Dukes aiming to improve defense

August 29, 2016

HARRISONBURG – The last two years have been rough for James Madison University’s football team on defense.

JMU has good dilemma with Mitch, Schor

James Madison University's Connor Mitch throws a pass during practice this summer. The transfer from the University of South Carolina is battling with Bryan Schor for the starting quarterback spot. Courtesy photo/JMU Athletics Communications

August 24, 2016

HARRISONBURG — James Madison University’s football team has a good problem to have. The Dukes have two quarterbacks, both of whom are capable of leading the team this season.

JMU football notebook: Houston pleased with Dukes’ progress

JMU's Bryan Schor  makes a pass against William & Mary last season. Schor and the Dukes open the season on Sept. 3 against Morehead State. Courtesy photo/JMU Athletics Communications

August 23, 2016

HARRISONBURG – James Madison University has only 10 days left before its first game of the season, and first-year coach Mike Houston said the coaching staff will begin to scale back on how hard they are working the players to get them ready for next week.

JMU’s Kloosterman ready to take on starting role

James Madison University  junior tight end Jonathan Kloosterman runs after making a catch against Colgate last season. The Strasburg graduate is excited for the opportunity to be the starting tight end this season for the Dukes. Courtesy photo/JMU Athletics Communications

August 19, 2016

HARRISONBURG – Jonathan Kloosterman has played a role in James Madison University’s football team during his first two years at the school, but this season his role will be getting bigger.

Houston excited to be new coach at JMU

January 19, 2016

HARRISONBURG – Mike Houston had no intentions of leaving The Citadel, where he was the head football coach the last two years, before he heard about the James Madison University opening. But as he took a look around the campus at JMU on Monday he knew Harrisonburg was where he needed to be.

Central looks to avenge only loss

Central's Tamra Scott converts on a layup while Strasburg's Kelsey Jenkins attempts to defend during second quarter action on Friday night in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 19, 2016

Central girls basketball coach Bryan Scott is hoping the Falcons are a better team now than when they played George Mason for the first time this season back on Dec. 16.

JMU hires Houston as football coach

January 18, 2016

James Madison University hired Mike Houston as its new football head coach on Monday, Director of Athletics Jeff Bourne announced in a press release.

Year in Review: Another memorable year for local sports

Strasburg senior Nic Campbell celebrates his fourth state wrestling championship after winning the Group 2A 132-pound championship at Salem Civic Center.   Brad Fauber/Daily file

December 28, 2015

The past year in local sports has been yet another successful one. Championships were won, national events were held in the area, big college decisions were made, and many coaching changes were made at all levels of local sports.

Future still bright for JMU football

December 7, 2015

HARRISONBURG — The football season didn’t end the way James Madison University wanted it to, but a young Dukes’ squad still had plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future.