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Football Promo Schedule & Style Guide Released

February 09, 2018
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion University Football announced its promotional schedule and style guide for the 2018 season, highlighted by a season-long 10th Anniversary celebration, and the Homecoming game against Middle Tennessee. During the season, the athletic department will welcome back and recognize former teams and individuals who helped shape, and lead the success of, the first decade of ODU Football.


The 2018 home schedule will open on Saturday, Sept. 8 against FIU. ODU will kick off its 10th season with a special anniversary celebration, along with High School Band Day. Ticket packages for scouts and church groups will be offered as part of Scout Night and Faith and Family Day. Two fan polls will be launched on social media over the summer to determine what fans will wear to the home opener, and the other to vote on the Top 10 ODU Football games over the past decade.


On September 22nd the Monarchs welcome the Virginia Tech Hokies to S.B. Ballard Stadium for the first time in school history. Fans are encouraged to wear white for a WHITEOUT.


The Saturday, Oct. 13 contest against Marshall will be ODU Family Weekend and Youth Football Day. Fans are encouraged to wear Navy for the BLUE REIGN game.


The Homecoming game will be against Middle Tennessee on Saturday, Oct. 27, and will also include Letterwinners Weekend. Again, fans will be encouraged to wear Navy apparel for a second BLUE REIGN game.


Saturday, Nov. 10 against North Texas will be Military Appreciation when the football team will don black jerseys for a BLACKOUT game. Fans are encouraged to wear black.


The home finale on Saturday, Nov. 10 against VMI will be the 69th Oyster Bowl and the final game ODU will be in the current S.B. Ballard Stadium, before construction begins. ODU will honor the past and look toward the future as the university hosts a “Turn out the lights” celebration. The style guide selection for this game is “Fan’s Choice,” allowing Monarch fans to wear their favorite ODU apparel (past or present) to the game.


New season tickets for the 2018 ODU football season are on sale now through the ODU ticket office, by calling 757-683-4444 (option 1), or online at www.ynottix.com.


2018 Old Dominion Promotional Schedule


Date       Opponent            Promotion (Style Guide )             

9/8         FIU                        10th Season Kickoff, Band Day, Scout Night, Faith/Family Day (FAN POLL)

9/22       Virginia Tech        (WHITEOUT)      

10/13     Marshall                ODU Family Weekend, Youth Football Day (BLUE REIGN)     

10/27     MTSU                    Homecoming, Letterwinners Weekend (BLUE REIGN)             

11/10     North Texas          Military Appreciation (BLACKOUT)

11/17     VMI                        69th Annual Oyster Bowl , Turn out the Lights Celebration (FAN’S CHOICE)

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