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JMU Rallies For 27-24 Victory at Stony Brook, Fifth Straight Win

Updated: 11/10/2014 - James Madison scored the final 17 points of the game and shut out host Stony Brook in the second half for a 27-24 victory at LaValle Stadium, Nov. 8. With their fifth straight win, the Dukes improved to 7-3 and 4-2 in the Colonial Athletic Association, while the Seawolves fell to 4-6 and 3-3 in the league.

James Madison Rallies Past William & Mary, 31-24

Posted: 11/01/2014 - Vad Lee found DeAndre' Smith from nine yards out with 47-seconds left, capping off a 12 play, 78-yard scoring drive, and James Madison upset William & Mary 31-24 on Saturday.

JMU Wins Shootout at Charlotte, 48-40

Posted: 10/25/2014 - Junior quarterback Vad Lee (Durham, N.C./Hillside (Georgia Tech)) recorded more than 400 yards of all-purpose yards and produced six total touchdowns to lead the James Madison football team to a 48-40 victory over host Charlotte on Saturday afternoon at Jerry Richardson Stadium. With their third straight win, the Dukes improved to 5-3 overall, while the 49ers fell for the fifth straight time to drop to 3-5.

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.

Hot-Shooting JMU Men’s Basketball Coasts Past Longwood 82-60

Posted: 11/19/2014 - Junior guard Winston Grays (Cleveland, Ohio/Benedictine (Cincinnati State)) and sophomore guard Jackson Kent (High Point, N.C./High Point Christian) combined for 38 points and the James Madison men’s basketball team shot 59 percent for the game to defeat Longwood 82-60 on Wednesday night at the JMU Convocation Center.

Brady Announces Discipline of Nation, Vodanovich

Posted: 10/21/2014 - James Madison Head Men's Basketball Coach Matt Brady announced today the formal disciplinary actions against junior guard Andre Nation (Plant City, Fla./Faith Baptist Christian) and sophomore forward Tom Vodanovich (Wellington, New Zealand/St. Patrick's College). Nation and Vodanovich were previously suspended indefinitely on Oct. 6, for their involvement in an off-campus altercation with each other.

JMU Picked to Finish Fifth, Selected for Seven CAA TV Games

Updated: 10/21/2014 - The James Madison men's basketball team was predicted to finish fifth in the 2014-15 Colonial Athletic Association standings, according to a vote by the league's 10 head coaches, media relations directors and members of the media.

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.

JMU Women's Basketball's Defense Stifles St. Bonaventure In 76-43 Win

Posted: 11/16/2014 - Junior guard Precious Hall (Tallahassee, Fla./Maclay School) scored a game-high 19 points and James Madison’s defense swarmed St. Bonaventure from start to finish in a 76-43 non-conference women’s basketball victory Sunday afternoon at the JMU Convocation Center.

JMU Women Look To Go One Step Farther in 2014-15

Posted: 11/12/2014 - The 2013-2014 campaign for JMU women's basketball certainly raised the bar for the program. A 29-win season featuring the Dukes first NCAA tournament victory in 23 years.

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.

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.

JMU To Face North Carolina In NCAA Tournament Thursday

Posted: 11/17/2014 - After winning the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament Sunday afternoon to clinch the conference's automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament, the James Madison men's soccer team has been selected to play North Carolina for the first round of the College Cup, as announced by the NCAA Monday afternoon.

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.

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