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On Campus Notebook: Golden having strong season for Spiders

Grant Golden is having a big impact on the University of Richmond men's basketball team this season. The former Sherando standout leads the Spiders in scoring, averaging 14.9 points per game. The 6-foot-4 redshirt freshman center is also averaging 6.4 rebounds per game, and is third on the ...

Dukes, Bison ready for FCS showdown

HARRISONBURG -- Two powerhouse programs collide today when James Madison University and North Dakota State University play for the Football Championship Subdivision title in Frisco, Texas. The two teams will face off at noon today, in a game that can be seen on ESPN2. JMU head football coach ...

Bison bounce back strong after last year’s loss to JMU

HARRISONBURG -- North Dakota State University head football coach Chris Klieman wasn't going to let one loss change his team. After the Bison suffered a 27-17 loss to James Madison University in last year's Football Championship Subdivision semifinals, Klieman said that they simply went back ...

JMU Football Notebook: Seniors big reason for Dukes’ success

HARRISONBURG -- The seniors on James Madison University's football team have played a big part in the run the Dukes have been on. JMU head football coach Mike Houston said on Tuesday that the 23 seniors have been a very special group. "Just like with last year's (senior) group, this group ...

Houston builds JMU program in mold of North Dakota State

HARRISONBURG -- When James Madison University head football coach Mike Houston first took over the program two years ago he wanted the team to become more like North Dakota State University -- and it has. Houston said North Dakota State, which won five straight Football Championship ...

Kloosterman overcomes injury to play in his final home game for Dukes

HARRISIONBURG -- Jonathan Kloosterman wasn't going to let an injury keep him from playing in his final game at Bridgeforth Stadium. The James Madison University senior tight end and 2014 Strasburg graduate suffered a knee injury in the Dukes' Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinal win ...

JMU Football Notebook: Marshall peaking at right time for Dukes

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University junior running back Marcus Marshall picked the perfect time to be playing his best football. The Georgia Tech transfer has had his two best games of the season the last two weeks for the Dukes. In last weekend's 51-16 Football Championship Subdivision ...

Defense ignites Dukes to big win over Jackrabbits

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University is headed back to Frisco, Texas. JMU forced 10 turnovers, and dominated the second half en route to a 51-16 victory over South Dakota State University in the Football Championship Subdivision semifinals on Saturday. The top-seeded Dukes will play No. ...

JMU, North Dakota State headed for FCS finals showdown

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University and North Dakota State have seemed to be on a collision course all season and in three weeks the two powers will collide in the Football Championship Subdivision National Championship game. The Dukes are the reigning national champs with a 26-game ...

Motivated defense continues to shine for Dukes

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University's defense had a little extra motivation on Saturday. The Dukes' defense didn't feel like they had played as well as they could have in last week's Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinal win over Weber State University. They certainly made up ...

Dukes facing powerful Jackrabbits’ offense in the FCS semifinals

HARRISONBURG — James Madison University’s football team is coming off its toughest challenge of the season and today the Dukes will face an even bigger one. The Dukes host South Dakota State University in the Football Championship Subdivision semifinals at 4:30 p.m., today. The ...

Things coming together for JMU running back Marshall

HARRISONBURG — It’s taken some time, but James Madison University junior running back Marcus Marshall may finally have turned a corner in the Dukes’ offense. Last week, Marshall had 128 yards rushing on 14 carries and two touchdowns in JMU’s Football Championship Subdivision ...

Composure, experience key component for Dukes this season

HARRISONBURG — Throughout the season when James Madison University’s football team has needed it, they have been able to come up with a big play to pull out a win. In last weekend’s 31-28 Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinal win over Weber State, the Dukes rallied with 11 ...

Depth key to Dukes’ success this season

HARRISONBURG — James Madison University’s depth has been evident all season. The Dukes’ depth was heavily showcased in last weekend’s come-from-behind victory over Weber State in the Football Championship Subdivision playoff quarterfinals. JMU head football coach Mike Houston said he ...

JMU Football Notebook: JMU quartet named FCS AP All-Americans

HARRISONBURG — Four James Madison University football players were named to the Associated Press Football Championship Subdivision All-American team on Tuesday. JMU redshirt senior offensive lineman Aaron Stinnie, redshirt senior defensive lineman Andrew Ankrah and redshirt senior safety ...

JMU’s Houston signs 10-year contract extension

HARRISONBURG — With all coaching changes going on in college football lately, James Madison University players, fans and alumni can breathe a sigh of relief.  Mike Houston isn’t going anywhere. The JMU head football coach signed a 10-year contract extension on Tuesday, keeping him under ...

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, ...