| Jul 8, 2013
| 6:56 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — For Jordan Baker, it still seems like yesterday that he was a freshman at Hampton High School. Now, he is starting over at Old Dominion, both as a student and as a basketball player.
"Everything is flying past me," Baker said. "I'...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 8:06 PM
NORFOLK — Maybe it was preordained that Old Dominion would endure its own frustrating version of “Groundhog Day” against a team coached by Bill Murray’s son.
The Monarchs again fought and scrapped and even led late in a game in...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 3:05 PM
NORFOLK — Citing the need for greater leadership for its players, Old Dominion athletic director Wood Selig fired men’s basketball coach Blaine Taylor on Tuesday, the latest blow in an epically dismal season for one of the nation’s...
| Feb 6, 2013
NORFOLK — Old Dominion's firing of basketball coach Blaine Taylor on Tuesday was equal parts sad, awkward and unusual.
Unusual because athletic director Wood Selig and university president John Broderick appeared at a news conference but...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 2:57 PM
NORFOLK — The other day, Blaine Taylor mentioned, several Old Dominion basketball players approached one of his assistant coaches to ask the meaning of "malady" — a word he used in a talk to the team. Blessedly, they weren't directed to a...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 3:59 PM
As we begin to anticipate the buzz at the Richmond Coliseum for a Northeastern-Delaware championship game the night of March 11, it’s worth checking in with Tom Yeager’s basketball collective as conference play ramps up.
Yes, the standings...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 1:04 PM
When the Colonial Athletic Association looks back on what so far has been an historically dismal season, it can respond: “At least we’ll always have Virginia.”
Three CAA schools have dealt the Cavaliers their only losses of the season,...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 4:30 PM
NORFOLK — The drill is called “Monster,” and for good reason. The team is split in two and lined up single-file, end to end, half facing one basket, half facing the other. The leader of each line has a ball.
When the whistle blows, each...
| May 12, 2013
Bryant Stith had just led Virginia to a victory at Maryland. But he had little interest in discussing his performance, the game or the team's national ranking.
This was Jan. 16, 1991, and less than an hour before tipoff, President Bush had ordered...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Old Dominion basketball coach Jeff Jones skewed local and familiar with his first two assistant coaches, Lamar Barrett and John Richardson.
Barrett, a native of Franklin, worked for Jones at American University the past three years and has extensive...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:22 PM
Old Dominion's young men's basketball team is suddenly even younger, after the discovery that veteran Donte Hill exhausted his eligibility.
Hill, a Virginia Beach native who would have been the team's only senior, transferred to ODU from Clemson...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 9:15 AM
Jeff Jones, a regional college basketball staple for more than 30 years, is set to become Old Dominion’s next head coach.
The school will introduce Jones at a news conference Thursday, sources said Wednesday afternoon.
A former player and...