New Northeastern coach Bridgette Mitchell knows it’s possible to build a high-level women’s basketball program in the Colonial Athletic Association. She’s already experienced it at James Madison and seen how it’s done at the Power 5 level.
Friday, April 23, 2021
Thursday, April 22, 2021
His perspective has changed in the last few months as he’s shouldered more responsibility than most college athletes have to do.
Bridgewater College senior running back Demetreus Jalepes and junior linebacker Brett Tharp each earned first-team All-ODAC honors as the league released its spring 2021 awards on Wednesday.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
For the fourth straight season, James Madison’s best defender earned the Colonial Athletic Association’s top award for that side of the ball.
James Madison can reluctantly thank itself for this matchup nightmare.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
James Madison’s backcourt is getting even deeper with North Dakota transfer Tyree Ihenacho announcing Tuesday he plans to join the Dukes.
When Zachary Brzykcy left Virginia Tech last year to sign with the Washington Nationals as a non-drafted free agent, at the time he forfeited one more season of college eligibility.
Monday, April 19, 2021
There are no easy outs in this half of the bracket.
James Madison’s men’s soccer team secured an NCAA Tournament berth last week with a pair of thrilling shootout victories in the CAA Tournament. Now the Dukes know what their path to the College Cup looks like.
James Madison coach Curt Cignetti, running back Percy Agyei-Obese and defensive lineman Mike Greene are all up FCS national awards.
Sunday, April 18, 2021
BOSTON – Lauren Satchell, Eveline Zwager and Kara McClure each scored once for James Madison field hockey and the Dukes blanked Northeastern 3-0 on Sunday to capture the Colonial Athletic Association regular-season title.
That’s not how anyone thought it would go.
The regular season has come and gone, and concluded with impactful contests around the country on Saturday.
Saturday, April 17, 2021
There was nothing regular about this regular season.
He needed only three yards, but Cole Johnson recognized the rare continuously-widening space for more.
Add a spring trophy to the case full of awards, honors and accolades James Madison has gathered during its recent run of success.
No. 1 James Madison leads No. 11 Richmond 13-3 at halftime at Bridgeforth Stadium in Harrisonburg.
Friday, April 16, 2021
Editor's note: Whit Babcock was a multi-sport athlete at Harrisonburg (class of 1988) and played baseball for one year at James Madison for his father, Brad, a JMU Hall of Famer who died in June at the age of 81. Whit Babcock has been the athletic director at Virginia Tech since 2014; he spo…
Curt Cignetti issued a line of caution about James Madison’s seemingly superior defense heading into the most critical contest of the spring.
Thursday, April 15, 2021
They have no problem admitting it.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
BRIDGEWATER — The most important pitch in Tuesday’s rivalry game here between Eastern Mennonite and host Bridgewater College may have seemed inconsequential.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — James Madison women’s golf needed efficiency to pull off an improbable comeback, and the Dukes got it on Tuesday.
Matt Lewis is ready to take the next step.
The last twist to this unconventional spring season could come when a group of Colonial Athletic Association athletic directors meet – via Zoom most likely – and decide which member’s football program is worthy of the league’s automatic qualifying bid into the FCS postseason.
Monday, April 12, 2021
A week ago, Bridgewater College women’s soccer team watched as Washington & Lee stormed the field to celebrate a victory against the Eagles. But BC coach Mike Van Horn wasn’t too upset, despite the Generals spoiling an undefeated regular season and claiming the No. 1 seed in the Old Domi…
They’re hoping the third time’s a charm.
With automatic qualifying bids into the FCS postseason already earned, there’s no stronger sign that this regular-season campaign is quickly coming to a close.
Sunday, April 11, 2021
LEXINGTON — It was a historic afternoon for the Bridgewater College women’s soccer team.
Saturday, April 10, 2021
For the second time in 30 hours, James Madison picked up a veteran transfer with an all-conference resume. Saturday evening, it was Seton Hall swingman Takal Molson announcing his plans to transfer to JMU.
BRIDGEWATER – Destiny Zapata’s second-half goal was the difference in second-seeded Bridgewater College’s 1-0 win over No. 3-seed Roanoke in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament semifinals on Friday at Jopson Athletic Complex in women's soccer.
Friday, April 09, 2021
One of James Madison’s top transfer targets is returning to the Shenandoah Valley to finish his college basketball career.
James Madison has another regular-season game after all.
Thursday, April 08, 2021
They’re trying to do what they never had the opportunity to pull off last year.
It hasn’t always been easy to find the silver linings in a year changed by COVID-19, but one stands out for Bridgewater College director of cross country and track and field Denver Davis.
Even though James Madison could go the whole spring without hosting a conference game, the Dukes are in play to be home during the FCS playoffs.
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
It’s a different kind of pitching staff for James Madison this season, but so far the results have been just as good.
Former James Madison offensive line coach Jamal Powell, who had been diagnosed with cancer and Guillen-Barre Syndrome, died Tuesday at the age of 39.
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
Kate Gordon’s walk-off grand slam and Alissa Humphrey’s no-hitter highlighted James Madison’s non-conference doubleheader softball sweep of in-state foe Radford on Tuesday at Veterans Memorial Park in Harrisonburg.
This spring has tested the fortitude of even the tough, talented and experienced.
The Final Four is over, but in the junior college ranks the basketball season is far from done. With regional tournaments just beginning and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) tournament scheduled for later this month in Hutchinson, Kan., James Madison coaches are keepi…
Monday, April 05, 2021
Junior guard Jared Butler scored 23 points and Baylor beat Gonzaga 86-70 on Monday night for the NCAA title in men's basketball.
They’re still looking for an opponent.
It was a relatively quiet weekend across the FCS.
Sunday, April 04, 2021
It was a fitting ending for a defensive guy like Michael Clark.
Friday, April 02, 2021
TOWSON, Md. - Northeastern took down James Madison 3-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association volleyball semifinals on Friday. The Dukes, the top seed out of the CAA South, won the opening set before the Huskies, the No. 2 seed in the North, reeled off three straight wins.
Neither Bridgewater nor Shenandoah particularly wanted to play each other for a third time this season. But with no real alternative in this odd spring 2021 football season, the Eagles and Hornets are just happy to get one more game in.
Things were not going very well for the University of Virginia men’s basketball team, led by Harrisonburg graduate Ralph Sampson and coached by Terry Holland, in the NCAA tournament against Tennessee 40 years ago this spring.
Thursday, April 01, 2021
The resume is good enough to those who matter most.
Well on the way to a record number of transfers, college basketball is facing one of the wildest offseasons in recent memory. That’s left some to worry lesser-known programs might become little more than a farm system for power conference teams. But others see big opportunities for mid-majors.