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Old Dominion hopes to learn from early season losses as Monarchs head to visit East Carolina

The Pirates handed ODU a 73-60 loss on Nov. 19 in the second of three games for both teams in the Myrtle Beach Invitational. ECU and the Monarchs meet again Tuesday night. → Read More

Old Dominion’s veterans, newcomers combine to roll over Virginia Wesleyan in season opener

Kalu Ezikpe scored 21 points and Old Dominion pulled away late Wednesday in a non-conference, season-opening win over Division III Virginia Wesleyan. → Read More

Old Dominion struggled from long range last season. New faces are expected to help change that.

Among the seven new faces on ODU’s roster are players who specialize in perimeter scoring, something done by design after a season in which the Monarchs made just 28.8% of their 3-point tries. → Read More

Old Dominion will leave Conference USA for the Sun Belt Conference, reports say

The Monarchs would join Marshall and Southern Miss in leaving C-USA. FCS football powerhouse James Madison, which competes in the Colonial Athletic Conference, would leave that league and begin competing as an FBS program. → Read More

Friends since high school, these 2 Norfolk Tides players are Brooks Robinson Award winners

Adley Rutschman, the Norfolk Tides catcher and the consensus No. 1 prospect in all of baseball, and Kyle Stowers, an outfielder and one of the Orioles’ top hopefuls, went to Baltimore on Wednesday to share in a prestigious honor. → Read More

Old Dominion announces new men’s basketball show on WGNT

“The Old Dominion Full Court Press” will air every Wednesday on WGNT 27 from 7:45-8 p.m., starting this week. The show will run through the end of basketball season. → Read More

Old Dominion dominates Hampton for first win at home in more than two years

The victory gave second-year coach Ricky Rahne his first career win, and it was ODU’s first in the stadium since August 2019. → Read More

Coach Ricky Rahne will bring taste of Happy Valley to ODU in game against Hampton that ‘means a lot to both teams’

For the first time since November 2019, S.B. Ballard Stadium will be abuzz Saturday with tailgating, music, concessions and the long-missed cacophony of a football game when the Pirates (1-0) visit for ODU’s home opener. → Read More

Old Dominion’s Stone Smartt has moved from quarterback to receiver, and he’s OK with that

Smartt, a 6-foot-4, 232-pound native of Sacramento, California, decided to make the change after losing out to starter D.J. Mack in the battle to become ODU’s quarterback. The Monarchs host Hampton Saturday in the first ODU home game since 2019. → Read More

Ron Johnson left an indelible mark and won more games than any Norfolk Tides manager. The team didn’t want to wait to honor him.

Wednesday’s ceremony will take place between games of a doubleheader scheduled to start at 5:05 p.m. It will include appearances by some of Johnson’s former staff members, including ex-Norfolk hitting coaches Denny Walling and Butch Davis, as well as several video messages from major leaguers who played for Johnson. → Read More

Old Dominion has picked a starting quarterback, but coach Ricky Rahne is staying mum publicly

Rahne had narrowed the quarterback race to three early in fall camp: Senior Stone Smartt, junior transfer D.J. Mack and redshirt freshman Hayden Wolff. → Read More

Norfolk Admirals announce new affiliation with the Carolina Hurricanes

The Admirals have been affiliated with Anaheim, Edmonton. Norfolk then dropped to the ECHL under Edmonton, Nashville and Arizona. → Read More

10 home runs in 10 games: Norfolk Tides’ Rylan Bannon is on a remarkable power streak

In a 10-game stretch entering Wednesday, the chiseled, 5-foot-8 Bannon hit .417 with 10 home runs and 25 RBIs. In that span, he led all Triple-A East hitters in average, homers, RBIs, on-base percentage (.500), slugging (1.278) and OPS (1.778). → Read More

Old Dominion’s QB race has three candidates, and coach Ricky Rahne says it’s too close to call

D.J. Mack, a junior transfer from Central Florida, is competing with senior Stone Smartt and redshirt freshman Hayden Wolff for the chance to start the Sept. 3 season opener at Wake Forest. Coach Ricky Rahne said the three are getting equal practice reps, and each has shown potential. → Read More

After layoff of 20 months, Old Dominion football players and coach Ricky Rahne at last open fall camp

Thursday's workout jumpstarted the Monarchs’ planned emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced them to cancel the 2020 season. → Read More

Remember Creed from “The Office?” He’s coming to Harbor Park.

Creed Bratton, who played himself in “The Office” as a deviant former hippie and homeless man employed at Dunder Mifflin as the quality assurance director, will make an appearance at the ballpark on Aug. 25,, the Norfolk Tides announced Thursday. → Read More

‘Triple-A Final Stretch’ is bringing October baseball to Harbor Park

The Norfolk Tides and other Triple-A teams will play in a new 10-game tournament to conclude the season. → Read More

Old Dominion lands first-team All-MEAC guard C.J. Keyser from N.C. Central

Former North Carolina Central and Wichita State guard C.J. Keyser will join the Monarchs for the 2021-22 season, ODU announced Tuesday. → Read More

Prepare the chili: “The Office” actor who played Kevin will appear at a Norfolk Tides game next week

“The Office” actor Brian Baumgartner, who played lovable, chili-making accountant Kevin Malone on the popular sitcom, will appear at the Norfolk Tides’ game against Gwinnett on June 25. → Read More

Old Dominion’s NCAA tournament run ends in heartbreaking fashion as Virginia advances

Devin Ortiz hit a walk-off solo home run in the 10th inning and four pitchers held the Monarchs to six hits to lead Virginia to a decisive 4-3 victory Tuesday in Game 7 of the Columbia (South Carolina) Regional Final at Founders Park. → Read More