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Play Bobby Wilder Press Conference (Video and Transcript)
Football 09/18/2017

Good afternoon everybody. Good afternoon to all our 12th Monarchs out there in Monarch Nation. Coming off a disappointing loss at home to North Carolina on Saturday. That puts our record at 2-1. Really disheartened with the way the game started. We had such a good crowd, atmosphere; everybody was in to it. I know I was excited, our players were excited. We just got off to such a poor start in this game, particularly on offense. We didn't have a first down in the first quarter. Three consecutive three and outs and that really put us behind not only field position, but defensively we were on the field for too many plays in the first quarter. We had a poor punt that cost us field position and a turnover. It just felt like everything that could go wrong at the start of this game did and yet we were only down 11-0 after the first quarter even with as badly as we started. There's no doubt in my mind our kids were excited to play, they wanted to play well and then I felt like the game really changed when we made the switch at quarterback. That gave us a new energy and we played much better after that. Special teams wise, we just got off to a poor start. We had a hold on a big return by Isaiah Harper that would have got us the ball at the 50-yard line. We had a 24-yard punt from Bailey Cate who has been punting like one of the best in the nation. After the first quarter he played much better, we played much better on special teams after that. Nick Rice, our freshman, hit a 48-yard field goal that would have been good from much farther. Defensively, the kids just tried to do too much particularly early in this game. We try to stick with the theme of just do your 1/11th on defense. We did not and that put us in some tough spots. Felt like we played much better about midway through the second quarter. We started to play better football defensively. Denzel Williams was outstandin

Akar Named Conference USA Defender of the Week
Men's Soccer 09/18/2017

NORFOLK, Va. Old Dominion men's soccer goalkeeper, sophomore Mertcan Akar (Cologne, Germany) was named Conference USA Defender of the Week on Monday.

Stroud Named C-USA Defender of the Week for Second Time in Three Weeks
Women's Soccer 09/18/2017

NORFOLK, Va. For the second time this season, Old Dominion senior defender and captain Jackie Stroud was named the Conference USA Defender of the Week.

ODU Off to Best Start Since 2009 After 2-1 Double OT Win at Richmond
Women's Soccer 09/17/2017

A Kira Laurento goal in the 102nd minute lifted the Old Dominion women's soccer team (4-2-2, 1-0-0 C-USA) over Richmond (0-7-0, 0-0-0 A10) by a 2-1 score at Robins Stadium on Sunday evening. ODU's 4-2-2 start is the Monarchs most wins through eight matches since 2009 (4-4-0) and best start since 2008 (started 8-1-0).

Men's Golf Opens Fall at Janney Invitational
Men's Golf 09/17/2017

The Old Dominion men's golf team opens up its fall schedule at the Janney Invitational this week at Tuckahoe Creek Country Club in Richmond.

ODU Hosts VCU on Tuesday at 7PM
Men's Soccer 09/17/2017

The Monarchs (3-1-2, 1-0-0 C-USA) will host the VCU Rams (1-2-0, 0-0-0 A-10) on Tuesday night at the ODU Soccer Complex at 7:00 pm. The Silver and Blue are coming off a conference win at FAU by a score of 3-0. The ODU offense came out strong against FAU with two goals by senior Tyler Edwards and another notched by freshman Brandon Perdue.

Monarchs Fall to North Carolina, 53-23
Football 09/16/2017

Freshman Steven Williams threw two touchdown passes in his collegiate debut and Isaiah Harper had a 100-yard kickoff return, but Old Dominion fell to North Carolina, 53-23, on Saturday afternoon.

Monarchs Dominate C-USA Opener Against FAU, 3-0
Men's Soccer 09/15/2017

BOCA RATON, Fla. The Monarchs (3-1-2, 1-0-0 C-USA) opened up their conference play with a win against FAU, 3-0 on Friday night in Boca Raton, Florida.

Ricks, Monarchs Top WKU in OT Thriller
Women's Soccer 09/15/2017

Kyra Ricks scored a golden goal in the 105th minute to lead the Old Dominion women's soccer team over WKU, 1-0, on Friday evening at the ODU Soccer Complex.

Swimming and Diving Hosts Intrasquad Meet on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Swimming & Diving 09/15/2017

Swimming and Diving Hosts Intrasquad Meet on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Four Monarchs Named to Sailing MAISA All-Academic Team
Sailing 09/15/2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Old Dominion University Sailing featured four student-athletes on the 2016-17 MAISA All-Academic Team. Lee Dumaliang, James Jacob, Carter Little and Brendon Wilkins received the honors.

Monarchs Drop Big East Opener at No. 1 UConn
Field Hockey 09/15/2017

The Old Dominion field hockey team fell to No. 1 UConn, 6-0, in the opening game of Big East play on Friday afternoon at the Sherman Family Sports Complex.