Norfolk sportswriter Harry Minium joins ODU staff

Longtime Norfolk sportswriter Harry Minium is returning to his alma mater as a senior executive writer following his recent retirement after 39 years with The Virginian Pilot. Will also be involved with ODU football radio pregame.

That’s a significant blow to CUSA reporting IMO, Harry was a good content generator.


clt expects a minimum impact.


Agree. Will be interesting to see if his successor at the Pilot can maintain that coverage.

As an ODU alum Minium did a good job of generating copy about the program, and while I think he was a fair reporter, he seemed to want the best for the Monarchs. Our alum that is a sports writer took the other approach.

Have you ever heard the Norfolk Catholic Girls School fight song?

“We don’t drink! We don’t smoke! Norfolk! Norfolk!” Yay!

Good first piece as an ODU staffer.

They won’t skip a beat imo with whomever they hire. I’m originally from the tidewater area and the monarchs are a big deal up there. Minimal VA tech and wahoo coverage as opposed to us with the acc coverage with the tarhole observer

Not to mention the pro sports diversion.