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Dukes facing another strong defensive CAA team

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University will be going up against yet another strong Colonial Athletic Association defense today. The Dukes will play at William & Mary College today at 3:30 p.m. The Tribe have lost some close games this season, but they are fourth in the CAA in total ...

JMU Football Notebook: Alls making impact for Dukes since return

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University redshirt senior Terrence Alls has made a big impact at wide receiver since he returned three weeks ago from a suspension. JMU coach Mike Houston said his biggest impact has been his leadership by example to his teammates. "He does the things that good ...

Defense propels Dukes past Wildcats

HARRISONBURG -- For the second straight year it was James Madison University's defense that came up with some big plays to secure a victory over Villanova. The Dukes used a stellar defense and a few timely offensive plays to pull out a 30-8 Colonial Athletic Association football victory on ...

JMU has great turnout for ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’

HARRISONBURG --James Madison University had another great turnout for ESPN"s "College GameDay." The three-hour pre-game show was held at the Quad at JMU a7 9 a.m. Saturday. It was the second time in three years that JMU hosted the show. It was only the ninth time "College GameDay" did a ...

‘College GameDay’ analysts excited to be back at JMU

HARRISONBURG -- ESPN's "College GameDay" has returned to James Madison University and they are happy to be back. The three-hour college football pre-game show starts today at 9 a.m. from The Quad at JMU. The show was there for the first time two years ago, and ESPN "College GameDay" analyst ...

Dukes ready for showdown with Wildcats

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University head football coach Mike Houston is expecting today's Villanova game to be much like the one last year. The Dukes defeated the Wildcats 20-7 last season. It was a game where the Dukes overcame some adversity, quarterback Bryan Schor was injured in the ...

ESPN College GameDay returning to JMU this weekend

ESPN is coming back. ESPN announced Sunday morning that its weekly college football pregame show, ESPN College GameDay, will broadcast from James Madison University on Saturday. The show starts at 9 a.m. and lasts for three hours. The show will once again be held at the JMU Quad. JMU will ...

JMU’s Hawkins inspired by father

HARRISONBURG -- Kyre Hawkins doesn't have to look very far when he needs some inspiration or motivation. The James Madison University redshirt senior linebacker said his father has always played a huge role in his love for the game of football. Hawkins said his father played football in high ...

Dukes ready for first CAA road test against Blue Hens

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University football head coach Mike Houston said he expects every game to be a challenge in the Colonial Athletic Conference this season. Today the Dukes will get their first CAA road test. The Dukes will play at the University of Delaware today at 3:30 p.m. ...

JMU Football Notebook: Balanced offense continues to shine for Dukes

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University has relied on a balanced offense for the last couple of seasons and it showed again in last weekend's victory over the University of Maine. After a slow start, the Dukes ran for 191 yards, despite being a little short-handed. They relied a lot on ...

Experience big factor for JMU against Maine

HARRISONBURG -- Facing adversity for the first time all season, James Madison University relied on its experience to pull them through in Saturday's 28-10 victory over the University of Maine. The Dukes trailed 10-7 early in the second half, but instead of getting flustered the players just ...

Dukes rally past Black Bears

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University's Division 1 nation-leading win streak was in jeopardy Saturday. The Football Championship Subdivision No. 1 ranked Dukes trailed for the first time all season early in the second half. The Dukes' offense came to life and rallied for a 28-10 victory ...

Dukes facing tough Maine squad to start CAA play

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University football head coach Mike Houston said the University of Maine gave the Dukes one of their toughest games last season. He said he expects more of the same when the two teams meet today at Bridgeforth Stadium at 1:30 p.m. Houston said he remembers last ...

Dukes remain undefeated with rout over Spartans

HARRISONBURG --A great win took a somber turn for James Madison University's football team on Saturday. The Dukes cruised to a 75-14 victory over Norfolk State University, but JMU junior running back Trai Sharp received bad news. Sharp was informed during the fourth quarter that his father ...

Freshman see plenty of action in JMU rout

HARRISONBURG -- One big positive for James Madison University in its 75-14 victory over Norfolk State University was getting playing time for many players. JMU head coach Mike Houston said that he was able to play every dressed player who wasn't being red-shirted this season. "It was good ...

JMU’s Stinnie grows to enjoy playing on the offensive line

HARRISONBURG -- Aaron Stinnie didn't want any part of playing on the offensive line. After finishing his redshirt freshman season at James Madison University, the coaching staff came to Stinnie and told him they wanted him to switch from defensive line to offensive line. "I was definitely ...

Dukes not taking Norfolk State lightly

HARRISONBURG -- Even though Norfolk State University enters this week 0-2, James Madison University football head coach Mike Houston said he expects a challenge from the Spartans when the two teams meet today at Bridgeforth Stadium. Houston said that Norfolk State showed improvement from ...

JMU Football Notebook: Running backs take on different role in Dukes’ win

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University's running backs had to take on a little bit of a different role in last weekend's 52-10 victory over East Tennessee State University. The Bucanneers typically went with eight or nine guys in the box to try to stop JMU's run game. The Dukes had to rely ...