The Old Dominion Monarchs football team is the college football program for Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. The first iteration of the team created in 1930 was known as the William & Mary Norfolk Division Braves. The current Monarchs founded in 2009 compete at the FBS level. Beginning in the 2011 season, they joined the Colonial Athletic Association FCS and added conference games to their schedule, prior to 2011 the team was Independent. On July 1, 2014, Old Dominion football joined Conference USA, FBS.