Old Dominion adjusts 2023 football schedule, adds three future games vs. FCS teams
The Old Dominion Monarchs have adjusted their 2023 football schedule and added three Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) opponents to their future football schedules, the school announced Thursday.
Old Dominion was previously scheduled to host the Buffalo Bulls on September 23, 2023. However, the schools have mutually agreed to cancel the game and it will not be rescheduled.
The Monarchs replaced Buffalo’s contest with a home tilt against the Southland Conference’s Texas A&M-Commerce Lions in the FCS. The ODU-Texas A&M-Commerce game will be played Sept. 23 at SB Ballard Stadium in Norfolk, Va.
Old Dominion did not have an FCS opponent on their non-conference schedule in 2023, which allowed them to add the contest.
The Old Dominion-Buffalo game was canceled so the Bulls could play the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns next season. Louisiana was the only remaining Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) team with a non-conference opener in 2023 and likely didn’t want to schedule a second FCS opponent.
In addition to changes to their 2023 football schedule, Old Dominion have announced the addition of future games against North Carolina Central, Norfolk State and William & Mary.
ODU will host North Carolina Central on September 6, 2025, completing the roster of non-conference monarchs that season. The monarchs will also visit Indiana (August 30) and Virginia Tech (September 13) host Liberty (October 4).
The Norfolk State Spartans will make the short four-mile trip to play Old Dominion on September 5, 2026. Other non-conference opponents for the Monarchs this season include Virginia Tech on the road on September 12 and UConn at home on October 12. 31.
Old Dominion will host William & Mary in Norfolk on September 1, 2029. This rounds out Old Dominion’s schedule this season, which also includes contests at Army on September 8, East Carolina on September 15 and a home game against Virginia Tech. September 22.
Future Old Dominion football schedules