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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 ...

On Campus Notebook: Singleton caps off volleyball career with All-ODAC honors

Ali Singleton (Stonewall Jackson '14) finished her volleyball career in style at Emory & Henry College. Singleton was recently named to the volleyball All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference third team. The senior outside hitter was second on the Wasps in kills (262) and total attacks ...

Dukes ready for clash with rival Richmond

James Madison University's football team has been faced with all types of challenges this season. Today the Dukes face another one as they try to slow down the University of Richmond's high-powered offense at 3:30 p.m. at Bridgeforth Stadium. It is also senior day for the Dukes. "They have ...

JMU Football Notebook: Woods, Agyei-Obese spark Dukes’ running game

James Madison University senior running back Taylor Woods and true freshman running back Percy Agyei-Obese each had a strong game in the Dukes' 38-3 win over Rhode Island last weekend. Agyei-Obese led the Dukes with 95 yards on 10 carries, while Woods had 75 yards on 12 carries. "I thought ...

Dukes ready for improved Rhode Island squad

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University head football coach Mike Houston isn't expecting today's contest with Rhode Island to be anything like last year's game. Last season the Dukes pounded the Rams, 84-7. This year's Rhode Island squad is improved and the Rams are coming off a 31-14 ...

On Campus Notebook: Luna has solid senior season for Royals

Juan Luna (Stonewall Jackson '13) had a very successful senior year for Eastern Mennonite University's men's soccer team. Luna was second on the team with six goals and two assists. He started and played in 15 of the team's 17 contests. Luna took 34 shots, including 15 shots on goal, and had ...

Defense dominates, Schor breaks school record in JMU victory

HARRISONBURG -- Another dominant defensive performance led to yet another James Madison University football win. The Dukes won their 20th straight game, with a 21-0 victory over the University of New Hampshire on Saturday. "It was a great effort by our defense," JMU junior cornerback Rashad ...

Dukes will have very young men’s basketball squad this season

HARRISONBURG -- It will be a different looking team this season for James Madison University's men's basketball team. The Dukes return only two players from last year's squad. JMU head coach Louis Rowe said that he hopes the team will play with the same energy and passion that they had last ...

Dukes facing familiar CAA opponent

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University will be facing a very familiar Colonial Athletic Association football opponent today. The Dukes will host New Hampshire at Bridgeforth Stadium at 3:30 p.m. in JMU's homecoming game,  the third time in the last two season the two teams will have ...

JMU’s Urquhart following in father’s footsteps

HARRISONBURG -- Cornell Urquhart didn't have to look very far for inspiration as a football player. The JMU senior defensive tackle said he's always looked up to his father, Cornell Urquhart Sr., who played for Virginia Tech's football team from 1982-84. "He's probably the biggest influence ...

Dukes looking to fill scoring void left by Hall

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University's women's basketball coach Sean O'Regan was as surprised as anyone when the Dukes were picked to win the Colonial Athletic Association this season by the CAA coaches. The Dukes only lost one starter from last year's team, which finished second in the ...

JMU Football Notebook: Depth big key for Dukes this season

HARRISONBURG --James Madison University's depth has been a key factor all season. The Dukes' football squad has suffered numerous injuries, but it hasn't shown in the level of their play. JMU head football coach Mike Houston said that the team's depth was on display last week in their 46-14 ...

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 ...