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Big Blue Beast

The Big Blue Beast was an advertising campaign run by Intercollegiate Athletics at Old Dominion University (ODU) during the 1982-1983 academic year, mostly at men’s and women’s basketball games. History With hopes of attracting more fans to support ODU basketball and enthusiasm during games at Norfolk Scope, ODU Athletics created the Big Blue Beast advertising… read more »

Sonny Allen

Sonny Allen (1936-2020) was the men’s basketball coach at Old Dominion University (ODU) from 1965 to 1975, after long-time basketball coach Arthur “Bud” Metheny stepped down. Allen is credited from raising the awareness of ODU basketball from a small, rag-tag team to national prominence as an NCAA Division II powerhouse. Personal History Allen grew up… read more »