The Old Dominion Monarchs are ready to reign over the world of college baseball this season as they hit the field for a bevy of massive matchups with the top teams in the country. Old Dominion looks to have a lot of potential this season, but the team will have to work hard to continue to improve as the campaign progresses. 2016 could be a huge year for the Monarchs, and the fans of this program are eager to see them claim their throne at the top of the standings. Old Dominion plays in Conference-USA, a league that is known for being the home of some intense baseball competition from year to year. The Monarchs were able to post a.500 overall record last season, but they notched a losing record in conference play. They still finished high enough in the standings to make the Conference-USA Tournament, though, where anything can happen. The first round of the tourney saw the Monarchs matched up with the Florida Atlantic Owls, who were the 24th-ranked team in the nation. It was a tough matchup, and the Monarchs have it their best shot, but they were unable to beat the better team. The Monarchs are back in 2016 and hoping to perform better on the diamond. They will look to succeed in conference play, as that's always a great way to show that you're an improved squad from the previous year. The schedule is absolutely stacked with great games in 2016, and you can be there in the stadium to soak it all up. Make sure to get your tickets for all of the most intriguing matchups of the season.
The Monarchs will look forward to their rematch with FAU when they hit the field to do battle with the Owls. The Owls bounced the Monarchs from the conference tournament last season and were one of the best teams in the country in 2015. Taking down this team won't be easy, but the Monarchs will look to pitch well in the hope of limiting Florida Atlantic's offensive attack. This is sure to be one of the best games of the 2016 season, so make sure you're there in the stands to enjoy it.
ODU will also take on the Rice Owls in what could be their toughest matchup of the 2016 campaign. These Owls posted the best regular season record in the conference last season, and they have a ton of talent again this time around. The Owls will put up a major fight, but the Monarchs would love to get a win here. It would show that they're ready to contend with the top teams in the conference, and put the rest of Conference-USA on notice. There are other top teams that the Monarchs will have to face this season, so scour the rest of the schedule and check them out.
Old Dominion Monarchs Baseball History
The Old Dominion Monarchs first took to the baseball field back in 1931, giving the team a long history of action to look back on. It wasn't until the 1970s that the team joined the Division I ranks, reaching the top level of the collegiate sport. The team made the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 1982, a major accomplishment for any program. They have returned several times, and every appearance has been extremely exciting for the fans of this team. 1985 marked the first time the Monarchs won their conference tournament, back when they were a member of the Sun Belt Conference. The team won the Colonial Athletic Association tournament multiple times as well. They are still seeking their first Conference-USA title, and maybe this is the year they make history.
The Old Dominion Monarchs are always involved in some top-notch matchups, and the fans love to see these clashes live and in person. The competition in Conference-USA is always incredible, and that is not about to change any time soon. This is your chance to catch top baseball action live and in person, the way the game was meant to be seen.
Old Dominion Monarchs Baseball Trivia
Did you know that the Old Dominion Monarchs have won more than 1,000 games over the course of their history?
That's right; as the Monarchs have actually eclipsed the 1,100-win mark. The team will look at add plenty wins to that total this season.
Old Dominion Monarchs Baseball Fans
The Bud Metheny Baseball Complex is constantly packed to the brim with adoring fans that love to catch the Old Dominion baseball team in person. It's no surprise to find that the Monarchs play really well at home, as the fans create a home-field advantage that makes thing tough for the visiting squad. Get into the mix this season and join these fans in the stands this year.
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