Old Dominion will play a full Conference USA football schedule in 2014, a year earlier than planned, ODU athletic director Wood Selig told the Virginian-Pilot.
Selig said ODU will play eight C-USA teams, four at home. He said the schedule is likely to include games with schools geographically closest to ODU, including East Carolina, Southern Mississippi, Marshall, Alabama Birmingham and Florida International.
The Monarchs already have a 2014 game at Charlotte, which joins C-USA in 2015. ODU can compete for the conference championship in 2015.
Virginia's 10-game unbeaten streak ended with a 3-1 loss to ACC rival Maryland, which scored its trio of goals in the last 17 minutes.
Kaili Torres' goal off Danielle Colaprico's cross gave the Cavaliers (9-2-1, 2-1-1 ACC) a 1-0 lead in the 41st minute, but Olivia Wagner scored on free kicks in the 74th and 85th minutes to put the Terrapins (8-2-2, 4-0-1) ahead.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times