ECU To Move To Big East In 2014

The new football rivalry between Old Dominion and East Carolina may be over before it starts. The Big East announced today the addition of Tulane for all sports and East Carolina for football only beginning in 2014. It’s a long awaited jump for the Pirates and a disappointment for the Monarchs as ECU had been the program most supportive of ODU’s move up to C-USA.

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All-Region I Team

This weekend marked the end of the season for our Region I representatives. The Bay Rivers District was very competitive again this year, with Smithfield rising to the occasion and outlasting all of the others in the District. The Packers lost to Courtland on Saturday, but still have several players representing the program on the All-Region I team.

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Monarchs’ 2013 Football Schedule Almost Full

According to the latest release from Old Dominion Athletics, the Monarchs now have ten opponents on next year’s schedule.   For a team transitioning to Division I FBS Football, it’s quite an impressive slate.   As the schedule fills, it gets harder to find opponents to fill open dates. Still, the Monarchs are well on their way to bridging the gap between this year and 2015, when ODU will have completely transitioned into Conference USA.

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Franklin Moves On With Win Over Alta Vista

When you look at the rosters of both the Franklin Broncos and Alta Vista Colonels, the first thing you notice is an abundance of youth at key positions. One would have thought, without researching either team, that this game could be a low scoring defensive battle. With a little history you’d find that the Colonels came in at 10-2 with one close battle against Chatham (in addition to their two losses) while the Broncos have beaten all opponents this season by two touchdowns or more (except Rappahannock in September).

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