January 20th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

The prospect of a renovated S.B. Ballard football stadium enticed Old Dominion University athletic boosters to donate money in record amounts in 2018. The Old Dominion Athletic Foundation, ODU’s athletic fundraising organization, raised a record $16.1 million last year, said Jena Virga, senior associate athletic director. That’s more than the $12.3 million ODAF raised in 2017 and far more than the $9.6 million raised in 2016, Virga said. The 2018 total is impressive among mid-major schools. Much of the new money came from alumni and boosters who made donations to help pay for the $67.5 million renovation of Ballard Stadium. -Harry Minium. Read More.

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