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  • CAA's depth evident in Monarchs' victory over Dukes

    The inevitable cannibalization within Colonial Athletic Association basketball began Wednesday night. Inevitable because with five teams among the nation's top 100 according to CollegeRPI.com, and a sixth at No. 110, the league's bullies had to start...
  • Frank Hassell is at the center of ODU's success

    A few hours before every Old Dominion basketball game, Frank Hassell's cell phone beeps. Like clockwork, he finds a text message from his father, Franklin Sr. "Whatever he says, I really take it to heart," Frank Hassell said. "It's based on how he feels...
  • ODU finds going rough against VCU, loses 59-50

    Nothing as shocking as VCU outrebounding Old Dominion happened on Saturday. No, the sky was still intact after the Rams' 59-50 victory at the Constant Center. But the Monarchs, who came into the game averaging 14.6 second-chance points, were held to just...
  • Hot-shooting Old Dominion leaves Towson behind

    NORFOLK -- Frank Hassell was ready to play. The 6-foot-9 senior post player from Chesapeake scored the first eight points for Old Dominion as the Monarchs defeated Towson 80-57 Saturday at the Constant Center. A crowd of 8,181 loved it. But in the...
  • Teel Time: ODU's Taylor already pitching his Monarchs to NCAA selection committee

    Teel Time: ODU's Taylor already pitching his Monarchs to NCAA selection committee
    - ODU coach cites unbalanced conference schedule - Wonders how committee will evaluate teams - CAA schedule complicated by expansion Old Dominion basketball coach Blaine Taylor engaged in some veiled, mostly accurate NCAA tournament lobbying this...
  • Hassell shows strength in Monarchs' 69-53 win at William and Mary

    Hassell shows strength in Monarchs' 69-53 win at William and Mary
    Frank Hassell's strength was on full display Wednesday night — both the physical and mental variety. Hassell, Old Dominion's 6-foot-9, 260-pound forward, had a game-high 21 points and 11 of the Monarchs' 44 rebounds in a 69-53 victory at William...
  • Tribe coach remains upbeat despite lopsided defeat

    A year ago Wednesday, William and Mary's basketball team was contending for a conference championship, ranked among the nation's top 60 and had legitimate aspirations of earning the program's first NCAA tournament bid. This season's Tribe entered...
  • Old Dominion dominates in Richmond with 70-59 win vs. VCU

    Prior to Saturday afternoon's game at VCU, Old Dominion athletic director Wood Selig encountered a young Rams fan in the men's room. The fan didn't know Selig but knew the Monarchs' sweater he was sporting. "ODU sucks," the fan said good-naturedly....
  • ODU-Cleveland State a tournament-worthy matchup

    Kent Bazemore is focused on the task at hand: winning a basketball game. Flotsam and jetsam not directly related to that goal, like RPI numbers, aren't spared much thought. "To be honest, I don't even know how they come up with that stuff," said...
  • ODU's leap to Conference USA risky but understandable

    ODU's leap to Conference USA risky but understandable
    NORFOLK — Blaine Taylor, Old Dominion's incurably glib basketball coach, framed the school's move to Conference USA best. "It's like a no-fault divorce," he said at Thursday's press conference/pep rally at Ballard Stadium. "It's not our fault we...
  • William and Mary committed to evolving CAA

    Despite a turbulent week that created an uncertain future, William and Mary remains committed to the Colonial Athletic Association, and athletic director Terry Driscoll believes that the league will survive. Driscoll acknowledged that the CAA absorbed...
  • Ex-Phoebus standout Key dismissed from ODU, opens spot for guard from Florida

    Ex-Phoebus standout Key dismissed from ODU, opens spot for guard from Florida
    Freshman guard Breon Key has been dismissed from Old Dominion's basketball team, coach Blaine Taylor said Friday. "Breon's accountability, academically and socially, was not up to our standards," Taylor said. Key played in 32 games last season,...