Eastern Kentucky likes to speed up its opponents.
Friday, December 02, 2022
Shortly after Jordan McCloud threw for 404 yards and four touchdowns in what would be his final game as South Florida’s quarterback in 2020, he called his trainer Bailyn Trujillo with a simple message: “I still have a lot to work on, let’s get better.”
Thursday, December 01, 2022
James Madison returns home Friday night for the first time in 23 days as the Dukes play host to Eastern Kentucky at the Atlantic Union Bank Center.
RICHMOND — With less than 35 seconds to go in a tied game, James Madison guard Kiki Jefferson stepped in front of the oncoming Virginia Commonwealth University ball handler and took a charge.
During a detailed interview Thursday with the Daily News-Record, James Madison athletics director Jeff Bourne discussed what has been a remarkably successful fall for the entire JMU athletic department during its first season as a member of the Sun Belt Conference.
When Todd Centeio was in the transfer portal last December, he didn’t know too much about James Madison.
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Whether it’s been on a high school or college court, Eastern Mennonite freshman Caris Lucas has been a fighter her entire basketball career.
For James Madison coach Sean O’Regan, the hope is that the many “moving pieces” on the Dukes roster can click into place as his team enters a stretch of the season that includes road games against in-state rivals in three of the next four contests.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
As James Madison broke into the Associated Press Top 25 rankings after winning its first five games of the season, Eric Sollenberger started to think of how he could honor the Dukes if they won the Sun Belt East title.
Just two games after suffering a sprained ankle, James Madison point guard Caroline Germond ditched her walking boot and dressed for the Dukes against Liberty last week.
Monday, November 28, 2022
James Madison’s first season in the Football Championship Subdivision and Sun Belt Conference played out like a Hollywood film.
Following James Madison’s 47-7 win over No. 23 Coastal Carolina on Saturday afternoon, head coach Curt Cignetti looked forward to sitting on his Lazy Boy with a vodka-and-diet tonic in hand while watching the evening slate of college football games.
Sunday, November 27, 2022
James Madison cruised to its sixth blowout victory of the young season on Saturday, this time taking care of South Dakota State, 79-60, at the Hostilo Community Classic in Savannah, Ga.
Throughout its Sun Belt Conference slate, James Madison played teams it hadn’t seen before and went to new gyms.
Bridgewater College’s success on the court continues after another decisive victory.
After a loss on Saturday, Eastern Mennonite picked up a win on Sunday with a second half comeback.
Valparaiso’s Nick Edwards scored on a driving shot in the final seconds of overtime to lift the Beacons to a 81-79 against James Madison on the third day of the Hostilo Community Classic in Savannah, Ga.
Saturday, November 26, 2022
As the clock wound down inside Bridgeforth Stadium, the crowd started to get a sense of what was happening.
Thursday was all about gratitude, but this Thanksgiving weekend let’s admit it. This stinks.
James Madison cruised to its sixth blowout victory of the young season, this time taking care of South Dakota State, 79-60, at the Hostilo Community Classic in Savannah, Ga.
Former James Madison head coach Mickey Matthews had ties to both teams in Saturday’s JMU-Coastal Carolina clash at Bridgeforth Stadium.
In its first game in a week, Bridgewater College took a tough loss at home.
As Coastal Carolina quarterback Jarrett Guest bobbled a snap in the fourth quarter, he picked it up and fired a strike, but it was right at James Madison defensive end Jalen Green.
Friday, November 25, 2022
James Madison opened up a three-game stretch in Savannah, Ga., on Friday with a 100-54 victory against Coastal Georgia.
Kris Thornton grew up in a James Madison household.
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
James Madison guard Kiki Jefferson had 11 rebounds before she made her first field goal attempt Wednesday afternoon against Liberty, but she was almost perfect from the free throw line.
As James Madison running back Percy Agyei-Obese broke through his defender at Arkansas State last month, the Red Wolves logo on the side of the opposing player’s helmet went flying.
Entering the season, James Madison didn’t know what to expect becoming the only team in history to play a full FBS schedule in its first transition season.
After a tough loss earlier this week, Eastern Mennonite bounced back with a win on Tuesday.
The Bridgewater College football team had nine players named to the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference team, the league announced in a press release on Tuesday.
James Madison hasn’t played in Harrisonburg since Nov. 9, and won’t return to the Atlantic Union Bank Center for a game until Dec. 2. But in the weeks between the Dukes will have played six games away from home, with potential to build some excitement surrounding the program.
BRIDGEWATER — With a new, well-respected head coach and an influx of talent returning to the court this season, the Bridgewater College women's basketball team has won four straight to get off to a hot start.
Suddenly riding a two-game winning streak, confidence is rising for Eastern Mennonite.
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Stephanie Champine had just accepted the job of head volleyball coach at Richard Bland College in February and was at a club volleyball tournament in hopes of finding recruits.
Aiming to take that next step this season, expectations are on the rise for Eastern Mennonite women's basketball.
As it turns out, a first-place finish and a regular season championship aren’t necessarily the same thing. At least in the Sun Belt Conference.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Big-time basketball is nothing new for Tyler Nickel.
There's quite a bit of motivation for the Eastern Mennonite men's basketball team this season.
Monday, November 21, 2022
When Phoenix Sproles walked into Bridgeforth Stadium during his recruiting visit on Saturday, it all but solidified his choice to transfer to James Madison.
In its first season in the Sun Belt Conference, James Madison volleyball captured the conference title with a 25-19, 22-25, 25-22, 25-21 win over Texas State in the championship on Sunday in Foley, Ala., clinching an automatic NCAA Tournament bid in the process.
Sunday, November 20, 2022
Georgia State missed out on bowl eligibility in a tough way Saturday in Harrisonburg, blowing a three-score lead for its second come-from-ahead loss in as many weeks.
As Peyton McDaniel knocked down her first two shots, accounting for James Madison’s first five points of the afternoon, head coach Sean O’Regan knew his team had a shot to hang with No. 13 North Carolina.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Facing the top-ranked team in the nation inside one of the sport’s most famous venues, a team such as James Madison can’t afford missed opportunities.
VIRGINIA BEACH — Bridgewater College wasn’t able to end its stellar season on a high note.
Sophie Davis had her first double-double of the season with 20 kills and 10 blocks as James Madison defeated Troy 22-25, 25-22, 26-24, 18-25, 15-12 in the Sun Belt Conference volleyball semifinals on Saturday at the Foley Sports Tourism Complex in Foley, Ala.
Saturday, November 19, 2022
As James Madison head coach Curt Cignetti walked into the locker room at halftime against Georgia State, trailing by 20, he used a calm approach.
It was never really in doubt.
Shortly after Devyn Coles arrived at James Madison in the spring semester, he broke his foot.
Friday, November 18, 2022
As James Madison’s offensive line moved back to full strength against Old Dominion this past Saturday with the return of right tackle Nick Kidwell, the Dukes have found depth across the front.
Shortly after Francis Meehan made his starting debut at Louisville three weeks ago, he looked at the stat sheet in the locker room and he was blown away at what he saw.