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  • ODU rewards raucous crowd with rout of Louisiana Tech

     ODU rewards raucous crowd with rout of Louisiana Tech
    NORFOLK — Their home winning streak at a calendar year and counting, Old Dominion's Monarchs are accustomed to battering opponents at the Ted Constant Center. Indeed, this stretch includes a baker's dozen victories by double-figure margins. But...
  • Big second half carries Old Dominion past Southern Miss 64-38

    Big second half carries Old Dominion past Southern Miss 64-38
    NORFOLK — During Old Dominion's .500 slog over the past month, Coach Jeff Jones lamented his team's defensive inconsistency and accompanying inability to generate transition points and easy baskets. Jones' concerns were manifest for the first 22...
  • Sports TV and radio: Saturday's 2/21 log (updated Friday AM)

    8:30 a.m.    Highlights: North Carolina basketball, then Rutgers at 9.--MASN 9 a.m.    Football: NFL combine (RBs, QBs and WRs).--NFL Net. 9 a.m.    Talk: Sports Highlights (d.; on Cox cable channel 47 and Verizon FiOs 17 in Newport News and nnpstv....
  • ODU aims to tighten defense in Conference USA stretch run

    ODU aims to tighten defense in Conference USA stretch run
    Old Dominion already equaled last season's win total, and a 20-win season appears well within reach, with a minimum of seven games remaining. But Coach Jeff Jones has said for weeks that something is missing, that the Monarchs' defensive focus wavers....
  • ODU's Simms demonstrates breakout potential as a sophomore

    ODU's Simms demonstrates breakout potential as a sophomore
    Among Jennie Simms' numerous adjustments during her breakout first season at Old Dominion is a mouthguard. She caught an elbow that loosened two teeth midway through the second half of last Saturday's win against Texas-El Paso. There was the initial...
  • Wednesday's multi-sport college and local roundup: Charlotte hires women's volleyball coach from Hampton University

    COLLEGES: Women’s volleyball: Karen Weatherington, who coached Hampton University to back-to-back Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament titles and NCAA tournament berths, was hired by Charlotte. Assistant Janay Yancey will serve as HU&...
  • Extras, leftovers from NCAA legislation story

    Extras, leftovers from NCAA legislation story
    There was plenty that I didn’t include in Sunday’s story about recent NCAA legislation and its possible effects on local schools and conferences outside the Power 5, largely for space limitations in print and to prevent readers’ eyes...
  • Outside of Power 5 conferences, mixed reaction to NCAA legislation on extra benefits

    Outside of Power 5 conferences, mixed reaction to NCAA legislation on extra benefits
    Tom Yeager witnessed major college conferences enact historic legislation that will allow schools to provide extra benefits to scholarship athletes. When voting concluded at last month's NCAA convention, he and many others couldn't help but think: Now...
  • Rookie Sidney Rivera looking to beat the odds, earn spot with Orlando City

    Rookie Sidney Rivera looking to beat the odds, earn spot with Orlando City
    With two games left in the regular season of his senior year at Old Dominion, Sidney Rivera's dream of playing professional soccer felt out of reach. The 6-foot-2 striker had managed just one goal in four starts for the Monarchs through the first two...
  • Marshall showdown with Purdue pushed back 1 day for TV

    Marshall University's historic football showdown with Purdue has been rescheduled to Sept. 6, a Sunday. Originally scheduled one day earlier, the game has been rescheduled by Conference USA for national television. Purdue's visit to Marshall will mark...
  • State's top basketball teams hurting as postseason beckons

     State's top basketball teams hurting as postseason beckons
    As Hampton Roads auditions its weather for Winter Olympics consideration — speedskating on Lake Maury? Alpine skiing at Mount Trashmore? — we welcome you to the walking-wounded stage of the state's college basketball regular season....