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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 ...

Added depth on defensive line helping Dukes’ defense

HARRISONBURG -- JMU's defense has picked up where it left off at the end of last season. In the first two games the Dukes are allowing just 12 points and 268.5 yards per game. JMU coach Mike Houston said one key for the defense has been having a better understanding of where they're ...

Passing game, defense spark Dukes to victory

HARRISONBURG -- East Tennessee State took away James Madison University's running game on Saturday night. However, the Dukes' passing game and defense rose to the occasion. The Dukes built an early lead and cruised to a 52-10 victory in their home opener. "I'm very proud of the way our team ...

Dukes looking to improve in home opener

HARRISONBURG -- Even though James Madsion University had a decisive victory over a Football Bowl Subdivision squad last week, head coach Mike Houston said he's expecting to see his team play much better tonight. The Dukes host East Tennessee State University at 6 p.m. in their home opener at ...

JMU Football Notebook: Johnson has big game in return from injury

HARRISONBURG -- Cardon Johnson couldn't have scripted a better first game in his comeback this season. The James Madison University redshirt senior running back had 265 yards rushing on 17 carries and two touchdowns in the Dukes' 34-14 win over East Carolina University last weekend. Johnson ...

Hokies hold off Mountaineers in season opener

LANDOVER, Maryland -- When Virginia Tech needed it the most the Hokies' defense delivered. The Hokies fought off a last-minute drive by West Virginia University on Sunday night for a thrilling 31-24 football victory at FedEx Field. "I thought it was a well-played football game for both ...

Johnson excited to be back on field for Dukes

HARRISONBURG -- It was a simple play, but it was a significant moment. Several weeks ago, James Madison University tailback Cardon Johnson caught a screen pass and sprinted approximately 60 yards to the end zone in a JMU practice and celebrated with his teammates. It was Cardon's first play of ...

JMU faces big test against East Carolina

HARRISONBURG -- The reigning Football Championship Subdivision national champions will have quite a challenge when they open their season. James Madison University opens on the road tonight at East Carolina University, a Football Bowl Subdivision school. Head coach Mike Houston said facing ...

JMU’s Robinson turns himself into role model for teammates

HARRISONBURG – Simeyon Robinson has come along way at James Madison University. In his first few years at JMU, Robinson struggled with his responsibilities. Whether it was being late for meetings, not being in shape or struggling in his classes, Robinson was not a role model for other ...

Bolden happy to be back home at JMU

HARRISONBURG -- Looking back on things, A.J. Bolden's move from Buffalo, New York to Winchester was one of the best moves he's ever made. The 2012 Millbrook graduate and current redshirt senior at James Madison University moved to Winchester after his freshman year of high school in Buffalo. ...

Move to receiver pays off for JMU’s Miller

HARRISONBURG -- John Miller came to James Madison University as a running back, but after his freshman season he was moved to wide receiver. The move has paid off for both Miller and the Dukes. The redshirt senior said he wasn't surprised when then-head coach Everett Withers asked him to ...

JMU’s Kloosterman suspended for two games

James Madison University head football coach Mike Houston announced on Thursday that tight end Jonathan Kloosterman has been suspended for two games due to violation of team rules. Kloosterman, a 2014 Strasburg graduate, will miss the season opener on the road against East Carolina on Sept. 2, ...

Seven transfers add to JMU’s depth

HARRISONBURG -- There are many perks that come with winning a national championship and in the offseason James Madison University took advantage of one of those. The Dukes, the reigning Football Championship Subdivision national champions, added seven Football Bowl Subdivision transfers to ...

Dukes pleased with first week of football practice

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University's football team is not looking back. The reigning Football Championship Subdivision national champions have completed the first week of practice, but the mindset for the team has been no different than it has been in the past. "We forgot about it," JMU ...