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  • Virginia Tech duo, ODU buzz highlight start of basketball practice

    Master showman and larger-than-life presence that he was, Lefty Driesell originated "Midnight Madness" to drum up interest and to kick off college basketball practice at the earliest possible moment. Nearly 40 years later, schools all over the country...
  • Old Dominion looks to keep rolling

    Entering his 10th season at Old Dominion, Blaine Taylor sounds a little like a satisfied king surveying his expanding territory. Given that his Monarchs have won 146 games in his last six seasons - best among Virginia's Division I schools – and...
  • ODU faces major opening men's basketball test in Georgetown

    Now this is the way to kick off a season. Old Dominion's men's basketball team, coming off a 27-9 season that included a first-round NCAA tournament victory, tips off its 2010-11 follow-up campaign against Georgetown, ranked No. 20 in The Associated...
  • Old Dominion, William and Mary have widely varied goals in CAA tournament

    Old Dominion, William and Mary have widely varied goals in CAA tournament
    Old Dominion wants, in the long view, to win a conference championship. William and Mary wants, for starters, to win a tournament game. The two teams that met in last year's Colonial Athletic Association championship game enter this weekend's CAA...
  • Darius James lifts Old Dominion into championship against VCU

    Darius James lifts Old Dominion into championship against VCU
    The question-and-response segment went as smoothly as a well-rehearsed play. After Old Dominion's 77-69 victory against Hofstra in Sunday's Colonial Athletic Association semifinal, Monarchs coach Blaine Taylor fielded the inevitable inquiry: What about...
  • Old Dominion turns focus to the Big Dance

    In one prominent bracketologist's predicted NCAA tournament field, there sits an immediate, intriguing possibility. ESPN's Joe Lunardi has Old Dominion (27-6), fresh off its victory against VCU in the Colonial Athletic Association championship game,...
  • Selection Sunday: Four Indiana schools headed to the NCAA Tournament

    Selection Sunday: Four Indiana schools headed to the NCAA Tournament
    Once Ball State was eliminated in the semi-finals of the Mid-American Conference tournament Friday night, fans knew there would be four in-state schools selected for the NCAA Tournament. The highly anticipated Selection Sunday pairings show revealed...
  • Monarchs to face Butler; Hampton draws Duke

    Monarchs to face Butler; Hampton draws Duke
    Last season, Old Dominion won a first-round NCAA tournament game. It was an impressive achievement, but the Monarchs left New Orleans feeling like they could have accomplished more after the high of their 51-50 win against Notre Dame faded in light of...
  • Offense will determine Monarchs' postseason fate

    Old Dominion's early-February loss at George Mason hardly merited breaking-news alerts or a flurry of on-site tweets. The Monarchs' seniors are 0-4 at Mason, with an average deficit of 18.5 points. But this 62-45 flogging was different. Never to be...
  • On Campus: ODU takes show on road

    As evidenced last year in New Orleans and proven again today in Washington, D.C., Blaine Taylor's one-man one-liner show travels pretty well. Taylor, Old Dominion's often irreverant coach, took the stage at the Verizon Center for a press conference the...
  • Mutual respect oozes from Monarchs, Bulldogs

    Mutual respect oozes from Monarchs, Bulldogs
    The storylines were drawn quite clearly Wednesday afternoon as both Butler and Old Dominion met the media. Yes, both coaches have taken a look at the NCAA Tournament game played between these two squads in 2007, a game Butler won, 57-46. No, the...
  • Good season not good enough for Old Dominion

    By any measure, this season ranks among the best in Old Dominion's three-plus decades of Division I basketball. But it wasn't quite good enough. Such are the program's lofty standards under coach Blaine Taylor. Such were the reasonable goals for a...