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MEAC men’s basketball poll

The MEAC preseason poll (first-place votes) 1. North Carolina Central (14) The Eagles return eight players but just one starter from a team that went 25-8 and 16-0 in the league before losing to Delaware State in the tournament semifinals. Coach Levelle Moton called being picked first a “travesty” and a “backhanded compliment.” We’ll see. 2. Hampton (9)

Norfolk State hopeful as men prepare to open season at South Carolina

The personnel and the strategy might differ for Norfolk State coach Robert Jones, but the expectation never will. There’s only one outcome to the season that will do.

NSU hoops report | Sluggish scrimmage stresses coach's point

NORFOLK Norfolk State's so-called "secret scrimmage" on Saturday didn't teach Spartans coach Robert Jones anything about his team. But he hopes his players figured out something about themselves. In an unofficial, two-point home loss to Division II Virginia Union, NSU started slowly and played catch-up before falling short.

Old Dominion blows past Christopher Newport 85-43 in exhibition

NORFOLK With a coach's critical eye, Jeff Jones pointed out a handful of point-blank shots Old Dominion missed Thursday night in the second half of its 85-43 exhibition win over Christopher Newport. "We need those points," he said. "We don't need them tonight, but in a tight game, we need those.

Different opponent is a welcome sight for ODU

NORFOLK They've been at it for a month now. Blue team, white team, they're all Monarchs. And as much as they enjoy one another's company, knocking around the practice court against the same faces day after day can give a team a case of cabin fever.

UNC back on top as ACC advances on upper echelon

North Carolina is by itself when it comes to being on top of The Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll - the ninth time the Tar Heels have been atop the preseason rankings, breaking a tie with UCLA.

ODU hoops report | Junior college forward to join team next year

CORRECTION: This story has been changed from an earlier version to fix an error. ODU's scrimmage against CNU is Thursday, Nov. 5. ___ His mother wanted him to commit on the spot. Alassane Kah needed just a bit more time. It had been two and a half years, after all, since Old Dominion began recruiting the 6-foot-9 forward from Kilgore College in Texas. What was a couple more months?

ODU basketball picks up commitment from Texas junior college player

Pursued by Old Dominion for more than two years, junior college forward Alassane Kah said yes to the Monarchs today. The 6-foot-9 sophomore from Kilgore College in Texas committed to ODU, becoming the fourth member of the 2016 recruiting class. "ODU stuck by me," Kah said.  "They saw me on my bad days, and my good days. They had my back."

ODU's practice facility moves closer to reality with groundbreaking

NORFOLK We're talking practice. These days in college basketball, however, how and where teams practice, lift weights and even lounge around is an increasingly big deal. For programs of national ambition, an elaborate facility dedicated to the care, comfort and development of players is no longer seen as a luxury.

Judy MacLeod named Conference USA commissioner

Judy MacLeod was named commissioner of Conference USA on Monday, becoming the first female to head a Football Bowl Subdivision league.
The announcement, made by Old Dominion president John Broderick, was expected. Word that a search committee led by Broderick had recommended MacLeod broke nearly two weeks ago.

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