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Mace & Crown | March 4, 2015

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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 of Super Bowl 42.  The reception that went down in NFL history and gave quarterback […]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 me is if you told me we had 25 turnovers and only lost by 13 […]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?  Why do I have to take a final exam to prove the grade I have […]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 thinking was thrown out the window after the Players’ Association of the NBA denied a […]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 the first round of NCAA FCS Championships 35-18.  The sold-out crowd of 19,818 witnessed Heinicke […]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: Old Dominion Monarchs (2-1) picked up their second consecutive win of the season after holding the Howard University Bison (1-2) to 23 points in the second half.  Monarchs held the Bison to 34.1 percent from the field […]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 (4-6, 2-5) Saturday at Zable Stadium. “It was more of just preparation in the film […]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 tenacious defense of Old Dominion (8-2, 5-2) secured the 42-28 victory over the University of […]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 fear, Matt McCracken is here for you.  I’ve been around this campus for almost four […]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 been injured since training camp, Cooley ended his seventh season with the Redskins early.  He […]Read More


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 neighborhood surrounding Old Dominion University. At approximately 3 a.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of Jamestown Crescent, […]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 in a bucket after the ball ricocheted off the backboard, Howard and the Bulldogs went […]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 the Tank. We won the CAA Tournament on the backs of these three basketball players.  […]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 by three with a 1:07 left in the game.  The Tigers’ quarterback, Grant Enders, comes […]Read More