2014 Old Dominion Monarchs Football Schedule
The Old Dominion Monarch's football team is one of the newest in the
FBS, taking the field as a team in 2009 for the first time in 68 years. Moving to Conference USA in 2014, Old Dominion is
now bowl berth and championship eligible, and Monarchs fans are looking forward to the dawning of a new era in the university's
sports history. In their four years back in the D-1 NCAA football world, the Monarchs have proven they belong and now that
they are moving to a big time football conference, they can prove it to everyone. The schedule is absolutely filled to the
brim with great matchups that will test the Monarchs' abilities, giving you plenty of reasons to head out and see what all
of the buzz is about surrounding the Norfolk, Virginia campus.
Home games at S.B. Ballard Stadium are sure to be absolutely
loaded with great fans that know how to show their support, particularly for matchups against teams like Hampton (Aug. 30),
Eastern Michigan (Sept. 13), Vanderbilt (Nov. 1) and more. You can't forget about the road games either, as Monarchs' fans
are always popping up away from home to help cheer on their favorite team whenever they take to the gridiron. Once you're
there in the middle of a nail-biter that could go either way, you'll definitely see loud and clear what Old Dominion Monarchs
football is all about.
Old Dominion Monarchs Football Team Info
As one could expect from a new football
program, the list of Monarchs players who have moved on to play at the professional level is quite short, but they have shown
with their play that the list will grow quite a bit in the years to come. Guys like Ronnie Cameron, Jonathan Plisco, Rick
Lovato and more have all been All-Americans while playing for the Monarchs, and the next superstar can come from just about
anywhere. Come out and see the Monarchs this season and you'll end up with an intense experience filled with playmakers that
will have you on the edge of your seat. As soon as you're there in the middle of an epic game that could go either way, you'll
see that there is nothing else quite like it.
NCAA Football Experience
With a game loaded with players
that how to put on a show, you'll see first-hand why the college football has become the cream of the crop in American spectator
sports. Though we know you can watch from home on your fancy flatscreen, there is something about watching the drama unfold
first-hand that simply cannot be matched, and you'll be reminded of that as soon as the stands erupt during the opening kick.
This is a team that has its brightest years ahead of it, and the atmosphere of S.B. Ballard Stadium is sure to be absolutely
packed with fanfare and intensity whenever the Monarchs take to the field.
Old Dominion Monarchs Football History
2005, the Old Dominion Board of Visitors voted to bring back the Monarchs beloved football program that had been dormant since
1941. The program played its first game in 1930, when it was known as the William & Mary Norfolk Division Braves. Despite
an impressive record in the 11-year history of the program, the team was discontinued in 1941 because of budgetary constraints.
The Old Dominion Monarchs returned to the field in 2009 to the thrill of their fans and the Norfolk community, however, finishing
an impressive 9-2 in their first season. Now in Conference USA, the Monarchs have a whole new set of challengers to beat,
making it a great time to head out and see what the Monarchs are made of.
Old Dominion Monarchs Football Trivia
is the name of the budding rivalry growing between Norfolk institutions Old Dominion and Norfolk State in college football?
rivalry is known as the Five Mile Rivalry, which represents the distant that separates the two schools. The first clash was
in 2011 and the first two meetings were both won by the Old Dominion Monarchs.
Old Dominion Monarchs Football
On the gridiron, the Monarchs have one of the top programs in Conference USA, a highly competitive conference
loaded with superstars and very strong teams. When the Monarchs hit the field for a big game, particularly at home at S.B.
Ballard Stadium, you'll see plenty of passion and fanfare emanating from the stands, providing the perfect backdrop when the
Monarchs take on all the programs on their schedule this season. There has never been a better time to head out and see what
all of the buzz is about as the Monarchs look to make their move in another season sure to be loaded to the brim with bone-jarring
excitement. With the Monarchs driving down the field in a game that is still very much up in the air, you'll see a great example
of why college football played at this level is simply something to behold.