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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 ...

Dukes ranked No. 1 in STATS preseason poll

James Madison University’s football team starts the 2017 season where it finished the 2016 season — at No. 1. The Dukes are the No. 1 ranked team in the STATS Football Championship Subdivision preseason poll. The defending FCS champions received 134 out of 163 first-place votes and a total ...

Kloosterman one of four Dukes to earn preseason All-American honor

James Madison University tight end and 2014 Strasburg graduate Jonathan Kloosterman was one of four Dukes named to the STATS Football Championship Subdivision Preseason All-American team. Kloosterman was a third-team selection. JMU redshirt senior offensive lineman Aaron Stennie was named to ...

Rebels, Express set for playoff showdown

New Market and Strasburg are ready for the Valley Baseball League playoffs and a match-up with each other. The Rebels will host the Express tonight in the start of a best-of-3 series in the opening round of the North Division playoffs. New Market has won four of five meetings this season with ...

Post 21 program continues to make strides

WINCHESTER — When Winchester Post 21 manager Anthony Hargrove took over the program over three years ago he envisioned days like Friday — playing for an American Legion state championship. Now he just wants to take his program a step further. “When (assistant coach Jimmy Swiggett) and ...

JMU’s Kloosterman earns Preseason All-CAA honor

James Madison University tight end and 2014 Strasburg graduate Jonathan Kloosterman was named to the 2017 Preseason All-CAA Football Team on Tuesday at the Colonial Athletic Association Media Day in Baltimore. The senior was one of six Dukes selected to the team. JMU senior quarterback Bryan ...

SU catcher Cameron to extend baseball career in Australia

Dan Cameron had a backup plan – of sorts – in case his pursuit of a professional baseball career didn’t pan out upon his graduation from Shenandoah University this past May. When he was 18 years old, Cameron – SU’s starting catcher in each of the last two seasons after he ...

Versatile Sudduth making impact with New Market

NEW MARKET -- When Zac Cole was in a Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association meeting this past spring, Gordon State College baseball coach Travis McClanahan gave a speech about why Chase Sudduth should be the Player of the Year. He was so convincing that Cole decided he needed to have him on ...