The Colonial Athletic Association on Tuesday unveiled the league’s 2020-21 championship schedule with James Madison slated to host four total championships in the sports of cross country, track and field, lacrosse and softball.
James Madison softball earned one major award from the Virginia Sports Information Directors All-State University Division Softball Team, along with had five Dukes selected to the All-State Teams, as announced by the organization.
In response to the multitude of challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Colonial Athletic Association has adopted an innovative scheduling concept for Olympic team sports during the 2020-21 season.
Five James Madison rising seniors were named to the 2020 HERO Sports FCS Preseason All-America Team in punt returner D’Angelo Amos, offensive lineman Liam Fornadel, running back Percy Agyei-Obese, defensive lineman Mike Greene and kicker Ethan Ratke.
JMU women's lacrosse head coach Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe, women's volleyball head coach Lauren Steinbrecher, and senior softball player Oddici Alexander were part of a panel Tuesday that discussed COVID-19's impact on JMU athletics.
James Madison University is planning for a fall sports season in 2020 and decision-makers are currently focusing on the return of student-athletes and coaches to athletic activities before working to bring fans back to competition.
James Madison Director of Athletics Jeff Bourne announced the addition of six future non-conference games for the football program, including a pair of matchups at Atlantic Coast Conference teams and four home games versus FCS opponents.