James Madison is heading into a critical season.
Monday, June 17, 2019
Sunday, June 16, 2019
HARRISONBURG — James Madison has about as close to a fully stocked roster for the next two seasons as any college basketball program can count on. Still, JMU is in the midst of a huge recruiting week.
Thursday, June 13, 2019
HARRISONBURG — Much of the focus on James Madison women’s basketball heading into the upcoming season will be on who returns for the Dukes. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of excitement within the program for newcomers.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
HARRISONBURG — He’s, in reality, a basketball coach. And eventually that’s all Eric Wagenlander wants to be.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
With his whole roster back in town for the start of summer school and individual workouts, James Madison women’s basketball coach Sean O’Regan has some thoughts about where his teams stands roughly five months before the start of the 2019-20 season.
Saturday, June 08, 2019
It’s been a busy start to the summer for James Madison lacrosse alumni as former Dukes have popped up in prominent spots across the women’s game over the past couple of weeks.
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
HARRISONBURG — The beginning of June has turned into a busy recruiting week for James Madison with the addition of guard Zyon Dobbs to the incoming class and a pair of offers extended to big men in the class of 2020. Dobbs becomes the the seventh member of the 2019 class in total and the 15t…
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
One of the most highly anticipated recruiting classes James Madison basketball has secured in years grew even bigger Tuesday evening with the verbal commitment of Fairmont, W.Va., guard Zyon Dobbs.
For quite some time, it’s appeared James Madison intended to use the scholarship it had available for the recruiting class of 2020 on a guard to shore up depth in the backcourt. But the start of the week on the recruiting trail for the Dukes suggested JMU may look for a big man.
It’s been approximately two months since the NCAA Tournament ended and the college basketball offseason has continued with the recent trend of massive turnover.
Saturday, June 01, 2019
HARRISONBURG — It’s the time of year when college basketball schedules begin trickling out, but it may still be a little while before the slate of James Madison’s men is finalized.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Saturday, as fans of DC United saw the streaming broadcast of a tied game against the New England Revolution drop out in the final minutes, it caused a predictable lament among followers of teams in the Colonial Athletic Association.
The sport of lacrosse continues to grow, both nationally and in the Shenandoah Valley, thanks in large part to success of area teams such as James Madison's 2018 national championship women's squad.
Friday, May 24, 2019
When the NCAA made changes to its offseason basketball recruiting policies, the goal was to lessen the influence of sneaker and apparel companies and swing the balance back toward high school programs.
The play that, in many ways, secured James Madison’s spot in this weekend’s NCAA Softball Super Regional at UCLA began with a holler out of the dugout.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
The 2017 national player of the year, the only four-time Colonial Athletic Association Pitcher of the Year and almost assuredly soon to be a four-time All-American, Megan Good had already secured a spot among James Madison's all-time great athletes.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
While James Madison’s offseason hasn’t had quite as many questions abound as many of its Colonial Athletic Association rivals, that’s not to say spring has even uneventful for the Dukes.
Friday, May 17, 2019
HARRISONBURG — James Madison’s athletic administration saw and heard the fan response Friday after the university announced a 10-year, $3.5 million sponsorship deal with University of Virginia Health System, which will include logo presentation on the court at JMU’s Union Bank & Trust Ce…
As James Madison arrives in Ann Arbor, Mich., for the opening round of the NCAA softball tournament, the 16th-ranked Dukes do so with every intention of turning a regional-hosting snub into Super Regional berth.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
While men’s basketball and football formed the foundation of the new partnership between the Colonial Athletic Association and FloSports, the so-called non-revenue sports were a factor in negotiations and the across-the-board success of James Madison’s athletic department may have played a role in the conference’s favor.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
While the new partnership between the Colonial Athletic Association and streaming platform FloSports involves the broadcast of 300 games across a variety of sports sponsored by the league, including football, men's basketball is at the heart of the groundbreaking deal.
Monday, May 13, 2019
HARRISONBURG — They say Ann Arbor, Mich., is lovely in the spring. All things considered, though, the James Madison softball team would have preferred to spend the next week at home.
Friday, May 10, 2019
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The purple reign is over.
HARRISONBURG — With its only loss in regular-season conference play avenged, James Madison needs only one more victory to erase the distaste of last year’s failure to win the Colonial Athletic Association softball tournament on its home field.
Thursday, May 09, 2019
HARRISONBURG — The very first game of the 2019 lacrosse season was something of a wake-up call for defending NCAA champion James Madison.
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
College of Charleston pitcher Drayton Siegling knew the importance of getting off to a good start against James Madison. And her off-speed delivery put the Dukes’ leadoff hitter Hannah File in a hole, down in the count with two strikes and no balls.
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
HARRISONBURG – College softball’s postseason begins today at Veterans Memorial Park, and James Madison is the favorite to win the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament on its home diamond after rolling through the conference regular season with just one loss.
Monday, May 06, 2019
James Madison and Stony Brook have never met on the lacrosse field, but just seeing the Seawolves on the screen Sunday night as the bracket was announced for the NCAA women’s lacrosse tournament had to bring back some pleasant memories for the Dukes.
Sunday, May 05, 2019
HARRISONBURG — The defending NCAA champion James Madison lacrosse continued its dominance of the Colonial Athletic Association, finishing a perfect conference run with a 13-3 crushing of Hofstra in the CAA Tournament championship game Sunday afternoon at Sentara Park.
Friday, May 03, 2019
HARRISONBURG — Top-seeded and expected to roll over No. 4 Elon at home in the semifinals of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament, the defending NCAA women’s lacrosse champion James Madison got off to what could only be described as a sluggish start.
Anyone who watched James Madison's women's basketball team over the past four seasons knows Logan Reynolds is always willing to dish out the assist. As graduation weekend arrives at JMU, that's a mentality she's happy to take with her from the court to a new career.
Thursday, May 02, 2019
HARRISONBURG — A vacancy opened up on the James Madison women’s basketball coaching staff last week when assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Bridgette Mitchell took a similar position at Pitt.
James Madison enters this week's Colonial Athletic Association women’s lacrosse tournament in a familiar position.
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
It's 60 feet to first base and 200 to the foul polls at James Madison's Veterans Memorial Park, and as it turns out, the softball diamond is plenty big enough for both Megan Good and Odicci Alexander.
Monday, April 29, 2019
What was supposed to be a relatively quiet return to campus Monday after one of the biggest recruiting weekends of the year turned into a hectic day for the James Madison basketball staff as Dukes coaches first began preparing for the possibility of losing their best player before celebrating Matt Lewis’ decision to stay at JMU.
Sunday, April 28, 2019
It was never going to be easy to top last season at the plate for Kate Gordon.
Friday, April 26, 2019
HARRISONBURG — James Madison opens up its final regular-season home series Saturday with a doubleheader against Drexel, and a series win against the second-place Dragons would clinch the top seed in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
HARRISONBURG — As key dates in the NCAA Division I men’s basketball recruiting calendar approach, a clearer picture of what James Madison may be looking for to fill available scholarships in future classes is emerging.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
HARRISONBURG — A doubleheader sweep of Virginia made it 10 victories in a row for the 20th-ranked James Madison softball team as the Dukes took down the Cavaliers 14-3 and 3-1 on Tuesday at Veterans Memorial Park.
James Madison signee Quinn Richey has spent a good portion of his senior year of high school getting his body ready for the rigors of the college game.
Saturday, April 20, 2019
HARRISONBURG — As James Madison enters the home stretch of the college softball season, opponents are learning something about the No. 20 Dukes.
Friday, April 19, 2019
HARRISONBURG — James Madison sophomore forward Tori Harris will transfer from the program, Dukes coach Sean O’Regan told the Daily News-Record on Friday.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Jayvis Harvey only officially became a member of the James Madison 2019 basketball recruiting class Wednesday, when he signed his national letter of intent to play for the Dukes.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
HARRISONBURG – Welcome to the college basketball offseason.
James Madison knew it had plenty of quality bats in the lineup heading into the 2019 softball season, but as the Dukes are off to a hot start in Colonial Athletic Association play, they’ve found an unexpected power source.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
James Madison showed its commitment to women’s basketball on an administrative level during the Dukes' run to the WNIT semifinals.
Sunday, April 14, 2019
HARRISONBURG — James Madison’s bats woke up early Sunday morning.
Saturday, April 13, 2019
HARRISONBURG — Just wait ‘til next year.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
HARRISONBURG — After narrowly missing out on the NCAA Tournament in unfortunate fashion, the James Madison women’s basketball program will spend the next couple months working to prevent that from happening again in 2019-20.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
HARRISONBURG — A James Madison women’s basketball program that returns four starters and the Colonial Athletic Association Sixth Player of the Year is adding a player who can push the Dukes in practice and add some punch after five standout players graduate next season.