NORFOLK, Va. - Let me begin by stating the obvious. Old Dominion's stunning, 49-35, football victory over 13th-ranked Virginia Tech Saturday night was the biggest sports triumph in school history. And by that, I mean the biggest victory in any sport. Others may disagree and say it was the 1975 Division II national basketball championship. There were the three national titles won by the Lady Monarch basketball team. And who can forget the ODU basketball victory over No. 1 DePaul? But football is the big dog in college athletics and for the first time in its football history, ODU landed a blow worthy of national attention. ODU joins Appalachian State (remember App State's upset at Michigan?) as a giant killer. ESPN reported that this was the biggest upset of an ACC team, based on the point spread, in 40 years. And ODU won in dominant fashion. Every time the Hokies punched the Monarchs, ODU punched back. Toward the end of the fourth quarter, it was clear that ODU had worn the Hokies down. Think about that. ODU wore down the team from a program that has been to 25 consecutive bowl games and won 14 in a row over archrival Virginia. ODU was the second trending topic on Twitter much of Saturday night and the Monarchs were all over national TV as pundits expounded to how a relatively unknown, winless mid-major managed to pound the Hokies. And pound they did -- ODU rolled to 632 yards, the most ever surrendered by Tech in Bud Foster's 24 years as the school's legendary defensive coordinator. Trying to encapsulate the emotion as the seconds ticked away is difficult for me to because I'm not unbiased. I admire and like the people at Virginia Tech, who do things the right way. I have dear friends there. But I was rooting for ODU. The school not only feeds my family, ODU is my alma mater. As students stormed the field and celebrated wildly with the team, I shared
Old Dominion registered its biggest win in program history, stunning No. 10 Virginia Tech, 49-35, on Saturday afternoon at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium.
In the Conference USA opener, the Old Dominion women's soccer team's (3-4-2, 0-1-0 C-USA) comeback fell short in overtime at LA Tech (8-3-0, 1-1-0 C-USA) by a 3-2 score on Friday night at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex.
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The No. 11 Old Dominion field hockey team had its season-opening, seven-game winning streak snapped by No. 2 UConn, falling to the Huskies, 4-2, on Friday evening at the L.R. Hill Sports Complex.
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NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion (4-2-1, 2-0-0) men's soccer team welcomes South Carolina (2-4-0, 0-1-0 C-USA) to the ODU Soccer Complex on Sunday at 2 p.m. for a league match.
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Old Dominion field hockey head coach Andrew Griffiths said his recent brush with death ‘was the best thing that ever happened to me.'
NORFOLK, Va. -- Monarch fans received their first look into Lala Land last Thursday. Elijah Davis, or more commonly known by his childhood nickname Lala, exploded for 63 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries against Charlotte in his ODU debut. With ODU's deep stable of running backs, the early of emergence of Davis may have come as a surpise. Even for Lala, himself. Davis was expecting to play just one play last Thursday. "My play was the third play of the game and that was the only play I was expecting," said Davis. That play was a 5-yard run on a 3rd-and-9 on the Monarchs' opening drive. "After that play, when they called my name, I just went out and did my job." The next time he touched the ball was in the second quarter, when he bursted for a 15-yard run up the middle. Jolting life into the ODU ground game, the coaching staff stuck with him and, on the next drive, he broke a 20-yarder, bouncing off of would-be tacklers, for his first career touchdown. "I was excited, but I was humbled," said Davis about his breakout performance. "I know there's plenty more times ahead and that I need to keep getting better." Despite running for a Virginia state-record 6,690 yards in his high school career at Heritage High School in Lynchburg, including a nation-high 3,670 yards as a senior, Davis was rated as a three-star recruit and the 97th-best running back in the country, according to 247 Sports. Old Dominion recruited him from the get-go and a strong connection was established. "It just felt like home. They treated me right," said Davis. "And when I got here, I got the same effect. Everything was just real. They were upfront with it." Virginia Tech, who the Monarchs host on Saturday, and West Virginia entered the process late, but Davis' decision was set in stone. "I was Old Dominion all the way," said Davis. Even with his gaudy high school statistics, D
RICHMOND, Va. – The No. 20 Old Dominion (4-2-1, 2-0-0 C-USA) men's soccer team fell to VCU (4-3-0, 0-0-0 A10) on the road, 4-0 on Wednesday night.
The Old Dominion women's soccer team (3-3-2, 0-0-0 C-USA) travels to the Lady Techster Soccer Complex for a Friday, Sept. 21 match against LA Tech (7-3-0, 0-1-0 C-USA) at 8:00 p.m. EST. On Monday, Sept. 24, ODU will host Charlotte (4-3-0, 0-0-0 C-USA) for a 4:00 p.m. start at the ODU Soccer Complex. Both games will air live on C-USA TV.