Author: Jamie Williams

Jamie is a proud 2002 graduate of James Madison University. He's witnessed the growth of the program from no one in the stands in 1998, to the hiring of Mickey Matthews, to the 2004 National Championship, to the 2008 team, to the struggles in the early 2010s, and finally the rebuild under Mike Houston. He also allegedly really enjoys Washington, DC-based Stanley Cup winners. Reach him at:

2019 NCAA Division I College Football Team Previews: UTEP Miners

Texas-El Paso Miners Location: El Paso, TX Coach: Dana Dimel (1-11) 2nd Season at UTEP Stadium: Sun Bowl (Capacity 51,500) CSJ Projections: 14th: Conference USA 7th: C-USA West Division 16th: Texas 130th: FBS 65th: Group of Five 205th: Division I 2018 In a Sentence: UTEP had an awful season in 2018, starting with an opening […]

Gauging The FCS Football Landscape For 2019 – In Which Tier Is Your Favorite Football Program?

It’s May. Spring football is over, and the preseason camps don’t start for a couple months. We are in the doldrums of the FCS offseason. But at this point, everyone is 0-0 and hope springs eternal. 127 schools think they have a shot to make the playoffs and compete for an FCS Championship in Frisco. […]

CSJ NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Second Round Preview: Murray State vs. Marquette, How to Watch and Fearless Prediction

This game features two of the best scorers that college basketball has to offer. This game could be the game of the day on Thursday with two teams who can get the score into the 80s or even the 90s.

CSJ NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament First Four Preview: Belmont vs. Temple, How To Watch and Fearless Prediction

With the AAC down overall this season, the Owls had to sweat our selection Sunday. They 13-5 record was enough to get them in despite losing in the quarterfinal of the conference tournament.

CSJ Midseason Report – Mid Major Teams to Watch

In the college basketball landscape we all know about Duke, North Carolina, Michigan, Tennessee and Kentucky. Some combination of those teams litter the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 every March. But there are always a couple of mid major teams that go on runs and play in the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament.

CSJ 2018 Birmingham Bowl Preview Memphis vs. Wake Forest, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions

The best way to describe the 2018 Memphis Tiger football team would be High Event. The Tigers scored 43.6 points per game on offense, but also allowed 31.5 points per game on defense. Every game was a party in the end zone.

CSJ 2018 Las Vegas Bowl Preview: Arizona State vs. Fresno State, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

The Sun Devils will come into this game ready to play and looking for the win. They wont be happy to just be in a bowl because as their coach Herm Edwards once famously said, “you play to win the game.”

CSJ FCS Semifinal FCS Playoff Preview: Maine at Eastern Washington, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

The Black Bears will need a much better offensive game against a tougher Eastern Washington team and they are going to have to match their defensive pressure to keep Eric Barriere uncomfortable and in the pocket.

CSJ 2018 Quarterfinal FCS Playoff Preview: Maine at Weber State, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions

(7) Maine at (2) Weber State When: Friday, December 7, 8:00 PM Where: Stewart Stadium, Ogden, UT TV/Streaming: ESPN2, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Maine Black Bears Orono, Maine Colonial Athletic Association Enrollment: 8,677 FCS Sagarin Rating: 25 How They Got Here: Maine got 4 first half touchdown passes from Chris Ferguson to lead 42-14 at the […]

CSJ 2018 Second Round FCS Playoff Preview: Nicholls at Eastern Washington, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

Nicholls at (3) Eastern Washington When: Saturday, December 1, 5:00 PM Where: Roos Field, Cheney, WA TV/Streaming: ESPN College Extra, ESPN3 Nicholls Colonels Thibodaux, Louisiana Southland Conference Enrollment: 5,717 FCS Sagarin Rating: 18 How They Got Here: Nicholls State scored over 40 points for the fifth straight week – all wins – in a first round playoff […]

CSJ 2018 Second Round FCS Playoff Preview: James Madison at Colgate, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

James Madison at (8) Colgate When: Saturday, December 1, 1:00 PM Where: Crown Field at Kerr Stadium, Hamilton, NY TV/Streaming: ESPN College Extra, ESPN3 James Madison Dukes Harrisonburg, Virginia Colonial Athletic Association Enrollment: 19,000 FCS Sagarin Rating: 4 How They Got Here: James Madison used a suffocating defense and a good enough offense to defeat Delaware […]

CSJ 2018 Second Round FCS Playoff Preview: Jacksonville State at Maine, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

Jacksonville State at (8) Maine When: Saturday, December, 12:00 PM Where: Alfond Stadium, Orono, ME TV/Streaming: ESPN College Extra, ESPN3 Jacksonville State Gamecocks Jacksonville, Alabama Ohio Valley Conference Enrollment: 7,491 FCS Sagarin Rating: 12 How They Got Here: Jacksonville State fell behind 20-10 at the half, but rallied in the second half to defeat East Tennessee […]

Mike Houston May Leave – One JMU Fan’s Perspective

At 2:30 Wednesday, Bruce Feldman set JMU Nation ablaze with one tweet: SOURCE: #JMU’s Mike Houston is expected to become the new head coach at #Charlotte. Over the next four and half hours, JMU fan reaction ranged from rage to congratulatory and everywhere in between. There were people calling him a liar, classless and a […]

FCS Playoffs: James Madison Outslugs Delaware 20-6 In All-CAA Clash

James Madison 20, Delaware 6 Video Highlights Courtesy NCAA.com HARRISONBURG, Va. – James Madison used a suffocating defense and just enough offense to defeat Delaware 20-6. QB Ben DiNucci had an efficient day for the Dukes, going 23 of 31 for 223 yards passing and a touchdown. The early part of the game was a […]

CSJ First Round Playoff Preview – Delaware at James Madison, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

Delaware at James Madison When: Saturday, November 24, 3:00 PM Where: Bridgeforth Stadium, Harrisonburg, VA TV/Streaming: ESPN3 Delaware Blue Hens Newark, Delaware Colonial Athletic Association Enrollment: 18,353 FCS Sagarin Rating: 22 Season Recap: Delaware’s season started with a thud, losing to Rhode Island. After four weeks they were 4-4 and had questions after a loss […]

CSJ First Round Playoff Preview – Elon at Wofford, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

Elon at Wofford When: Saturday, November 24, 2:00 PM Where: Gibbs Stadium, Spartanburg, SC TV/Streaming: ESPN3 Elon Phoenix Elon, North Carolina Colonial Athletic Association Enrollment: 5,900 FCS Sagarin Rating: 23 Season Recap: Elon lost their season opening game against FBS South Florida, but then the Phoenix then won four straight games, including breaking James Madison’s […]

CSJ First Round Playoff Preview – Duquesne at Towson, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

Duquesne at Towson When: Saturday, November 24, 2:00 PM Where: Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson, MD TV/Streaming: ESPN3 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA Northeast Conference Enrollment: 5943 FCS Sagarin Rating: 79 Season Recap: Duquesne tested itself in its non-conference schedule, playing two FBS teams along the way. The Dukes went 8-1 against the FCS this year with […]

CSJ 2018 Week 12 Preview: Jacksonville State vs Kennesaw State, How To Watch and Fearless Prediction

Jacksonville State at Kennesaw State When: Saturday, November 17, 3:00PM Where: SunTrust Park, Atlanta, GA TV/Streaming: Fox Sports Southeast, Fox College Sports Central, Fox Sports Go (Subscription req’d) Jacksonville State For the fifth straight year, Jacksonville State won the Ohio Valley Conference outright to secure the automatic bid to the FCS playoffs. The difference this […]

CSJ 2018 Week 12 Preview: Elon at Maine, How To Watch and Fearless Prediction

Elon at Maine When: Saturday, November 17, 12:00PM Where: Alfond Stadium, Orono, ME TV/Streaming: ABC, WPME, Fox College Sports Central, Fox Sports Go (subscription req’d) Elon Phoenix Elon is hobbling coming into their last game of the season. The Phoenix are 6-3 and need a win to secure an FCS playoff berth. What looked like […]

CSJ 2018 Week 12 Preview: James Madison at Towson, How To Watch and Fearless Prediction

James Madison at Towson When: Saturday, November 17, 2:00PM Where: Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson, MD TV/Streaming: College Sports Live James Madison Dukes One week after getting pulled in the first quarter in an ugly loss to New Hampshire, James Madison quarterback Ben DiNucci had a great bounce back game in a big win over Rhode […]

College Sports Journal FCS Top 25 after Week 11 – November 13, 2018

Half of the automatic bids have been handed out with one week to play: North Dakota State (MVFC), Colgate (Patriot League), Kennesaw State (Big South), San Diego (Pioneer) and Jacksonville State (Ohio Valley). Southeast Missouri State suffered the toughest loss of the week last week, losing on a last second kick return to Murray State […]

CSJ 2018 Week 11 Preview: Rhode Island at James Madison, How To Watch and Fearless Prediction

Rhode Island at James Madison When: Saturday, November 10, 2:00 PM Where: Bridgeforth Stadium, Harrisonburg, VA TV/Streaming: MASN, SNY, Eleven Sports Next/Twitch, CAA.tv Rhode Island Rams Rhode Island got JuJuan Lawson back in the lineup last week against Elon after missing four games due to injury. Lawson threw for 349 yards and 3 touchdowns but […]

CSJ 2018 Week 11 Preview: Delaware at Stony Brook, How To Watch and Fearless Prediction

Delaware at Stony Brook When: Saturday, November 10, 1:00 PM Where: Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, Stony Brook, NY TV/Streaming: College Sports Live Delaware Blue Hens Over the last five weeks, Delaware has looked like the best team in the CAA and a solid top ten team in the entire FCS. After two early stumbles that […]

CSJ 2018 Week 11 Preview: Towson at Elon, How To Watch and Fearless Prediction

Towson at Elon When: Saturday, November 10, 12:00PM Where: Rhodes Stadium, Elon, NC TV/Streaming: ElonPhoenix.Com Towson Tigers Towson won its first give CAA games to shoot into the top 10 of the rankings. However, the Tigers have dropped their last two games in conference play to Delaware and Maine. The schedule makers were not kind […]

College Sports Journal FCS Top 25 after Week 10 – November 7, 2018

North Dakota State and Colgate were the first two teams to officially punch their ticket to the FCS playoffs this year, winning the Missouri Valley and Patriot Conferences, respectively. The rest of the playoff picture was muddied up by losses by James Madison, Towson and Wofford. With two weeks of play left before selection Sunday, […]

CSJ 2018 Week 10 Preview: Maine at Towson, How To Watch and Fearless Prediction

Maine at Towson When: Saturday, November 3, 4:00PM Where: Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson, MD TV/Streaming: College Sports Live Maine Black Bears Maine bounced back from a bad loss to William & Mary by easily beating Albany last week. The loss to William & Mary lands the Black Bears in a tie with 3 other teams […]

CSJ 2018 Week 9 Preview: Central Arkansas at McNeese State, How To Watch and Fearless Prediction

Central Arkansas at McNeese State When: Saturday, October 27, 7:00 PM Where: Cowboy Stadium, Lake Charles, LA TV/Streaming: ESPN3 Central Arkansas Bears Central Arkansas won the Southland last year, but appears to get lost in the discussion this year when talking about top conference teams. However, the Bears are 4-1 and tied for the top […]

CSJ 2018 Week 9 Preview: Towson at Delaware, How To Watch and Prediction

Towson at Delaware When: Saturday, October 27, 3:30PM Where: Delaware Stadium, Newark, DE TV/Streaming: Fox College Sports Atlantic/Fox Sports Go (subscription req’d) Towson Tigers The Tigers were projected as the 10th place team in the CAA preseason polls. They have clearly exceeded expectations with the leadership of Coach Rob Ambrose and the play of quarterback […]

CSJ 2018 Week 9 Preview: Stony Brook at James Madison, How To Watch and Prediction

Stony Brook at James Madison When: Saturday, October 27, 3:30 PM Where: Bridgeforth Stadium, Harrisonburg, VA TV/Streaming: MASN/SNY/Eleven Sports/CAA.TV Stony Brook Seawolves Stony Brook has been lighting up the scoreboard this season, scoring at least 28 points in ever contest except their opening weekend loss at Air Force. The Seawolves are led on offense by […]

CSJ 2018 Week 8 Preview: Rhode Island at Stony Brook

Rhode Island at Stony Brook When: Saturday, October 20, 6:00 PM Where: Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, Stony Brook, NY TV/Streaming: Stretch Internet Rhode Island Rams Rhode Island enters this weeks big CAA matchup with Stony Brook coming off its first conference loss of the season to Maine. The Rams led the game most of the […]

CSJ 2018 Week 8 Preview: East Tennessee State at Wofford

East Tennessee State at Wofford When: Saturday, October 20, 1:30 PM Where: Gibbs Stadium, Spartanburg, SC TV/Streaming: ESPN+ (subscription req’d) East Tennessee State Buccaneers East Tennessee State has played a number of close games this year, but each time the game has been close, the Buccaneers have come out with the win. Their lone loss […]