| Sep 26, 2014
| 10:38 PM
NORFOLK – Given the perpetual flaws in Old Dominion’s defense, turnovers and special-teams breakdowns are break-out-the-Hazmat-suits toxic. Case in point, Friday night’s 41-28 loss to Middle Tennessee.
Sold out Ballard Stadium,...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 12:57 AM
NORFOLK -- The pattern for Old Dominion football in the first four games went something like this: quick-strike, efficient offense builds early lead; young, undermanned defense shows well to start, but wears down in second half.
Fourth quarters are a...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 4:22 PM
HOUSTON — Old Dominion kept its season of firsts going on Saturday.
Playing its first game in Conference USA, the Monarchs outscored defending league champion Rice 45-42 on a 25-yard field goal by Ricky Segers as time expired at Rice Stadium.
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Big plays and beaucoup yards from Taylor Heinicke have become as common as falling leaves this time of year. But when Old Dominion's quarterback, forever loath to discuss himself, singles out a performance, it carries weight.
In a career filled with...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Football is a hair-on-fire sport. That's how it's played and most certainly how it's processed, by fans and media. Fewer games create higher stakes and more manic reactions.
Why, just last season, folks projected greatness for Florida State redshirt...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 5:07 PM
NORFOLK — As Old Dominion transitioned into the Football Bowl Subdivision a year ago, head coach Bobby Wilder and the staff committed to young players and new recruits. They lived with sometimes painful lessons and unflattering results, knowing...
| Aug 27, 2014
Old Dominion played five Football Bowl Subdivision teams last season, losing four by an average of 30.5 points, exposing epic defensive futility and defeating only hapless Idaho. This year, their first in Conference USA, the Monarchs face 11 FBS programs,...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 3:38 PM
NORFOLK — Ryan Martin, Old Dominion's Director of Sports Performance, is a serious and relentlessly curious advocate for athletes' health and well being.
When an uncommon spate of pulls and tears sidelined ODU football players a couple of years...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 5:51 PM
NORFOLK – Old Dominion's first game as a full-fledged Football Bowl Subdivision team showed much of what the Monarchs demonstrated as an FCS program, while Hampton University had a promising debut under new coach Connell Maynor.
| Aug 31, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Connell Maynor hates losing the way Grover Norquist hates giving money to the government. It hasn’t happened often in his head coaching career, which makes it even less palatable.
Hampton University’s new coach exited S.B. Ballard Stadium...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 2:40 PM
NORFOLK — Bobby Wilder is content with his quarterback and thinks he has a slew of options at the skill positions. But Old Dominion's high-octane, go-go offense is only as good as the offensive line permits.
That's where it gets tricky for the...