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Mace & Crown | March 3, 2015

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Ross leads Monarchs to a First Round Victory

March 13, 2012 |

Men’s Basketball defeats Coastal Carolina by two in first round of CIT Written By: Jake Ullrich Assistant Sports Editor It wasn’t exactly the line Richard Ross was averaging this season for the Monarchs, but the redshirt freshman stole the show Tuesday night in the Monarchs 68-66 first round victory over the Chanticleers of Coastal Carolina. […]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

Pull Up J

February 1, 2012 |

Written By: Jake Ullrich Assistant Sports Editor The Murray State Racers have never won a National Championship, unlike six of the eight teams ranked above them in the USA Today Coaches Poll. They don’t have any guaranteed lottery picks like  Kentucky or Ohio State. Nor do they have a coach with the experience of Roy […]Read More

Pull Up J

January 25, 2012 |

Written By: Jake Ullrich Assistant Sports Editor The Old Dominion Monarchs aren’t as talented as they were last year. They don’t have the post presence of Frank Hassell or the ability to run an offense quite as well as Darius James. They’re missing Ben Finney’s energy and Keyon Carter’s shooting. But one thing this team […]Read More

Monarchs’ KB24

January 19, 2012 |

Kent Bazemore leads his Monarchs as a senior Written By: Jake Ullrich Assistant Sports Editor Kent Bazemore finished the pre-season scrimmage with six assists and one turnover. Most players and coaches would happily take a 6:1 ratio of assists to turnovers, but Bazemore and coach Taylor aren’t like most. “I like the six assists,” coach […]Read More

Monarchs Come Up Short in Conference Home Opener

January 6, 2012 |

Old Dominion with much to improve on for upcoming CAA Season Written By: Jake Ullrich Assistant Sports Editor The Monarchs played most of the second half looking for a spark. They continued to knock at George Mason’s lead, at one point even having the ball only down two. They needed a hard drive for an […]Read More

Men’s Soccer With Much to Build On

December 13, 2011 |

Future Remains Bright as Ever Written By: Jake Ullrich Assistant Sports Editor It was Oct. 22 and the Monarchs had just beaten Hofstra 4-1 at the ODU soccer complex. Yannick Smith had scored one of his 16 goals and Tim Hopkinson had three assists. It was the Monarchs seventh straight win and they were in […]Read More

The First and Last Fall to Francoz

November 19, 2011 |

Old Dominion Wins 5-4 on PKs to Advance to NCAA Second Round Written By: Jake Ullrich Assistant Sports Editor Photo Credit: ODUsports.com Most times, goalkeepers make their names in penalty kick shootouts by making a decisive save. They come up big with a save or two to ensure a victory for their team. Well, Victor […]Read More

ODU Falls Short in CAA Championship Game

November 16, 2011 |

An Own Goal is the Demise as the Monarchs Lose 2-1 Written By: Jake Ullrich Assistant Sports Editor The beauty of sports is the incredible extremes a player’s emotion can range from. From the glory of victory to the agony of defeat, players can experience amazing shifts in their mood. Sunday afternoon, the Monarchs felt […]Read More

Pull Up J

November 16, 2011 |

Written By: Jake Ullrich Assistant Sports Editor I wrote this column as soon as the Penn State scandal came about, so I apologize for the timeliness of it, but I felt I wanted to get my opinion of it out. All of Penn State should be embarrassed with itself. Whether it’s the Athletic Director, Defensive […]Read More

ODU Clinch Final Berth with 5-3 Win

November 16, 2011 |

Hopkinson’s Two Goals lead the Monarchs’ to the Final Written By: Jake Ullrich Assistant Sports Editor When one usually thinks of a semi-final match, they think defense and a tight, close game. It wasn’t exactly that Friday night for the Monarchs, but in the end, they won and moved on to the CAA finals with […]Read More

ODU drops two valuable points in season finale

November 9, 2011 |

A Late Goal Spoils ODU’s Seniors Dream Night Written By: Jake Ullrich Assistant Sports Editor A 77-minute Ken Tribbett goal cancelled out an earlier Yannick Smith goal and the Monarchs were only held to a draw in their regular season finale. Smith scored his sixteenth goal of the season in the 58 minute and it […]Read More

Pull Up J

November 2, 2011 |

Written By: Jake Ullrich Assistant Sports Editor Go ahead and tell me again how bad this World Series was going to be. Remind me that there wasn’t a big market team, that these teams didn’t have diehard fans and people only care when the Yankees, Phillies or Red Sox are in it. Tell me that […]Read More