Welcome to the Deadspin 25, a college football poll that strives to be more democratic and less useless than every other preseason poll. Leading up to the college football season kickoff, we will give you previews of the 25 teams that you, the readers, voted to be most worthy of writing about. Now, No. 4 Old Dominion.
Here, via American Sports Network, comes a clip from tonight’s UTSA-Old Dominion game in which Monarchs forward Brandan Stith collects an offensive rebound and passes to wide-open teammate Jordan Baker. Baker was wide-open because, well, he wasn’t actually in the game—having been subbed out half a minute earlier.
Old Dominion came away from Ruston tonight with a shocking upset win over Louisiana Tech—the Monarchs’ first road win of the season, and the Bulldogs’ first home loss since 2013. ODU coach Jeff Jones clearly saw someone after the game who needed a celebratory crotchpalm.
Old Dominion blew a six-point lead with less than a minute remaining in its NIT quarterfinal against Murray State, only to find a miracle heave from Trey Freeman delivering the Monarchs to the semi-finals at Madison Square Garden. ESPN announcer Rich Hollenberg was, well, excited.
Just take the safety, man.
It took awhile for us to find good video of this streaker from last night's MTSU-Old Dominion game, but it was worth the wait. Here, from WAVY, is a censored clip of the gentleman who ran onto the field, spiked a football, and evaded a half-dozen security members—all while in full-on streaker mode.
Old Dominion guard Donte Hill's college career is done. He isn't going to get a fourth season. All because he played eight minutes in a closed-door, preseason scrimmage three years ago. Rules are rules!
Old Dominion fired head basketball coach Blaine Taylor today following last night's loss to George Mason that dropped the Monarchs to a very un-regal 2-20 record on the season. While at first glance the firing isn't a surprise given the team's record, you'd expect a coach who has achieved so much—as Taylor has at…
Kent Bazemore was all set for ODU's quarterfinal against Mercer last night in the Collegeinsider.com tournament. Bazemore came into the game averaging a team-best 15.4 points per game. He was listed as a starter and even warmed up with his teammates. And then he was gone.
Can the Irish continue their recent strong play? Can the Monarchs kickstart a Sweet 16 run? Throw your comments down (be)low.
Butler Bulldogs (27-6) vs. Old Dominion Monarchs (24-8)
When: Thursday, 2:40 p.m.
1. Their long-distance bill must be horrendous. Nobody has made better use of overseas players than ODU. Australian stalwart Alex Loughton graduated last year after leading the Monarchs to an NCAA berth and the final four of the NIT. This year, the team is paced by Lithuanian sharpshooter Valdas Vasylius and tough…