Conference USA, in which Old Dominion will compete in 2014, entered into agreements to participate in at least three bowl games per season over a six-year span.
It will send a team to the New Orleans Bowl each season and could send teams to the Beef O’Brady’s Bowl in St. Petersburg, Fla.; the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas; the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque; the Hawaii Bowl in Honolulu and the Heart of Dallas Bowl from 2014-19. Of those five, C-USA likely will play in three per year.
Norfolk State announced that all of its games will be on 1490 AM (The Game) in Hampton Roads and its campus station, 91.1 FM (WNSB). The opener against Maine also will be on 102.1 FM.
ODU senior forward Gideon Asante and VCU senior midfielder Romena Bowie were among 34 men named to the watch list for the Hermann Trophy, which is awarded in January to the nation’s top college player.
Former Christopher Newport lacrosse player Stephanie Green was named one of 30 honorees — from among 450 nominees — for the 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year award.
Green, now in medical school after graduating this year with a 3.92 grade-point average, is the first Captain nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year.
Dayton was picked first, VCU fourth and George Mason seventh among nine teams in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll.
Former U.Va. stars Jarmere Jenkins and Somdev Devvarman each won their first-round matches in the U.S. Open qualifying tournament.
Both men need two more victories to reach the main draw of 128.
Jenkins, who led the Cavaliers to their first NCAA team championship and shared the doubles championship with Mac Styslinger, defeated Gerard Melzer of Austria 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Devvarman won 6-4, 6-3 against Brazil's Fabiano De Paula.
Jenkins next will meet Germany's Julian Reister, the seventh seed among the 128 men in the qualifying bracket. Devvarman will face American Robby Ginepri, a former U.S. Open semifinalist.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun