| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:01 PM
NORFOLK — One of Old Dominion coach and movie hound Bobby Wilder's favorite flicks is "We Are Marshall," the story of the aftermath of the 1970 plane crash that killed 37 players and 70 members of the Thundering Herd football and athletic family....
| 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.
| Jul 12, 2014
| 12:43 PM
Mike London well remembers his football playing days on the Peninsula and the way in which head injuries were often treated.
"You'd get your bell rung," Virginia's head coach said, "and you'd go to the sideline. The coach would grab your face mask and...
| 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...
| 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...