee, […]Read More

Monarchs Score Season-High Against Delaware

March 5, 2012 |

Despite having won the past two CAA Championships, the Old Dominion Monarchs are ranked No. 4 in the CAA.  Facing No. 5 Delaware in the quarterfinals of the CAA tournament, the Monarchs put on a basketball clinic for fans in attendance.  Scoring 88 points while shooting 46.8 percent from the field, Old Dominion defeated the […]Read More

New Addition to Football Monarchs

February 22, 2012 |

Written By: Matthew McCracken Sports Editor Photo from google.com Old Dominion football adds another coach to their roster with the addition of Bradley Watkins.  Watkins will be overseeing the running backs for the Monarchs.  Watkins began his coaching career as a student assistant at Ohio Northern University helping the defensive line. Graduating from ONU in […]Read More

Behind the Rivalry of ODU and VCU

February 15, 2012 |

Monarchs vs. Rams Written By: Matthew McCracken Sports Editor Men’s basketball between Old Dominion and Virginia Commonwealth University is a match-up that many consider to be the top basketball rivalry in Virginia.  With VCU’s win over ODU this past weekend 68-64, the Rams lead the rivalry with 45 wins while the Monarchs have 42.  But […]Read More

Blue Crush Split

February 1, 2012 |

Gerensulu, Haigh wins highlight split Swim and Dive meet versus Towson Written By: Brian Jerry Staff Writer Swimmers Yesim Giresunlu and Jason Haigh each earned individual victories as Old Dominion split the Monarchs’ swim and dive meet against Towson on senior day Saturday afternoon at J.C. “Scrap” Chandler Pool. The men defeated Towson 182-118 and […]Read More

Redshirted freshman rising amongst the ranks

February 1, 2012 |

Written By: Lucas Morgan Contributing Writer Although an injury kept him sidelined for the first few weeks of the season, Jerome Robinson has quickly shown that he is a threat on the wrestling mat. His first action this season was on Jan. 1 and Jan. 2 in the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tenn. Robinson was […]Read More

Swimming Up Stream

February 1, 2012 |

Junior swimming sensation soaring to new heights Written By: Brian Jerry Staff Writer The swimmers take center stage in unison. In lane four stands 5-feet-7-inch Old Dominion junior Kimberley Rashleigh. Sporting navy blue, the Sydney, Australian native plants her arms forward, ready to jump in the pool. A grind-it-out event like the medley takes strength, stamina, precision […]Read More

A Colonial Collapse

February 1, 2012 |

Tennis Monarchs drop to 0-3 on the year Written By: Brian Jerry Staff Writer Leonardo Lapentti wrapped up the final singles match of the evening, securing a 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 victory over Can Centinel as George Washington defeated Old Dominion University 4-3 in doubles and singles Friday in the Monarchs’ 2012 home opener at the […]Read More

Arni Arnason’s Record-Setting Career at ODU

February 1, 2012 |

Written By: Connie Farmer Staff Writer Arni Arnason, senior on the Old Dominion men’s swim team, enjoyed his last home meet this Saturday, Jan. 28.  A senior day ceremony took place before the event, and afterwards Arnason was asked about his experience at ODU over the last four years. To say that Arnason had a […]Read More

The Man in the Middle

February 1, 2012 |

Written By: Jordan Jones Staff Writer Chris Cooper may seem quiet off the court, but his game speaks volumes as numerous opponents in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) have found out so far this year. The 6-feet9-inch senior is No.1 in the CAA in offensive rebounds, a little over four per game, and leads the […]Read More