ODU applies the clamps to Gardner-Webb 58-46


  It wasn't pretty but still highly effective.  Old Dominion (4-1) defeated Gardner-Webb (2-3) by a score of 58-46 to capture third place in the 2014 Paradise Jam. This was ODU's third game in four days and fifth in nine and it was evident that they were going through the motions, especially on offense.  Gardner-Webb was dealing with similar conditions and ODU had a … [Read more...]

ODU enters final game with something to play for…


  This time last year, the Monarchs were 8-3 in year one of their FCS to FBS transition and coming off a ho-hum 42-14 home win over Campbell.  They were about to travel to North Carolina for their fifth opportunity at beating a FBS team.  After that game they all knew the season would come to an abrupt end. The Monarchs were defeated 80-20 in controversial fashion and … [Read more...]

Big Blue Room to show final football game at FAU


  Normally we don't get too involved with announcements like these but this one is a big deal.  ODU will be hosting VCU on Saturday at 2pm.  The football team will be in Boca Raton for a 12pm kickoff against Florida Atlantic.  The Monarchs are hoping to defy odds and become bowl eligible in their final game of the season, although I do not see a way the numbers allow for … [Read more...]

ODU to face Gardner-Webb tonight


  Old Dominion (3-1) will look to get back on track tonight at 6:30 against Gardner-Webb (2-2) in the third place consolation game of the 2014 Paradise Jam.  The Monarchs were soundly defeated last night by a score of 64-45 to Illinois State. The opening line for this game has ODU favored by seven points. Gardner-Webb will be a competitive opponent who already has … [Read more...]

Illinois State defeats ODU 64-45

Illinois State (2-1) defeated Old Dominion (3-1) 64-45 in the semifinals of the 2014 Paradise Jam.  This was never really a game as the Monarchs had to dig out of an early 14-4 deficit in what ended up being possibly the least inspiring effort of the Jeff Jones tenure. ISU stayed in a 1-3-1 zone that proved to be problematic.  The top guard of the zone would switch with the … [Read more...]

ODU-Illinois State Game Thread (Paradise Jam)


  Old Dominion (3-0) vs Illinois State (1-1) Paradise Jam Semifinal #2 Time:  9pm (EST) TV:  CBSSN Line:  ODU -4 Radio:  ESPN 94.1 ODU, the nation's #1 RPI team, has a chance to add a Missouri Valley notch to their belt after early season wins over Atlantic 10 and SEC schools.  Trey Freeman has been carrying the Monarchs early and will have to deal with an … [Read more...]