James Madison knows the 2020–21 basketball season won’t include all the games listed on the school’s website.
Friday, September 18, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020
There’s plenty for Jim Prince to be proud of when he visits James Madison.
Now that the FCS postseason has officially been moved the spring, schools in the subdivision are only waiting on their league schedules.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
CHARLOTTESVILLE — This is the chance they wanted, and now the opportunity is nearing.
James Madison is restarting its football workouts Wednesday afternoon, a source told the Daily News-Record.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
With the NCAA Division I Council set to meet today to begin settling details for the upcoming college basketball season, administrators and coaches in the Colonial Athletic Association are examining possibilities of playing conference games inside of a “bubble,” potentially on campus at Jame…
Monday, September 14, 2020
BLACKSBURG — That’s twice now Virginia Tech has had its season opener scrapped since the Atlantic Coast Conference reset the league’s schedule last month.
Darius George didn’t expect to spend the summer before his senior year at Marshall at home in Staunton, waiting out a pandemic. But it provided an opportunity for the Thundering Herd forward to enjoy more time with family while continuing to work on his game.
Sunday, September 13, 2020
He left James Madison with the school record for interceptions, and on Sunday former Dukes cornerback Jimmy Moreland picked off a pass for the first time in his NFL career.
The Commonwealth Clash won’t serve as the season opener for Virginia and Virginia Tech after all.
Administrators and coaches at James Madison remain confident the Dukes will play basketball inside the brand new Atlantic Union Bank Center Arena this year.
Friday, September 11, 2020
If all was normal in the college sports world, James Madison would be eagerly anticipating some of the biggest basketball crowds in school history with the brand new 8,500-seat Atlantic Union Bank Center set to open in early November.
To cap its spring football season, the Colonial Athletic Association is considering holding a conference championship game, the Daily News-Record has learned.
Thursday, September 10, 2020
There’s a convenience store somewhere off I-81 north between Roanoke and Lexington that Mickey Matthews remembers fondly.
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
James Madison won’t lack for experience during Mark Byington’s first season as the Dukes head coach.
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
They’re not slowing down their recruiting efforts.
Just a few weeks away from the official start of practice and about two months from the scheduled start to the season, James Madison’s basketball teams find themselves practically alone on campus.
Monday, September 07, 2020
CHARLOTTESVILLE — He had always readied himself for Virginia’s showcase of a season opener.
Sunday, September 06, 2020
Rashawn Fredericks is used to playing big games in March. And assuming the 2020-21 college basketball season goes off on something close to a normal schedule, that’s exactly what he wants for his final season.
The visit wasn’t designed for Matei Fitz to find his early favorite.
Friday, September 04, 2020
Today should’ve been the day another season commenced.
BLACKSBURG — The three running backs are all looking for their own unique restart, and Virginia Tech is banking on the trio to boost its rushing attack.
James Madison announced Friday it was suspending activities for more sports following increased positive tests for COVID-19 within the athletic department.
Thursday, September 03, 2020
Months before kickoff, he understood the meeting’s significance, and his grasp of that concept only tightened as the game approached.
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
Those lopsided early-round postseason games won’t be missed, even if it’s only a few of them that are gone.
James Madison continued to beef up its future backcourt and seems to have extended its recruiting territory in the process Wednesday evening as the Dukes received a verbal commitment from Philadelphia point guard Jaylen Stinson.
In a conference that’s more often than not seen as unpredictable and up for grabs, James Madison and Elon have shared the unfortunate distinction of finishing in the bottom half of the Colonial Athletic Association standings each of the past three seasons.
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
The most unpredictable offseason in college football’s history has at least lent itself to produce a welcomed abnormality in the Commonwealth.
Monday, August 31, 2020
He didn’t know if the scholarship offer he wanted would ever come.
The legacy of John Thompson, who died Sunday night at 78 in his home in Northern Virginia, was profound across the college basketball world.
Sunday, August 30, 2020
As James Madison gets ready for its first season under new head coach Mark Byington, the Dukes will have a much different look for 2020-21 with eight newcomers on the roster.
Friday, August 28, 2020
In a pandemic-free alternative universe, Bridgewater College football coach Michael Clark and his team would be deep into preparations for a season opener just a week away against Gettysburg.
It would be wrong to say James Madison didn’t try.
Thursday, August 27, 2020
As James Madison gets ready for its debut season under head coach Mark Byington, among the many questions surrounding the program is what to expect from the Dukes trio of freshmen signees.
James Madison is pausing its football workouts due to an uptick in coronavirus cases.
CHARLOTTESVILLE — It’s another sign the college football regular season is nearing.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
The hope is their players will carry with them back to school all of the lessons they learned and the experiences they had this summer during Broadway’s title run in the Rockingham County Baseball League.
BLACKSBURG – Like most coaches preparing for the most unusual of college football seasons, Virginia Tech’s Justin Fuente anticipated change could come at any moment.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Over the years, James Madison hasn’t been a typical mid-major women’s basketball program.
Monday, August 24, 2020
Most COVID-19 related changes to college sports could best be described as unfortunate.
Sunday, August 23, 2020
College football games are nearing and there are disparities all across the sport.
Friday, August 21, 2020
CHARLOTTESVILLE – D’Angelo Amos and Adeeb Atariwa are settling in just fine.
It took an unexpected path to get there, but Kamiah Smalls’ WNBA dreams are finally coming true.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
For years, basketball coaches heard the word “bubble” and responded with a cringe.
College basketball coaches are used to their minds racing during the offseason, thinking of ways they can win during the upcoming season. But this summer has led to many contemplating something they have much less control over: If and when their teams will play games at all.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Jayvis Harvey was well into the second semester of his senior year of high school, and still didn’t know where he was going to college.
This is just another adjustment for a college football coach who has spent his career making them.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
When Devon Savage picked up a scholarship offer from James Madison in late June, the Washington, D.C. area guard said he wasn’t even close to making a college decision.
Monday, August 17, 2020
An instance, which could’ve been a blur lost in the chaotic and celebratory shower of purple-and-gold streamers, is unforgettable for Kyle Rigney.
A bump in title for an assistant coach doesn’t always actually mean a whole lot. But in the case of James Madison’s Ashley Langford, it is significant.