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Mace & Crown | March 5, 2015

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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 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

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

ODU Home Jerseys Stolen

January 24, 2012 |

Written By: Matthew McCracken Sports Editor ODU men’s basketball home jerseys were stolen over the weekend at the TED Constant Convocation Center.  Known for wearing white at home, having promotions such as “white out the TED”, the Monarchs are forced to wear their blue jerseys at home.  Police are investigating the crime, reviewing the TED’s […]Read More

Lady Monarchs Diminish in Second Half

January 19, 2012 |

ODU lead at halftime erased only scoring 22 points in second half Written By: Matthew McCracken Sports Editor Three players from Hofstra (13-3, 5-0) including junior Shante Evans and seniors Nicole Capurso and Marie Malone scored twenty points or more, leading the Pride to a comfortable 81-68 victory of the Old Dominion Lady Monarchs (5-12, […]Read More

Old Dominion Athletics Top-20 in the Nation

January 19, 2012 |

Monarchs ranked 15th in Learfield Sports Director Cup Written By: Matthew McCracken Sports Editor It wasn’t just the temperature that was rising around Virginia in the autumn of 2011, it was the performances of Old Dominion Athletics. Because of the success in Fall 2011, Old Dominion is being recognized in the Learfield Sports Director Cup […]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