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Men’s Soccer at ODU

Men’s Soccer has been played at Old Dominion University (ODU) since the 1970s. Since 1991, the home of the men’s soccer team is the ODU Soccer Complex located off 43rd Street. History While intramural soccer has been at ODU since the 1960s, intercollegiate soccer did not take off until 1969. In 1997, Alan Dawson became… read more »

Field Hockey at ODU

The Field Hockey program at ODU plays their games at the L.R. Hill Sports Complex on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). The field hockey team currently has nine NCAA national championship titles. The team currently plays in the Big East Conference. History The field hockey team began shortly after the Norfolk Division was… read more »

Baseball at ODU

Baseball is one of the athletic programs at Old Dominion University (ODU). Home baseball games take place at the Bud Metheny Baseball Complex. History Baseball at ODU began shortly after the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary began in 1930. The first game took place in March 1931 with A. Rufus Tonelson… read more »

Men’s Basketball at ODU

Men’s Basketball at Old Dominion University (ODU) has been a part of the institution since 1930, when it was known as the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary. Home basketball games take place at Chartway Arena at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. The basketball program is currently part of the Sun Belt… read more »

Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance is an annual celebration at Old Dominion University (ODU) to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during Black History Month in February. History In 1985, Old Dominion celebrated its first Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance by holding a march on Kaufman Mall, music by… read more »

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 »

Superdance

Superdance was an event sponsored by Old Dominion University (ODU) to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. History In the fall of 1975, in an effort to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the student body organized a danceathon at the Webb University Center. Later known as Superdance, the danceathon became an ODU… read more »

Mace & Crown

The Mace & Crown is the student newspaper at Old Dominion University (ODU). The newspaper covers campus news and athletic events, issues in pop culture, as well as regional and national news and events. History Before there was the Mace & Crown, the High Hat was the student newspaper at the Norfolk Division of the… read more »

Brock Commons

The Brock Commons is an amphitheater space for live music and events at the intersection of 47th Street and Monarch Way in the University Village on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). The amphitheater is named after Joan and Macon Brock, co-founder and former CEO of Dollar Tree and a long time ODU benefactor…. 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 »

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