| 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...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 3:44 PM
NORFOLK — After again surrendering copious points and yards, one of Old Dominion's defensive priorities was more effective play at linebacker. Venturing south and west, the staff believes it addressed that area.
The Monarchs mined California and...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 4:25 PM
NORFOLK — Old Dominion's offense won't appear markedly different in its first full season as a Football Bowl Subdivision program. Quarterback Taylor Heinicke still will distribute the ball among a slew of playmakers in the Monarchs' go-go, spread...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 3:48 PM
NORFOLK — As Bobby Wilder and the Old Dominion football program again hit the "reset" button, they believe they are closer to fielding a defense that complements quarterback Taylor Heinicke and their go-go offense.
Talent and experience improved,...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Old Dominion assistant football coach Ulrick Edmonds stepped down to take a position at North Carolina State, and the Monarchs moved quickly to replace him with former Connecticut assistant Darrell Perkins.
Edmonds, hired at ODU last December after a...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Quarterback shuffle. At this relatively late date, it's anybody's guess as to who will open the season as Virginia Tech's starting quarterback, but incoming, immediately-eligible transfer Michael Brewer has as good (if not better) a chance as Mark Leal...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Larry Pinkard, Old Dominion's leading receiver last season, was dismissed from the program for a violation of team rules, head coach Bobby Wilder announced Monday.
"We hold our football student-athletes to a very high standard in our program," Wilder...
| 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...