Jeff Jones to undergo prostate cancer surgery on Monday

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Today Old Dominion and Jeff Jones announced that Coach Jones has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery at John Hopkins Hospital on Monday.ODU’s Jeff Jones Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer #ODUMBB #ODUSports Release: — ODU Men's Basketball (@ODUMBB) May 29, 2015This is unfortunate to report but many ODU fans check this site in … [Read more...]

One area where ODU catches a break in 2015

I'm halfway through the 2015 schedule and have found an opening in ODU's schedule.  The teams they are playing either lost a ton of production at receiver OR didn't have any to begin with.Running back is another story and a topic for another day.  It is scary to look at the featured backs ODU will be facing in 2015 but that is an area where they are better positioned to … [Read more...]

A look at 2015 Over/Unders

Earlier this week released their Over/Under win totals for every FBS team heading into the 2015 season.  ODU, which exceeded their 2014 projection, was set a 4.5 wins.  You have to pay more for Over 4.5 than Under 4.5 so Vegas thinks it is a shade under 5 wins.It makes sense from a handicapping standpoint.  The Monarchs went 6-6 last season with Taylor Heinicke … [Read more...]

Rhode Island likely to appear on the schedule

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It is rare these days when a new non conference opponent enters ODU's scheduling rotation.  It appears that Rhode Island will be beginning a home and home with ODU next season according to various reports.URI was very good last season, finishing 23-10 and 13-5 in the Atlantic 10 before bowing out in the NIT to...Stanford.  Kenpom had URI at #56, ten spots ahead of the … [Read more...]

ODU Basketball records another perfect APR score

Make that two years in a row of a perfect score of 1000 for ODU Basketball as far as Academic Progress Rate is concerned.  The NCAA released the public report recently and ODU's Men's and Women's Basketball programs BOTH achieved a perfect score.  Football dipped to a 932 after previously scoring a 969, which is excellent, the previous academic year.The Men's team was … [Read more...]

Ranking ODU’s 2015 Games by difficulty

Yes, the offseason is here.  It is time to rank and list stuff and then link to others ranking and listing stuff.ODU went 6-6 last season, their worst record in six seasons but one of the most rewarding.  The Monarchs have yet to endure a losing season but according to the prognostications that I've been seeing, they have their work cut out for them in 2015.I've decided … [Read more...]

A look ahead: Charlotte

Twelve 2015 Old Dominion opponents over the course of twelve weeks…October 17th vs CharlotteODU's sixth game of the season, coming off of their first bye, will be against transitioning Charlotte.  The two have yet to play but have a history and it is messy.ODU and Charlotte have similar aspirations and would like to build a regional rivalry.  The Monarchs scheduled … [Read more...]