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  • ODU hires Hampton High grad Finwood as its baseball coach

    ODU hires Hampton High grad Finwood as its baseball coach
    Chris Finwood is coming home to lead Old Dominion's baseball program. A 1984 Hampton High graduate, Finwood has coached Western Kentucky the past six seasons, guiding the Hilltoppers to a pair of NCAA tournament appearances and producing 14 Major...
  • Connection with AD lures Finwood home to ODU baseball

    Connection with AD lures Finwood home to ODU baseball
    With a Hampton High diploma, a wife from Newport News and friends throughout the region, Chris Finwood is 757 to the core. But those aren't the ties that lured him home to coach Old Dominion University's baseball team. The decisive connection was ODU...
  • ODU introduces Finwood, dreams of new baseball stadium

    ODU introduces Finwood, dreams of new baseball stadium
    In his office, Old Dominion athletic director Wood Selig has blueprints for a $9-million, 4,000-seat baseball stadium to be built at the Monarchs' current home. In his mind, Selig has visions of a ballpark, also on campus-owned land, but along the...
  • Sun Belt to introduce three new coaches during Media Days

    When the Sun Belt holds its football media days Monday and Tuesday, three coaches will be making their first appearance. Two others will be making their second, as the nine-team conference has seen five coaching changes in the last two seasons....
  • Sun Belt Day One Recap: North Texas coach knows he has work ahead

    The Sun Belt coach with arguably the toughest job ahead of him couldn't be happier to be where he is. "We have a long way to go. The program has been down for a long time," said Dan McCarney, the new coach at North Texas, during his first appearance...
  • Sun Belt teams go a combined 1-8 in opening week of season

     The Sun Belt was a combined 1-8 in the opening week, with the only win coming in a battle of conference teams, with Florida International beating North Texas 41-16.  The rest of the conference had teams playing money games against teams from the...
  • Sun Belt roundup: FIU on a roll

     Most of the Sun Belt is still playing non-conference games this week.  Florida Atlantic (0-2) is at Auburn (2-1) after opening the season at Florida and Michigan State.  The two conference games are Louisiana-Lafayette at red-hot Florida...
  • FAU opens baseball season at Alabama

     FAU’s baseball team will open the season at Alabama Feb. 17, the first time the Owls have to Tuscaloosa since they upset the Crimson Tide in the 2002 NCAA regional to make it to the super regional for the first and only time in program history....
  • Stadium opening draws former prOWLer back to Boca Raton

    Stadium opening draws former prOWLer  back to Boca Raton
       BOCA RATON – Rick “Smitty” Smith expects to shed more than a few tears over the next couple days.  The Florida Atlantic alum and former director of the prOWLers, the university’s student group that supports athletics, is...
  • Pep rally, bonfire draw thousands of FAU students

    BOCA RATON – Usually Florida Atlantic coach Howard Schnellenberger avoids making predictions about games. But Thursday, before the biggest crowd to ever attend a pep rally at FAU, Schnellenberger veered off his usual script. "Sure we are going to win...
  • Owls picked to repeat as Sun Belt East Division champions

    Owls picked to repeat as Sun Belt East Division champions
    With four starters and three key bench players returning, FAU was picked to finish first in the Sun Belt East Division in the coaches' poll released Wednesday as part of the conference's basketball media days. "I think there are a lot of teams that can...