JMU roundup: Softball star Ford named to prestigious ‘watch list’
January 29th, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Junior Jailyn Ford of the James Madison softball team was recognized among the elite in collegiate softball as she was one of 50 student-athletes to be named to the “Watch List” for the 2015 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced Wednesday.
JMU roundup: Dukes outlast Blue Hens for men’s basketball win
January 28th, 2015
HARRISONBURG — Behind a season-high 88 points and several career highs, James Madison outlasted Delaware for an 88-82 Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball victory Wednesday night at the JMU Convocation Center.
JMU roundup: Curry named co-CAA men’s basketball player of week
January 26th, 2015
RICHMOND — Junior guard Ron Curry of the James Madison University men’s basketball team has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon.
JMU roundup: Hot-shooting Northeastern trumps Dukes
January 22nd, 2015
BOSTON – Northeastern shot the lights out in the first half and James Madison was not able to recover from the slow start, dropping an 82-59 Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball decision on Thursday night at historic Matthews Arena.
JMU roundup: Okafor earns CAA Player of the Week honor
January 19th, 2015
RICHMOND — James Madison University women’s basketball redshirt-senior center Lauren Okafor is Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week for the second consecutive week and third time this season, the league announced Monday.
JMU roundup: Dukes name Elliott to football coaching staff
January 16th, 2015
HARRISONBURG — James Madison University football has named Brett Elliott as the quarterbacks coach and co-offensive coordinator, head coach Everett Withers announced on Friday.
Area sports ranked among state’s best
January 2nd, 2015
The beginning of 2015 is here, marking the end of yet another year of local sports. The past year provided the area’s sports scene with mix of storylines: state championships were won, records were set, childhood dreams were realized and a beloved coach and mentor was laid to rest.
JMU roundup: Valpo runs past Dukes
December 29th, 2014
HARRISONBURG — James Madison University junior guard Winston Grays scored 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting and grabbed five rebounds, but the Dukes’ men’s basketball team was unable to bounce back from a 24-point halftime deficit, falling to Valparaiso, 79-52, in the non-conference finale Monday night at the JMU Convocation Center.
JMU roundup: Allaband earns ECAC honors
December 18th, 2014
DANBURY, Conn. — James Madison University field hockey senior back Dana Allaband added another honor to her name Thursday as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) named her to the 2014 Division I Field Hockey All-Star Second Team.
JMU roundup: Dukes crush Ball State in men’s basketball
December 17th, 2014
MUNCIE, Indiana – Four players scored in double figures and James Madison shot better than 50 percent from the floor
JMU roundup: Women’s lacrosse pair earn preseason All-America honors
December 11th, 2014
HARRISONBURG — Inside Lacrosse released it’s annual “Face-Off Yearbook” this week, which features preseason polls and honors leading into the 2015 women’s lacrosse season and two student-athletes from the James Madison women’s lacrosse team – senior defender Lexi Cross and senior attackerStephanie Finley – earned preseason All-American honors. Cross earned a Third Team nod while Finley received an honorable mention.
JMU roundup: Dukes’ Lee wins Dudley Award
December 10th, 2014
HARRISONBURG — James Madison redshirt-junior quarterback Vad Leehas been named the Bill Dudley Award winner, the Richmond Times-Dispatch announced Wednesday at a banquet in Short Pump.
JMU roundup: Second-half surge lifts Dukes to women’s basketball win
December 3rd, 2014
HARRISONBURG — After a 16-3 run to open the second half, the James Madison University women’s basketball team flew by Richmond 79-68 Wednesday night at the JMU Convocation Center to move to 6-1 overall on the season.
Withers has solid first year at JMU
December 1st, 2014
HARRISONBURG — There was a very somber mood around James Madison University’s locker room after their season-ending playoff loss on Saturday. There were also plenty of reasons for optimism for the future.
Flames rally past Dukes
November 30th, 2014
HARRISONBURG — Liberty had the perfect formula for stopping JMU’s high-powered offense — keep JMU’s offense off the field.
Dukes ready for showdown with Flames
November 28th, 2014
HARRISONBURG –One program is returning to the postseason for the first time in three years, while the other one is making it’s first-ever Football Championship Subdivision playoff appearance.
Tommy Keeler Jr: Unity key in Dukes’ success
November 27th, 2014
HARRISONBURG — There should be a real buzz in the air on Saturday at Bridgeforth Stadium.
JMU roundup: Dukes sign five for softball
November 26th, 2014
HARRISONBURG — The James Madison University softball program has signed five players to a National Letter of Intent during the early signing period, head coach Mickey Dean announced Wednesday.
JMU roundup: Seven Dukes claim all-CAA football honors
November 25th, 2014
HARRISONBURG — After finishing third in the Colonial Athletic Association at 9-3 and 6-2 in the league, James Madison University’s football team received seven All-CAA selections for the 2014 season, announced Tuesday by the league office. The teams and top honors were selected by the league’s head coaches.
Dukes excited to be back in the FCS playoffs
November 24th, 2014
HARRISONBURG — James Madison University will be making its first playoff appearance since 2011 on Saturday when it hosts Liberty University at 4 p.m. at Bridgeforth Stadium.