NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion University football team started preseason practice at 6 a.m. this morning, wearing helmets only at the practice field at the L.R. Hill Sports Complex.
The first practice of the year brought high intensity and energy, with both the returning and new Monarchs performing at a high level.
By NCAA rules, the Monarchs practice once today in helmets, and will practice again tomorrow in just helmets before putting shoulder pads on for Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, the squad will suit up in full pads and on Saturday will be the first two-a-day practice.
ODU opens the 2013 season at ECU on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m.
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