ODU Hosts First Football Night Game & Fireworks Show

ODU Athletic Logo - Panthers


The ODU Football Panthers Kick Off the 2009 Season this Saturday, August 29

Saturday, August 29, 2009
6:45 p.m. - Pregame
7:00 p.m. - Kick-Off
Fireworks show to begin at the conclusion of the game.

ODU main campus, 1216 Sunbury Road (43219).
Panther Field - West Side of Sunbury Road.
Public parking is available in the Gold Lot, west side of Sunbury Road.

Entering their sixth season, ODU's Football Panthers, under the leadership of Coach Dale Carlson, will host Bentley University (MA) for their first night game in school history. The Panthers were ranked 20th in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletic (NAIA) Preseason Top 25 poll. For the second straight season, the team is ranked No. 10 in the Sporting News College Football Magazine's NAIA Preview Top 10 edition.

In March 2008, the University began pursuing membership with the NCAA Division II for its intercollegiate athletic programs. The Panthers successfully completed year one candidacy membership with the NCAA for 2008-2009; ODU was accepted as year two candidacy members effective September 1, 2009 and continues on track to gain full NCAA membership in the Fall of 2011. ODU is now a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) of the NCAA Division II.