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JMU QB Michael Birdsong to Leave Program

Updated: 04/14/2014 - James Madison football head coach Everett Withers announced on Monday that rising junior quarterback Michael Birdsong will leave the program following the conclusion of the spring semester.

James Madison Football Announces 2014 Schedule

Updated: 01/15/2014 - The James Madison University football team announced its schedule for the 2014 season today, including defending Colonial Athletic Association champion and national runner-up Towson among the Dukes five home opponents. The home game times will be tentatively set in the coming weeks but will still be subject to change based on CAA Television contracts.

Report: Withers Will Be Next JMU Head Football Coach

Updated: 12/20/2013 - FootballScoop.com is reporting Everett Withers is the next head football coach at James Madison University. Withers is currently the co-defensive coordinator at The Ohio State University.

Charles Cooke and Andre Nation Selected to Third Team All-CAA

Posted: 03/07/2014 - Sophomore guards Charles Cooke (Trenton, N.J./Trenton Catholic) and Andre Nation (Plant City, Fla./Faith Baptist Christian) each represented James Madison with Third Team All-CAA honors as the Colonial Athletic Association held its postseason awards banquet Thursday at the Baltimore Inner Harbor Marriott on the eve of the 2014 CAA Championship at Baltimore Arena.

Towson Takes Down Dukes on Semenov's Senior Night

Updated: 02/27/2014 - Senior forward Jerrelle Benimon recorded 28 points and 16 rebounds and Towson went 30-for-31 at the free throw line to pull out a 69-66 victory over James Madison in a Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball game on Wednesday night at the JMU Convocation Center.

Dukes Down Dragons in Overtime Behind Ron Curry's 18

Posted: 02/19/2014 - Sophomore guard Ron Curry (Pennsauken, N.J./Paul VI) sank a 3-pointer from the top of the arc with 6.5 seconds remaining in overtime to break a tie and lift James Madison to a 63-61 win over Drexel in a Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball game Wednesday night at the Convocation Center.

JMU Men Hold Off Hofstra for Fourth CAA Win

Posted: 02/10/2014 - Sophomore guard Ron Curry (Pennsauken, N.J./Paul VI) tallied 20 points and six assists and James Madison countered Hofstra’s 18-0 second-half run to pull out a 59-53 victory in a Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball game on Monday night at the JMU Convocation Center.

Dragons Down Dukes With Big Second Half

Posted: 02/08/2014 - Sixth-year senior guard Chris Fouch scored 26 points, including 19 in the second half as Drexel used a 21-4 second-half charge to claim a 78-60 Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball win over James Madison on Saturday afternoon at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.

Towson Takes Down Madison

Posted: 02/04/2014 - Fueled by a 17-2 run to close out the first half, Towson topped visiting James Madison 80-71 in a Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball game Tuesday night at SECU Arena.

James Madison Women’s Basketball To Play Gonzaga in College Station, Texas in NCAA Tournament First Round

Updated: 03/18/2014 - After winning its third Colonial Athletic Association Championship in the last five seasons, 11th-seeded James Madison women’s basketball travels to College Station, Texas to face sixth-seeded Gonzaga in the First Round of the NCAA Division I Championship as a part of the Lincoln Regional, the NCAA announced today. The game will be played on Sunday, March 23 with tipoff scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Eastern time.

Madison Ladies Dominate Delaware En Route to CAA Title

Updated: 03/16/2014 - Top-seeded James Madison women’s basketball is headed to the NCAA tournament after the Dukes defeated two-time defending champion Delaware 70-45 in Sunday’s Colonial Athletic Association championship game at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md.

Dukes Down Dragons to Move on to CAA Title Game

Posted: 03/15/2014 - Top-seeded James Madison women’s basketball plays for the Colonial Athletic Association championship title on Sunday after downing fourth-seeded Drexel 55-43 in Saturday’s semifinal round. The Dukes upped their record to 27-5 overall while the Dragons finished the regular season 15-16.

Dukes Soar Past Seahawks to Advance to CAA Semifinals

Updated: 03/14/2014 - Top-seeded James Madison women’s basketball shot 46 percent from the field, including 54.2 percent in the second half as it won its Colonial Athletic Association Quarterfinal game against ninth-seeded UNCW 69-56 at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md., Friday.

Kirby Burkholder Named CAA Player of the Week for Seventh Time

Posted: 03/10/2014 - James Madison senior guard Kirby Burkholder (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) is the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday. This is the seventh time this season the senior has garnered the league’s weekly honor.

Burkholder's 30 Helps Dukes Blow Past Huskies

Posted: 03/05/2014 - Senior guard Kirby Burkholder (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) scored 30 points, including a career-high eight 3-pointers, to lead the James Madison women’s basketball team to an 86-49 win over Northeastern at the Cabot Center in Boston, Wednesday.

JMU Women Suffer First CAA Loss at Charleston

Updated: 02/27/2014 - James Madison women's basketball suffered its first loss in Colonial Athletic Association play, falling 85-78 to Charleston at TD Arena on Thursday morning. The loss snapped the Dukes 13-game win-streak.

Tribe Smashes Dukes to Take Series

Posted: 04/13/2014 - William and Mary struck for innings of six, seven and six runs on 23 hits en route to a 24-6 win over James Madison in the final game of a Colonial Athletic Association baseball series on Sunday afternoon at Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial Park.

Diamond Dukes Earn Doubleheader Split with Walk-Off Single

Updated: 04/12/2014 - James Madison rallied from a two-run deficit in the ninth inning on a tying two-run double from senior second baseman Conner Brown (Richmond, Va./Godwin) and redshirt sophomore Kyle Weston (Penn Laird, Va./Spotswood) singled in the winning run for a 9-8 win over William and Mary after dropping the first game of a doubleheader 13-5 on Saturday at Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial Park.

Hoos Hammer Diamond Dukes at Eagle Field

Updated: 04/08/2014 - The second-ranked Virginia baseball team cruised to a 9-3 win at James Madison Tuesday evening in front of a capacity crowd of 1,632 at Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial Park. Four UVa pitchers combined on a four-hitter as the Cavaliers improved to 28-5 on the season. UVa has allowed 10 hits over the last four games.

Hofstra Tops JMU in Game One of Weekend Series

Posted: 04/04/2014 - Two pitchers combined to limit James Madison to six hits and Eric Ferguson hit a three-run home run to lift Hofstra to a 5-2 victory in the Colonial Athletic Association baseball series opener on Friday afternoon at University Field.

Virginia Tech Overcomes Rough Start to Top JMU

Posted: 04/01/2014 - Virginia Tech scored seven runs in the second inning and defeated James Madison 11-5 in an non-conference baseball game that was shortened to six innings when a power outage knocked out all of the English Field lights on Tuesday evening.

UNCW Evens Series With JMU with Game Two Win

Updated: 03/29/2014 - Second baseman Dillon Bass went 4-for-5 and delivered the go-ahead and insurance RBIs in the seventh and ninth innings to lift UNCW to a 6-4 victory over James Madison in the second game of a Colonial Athletic Association baseball series on a soggy Saturday afternoon at Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial Park.

Connor Brown's Single Gives Diamond Dukes Walk-Off Win

Updated: 03/29/2014 - Senior second baseman Conner Brown’s (Richmond, Va./Godwin) one-out, bases-loaded single in the ninth lifted James Madison to a 6-5 victory over UNCW after six unanswered runs in the opening game of the first Colonial Athletic Association baseball series of the season on Friday night at Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial Park.

Diamond Hoos Down Dukes With Big Third Inning

Updated: 03/12/2014 - Virginia struck for eight runs in the third inning and got eight hits and eight RBIs from its top three batters in the lineup to record a 13-2 triumph over James Madison in a non-conference baseball game on Tuesday afternoon at Davenport Field.

Diamond Dukes Hammered in Series Finale Against Seton Hall

Updated: 03/10/2014 - Seton Hall accumulated 24 hits while scoring in eight of nine innings to defeat James Madison 19-4 in the final game of a three-game baseball series on Monday afternoon at Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial Park.

Bearcats Score Six Early Runs to Down Diamond Dukes

Updated: 02/23/2014 - Binghamton struck for six runs in the first three innings to grab a 6-1 lead and pulled away again when James Madison pulled within a run to earn a four-game series split with a 9-7 baseball win on Sunday afternoon at Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial Park.

JMU Softball Splits Doubleheader with Longwood

Updated: 04/09/2014 - Sophomore pitcher Jailyn Ford (Hot Springs, Va./Bath County) struck out 11 to lead the James Madison softball team to a split in a non-conference doubleheader with Longwood at Veterans Memorial Park, Wednesday. JMU took game one 4-2 behind Ford’s complete-game effort before falling to Longwood, 5-1, in game two.

JMU Softball Stays Hot, Completes Sweep of Towson

Posted: 04/06/2014 - Senior shortstop Caitlin Sandy (Fayetteville, N.C./Jack Britt) went 3-for-4 with a home run to lead the James Madison softball team to a Colonial Athletic Association series sweep over Towson with a 10-2, six-inning win at Veterans Memorial Park, Sunday.

JMU Sweeps Doubleheader at Virginia Tech

Posted: 04/02/2014 - Sophomore pitcher/first baseman Jailyn Ford (Hot Springs, Va./Bath County) earned a win and a save in the circle and hit two home runs at the plate to help power the James Madison softball team to a doubleheader sweep of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., Wednesday.

JMU Men's Soccer Blanks Loyola (Md.)

Posted: 10/02/2013 - The James Madison men’s soccer team broke through offensively and junior goalie Bill Groben (Chester, Va./Thomas Dale) recorded his first career shutout in a 3-0 win over visiting Loyola in a non-conference game Wednesday at University Park.

JMU Field Hockey Stays Unbeaten At Home

Posted: 09/18/2013 - Redshirt sophomore Taylor West (Princess Anne, Md./Pocomoke) notched her second hat trick of the season to lead James Madison field hockey to a 4-0 shutout against VCU at the JMU Field Hockey Complex on Wednesday night.

JMU Men's Soccer Rolls Over VMI

Posted: 09/11/2013 - Five different players scored for the James Madison men’s soccer team Wednesday night as the Dukes rolled to a 6-1 win over visiting VMI in a non-conference game at University Park.

JMU Softball Eliminated From NCAA Tournament

Posted: 05/19/2013 - Designated player Hanna Sommer hit a go-ahead solo home run in the fifth inning and right-hander Emily Weiman retired nine of the final 10 batter she faced to guide North Carolina State to a 6-4 win over the James Madison softball team at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn., on Sunday.

JMU Softball Earns First Ever NCAA Win; Game Two Suspended

Posted: 05/18/2013 - The James Madison softball team picked up the first NCAA Tournament win in school history, defeating Longwood 5-0 in the first elimination game of the Knoxville Regional at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn., on Saturday.

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