Here's 17 Reasons to be excited about the 2012 ODU football seeason

August 30, 2012
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Aug. 30, 2012

17 Reasons to be excited for the 2012 Football Season!

1. ODU football is sold out for the 4th straight season. If you don't have tickets, join the ODU Football Waiting List and be the first to hear if game tickets become available and improve your chances of getting season tickets for the 2013 by becoming a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Foundation 

2. The Monarchs are pre-season ranked No. 6 in the nation!

3. We've got more fan promotions and contests than ever surrounding the football games. Click here to see what's new

4. We've got a new GameDay App for Iphones, Ipads and Droids that provides you live stats, social media feeds and up to minute fan information. Download now!

5. We've expanded our radio network to Richmond! Now our central Virginia fans can tune in to EZ100.5 FM to hear Monarch football and men's basketball games, plus the coaches shows.

6. We have corrected the problem of not hearing our ESPN radio broadcasts in the stadium. Now you can listen to the games in and around Foreman Field at SB Ballard Stadium by tuning to 94.5 FM on game day, beginning with the pre-game show one hour prior to kick off.

7. We have removed the padded seats in the priority sections to eliminate the drainage issues and improve your game day experience.

8. You can color coordinate your Gameday wardrobe this season with the Monarchs uniforms. Click here to see what color to wear for each of the six home games and purchase your ODU gear at the ODU bookstore!

9. You can get all the inside information on all things Monarch with Rich Radford at and his Inside the Monarchy weekly blog. Rich also joins the radio broadcasts as the sideline reporter for home games.

10. You can have dinner every Thursday with Coach Wilder at the new Buffalo Wild Wings on Monticello Avenue in Norfolk. Join Coach Wilder and host Ted Alexander for the Bud Light Bobby Wilder Coach's Show at 7 p.m. , beginning Thursday, Sept. 6, or tune in to listen weekly at ESPN 94.1 FM.

11. Monarch football highlights and interviews can be seen on ODUTV, Channel 2642 on Cox On Demand.

12. You can watch the home games for all of ODU's sports teams on Monarch TV at

13. A new show radio show kicks off this year on ESPN 94.1 FM every Saturday morning at 9 a.m., featuring up to date Monarch sports news and features.

14.Wanna go to the Towson and JMU games this season? Venture Tours, Inc is offering special day trips to these games. Reserve your ride and ticket today by calling 757-494-1480.

15. And speaking of road trips - did you know the football Monarchs only leave the state of Virginia twice this year? Only the Towson and Georgia State games are outside of the Commonwealth's boundaries, providing our fans with the chance to see the majority of the games.

16. The Oyster Bowl is back for a second year on Oct. 27 and the Delaware game, and the Khedive Shriners will be selling oysters at this year's event.

17. And, the Monarchs are featured four times on TV this fall, twice to an NBC national audience on Oct. 27 vs. Delaware and Nov.17 at James Madison, and on Comcast on Sept. 22 vs. New Hampshire and William and Mary on Nov. 10.