athletics

Big Blue

Big Blue is the official mascot of Old Dominion University (ODU). Big Blue is a lion with a blue crown on his head and wearing either a football or basketball jersey with the number “00” on the front. History When ODU became independent from the College of William & Mary in 1962, while there was… read more »

Alma Mater

History The Alma Mater of Old Dominion University (ODU), along with the Fight Song and Football Fight Song, is one of the songs commonly sung at ODU. The song is traditionally sung during athletic games as well as during special events such as Founder’s Day, Commencement, and Convocation. Words and videos of the ODU Songs… read more »

Swimming and Diving

Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving are two of the athletic teams at Old Dominion University (ODU). All home meets take place at the J.C. “Scrap” Chandler Pool inside the Student Recreation Center (SRC). History The swimming and diving program began to take shape at the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary… read more »

Bud Metheny Baseball Complex

The Bud Metheny Baseball Complex, or The Bud familiarly, is home to the Old Dominion University (ODU) baseball team. Located along 43rd Street between Elkhorn Avenue and the ODU Soccer Stadium, the facility is named after Arthur “Bud” Metheny, longtime baseball and basketball coach at ODU. The stadium features 2,500 seats among three sections of… read more »

Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center

The Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center is home to the men’s and women’s tennis teams at Old Dominion University (ODU). The facility, located between the Jim Jarrett Athletic Administration Building and Powhatan Avenue, is also available to ODU students, faculty and staff, as well as the Hampton Roads community. The 74,000 square-foot center features 8 climate… read more »

ODU Sailing

The ODU Sailing team is one of the most successful collegiate programs in the country. The ODU Sailing Center is home to the men’s and women’s sailing teams at Old Dominion University (ODU). The center is located behind G. William Whitehurst Hall along the Elizabeth River on the west side of campus. During the summertime,… read more »

Mitchum Basketball Performance Center

The Mitchum Basketball Performance Center is a dedicated practice gymnasium with conditioning and training rooms, coaches suites, and player lounges for the men’s and women’s basketball teams at Old Dominion University (ODU). The 25,000 square-foot building is located behind the Ted Constant Convocation Center in the University Village. The building is named after Bernett and… read more »

Jim Jarrett Athletic Administration Building

The Jim Jarrett Athletic Administration Building is the main administrative building for Intercollegiate Athletics at Old Dominion University (ODU). It is located between the Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center and the Oceanography and Physical Sciences Building along the Maglev track. The building is named after Jim Jarrett, athletic director at ODU from 1970 to 2010. History… read more »

Ted Constant Convocation Center

The Ted Constant Convocation Center, or the Ted familiarly, is home for wrestling and basketball games as well as concerts, lectures, and Commencement exercises at Old Dominion University (ODU). The building is located in the University Village along Hampton Boulevard between 43rd Street and 45th Street and is named in honor of Theodore (Ted) Constant, a long-time ODU benefactor. History… read more »

Student Recreation Center

The Student Recreation Center (SRC) is a state-of-the-art, 121,000 square foot recreation center located on the Roseann Runte Quad on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). The building features an elevated running track, fitness center, climbing wall, juice bar, and several exercise studios. History From 1930 to the late 1960s, most of the student recreational activities took… read more »

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