Norfolk, VA -- Old Dominion University's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) last Wednesday evening collecting and organizing materials donated by fellow student-athletes for the annual Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Drive through Samaritan's Purse. In total, 71 boxes were collected and will be shipped across the world. Redshirt sophomore Kristie Robles and junior Kealsie Robles, both field hockey student-athletes at ODU, began participating in the shoebox drive several years ago with their home church and felt that it would be a great opportunity to involve other ODU student-athletes in giving back. In addition to organizing boxes through SAAC, they also involved their entire team and collected 25 boxes from teammates. "I love the thought of being able to make, as small as it may be, a difference in a child's life across the world," Kealsie Robles said as she reflected on the event. "Some athletes even wrote letters/notes in the shoeboxes for kids telling them that they are special and loved. It warms my heart to know that we can bless a child with something so little, something that will bring them so much joy on Christmas." SAAC members spent the evening packing their shoeboxes to the brim with items such as school supplies, toys, hard candy, soccer balls, and other items for young boys and girls. Additionally, the organization requests a $9 donation per box to cover shipping costs, which includes destination tracking and allows donors to see exactly where in the world their box is shipped. Mufu Taiwo, a senior football student-athlete, assisted with organizing the event and was impressed by the outcome. "I really enjoyed participating in this drive because it showed how much people care about making a difference in the world. We are giving less fortunate kids an opportunity to have a marvelous Christmas. What touched me the most was how well the boxes w
Lexie Brown and Rebecca Greenwell combined for 50 points for 16th-ranked Duke and the Old Dominion women's basketball team fell to the Blue Devils, 84-51, on Wednesday evening at The Ted.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – For the 89th time, the Old Dominion men's basketball team (4-1, 0-0 C-USA) will take on William & Mary on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 7:00 p.m. at Kaplan Arena. The game will air on Cox in Virginia and will also be streamed live for free.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Old Dominion University Football travels to Middle Tennessee on Saturday, Nov. 25 to complete the 2017 regular season.
NORFOLK, Va. – The 2007 NCAA Qualifier Nick Pullano answers questions on what he has been doing since graduating with a psychology degree in 2008.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. – The Bobby Wilder Coach's Show will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. at Wild Wing Cafe. Hosted by Ted Alexander, the voice of ODU athletics, the show is carried live on ESPN Radio 94.1 in Norfolk, Lynchburg affiliates WLVA 94.1 and Fox Sports 580, WNTW 820 AM and 97.7 FM The Answer in the Richmond market.
The Old Dominion women's basketball team's busy slate continues with a home matchup against No. 16/17 Duke on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Ted Constant Center.
Good afternoon everybody, good afternoon to all our 12th Monarchs out there in Monarch Nation. Coming off a big win Saturday at home versus Rice that puts us in position to play another big game this weekend. This was our fifth one score game in a row, it feels like every game we've played recently has come down to the last play of the game. To score on the last drive in this game in the two-minute drill was pretty exciting. Our third straight win, big thank you to all the 12th Monarchs who were out there loud and proud, this was a big game for a lot of reasons. It was our seniors last home game, the Shriner's game, Military Appreciation, so to end it with a win was special. It was a game that certainly we got off to a slow start, in this game we went three and out on offense, we had a poor punt, Rice went right down the field and scored and at that point things were not looking good. Our kids rebounded, the Shriners MVP Steven Williams had a 24-yard touchdown run that got the game tied after the first quarter. At that point I felt like our defense played exceptional football probably as well as they've played all year from that 10-minute mark in the first quarter all the way through rest of the first quarter, second and third quarter our defense shut them out. We had seven straight stops at that point and really played well, trying to get used to that triple option offense which is very difficult to defend. Special teams, this was not a good performance for us, we were 1-for-3 on field goals, we got one blocked, we only punted for a 31-yard average in the game. We did have a couple bright spots, on Brad Davis's five kickoffs he had four touchbacks and Pat Toal had a blocked field goal which certainly helped. Defensively, normally you feel really good about 62 plays, 331 yards and 21 points, but the frustrating part for our defense was giving up a couple touchdown
In a game that was tied 36-36 at the half, the Old Dominion women's basketball team dropped a hard-fought battle to NC State, 73-56, on Monday evening at the Ted Constant Center.
LEWISBURG, Pa. – The Old Dominion University men's and women's swimming and diving teams each finished in fifth place at the Buckenell Invitational over the weekend. After day one the women were in fifth, while the men were in sixth place. In the 13th event of the weekend, the women took fifth in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:44.78. The team consisted of Elena Adcock, Ashley Brem, Nikia Campbell and Sofie Sjoberg. The men's foursome of Anton Mikaelsson, Peter Durisin, Filip Svedberg and Parker Harp finished in second with a time of 1:30.67, just .01 behind the winner, LaSalle. Emilie Petit placed third for the women in the 400 IM with a time of 4:27.20. For the men, sophomore Nick Wukovits won the 400 IM with a time of 3:57.24, while Mikaelsson finished in third place. In the men's 100 butterfly, Svedberg swam to a second place spit in a time of 48.87. In the women's 100 breaststroke, Brem finished in second just .16 seconds behind the winner, Molly Fitzpatrick of Georgetown, with a time of 1:01. 81. Peter Durisin was victorious for the Monarchs in the men's 100 breaststroke with a time of 54.95. Ethan Apisa continued his first place finishes, taking the top spot in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 15:47.84, seven seconds ahead of second place finisher, also from ODU, Graydon Tinneny who finished in 15:54.45. Sofie Sjoberg picked up a second place finish in the 100 freestyle with a time of 50.86. Brem notched a second place finish in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:13.80, just.43 off of first place. Wukovits added to his first place collection with a win in the 200 breaststroke in a time of 1:59.34, edging out teammate Durisin by .28 seconds.
Randy Haynes and Ahmad Caver led the Old Dominion men's basketball team (4-1, 0-0 C-USA) past Dayton (2-2, 0-0 A10) by 75-67 score on Sunday afternoon in the fifth place game of the Gildan Charleston Classic on John Kresse Court at TD Arena.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The No. 25 Old Dominion (13-6-2) men¿s soccer team fell to the No. 2 Indiana (16-0-5) Hoosiers in the second round of the NCAA Championship, 3-0.