NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion University redshirt junior defensive end Oshane Ximines was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, CoSIDA announced on Thursday. A native of Ahoskie, North Carolina, Ximines has started all 10 games for the Monarchs at defensive end this season. He has a team-best six sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss, and 34 tackles. He also has three forced fumbles and seven quarterback hurries. Ximines posts a 3.5 grade point average and is majoring in finance. To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution.
NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion University Football game on Saturday against Rice will not only be the 68th Oyster Bowl game, but also the Military Appreciation Game. Prior to the national anthem, at approximately 1:45pm, a two-plane flyover will take place. First, a World War II era AD-4 Skyraider, that flew out of Chambers Field will pass over, followed by a modern day Grumman C-2A Greyhound that is currently stationed at Chambers Field from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40). One of the members of the C-2A squadron that will be performing the flyover is Alexander Shaw, the step-father of ODU offensive lineman, Eric Magwood. The executive officer of Naval Station Norfolk, Captain Bradley Rosen, will be present at the game and will be recognized on the field during halftime as part of the Marching Monarch's halftime show. He will be presented with a jersey patch worn by the team during the game and a game ball signed by Coach Wilder. The ODU Joint ROTC Choir will perform God Bless America on the field during the third Quarter Break. The team will wear a jersey patch during the game of the Naval Station's centennial logo to honor this milestone. As part of Military Appreciation Day, ODU will be celebrating the centennial anniversary of Naval Station Norfolk, the largest U.S. Navy installation in the world, located just minutes from the ODU campus. The City of Norfolk has hosted more than 30 events over the course of this year to celebrate the anniversary. More than 25 percent of the ODU student body is military-affiliated and more than 2,000 ODU students have served or are currently serving in the military.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. – The Bobby Wilder Coach's Show will take place on Thursday, Nov. 16 at Wild Wing Cafe in Chesapeake at 7 p.m. 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 plays at George Mason on Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the consolation bracket of the Preseason WNIT.
NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion University Football hosts Rice on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium. The contest is the home finale for the Monarchs.
The Old Dominion men's basketball team (2-0, 0-0 C-USA) is set to compete in the 2017 Gildan Charleston Classic on Nov. 16, 17 and 19 at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C.
NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion (12-5-2) men's soccer team will host NC State (8-5-4) in the NCAA Championship First Round on Thursday, Nov. 16 at the ODU Soccer Complex at 7PM ET. The Monarchs earned an automatic berth into the NCAA Championship after winning the C-USA Championship Final over Charlotte, 1-0.
The 68th annual Oyster Bowl Game will take place Saturday November 18 at 2 p.m. when the Old Dominion Monarchs play host to the Rice Owls at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium. Proceeds from the Oyster Bowl will go to Shriner's Hospital for Children. "The Oyster Bowl is certainly a fixture within the fabric of Norfolk sports history and Foreman Field," stated ODU Athletic Director Dr. Wood Selig. "Roger Staubach, Bruce Smith, Tayor Heinicke and so many other college greats have participated in this game over the years." The first Oyster Bowl game was played in 1946. Since then more than 3.75 million dollars have been raised. "The money raised is distributed to 22 state-of-the-art Shriner's Hospitals for Children throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico" stated Terry Riley, Chairman of the Oyster Bowl Committee. A newly signed contract between the Shriners and Old Dominion ensures the Oyster Bowl game will continue through at least 2022. "It's great that we'll be able to spread the word about the tremendous work they're doing at Shriner's Hospitals for Children to a new generation" added Reilly. "Our fans look forward to the game each fall and helping the Shriner's Hospitals for Children is something we can all get behind. It's a great event for a great cause," Selig said. Last year a sellout crowd saw ODU defeat FIU 42-28 in the Oyster Bowl game. Ray Lawry rushed for 194 yards and three touchdowns to earn the Mel Blassingham Award as the game's MVP. Among numerous fundraising activities tied to the game, one dollar from each ticket sold will go to Shriner's Hospital for Children. Tickets for the 2017 Oyster Bowl game are available at ynottix.com.
NORFOLK, Va. – The three-time All-Academic All-American and three-time NCAA Qualifier, Kyle Hutter answered some questions about what he's doing now since graduating Old Dominion in 2011. Hutter was also a the assistant coach at ODU from 2011- 2017.
B.J. Stith scored 13 points in a matter of two minutes late in the second half to lift the Old Dominion men's basketball team (2-0, 0-0 C-USA) to a 69-53 victory over James Madison (1-1, 0-0 CAA) in Harrisonburg on Monday night at the JMU Convocation Center.
NORFOLK, Va. - Former Old Dominion University Men's Basketball Head Coach Jeff Capel Jr. passed away on Monday. He was 64. Capel coached the Monarchs from 1994-2001, and led the Monarchs to CAA Championships in 1995 and 1997, including a win over No. 3 seed Villanova in triple overtime in 1995. Capel had a record of 122-98 at Old Dominion. "Coach Capel always represented Old Dominion with class and dignity. We had some terrific success on the court when he was our coach. His former players always speak of him as a role model that continues well beyond their playing careers," Current ODU President John Broderick said. President Broderick was a Vice President at Old Dominion when Capel was head coach. "We are deeply saddened by the passing of our former men's basketball coach, Jeff Capel. Jeff was a father figure type of coach who had a great relationship with his players and was genuinely a nice guy. We are thinking of the Capel family at this difficult time," ODU Director of Athletics Dr. Wood Selig said.
NORFOLK, Va. – It was announced by the NCAA on Monday afternoon that the Old Dominion (12-5-2) men's soccer team will face NC State (8-5-4) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The game will be held at the ODU Soccer Complex on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.