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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 … 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 … 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 … 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

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 … 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, … 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 … 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