NORFOLK, Va. -- Old Dominion football has announced a change on its 2010 schedule. ODU and Hampton University will initiate a two-year home and home series, beginning this fall with a game at Armstrong stadium on October 30th. The game with Hampton will replace the Monarchs’ return with Georgetown.
“Our program is excited with the opportunity to play a school like Hampton University,” said head coach Bobby Wilder. “They have a long history of success with their program. They have been a traditional FCS playoff team with a three year run from 2004-2006 of making the national championship tournament. We have great respect for Hampton University and their football program. This game will definitely be a challenge for our second year program, but one we are certainly looking forward to.”
In addition to playing its Hampton Roads neighbor, the Monarchs will have three other road games next season traveling to Campbell (Sept. 11), Monmouth (Sept. 25), and Presbyterian (Nov. 20).
Home games for the Monarchs still include a return with Jacksonville (Sept. 4) for their 2010 opener, future Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) rival William & Mary (Sept. 18), Gardner-Webb (Oct. 2) on Parent’s Weekend, start-up and future conference rival Georgia State (Oct. 23) on Homecoming, as well as return dates with Savannah State (Nov. 6) and VMI (Nov. 13) in the regular season home finale.
Old Dominion will have a bye-week in mid-season in 2010 with that date falling on Oct. 16.
Hampton finished last season at 5-6 overall and 3-5 in the MEAC and qualified for the I-AA/FCS play-offs five times in its history, including a three-year run in 2004, 2005, and 2006.