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Hard work paying off for JMU’s Stapleton

HARRISONBURG — Riley Stapleton is finally seeing his hard work pay off. The JMU redshirt sophomore wide receiver had a career-best night on the biggest stage. Stapleton had eight catches for 189 yards receiving in JMU’s 31-28 victory over Weber State in the Football Championship ...

Dukes rally past Weber State into the FCS semifinals

HARRISONBURG — The streak is still alive. James Madison University pulled off an improbable comeback on Friday night at Bridgeforth Stadium to defeat Weber State University, 31-28, in the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinals. Redshirt freshman kicker Ethan Ratke’s 46-yard ...

Ratke delivers in clutch for JMU

HARRISONBURG — Ethan Ratke wasn’t feeling the pressure. With the game on the line in the final seconds, the James Madison University redshirt freshman kicker stepped up and delivered a 46-yard field goal Friday night to give JMU a 31-28 win over Weber State in the Football Championship ...

JMU ready to face Weber State in FCS quarterfinals

HARRISONBURG — Two of the top-ranked defenses in the country will be squaring off at 7 p.m., tonight at James Madison University’s Bridgeforth Stadium. JMU hosts Weber State University in the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinals. The Dukes have the top-ranked defense in FCS, ...

JMU’s secondary key to top-ranked defense

HARRISONBURG — James Madison University had its entire starting secondary receive All-Colonial Athletic Conference honors this season. In last weekend’s playoff victory over Stony Brook, JMU’s secondary showed just how deserving their conference honors were. The Dukes had five ...

Bolden leading way for Dukes’ offensive line

HARRISONBURG — It hasn’t been the easiest season for James Madison University senior A.J. Bolden and the rest of the Dukes offensive line. But one drive in last weekend’s playoff victory over Stony Brook was a sign that the position group may be playing its best at the right time. JMU ...

JMU Football Notebook: JMU’s Ankrah named finalist for Buck Buchanan Award

HARRISONBURG — James Madison University red shirt senior defensive lineman Andrew Ankrah was named a finalist Tuesday for the STATS Football Championship Subdivision Buck Buchanan Award. Ankrah is one of three finalists for the award, which is given to the top FCS defensive player in the ...

Dukes advance to FCS quarterfinals with win over Seawolves

HARRISONBURG — James Madison University left no doubt about which team is the best in the Colonial Athletic Association this season. The Dukes scored early and cruised to a 26-7 victory over Stony Brook on Saturday in the second round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. ...

JMU’s Amos having strong season on special teams

HARRISONBURG — When James Madison University senior John Miller suffered a game-ending injury against Stony Brook on Saturday, someone had to step up — and D’Angelo Amos did. The redshirt freshman, playing in his first-ever Football Championship Subdivision playoff game, returned a punt ...

Dukes ready to face Seawolves in playoffs

HARRISONBURG --James Madison University went through a tough Colonial Athletic Association regular season without a blemish. Today, the Dukes face one more CAA foe -- this time with the season on the line. The Dukes host Stony Brook in the second round of the Football Championship ...

JMU using good and bad playoff experiences to prepare for Stony Brook

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University football coach Mike Houston wants his team to remember the pain. The Dukes have plenty of wonderful memories from last year's Football Championship Subdivision national championship run. However, Houston, in his second year as JMU head coach, doesn't ...

JMU Men’s Basketball Notebook: Dukes looking for more consistency

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University's men's basketball coach Lou Rowe likes the identity of his team, but he wishes they didn't have to utilize it in the ways they have been doing this season. Rowe said that the identity of his team has been toughness, and they've showed that all season ...

JMU Football Notebook: Dukes facing another CAA opponent in playoffs

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University head football coach Mike Houston isn't happy his team has to play a Colonial Athletic Association team this weekend. The Dukes host fellow CAA squad Stony Brook in the second round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs at 2 p.m. Saturday. ...

JMU’s Robinson excited to be healthy for playoffs

HARRISONBURG -- As James Madison University made its playoff run to a Football Championship Subdivision national championship last season, Rashad Robinson could only stand and watch. Robinson suffered a medial collateral ligament tear right before the playoffs, and missed the last four games. ...

Ankrah, Miller lead JMU’s 16 All-CAA selections

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University tied a program record for most all-conference selections to the All-Colonial Athletic Association football team announced Tuesday. JMU had 16 players chosen for  the team. JMU redshirt senior defensive lineman Andrew Ankrah was named Defensive Player ...

JMU earns top seed in FCS playoffs

HARRISONBURG -- It was no surprise, but still a special moment for James Madison University's football program on Sunday. The Dukes were chosen as the No. 1 seed for the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs by the FCS playoff selection committee. The pairings were announced Sunday ...

JMU Football Notebook: Dukes thankful for bye week

HARRISONBURG -- There are many advantages for James Madison University's football team having a bye week this week to start the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. Perhaps the biggest one is being able to spend Thanksgiving with their families. JMU coach Mike Houston is among those ...

Much at stake for JMU against Elon

HARRISONBURG -- The Colonial Athletic Association outright title is on the line for James Madison University today. The Dukes play at Elon University  at noon, and a JMU win will give them back-to-back outright conference titles. Two years ago, the Dukes won a share of the title. Elon and ...

JMU Football Notebook: Healthy Kloosterman key for Dukes’ run game

HARRISONBURG -- Jonathan Kloosterman is finally healthy again and his return to the lineup is playing a big role in James Madison University's success. The senior tight end had some key blocks on JMU's game-winning drive Saturday in a 20-13 Colonial Athletic Association victory over the ...