ODU Football To Be Featured On Two FOX College Sports Games
By ODU Athletics
June 12, 2013
NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion University football program will be featured twice on the Fox College Sports Network this fall as part of Conference USA's television partnership with Fox.
The Monarchs opening game at East Carolina on Saturday, Aug. 31 will be aired at 7 p.m. on the FCS network, as well as the season home finale against Charlotte on Saturday, Nov. 16 at noon.
"We are excited that our first ever game vs. an F.B.S. opponent will be televised on Fox Sports. Playing East Carolina will be a tremendous challenge for our program but one we await with great anticipation. We know our first ever game vs. Charlotte from a sold out S.B. Ballard stadium will not only be a preview of future C-USA opponents but will also showcase the 12th Monarchs on Fox Sports," says ODU head football coach Bobby Wilder.
ODU is transitioning to the NCAA FBS level of football this fall by playing a mixed schedule of FBS and FCS opponents. The Monarchs will play a full C-USA schedule in 2014 and be eligible for the conference championship and an FBS Bowl in 2015.
East Carolina went 8-5 in 2012 and tied for first in the C-USA East Division with a 7-1 record. The Pirates will be ODU's first FBS opponent since restarting football on campus in 2009 and will depart Conference USA in 2014 to join the American Athletic Conference. Charlotte fields its first football team in its University's history this fall. The 49ers join Conference USA, along with Old Dominion, in all sports other than football on July 1.