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Minium: He died 60 years ago, but A.H. Foreman's epitaph on his headstone is still true: "His deeds yet live." Minium: He died 60 years ago, but A.H. Foreman's epitaph on his headstone is still true: "His deeds yet live."
Football 11/16/2018

Foreman's name, and the stadium's history, will be honored at the new S.B. Ballard Stadium.

Minium: We say goodbye to Foreman Field Saturday when ODU hosts VMI, and here's a look at its 82 years of history Minium: We say goodbye to Foreman Field Saturday when ODU hosts VMI, and here's a look at its 82 years of history
Football 11/15/2018

From the Norfolk Neptunes to Joe Namath, Norfolk State football and ODU football, the stadium hosted thousands of events.

Oshane Ximines Named a Semifinalist for Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award Oshane Ximines Named a Semifinalist for Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award
Football 11/15/2018

Oshane Ximines Named a Semifinalist for Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award

Bobby Wilder Coach's Show Thursday at Wild Wing Cafe Bobby Wilder Coach's Show Thursday at Wild Wing Cafe
Football 11/14/2018

Bobby Wilder Coach's Show Thursday at Wild Wing Cafe

Game 11 Preview: Old Dominion vs. VMI Game 11 Preview: Old Dominion vs. VMI
Football 11/14/2018

Game 11 Preview: Old Dominion vs. VMI

Oshane Ximines Receives Invitation to Reese's Senior Bowl Oshane Ximines Receives Invitation to Reese's Senior Bowl
Football 11/14/2018

Oshane Ximines Receives Invitation to Reese's Senior Bowl

Fan Guide to Final Game at Foreman Field Fan Guide to Final Game at Foreman Field
Football 11/13/2018

Fan Guide to Final Game at Foreman Field

Minium: ODU hosts VMI Saturday in the last game ever played at Foreman Field Minium: ODU hosts VMI Saturday in the last game ever played at Foreman Field
Football 11/13/2018

By Harry Minium Foreman Field opened on Oct. 3, 1936 with much fanfare, including a parade, a ribbon-cutting ceremony overseen by Virginia's governor and a low-scoring but exciting football game in which Virginia defeated William & Mary 7-0. On Saturday, Nov. 17, more than 82 years later, the stadium will go out as it came in - with a celebration. Old Dominion will throw a block party, pep rally and concert at Brock Commons, and then put on a fireworks display, host a reunion of players from ODU's 10 seasons of football and finish the night with an emotional turn-out-the-lights ceremony. For generations of Hampton Roads residents who grew up watching games at the old stadium, including yours truly, the farewell celebration will revive fond memories, and surely produce some tears. Perhaps the most memorable game ever played at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium was ODU's 49-35 upset of Virginia Tech earlier this season. Foreman Field was once the grandest and largest stadium in the commonwealth, and hosted big-time football teams such as Georgia, South Carolina and 1959 national champion Syracuse in the Oyster Bowl, and pro football exhibitions in which Joe Namath and Johnny Unitas played. But engineers long ago determined that the unique clam-shell sidelines of Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium, as it is now known, must be replaced. "We had consultants look at the stadium, and although it wasn't what we wanted to hear, there was just no way to save it," said David Robichaud, ODU's director of design and construction S.B. Ballard Construction will begin tearing down the stands a few days after the VMI game, likely on Nov. 20. They will be replaced over the next nine months with new structures that include more comfortable seating that is closer to the field, new concession stands, restrooms and press box. Seats will be roomier and concessions and restr

Rice Named Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Week Rice Named Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Week
Football 11/12/2018

Rice Named Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Week

Bobby Wilder Press Conference Transcript and Video Bobby Wilder Press Conference Transcript and Video
Football 11/12/2018

Bobby Wilder Press Conference Transcript and Video

Minium: ODU showed a lot of character by rallying from a 28-0 deficit to stun North Texas Minium: ODU showed a lot of character by rallying from a 28-0 deficit to stun North Texas
Football 11/10/2018

The Monarchs beat a team that crushed Arkansas and SMU by a combined 50 points

Monarchs Rally Past North Texas, 34-31 Monarchs Rally Past North Texas, 34-31
Football 11/10/2018

Old Dominion overcame a 28-0 first-half deficit to defeat North Texas, 34-31, on Saturday at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium.