NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion's football schedule came out on Tuesday morning, the same day the Monarchs hit the field to open spring practice, and one might describe the 2022 slate as sunny.
ODU's conference schedule features its new rivals in the Sun Belt. The Monarchs were included in Conference USA's 2022 schedule, but the school announced that it would be terminating its contract with that league on June 30 of this year. Old Dominion accepted an invitation to join the Sun Belt in October.
The Monarchs' schedule starts off with a bang, hosting Virginia Tech at S.B. Ballard Stadium on Friday, September 2. Four in-state foes grace the 2022 slate, three of them at home, including a renewed rivalry with James Madison, which is also joining the Sun Belt in the fall.
This news also comes a day after ODU filed for an injunction against Conference USA in Norfolk Circuit Court as the Monarchs look to depart the league without going through an arbitration process. A judge granted the injunction during a hearing on Tuesday morning. Another hearing in the matter is scheduled for March 15.
Old Dominion's 2022 schedule is below. Kickoff times will be determined at a later date.
September 2- vs. Virginia Tech
September 10- @ East Carolina
September 17- @ Virginia
September 24- vs. Arkansas State*
October 1- vs. Liberty
October 15- @ Coastal Carolina*
October 22- vs. Georgia Southern*
October 29- @ Georgia State*
November 5- vs. Marshall*
November 12- vs. James Madison*
November 19- @ Appalachian State*
November 26- @ South Alabama
*-Sun Belt Conference opponent