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Phones Off, Pads On For JMU Football

Updated: 08/09/2014 - Three weeks from Saturday, JMU will take the field for its season opener at Maryland. The process of getting there comes with a lot of milestones, and Saturday was no different as the Dukes put on pads and began two-a-day sessions for the first time during camp.

Withers Looking To Change Culture At JMU Football

Posted: 08/05/2014 - JMU football is only in day two of practice for the 2014 season. In fact, by the time the Dukes take the field in College Park, Maryland for their season opener, the team will have practiced 29 times, with the goal of just becoming a better football team than they are now.

JMU Football Becomes a Brotherhood

Updated: 08/04/2014 - Everett Withers and his staff have been busy in their first off-season at JMU, bringing a new focus and drive to the program to which even veteran players had to get adjusted.

Withers Looks Back At Drama With QB Change

Posted: 07/31/2014 - The offseason for James Madison football saw plenty of changes, not just at the head coaching position, but also at starting quarterback. And the transition in that spot wasn't exactly pretty.

JMU Basketball Tips-Off Season

Posted: 10/09/2014 - JMU Basketball begins Friday November 14th. Thursday, both the men's and women's teams tipped-off the year in the #TEAMMATT versus #TEAMKENNY Showdown.

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.

JMU Basketball Tips-Off Season

Posted: 10/09/2014 - JMU Basketball begins Friday November 14th. Thursday, both the men's and women's teams tipped-off the year in the #TEAMMATT versus #TEAMKENNY Showdown.

JMU Women Set For CAA Title Defense As Schedule Is Announced

Updated: 09/10/2014 - The James Madison women's basketball team begins its Colonial Athletic Association title defense on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 when the Dukes host Towson in their CAA opener at the JMU Convocation Center, as the league announced the 2014-15 conference slate on Tuesday.

Burkholder Looks Ahead To Playing In Italy

Posted: 06/19/2014 - Over two months ago, Kirby Burkholder was talking about how nice it would be to stay close to home if she earned a spot with the Washington Mystics.

Burkholder Signs Pro Contract with Team in Orvieto, Italy

Posted: 05/21/2014 - James Madison women’s basketball standout Kirby Burkholder (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) signed a contract to play professionally in the Italian women’s league, Tuesday. She signed with Azzurra Orvieto of the Italian A1 League based in Orvieto, Italy.

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.

Three Diamond Dukes Named All-CAA

Posted: 05/20/2014 - Seniors Matt Tenaglia (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East), Ty McFarland (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) and Tyler Gregory (Dothan, Ala./Houston Academy) each collected First Team All-CAA recognition at the Colonial Athletic Association baseball awards banquet held at UNCW’s Burney Center on Tuesday evening.

Delaware Takes Baseball Doubleheader over James Madison

Updated: 05/15/2014 - Delaware compiled 31 hits and posted a five-run inning in each game to claim a pair of wins, 11-5 and 13-9, over James Madison to open the final Colonial Athletic Association baseball series of the season on Thursday afternoon at Bob Hannah Stadium.

Huskies Hammer Diamond Dukes to Take Series

Posted: 05/11/2014 - Northeastern jumped out to a 7-0 lead after two innings on its way to a 17-1 win over James Madison to clinch the Colonial Athletic Association baseball series on Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park.

Clemson Crushes Diamond Dukes

Updated: 05/02/2014 - Clemson starter Zack Erwin turned in a complete game shutout and the Tigers pulled away with four runs in the eighth inning to complete an 8-0 victory over James Madison on Friday night at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

Softball’s Ford Collects Program’s First Ever All-America Honor

Posted: 05/29/2014 - After setting or tying school records for wins, shutouts, saves, innings pitched and strikeouts, James Madison softball sophomore pitcher/first baseman Jailyn Ford (Hot Springs, Va./Bath County) was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Second Team, the organization announced on Wednesday. Ford is the first player in program history to be named a NFCA All-American.

DePaul Slips Passed the Softball Dukes in NCAA Regional Elimination Game

Updated: 05/17/2014 - DePaul shortstop Allie Braden hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth inning and left-handed pitcher Kirsten Verdun stranded the tying run on base in the top of the seventh to lift the Blue Demons to a 4-3 win over the James Madison softball team in an elimination game of the NCAA Tournament Lexington Regional, Saturday.

Softball Tamed By Wildcats in Lexington Regional Winners’ Bracket

Posted: 05/17/2014 - Kentucky catcher Griffin Joiner hit a go-ahead single in the bottom of the sixth inning to lead No. 14 Kentucky to a 2-1 win over No. 25 James Madison in the winners’ bracket game of the Lexington Regional at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky, Saturday.

Softball Tackles Demons for NCAA Tournament First Round Win

Posted: 05/16/2014 - Sophomore pitcher Jailyn Ford (Hot Springs, Va./Bath County) tied her own school record with her 24th win of the season and senior shortstop Caitlin Sandy (Fayetteville, N.C./Jack Britt) smacked a pair of doubles to lead the James Madison softball team to a 6-1 over DePaul in the opening game of the Lexington Regional at John Cropp Stadium on the campus of the University of Kentucky, Friday.

JMU Softball Headed to Lexington Regional

Updated: 05/12/2014 - After winning their second Colonial Athletic Association championship, the James Madison softball team is traveling to the University of Kentucky to play in the Lexington Regional in the NCAA Tournament opening round. The Dukes take on DePaul in its opening game on Friday, May 16 at 5 p.m. in the Bluegrass State.

Clean Sweep! Softball Wins Second CAA Championship

Posted: 05/09/2014 - Junior right-hander Heather Kiefer (Potomac Falls, Va./Potomac Falls) tossed six innings of shutout relief as the James Madison softball team won its second Colonial Athletic Association Championship, knocking off fourth-seeded Towson, 4-0, at Veterans Memorial Park, Friday.

Softball Moves to CAA Championship Game with 8-0 Blanking

Updated: 05/08/2014 - Sophomore pitcher Jailyn Ford (Hot Springs, Va./Bath County) twirled a one-hit shutout and senior shortstop Caitlin Sandy (Fayetteville, N.C./Jack Britt) collected three hits to lead the James Madison softball team to an 8-0 win over Hofstra in the winners' bracket game of the Colonial Athletic Association Championship at Veterans Memorial Park, Thursday.

Softball Downs Towson 3-2, Advances to CAA Championship Winner’s Bracket

Posted: 05/07/2014 - Sophomore left-hander Jailyn Ford (Hot Springs, Va./Bath County) tossed her 19th complete game of the season to lead the James Madison softball team to a 3-2 win over Towson in the opening game of the Colonial Athletic Association Championship at Veterans Memorial Park, Wednesday.

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