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Return match with Virginia Tech, home tilt with Wake Forest highlight ODU football schedule

Chris Graham

odu athleticsODU opens the 2023 football season at Virginia Tech and hosts three games in September, including another game with an ACC opponent, Wake Forest.

The Monarchs also host Sun Belt Conference foe Appalachian State in October, and conference opponents Coastal Carolina and Georgia State in November, to highlight the 2023 schedule, as announced by the Sun Belt Conference on Friday.

“We are excited for our second season in the Sun Belt,” ODU coach Ricky Rahne said. “It is great to see new opponents in S.B. Ballard Stadium and to be able to travel to new conference locations. Also, for the second year in a row, our program is excited to host an ACC program. This will yet again be a chance to show a larger audience all that ODU has to offer. Finally, this once again is a regionally relevant schedule as we travel to three in-state opponents. These games offer our players an opportunity to gain national exposure and still maintain terrific academic-athletic balance.”

For the third consecutive season Old Dominion opens against an ACC opponent, as the Monarchs travel to Virginia Tech on Saturday, Sept. 2. ODU is 2-2 all-time against the Hokies after defeating Virginia Tech 20-17 in Norfolk this past season.

ODU returns to Norfolk for the home opener at Kornblau Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium to host Louisiana on Saturday, Sept. 9. It will be the first meeting against the Ragin’ Cajuns and just the second time in program history ODU will be a conference game in the second week of the season.

The homestand continues on Saturday, Sept. 16 when the Monarchs host Wake Forest. It will be the 16th time in 14 seasons of football that ODU will play an ACC opponent and the second time the Monarchs play Wake Forest.

ODU opened the 2021 campaign at Wake Forest, a 42-10 setback.

Season tickets are on sale now starting at the same great price of $150. Click Here to get yours today.

Also, new this year, The Deck Hospitality package is no longer tied to a specific seating area. Fans can now purchase tickets anywhere in the stadium and add this package to their seats. For more information about The Deck, contact Justin Ross at 757-683-3360 OR [email protected].

2023 Football Schedule

Date Opponent Time
Sept. 2 at Virginia Tech TBA
Sept. 9 Louisiana TBA
Sept. 16 Wake Forest TBA
Sept. 23 Texas A&M-University Commerce TBA
Sept. 30 at Marshall TBA
Oct. 7 at Southern Miss TBA
Oct. 21 App State TBA
Oct. 28 at James Madison TBA
Nov. 4 Coastal Carolina TBA
Nov. 11 at Liberty TBA
Nov. 18 at Georgia Southern TBA
Nov. 25 Georgia State TBA

 

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].