Old Dominion–VCU basketball rivalry

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ODU–VCU basketball rivalry
Old Dominion Monarchs Script Logo.png VCU Athletics logo 2012.png
ODU Monarchs VCU Rams

Sport(s) Basketball
Total meetings 89
Series record VCU: 47-42
First meeting February 5, 1969
ODU 101 - VCU 69
Last meeting December 8, 2013
VCU 69 - ODU 48
Next meeting To be announced
Largest win

ODU by 32 on Feb. 5, 1969

VCU by 32 on Dec. 29,1983
Longest win streak VCU, 10
Current win streak VCU, 4
Trophy None

The Old Dominion–VCU basketball rivalry is a college sports rivalry between the VCU Rams of Virginia Commonwealth University and the Old Dominion Monarchs of Old Dominion University. It is often regarded as the best college basketball rivalry in the Commonwealth of Virginia.[1][2]

Participants[edit]

The rivalry between Virginia Commonwealth University and Old Dominion University exists primarily because of the similar histories of the two Virginia public universities. Both schools have historic affiliations with The College of William & Mary (W&M). One of VCU's predecessor institutions, the Richmond Professional Institute (RPI), became part of W&M in 1925. ODU was founded in 1930 as the Norfolk Division of W&M.[3] In addition, from 1960 to 1962, both RPI and the Norfolk Division were part of The Colleges of William & Mary, a short-lived university system consisting of W&M and its affiliated institutions.

VCU, located in the state capital of Richmond, is just 90 miles down Interstate 64 from ODU, located in Norfolk. Both schools are major research universities located in an urban environment. They are also both very large universities consisting of a diverse student body; with students primarily coming from middle-class backgrounds.

Throughout much of the history of the rivalry, ODU and VCU had been in the same conference, most recently the Colonial Athletic Association. This ended after the 2011–12 season when VCU joined the Atlantic 10 Conference. ODU left the CAA for Conference USA a year later.

Beginnings[edit]

Rick Kiefner, a 1969 graduate of ODU who worked on Saturday's radio broadcast of the game, tells a story that he thinks best reflects the beginnings of the intensity - and animosity - between the programs. During the 1970 season, Kiefner was part of a group of about 50 ODU fans who chartered a bus to Richmond for a game at VCU's old Franklin Street gym. After mailing a check for the tickets, the ODU group received a package in return from VCU. But no tickets were inside. Instead, somebody had sent a box of screws.[4]

Category VCU ODU
Location Richmond, Virginia Norfolk, Virginia
Students 32,303 24,125
School Colors Black & Gold Silver & Blue
Nickname Rams Monarchs
Mascot Rodney the Ram Big Blue
Basketball Arena Siegel Center Ted Constant Center
Arena Capacity 7,617 8,639

Timeline[edit]

VCU victories shaded in ██ black. ODU victories are shaded in ██ slate blue. [5][6]

# Date Arena/Location Winning team Losing team Series
1 February 5, 1969 Norfolk, VA ODU 101 VCU 69 ODU 1–0
2 December 10, 1969 Franklin Street Gym ODU 93 VCU 82 ODU 2–0
3 January 21, 1970 Norfolk, VA ODU 94 VCU 90 ODU 3–0
4 February 10, 1971 Franklin Street Gym VCU 79 ODU 71 ODU 3-1
5 February 27, 1971 Norfolk, VA ODU 98 VCU 85 ODU 4-1
6 December 17, 1977 Richmond Coliseum VCU 73 ODU 67 ODU 4-2
7 February 22, 1978 Norfolk, VA VCU 73 ODU 72 ODU 4-3
8 December 30, 1978 Norfolk, VA ODU 70 VCU 68 ODU 5-3
9 January 17, 1979 Norfolk, VA VCU 95 ODU 87 ODU 5-4
10 February 15, 1979 Richmond Coliseum ODU 72 VCU 71 ODU 6-4
11 January 22, 1980 Richmond Coliseum ODU 68 VCU 64 ODU 7-4
12 February 2, 1980 Hampton Coliseum ODU 76 VCU 75 ODU 8-4
13 December 13, 1980 Norfolk, VA VCU 65 ODU 56 ODU 8-5
14 December 30, 1980 Richmond Coliseum VCU 61 ODU 44 ODU 8–6
15 February 10, 1981 Richmond Coliseum VCU 75 ODU 64 ODU 8-7
16 December 22, 1981 Richmond Coliseum VCU 61 ODU 55 Tie 8-8
17 January 30, 1982 Norfolk, VA ODU 61 VCU 58 ODU 9-8
18 December 29, 1982 Richmond Coliseum ODU 90 VCU 85 ODU 10-8
19 January 11, 1983 Hampton, VA ODU 67 VCU 62 ODU 11-8
20 December 29, 1983 Richmond Coliseum VCU 83 ODU 51 ODU 11-9
21 January 28, 1984 Norfolk, VA ODU 56 VCU 54 ODU 12-9
22 February 25, 1984 Richmond Coliseum ODU 57 VCU 55 ODU 13-9
23 February 16, 1985 Richmond Coliseum VCU 90 ODU 71 ODU 13-10
24 February 25, 1985 Norfolk, VA VCU 78 ODU 66 ODU 13-11
25 March 3, 1985 Hampton, VA VCU 87 ODU 82 ODU 13-12
26 December 21, 1985 Richmond Coliseum ODU 67 VCU 55 ODU 14-12
27 January 18, 1986 Norfolk, VA ODU 50 VCU 49 ODU 15-12
28 February 13, 1986 Richmond Coliseum ODU 61 VCU 56 ODU 16-12
29 January 8, 1987 Norfolk, VA VCU 77 ODU 64 ODU 16-13
30 February 14, 1987 Richmond Coliseum VCU 78 ODU 66 ODU 16-14
31 January 16, 1988 Norfolk, VA ODU 71 VCU 67 ODU 17-14
32 February 20, 1988 Richmond Coliseum VCU 82 ODU 77 ODU 17-15
33 March 6, 1988 Richmond Coliseum VCU 91 ODU 69 ODU 17-16
34 January 14, 1989 Richmond Coliseum VCU 101 ODU 93 Tie 17-17
35 January 23, 1989 Norfolk, VA ODU 99 VCU 87 ODU 18-17
36 December 21, 1989 Richmond Coliseum ODU 77 VCU 67 ODU 19-17
37 January 20, 1990 Norfolk, VA VCU 55 ODU 49 ODU 19-18
38 February 24, 1990 Richmond Coliseum ODU 80 VCU 64 ODU 20-18
39 January 12, 1991 Norfolk, VA VCU 62 ODU 60 ODU 20-19
40 February 2, 1991 Richmond Coliseum VCU 60 ODU 58 Tie 20-20
41 December 7, 1991 Norfolk, VA VCU 98 ODU 83 VCU 21-20
42 December 29, 1991 Richmond Coliseum ODU 67 VCU 66 Tie 21-21
43 December 12, 1992 Hampton Coliseum ODU 81 VCU 65 ODU 22-21
44 March 18, 1993 Norfolk, VA ODU 74 VCU 68 ODU 23-21
45 January 31, 1994 Hampton Coliseum ODU 79 VCU 74 ODU 24-21
46 February 6, 1995 Hampton Coliseum VCU 81 ODU 67 ODU 24-22
47 January 6, 1996 Norfolk, VA VCU 85 ODU 70 ODU 24-23
48 February 3, 1996 Richmond Coliseum VCU 85 ODU 76 Tie 24-24
49 January 18, 1997 Robins Center ODU 82 VCU 65 ODU 25-24
50 February 15, 1997 Norfolk, VA ODU 75 VCU 70 ODU 26-24
51 January 17, 1998 Norfolk, VA VCU 61 ODU 55 ODU 26-25
52 January 31, 1998 Richmond Coliseum ODU 69 VCU 56 ODU 27-25
53 January 9, 1999 Richmond Coliseum ODU 82 VCU 72 ODU 28-25
54 January 30, 1999 Norfolk, VA ODU 76 VCU 72 ODU 29-25
55 February 27, 1999 Richmond Coliseum ODU 66 VCU 49 ODU 30-25
56 January 5, 2000 Siegel Center VCU 73 VCU 67 ODU 30-26
57 January 29, 2000 Norfolk, VA ODU 72 VCU 69 ODU 31-26
58 January 20, 2001 Norfolk, VA ODU 77 VCU 65 ODU 32-26
59 February 24, 2001 Siegel Center VCU 74 ODU 53 ODU 32-27
60 January 19, 2002 Norfolk, VA VCU 79 ODU 77 ODU 32-28
61 February 9, 2002 Siegel Center VCU 73 ODU 66 ODU 32-29
62 March 2, 2002 Richmond Coliseum VCU 58 ODU 54 ODU 32-30
63 January 4, 2003 Siegel Center VCU 73 ODU 64 ODU 32-31
64 February 1, 2003 Ted Constant Center VCU 72 ODU 69 Tie 32-32
65 January 21, 2004 Ted Constant Center VCU 75 ODU 67 VCU 33-32
66 February 21, 2004 Siegel Center VCU 78 ODU 72 VCU 34-32
67 March 7, 2004 Richmond Coliseum VCU 84 ODU 67 VCU 35-32
68 January 29, 2005 Siegel Center VCU 75 ODU 71 VCU 36-32
69 February 12, 2005 Ted Constant Center ODU 82 VCU 76 VCU 36-33
70 March 7, 2005 Richmond Coliseum ODU 73 VCU 66 VCU 36-34
71 January 14, 2006 Ted Constant Center ODU 78 VCU 75 VCU 36-35
72 February 11, 2006 Siegel Center VCU 80 ODU 74 VCU 37-35
73 January 20, 2007 Siegel Center VCU 80 ODU 75 VCU 38-35
74 February 10, 2007 Ted Constant Center ODU 79 VCU 63 VCU 38-36
75 January 19, 2008 Ted Constant Center VCU 78 ODU 68 VCU 39-36
76 February 16, 2008 Siegel Center ODU 67 VCU 66 VCU 39-37
77 January 17, 2009 Siegel Center VCU 61 ODU 44 VCU 40-37
78 February 14, 2009 Ted Constant Center ODU 69 VCU 65 VCU 40-38
79 March 8, 2009 Richmond Coliseum VCU 61 ODU 53 VCU 41-38
80 February 6, 2010 Siegel Center VCU 70 ODU 58 VCU 42-38
81 February 27, 2010 Ted Constant Center ODU 73 VCU 70 VCU 42-39
82 March 7, 2010 Richmond Coliseum ODU 73 VCU 69 VCU 42-40
83 January 22, 2011 Ted Constant Center VCU 59 ODU 50 VCU 43-40
84 February 12, 2011 Siegel Center ODU 70 VCU 59 VCU 43-41
85 March 7, 2011 Richmond Coliseum ODU 70 VCU 65 VCU 43-42
86 January 21, 2012 Siegel Center VCU 61 ODU 48 VCU 44-42
87 February 11, 2012 Ted Constant Center VCU 68 ODU 64 VCU 45-42
88 December 7, 2012 Ted Constant Center VCU 83 ODU 70 VCU 46-42
89 December 8, 2013 Siegel Center VCU 69 ODU 48 VCU 47-42

References[edit]

  1. ^ Day, Scott. "ODU at VCU: sold out!". Fan District Hub. Fdhub.net. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ "VCU/ODU: The Rivalry Is Just Different...". CAA Hoops. CAAHoops.com. January 21, 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Contributions of Education: To the College, Town, Region, Commonwealth and Beyond". The College of William & Mary's School of Education. Education.WM.edu. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  4. ^ http://hamptonroads.com/2009/02/electricity-air-when-odu-hosts-vcu
  5. ^ "The Archives: VCU Basketball Through the Years". Virginia Commonwealth University Athletics. VCUAthletics.com. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Men's Basketball Archives". Old Dominion University Athletics. ODUSports.com. Retrieved December 22, 2011.