ODU Athletics

Ice Cream and Cake

Ice Cream and Cake is a traditional cheer/dance that takes place during football and basketball games at Old Dominion University (ODU). The song, originally performed by the Buckwheat Boyz, is played during the second half of men’s and women’s basketball games as well as between the third and fourth quarters of football games. Learn how to do… read more »


Homecoming is a tradition at Old Dominion University (ODU) where alumni return to campus and take part in a number of activities to connect with other alumni throughout ODU’s history. The current Homecoming celebration is chiefly organized by the Alumni Association and includes painting paws or crowns on Kaufman Mall, dyeing the water blue in… read more »

Kent Bazemore

Kent Bazemore was an all-conference basketball star at Old Dominion University (ODU) from 2007-2012. A native of Kelford, North Carolina, Bazemore was recruited by head coach Blaine Taylor for both his shooting and defensive skills. Accomplishments A redshirt his freshman year, Bazemore moved into the starting lineup in 2009 and was a key player in the… read more »

Arthur “Bud” Metheny

Arthur “Bud” Metheny (1915-2003) was  the long-time coach of the men’s baseball and basketball teams at the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary, Old Dominion College, and Old Dominion University from 1948-1980 and 1948-1965, respectively. He was also the Athletic Director upon the retirement of Joseph C. “Scrap” Chandler in 1963 and served until Jim Jarrett was… read more »

Alfred B. Rollins, Jr. Hall

Located on Hampton Boulevard between William B. Song, Jr. Hall and Foreman Field, Alfred B. Rollins, Jr. Hall, or simply Rollins Hall, is currently home to several offices including the Office of Finance, University Registrar, Financial Aid, and Office of Admissions. The building is named after Alfred B. Rollins, Jr, third president of Old Dominion University. History In 1935,… read more »

Anne Donovan

Anne Donovan (1961-2018) was a member of one of the most prolific women’s basketball teams ever at Old Dominion University (ODU). A highly sought after recruit in high school, Donovan chose ODU over 200 other schools and led the Lady Monarchs to the 1979-1980 Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) championship and was the first female recipient… read more »

Football at Old Dominion University

Football at Old Dominion University (ODU) is currently played at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium. History Football was played at the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary shortly after it began in the fall of 1930. The athletic team was nicknamed “The Braves” and played games against other junior colleges and high schools in the area…. read more »