ODU football team is Bahamas bound

Photo courtesy: WAVY/Callen Clark

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – The Old Dominion University football team is playing in their first bowl game ever for the program this week. The school held a pep-rally Monday morning to send them off in style.

Photos: ODU in the Bahamas Bowl

Monday’s sendoff event in the North Mall Atrium featured the ODU Marching Monarchs, the Cheer & Dance team and Big Blue. ODU Coach Bobby Wilder spoke to the excited crowd and even Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) was on hand to wish the team good luck.

ODU’s football team is playing in the Popeye’s Bahamas Bowl. They were 9-3 this season and tied for first place in the East Division of Conference USA.

10 On Your Side Sports Director Bruce Rader and Reporter Nathan Epstein will be live from the Bahamas all this week. Watch their coverage on air and online.

Kickoff for the ODU game against Eastern Michigan (7-5; Mid-American Conference) is Friday, December 23 at 1 p.m.