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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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