Making history is easy when you are a university like Old Dominion and you return to football after decades of dormancy on the gridiron. The first game, first win, first winning season… the firsts come fast, but the latest chapter in ODU football history is super cool and special for all involved.
The ODU football team accepted an invite to play Eastern Michigan in the upcoming Popeyes Bahamas Bowl December 23rd and will get underway at 1 p.m. at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium and will be televised nationally on ESPN.
Seemed like it was just yesterday that the Monarchs were taking the field for the first time against Chowan, but that was back in 2009 and now 7 years later, the team is doing something that not many felt was possible at the start of the season. At the start of the season, the Monarchs were picked to finish next to last in Conference USA’s East Division. Thanks to a 9-3 record, the Monarchs finished in a first-place tie with Western Kentucky in the East.
Monarch fans looking to go bowling with the team need to get your passport in order and make your plans now. The only way to get to Nassau is to fly or take a cruise and the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium holds close to 15,000 and the last two seasons hosted sellouts.
More history will be made as soon as kickoff gets underway at the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl. ODU fans hope that the best moment for the ODU history books would be to add, first ever post season bowl victory.