ODU To Host C-USA Men's Soccer Championships in 2014
By ODU Athletics
DESTIN, Fla. - Conference USA announced that Old Dominion University will be the host site for Men's Soccer and Men's Tennis Championships for the upcoming 2014-15 season.
The 2014 C-USA Men's Soccer Championships will be held at the ODU Soccer Complex, Nov. 12-16 and the 2015 C-USA Men's Tennis Championships will be held at ODU's Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center. ODU hosted the C-USA Women's Tennis Championships last month.
" We are truly honored to be selected as host of the CUSA Men's Soccer Championships in 2014. We are looking forward to hosting some of the best College Soccer Teams in the Country," said ODU head coach Alan Dawson who has taken the Monarchs to the NCAA's 10 of the last 12 years. "We feel that our facilities,student and community support,as well as our Athletic Support Staff will make the event a very special occasion."
ODU finished second in Conference USA and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2013.
The annual Conference USA Spring Meetings concluded today in Destin, Fla., as C-USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky and staff hosted Athletics Directors, Senior Woman Administrators, Faculty Athletics Representatives and head coaches for football, men's and women's basketball from its 14 member institutions for the upcoming 2014-15 season.
The meetings launched on Monday and both coaches and administrators discussed key topics, including NCAA national governance, scheduling, revenue distribution, video and television. It was also determined that the conference would establish a Student-Athlete Health and Safety Committee to monitor sports medicine best practices. The league would also recognize and support research in helmet development and brain testing.
Nine bowl partners participated in the week's activities, along with the league's television partners from CBS Sports Network and FOX.
Sites for several Conference USA Championships were selected and will be given to the C-USA Board of Directors for final approval when they meet on June 9. As previously announced, the 2015 C-USA Men's and Women's Basketball Championship will be hosted by Birmingham.
2014-15 CONFERENCE USA CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sport - Dates - Site - Host
Cross Country - November 1 - Houston, Texas - Rice
Women's Soccer - November 5-9 - Charlotte, N.C. - Charlotte
Men's Soccer - November 12-16 - Norfolk, Va. - Old Dominion
Volleyball - November 21-23 - Hattiesburg, Miss. - Southern Miss
Football - December 6 - Divisional Champion with best record
Women's Swimming & Diving - February 18-21 - TBD - C-USA
Indoor Track & Field - February 25-26 - Birmingham, Ala. - UAB
Men's & Women's Basketball - March 11-14 - Birmingham, Ala. - UAB
Women's Tennis - April 16-19 - Houston, Texas - Rice
Men's Tennis - April 17-19 - Norfolk, Va. - Old Dominion
Women's Golf - April 20-22 - TBD - C-USA
Men's Golf - TBD - TBD - C-USA
Softball - May 7-9 - Miami, Fla. - FIU
Outdoor Track & Field - May 14-17 - El Paso, Texas - UTEP
Baseball - May 20-24 - TBD - TBD