Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==History== [[Image:Old Dominion Athletic Conference old logo.jpg|thumb|right|ODAC logo from 1976 to 2010]] The conference was founded in 1975 as the '''Virginia College Conference'''. On January 1, 1976, the name was changed to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The 1976–77 season was the first in which championships were offered. In 1982–83, women's sports were added. In 1988, Virginia Wesleyan was added as a member, and, in 1990, Guilford became the first member located outside Virginia. [[The Catholic University of America|Catholic University]] was a full-sport member in the 1980s along with [[Maryville College]]. Both resigned their memberships in the mid-to-late 1980s. In 1999, Catholic returned as a football-only member.<ref>[http://www.d3football.com/notables/1999/catholic-returns-to-odac D3 football Catholic returns to ODAC July 7, 1999]</ref> The only other school that has left the conference is [[Mary Baldwin College]], which left in 1999 to join the [[Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference]]. In 2010 the ODAC announced the addition of [[Shenandoah University]] to its full-time membership, with its first full year of involvement during the 2012-13 academic year.<ref>[http://www.lynchburg.edu/x27654.xml Lynchburg College Sports Information Office September 29, 2010]</ref> The league office moved its physical location from [[Salem, Virginia]], to [[Forest, Virginia]], just outside of centrally located Lynchburg, and contracted with Jim Ward Design for its new marks.<ref>[http://www.odaconline.com/odac/2010-11/releases/101310-logorelease ODAC news oct 13, 2010]</ref> The conference hosts the Division III championships in football and men's basketball, both of which are held in [[Salem, Virginia]]. DIII softball has called Salem home along with Division III women's lacrosse and volleyball. Since 1993 - the conference and city have hosted over 50 Division III National Championships. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the American Football Database are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) This page is a member of 1 hidden category: Category:Pages with broken file links Retrieved from "https://americanfootballdatabase.fandom.com/wiki/Old_Dominion_Athletic_Conference"