Monday marks the start of the final evaluation period of the summer for college basketball recruits, meaning the focus for James Madison and other programs has already begun to shift to getting those prospects to visit campus starting in August.
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Friday, July 19, 2019
WASHINGTON — The Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball tournament returns to the mid-Atlantic this March after a three-year run in North Charleston, S.C.
Thursday, July 18, 2019
With the 2019 football season approaching, Bridgewater College football coach Michael Clark made a change to his bio on the Eagles website.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
WASHINGTON — Basketball remains the biggest priority for Tamera Young, even as the former James Madison standout can begin to see the finish line of her WNBA career.
Monday, July 15, 2019
HARRISONBURG — James Madison entered summer workouts in a different situation.
Friday, July 12, 2019
HARRISONBURG — One of James Madison’s most-anticipated recruiting classes in recent memory is one man lighter as the Dukes prepare for the 2019-20 season.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
HARRISONBURG — James Madison women’s basketball coach Sean O’Regan has been on the road recruiting all week. Now he’s got good news to share with prospective future Dukes.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
HARRISONBURG — Across the Colonial Athletic Association, coaches are selling the NBA dream.
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
HARRISONBURG — By Friday, Ithiel Horton plans to announce his new school.
Friday, July 05, 2019
HARRISONBURG — There aren’t a whole lot of pressing questions for the James Madison women’s basketball team this offseason with the Dukes’ five leading scorers, four of them starters last season, all returning.
Nothing makes for a more lively college sports discussion during the dog days of summer than conference realignment, and with UConn’s recent decision to leave the American Athletic Conference to return to the Big East the topic is once again hot as the July weather.
Wednesday, July 03, 2019
James Madison released it's non-conference men's basketball schedule Wednesday and the Dukes once again have a slate featuring multiple road games against in-state opponents, including defending NCAA champion Virginia.
Monday, July 01, 2019
This summer is a little bit different for the James Madison women’s basketball team as the offseason schedule centers around a European tour in August for the defending Colonial Athletic Association regular-season champions.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
HARRISONBURG — There aren’t a ton of immediate question marks for James Madison men’s basketball this offseason as the Dukes return four starters and mix in solid group of reserves and promising newcomers.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
In the weeks since producing one of the best seasons in program history, James Madison softball coach Loren LaPorte hasn’t had much time to slow down.
Monday, June 24, 2019
ST. GEORGE — The past weekend marked the start of a new kind of summer recruiting structure for NCAA Division I men’s basketball with the first so-called June Live Period.
Sunday, June 23, 2019
James Madison secured a deal with in-state powerhouse Virginia to play two games in Charlottesville and one, during the 2020-21 season, in Harrisonburg during the debut season of the Dukes’ new Atlantic Union Bank Center arena.
Saturday, June 22, 2019
James Madison has added a marquee opponent to its 2019-20 men's basketball non-conference schedule and could potentially open its new arena the following season the same way.
HARRISONBURG — The 2019 NBA Draft proved a big one for the Colonial Athletic Association.
Friday, June 21, 2019
HARRISONBURG — In the months since advancing to the round of eight in the NCAA men’s soccer tournament last fall, James Madison has spent the offseason trying to build off one of the program’s most successful seasons.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
HARRISONBURG — James Madison women’s basketball coach Sean O’Regan looked around the nation when it came time to hire a new assistant coach. By the time he finished the interview process, he concluded the best candidate was already in house.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
It’s been a busy week for Colton Harlow.
Monday, June 17, 2019
James Madison is heading into a critical season.
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.