School Spirit Soars After JMU Beats Virginia Tech

By: McKinsey Harris Email
By: McKinsey Harris Email

The James Madison University campus was a bit quieter Sunday evening than it was Saturday night after the Dukes' big win over Virginia Tech.

Many students say the school spirit and enthusiasm around campus are still at an all-time high, and they're all predicting this win will have a big impact.

"I know that when I was looking for schools I looked for people that were like big 'Rah Rah, Go Team Go!' schools, and I think that this is going to bring more attention to us," says freshman Kelly DeRosa.

"I think football games are going to be a big turnout, and maybe other sports. Like more people are going to go out to games and support the teams," says freshman Claire Eckenrode.

"Everyone's white boards are like, 'Yay we beat Virginia Tech!' Everyone has like Facebook statuses, everyone's talking about it still," says freshman Shelby Harrington.

After Saturday's game, Virginia Tech is now unranked for the first time since 2008. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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