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De ja vu of Super Bowl 42

February 1, 2012 |

New England Patriots and New York Giants meet up in Super Bowl 46

Written By: Matthew McCracken

Sports Editor

ESPN will be playing the replay over and over all week long, the catch that led to the game winning score … Read More

Monarchs’ four game win streak snapped against Rams

January 25, 2012 |

Written By: Matthew McCracken

Sports Editor

Old Dominion (11-9, 6-2) turned the ball over 25 times with only nine assists against the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams (15-5, 6-2), losing 61-48 in Richmond on Sat.

“The thing that is ironic to … Read More

Release the Cracken

December 7, 2011 |

Teachers: Help us, Help you in Spring 2012

Written By: Matthew McCracken

Sports Editor

As we all are nose deep in our textbooks in the new learning commons, I’m sitting here thinking why it even has to be this way?  … Read More

Let the Games Begin

December 7, 2011 |

NBA season set to start Dec. 25

Written By: Matthew McCracken

Sports Editor

While the NFL has been in action for so long it seems as if there wasn’t a lockout, the NBA decided to take a different route.  Wishful … Read More

Tunnel Vision

November 26, 2011 |

Monarchs stay focused through a 35-18 victory over city rival Norfolk State

Written By: Matthew McCracken

Sports Editor

Behind true freshman Taylor Heinicke’s arm, who threw for five touchdowns, the Old Dominion Monarchs (10-2) defeated Norfolk State Spartans (9-3) in … Read More

Monarch’s defensive ability pushes them past Howard

November 18, 2011 |

Old Dominion comes from behind to defeat Howard 53-43

Written By: Matthew McCracken

Sports Editor

Photo Credit: ODUsports.com

Old Dominion Monarchs (2-1) picked up their second consecutive win of the season after holding the Howard University Bison (1-2) to 23 … Read More

Monarch’s Persevere Over the Tribe in Williamsburg

November 16, 2011 |

ODU’s Final regular season win clinches them a playoff spot 

Written By: Matthew McCracken

Sports Editor

Two late interceptions by Monarchs’ freshman cornerback Eriq Lewis sealed the 35-31 victory for Old Dominion (9-2, 6-2) over the William and Mary Tribe … Read More

Monarchs’ Reign flushes Spiders down the drain

November 9, 2011 |

ODU wins their fifth CAA Conference game against the University of Richmond

Written By: Matthew McCracken

Sports Editor

Antonio Vaughn’s one yard touchdown catch gave the Monarchs the lead, Colby Coodwyn’s nine yard run allowed them breathing room, and the … Read More

Release the Cracken

November 9, 2011 |

Written By: Matthew McCracken

Sports Editor

Are you a freshman?  Are you tired of getting looks from upper classmen?  Are you tired of the snickering going on behind your back as you rush to your 8 a.m. class?  Have no … Read More

Release the Cracken

November 2, 2011 |

Chris Cooley, Its been fun

Written By: Matthew McCracken

Sports Editor

In a recent interview, Chris Cooley told reporters that his season-ending injuries are a result of the NFL Lockout.  Having a broken finger along with a knee that has … Read More

ODU STUDENT ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO LARCHMONT BURGLARIES

October 26, 2011 |

Written By: David Bakhshaee, News Editor

A student at Old Dominion University, and member of Theta Chi fraternity, Matthew John Blaszak, was arrested on Saturday, Oct. 15 in connection to a string of burglaries in the Larchmont … Read More

Clean Shaven: Pre-season preview of the Monarch Men’s Basketball team

October 26, 2011 |

Old faces, New faces, Same reputation

Written By: Matthew McCracken

Sports Editor

The right hand of Butler’s Matt Howard knocked Old Dominion, CAA champions and ninth seed of the NCAA Tournament, out of the Madness of March last season. Tipping … Read More

Release the Cracken

October 19, 2011 |

Off Year for Basketball? Not our Monarchs

Written By: Matthew McCracken

Sports Editor

We’ve lost Darius James at the point guard position.  We’ve lost Ben Finney, the heart and soul of our team.  We’ve lost Frank Hassell, better known as Frank … Read More

Lion’s Den Not Enough to Rattle the Tigers’ Cage

October 19, 2011 |

Monarchs fall short of victory in a nail biter to the Towson Tigers

Written By: Matthew McCracken

Sports Editor

Fourth and 29 from their own 37 yard line, the Towson Tigers are out of time-outs and the Monarchs are leading … Read More