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Minium: ODU Students Turned Out in Record Numbers for Football Opener Against Hampton

By Harry Minium

By Thursday afternoon, Old Dominion University students said the buzz was all over campus. Hey everyone, beckoned Twitter and Instagram. ODU football returns Saturday night for the first time in 651 days.

And it's going to be a blast.

ODU's students responded like never before. More than 5,000, the most ever to turn out for a home game, poured into the sideline stands and north end zone to watch the Monarchs rout Hampton University 47-7.

ODU officials had to cut online ticket orders off Saturday morning when the number surpassed 5,000 because most of the 21,944 seats at S.