Tag: James Madison

CSJ Semifinal Roundtable: Weber State at James Madison, Ben vs. Jamie

The College Sports Journal staff thought it would be a good idea to get some perspective on the Weber St/James Madison game from the guys who covered them all year. In this roundtable, CSJ staffers Ben Schleiger and Jamie Williams give you a deeper look at the two teams. Jamie -What is the status of […]

Dukes Get Convincing, Abbreviated Win vs Norfolk State

Norfolk, Virginia – Weather was the story of the day for the James Madison Dukes in their matchup against Norfolk State Spartans. The start of the game was delayed an hour and a half due to a lightning delay. After kickoff, the teams got to play one full quarter before the lightning hit the area […]

Dukes Hang with NC State, Ultimately Fall 24-13

James Madison stayed with North Carolina State throughout the game on Saturday. In the end, the Dukes came up just a bit short, falling 24-13 in Raleigh. Playing a team of that caliber that close would be considered a moral victory for many FCS schools. But for James Madison, the 3 time defending CAA Champions […]

CSJ’s 2018 Week 1 Game Preview: James Madison at North Carolina State

James Madison at North Carolina State When: Saturday, September 1st, 12:00 PM EDT Where: Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC TV/Streaming Coverage: ESPNU, WatchESPN App (ESPNU subscription required) James Madison: CSJ’s 2018 Preview Capsule James Madison has its sights set on a third straight trip to Frisco, Texas in the first weekend of 2019. They enter the season as the […]

James Madison Quarterback Decision Still Undecided 2 Days Before Kickoff

The JMU Quarterback battle is raging on.. apparently up until the opening kickoff. If Coach Mike Houston knows who is starting at quarterback for the #2 team in FCS, James Madison Dukes, he isn’t telling anyone. Houston has been telling the local members of the media that everyone would know “at 12:01pm on September 1,” […]

North Dakota State Dynasty Back for a Six Pack in 17-13 win over James Madison

FRISCO, Texas –- Any thought that North Dakota State’s football dynasty is over was put to rest with its 17-13 win over defending national champion James Madison before a capacity crowd of 19,090 in the renovating Toyota Stadium. The two teams came into this game as the top two playoff seeded teams this year with […]

Division I FCS National Title Game Preview

FCS Championship Game: #2 seed North Dakota State (13-1) vs. #1 seed James Madison (14-0) Kickoff: Saturday, Jan. 6 at noon. ET Where: Toyota Stadium (Frisco, Texas) TV Channel: ESPN2 Coaches: James Madison: Mike Houston, 28-1 in two seasons (71-20 overall); North Dakota State: Chris Klieman, 53-6 in four seasons (56-13 overall)   https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/949020915769184258 FRISCO, Tex.–The two teams outlasted […]

Ethan Radke Is the Toast of Harrisonburg After FG Beats Weber State, 31-28

HARRISONBURG, VA. — James Madison knew the road to the defending its Football Championship Subdivision title would be arduous, but the top-seeded Dukes didn’t just how tough it could be until they survived a quarterfinal test from Weber State Friday at Bridgeforth Stadium for a 31-28 victory. Ethan Radke’s second field goal of the final […]

FCS Week 7 Top Ten Twitter Highlights, Week Of 10/14/2017

    Top 10 Twitter Highlights No. 10. The Central Connecticut football team played its first overtime since the 2013 season and came away with a 51-45 quadruple overtime victory on the road at Wagner College on Saturday night. Senior Cameron Nash rushed 24 times for 104 yards and three touchdowns, all in overtime, to […]

FCS Week 1 Quick Recap and Highlights

Top 10 Twitter Highlights In his coaching debut with the Bison, Coach Mike London and the Howard University Football team stunned FBS foe UNLV with a 43-40 victory in front of 15,000 fans at Sam Boyd Stadium. “I’m extremely proud of this team. The culmination of this day stemmed from the early workouts to just […]

2017 Season FCS College Football Picks: Colonial Athletic Association

CSJ’s Predicted Order of finish: 1. James Madison 2. Villanova 3. Richmond 4. Albany 5. New Hampshire 6. Delaware 7. Stony Brook 8. William & Mary 9. Maine 10. Towson 11. Elon 12. Rhode Island James Madison Fearless Prediction: This just in: Last year’s FCS National Champions are good. This also just in: Despite the […]

James Madison’s 2017 FCS National Championship Was Five Years In the Making

FRISCO, TX. — There is little doubt that James Madison University has been one of the special programs through the history of the Football Championship Subdivision. So it was only appropriate that the Dukes’ special teams provided the momentum early to get JMU rolling towards a 28-14 NCAA Division I FCS national title victory Saturday […]

PURPLE REIGN — James Madison Captures 2017 Division I National Title with 28-14 Win Over Youngstown State

FRISCO, Tex. — James Madison defeated Youngstown State 28-14 on Saturday at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas in front of 14.423 in attendance to secure the second Division I FCS title in school history. JMU was playing in the title match for the first time since winning its only championship in 2004, when the school […]

Head Coaches (And Parody Twitter Accounts) Lend Star Power To FCS National Championship Game In Frisco

        FRISCO, TX – Parody twitter accounts are generally a pretty good indicator that you’re a well-known star in your chosen field. In the FCS National Championship game, for the first time ever, both head football coaches have active parody accounts maintained by passionate fans of college football. Though it might feel […]

DAKOTA DYNASTY IS OVER — James Madison Stuns North Dakota State 27-17 to Advance to National Title Game

FARGO, N.D.–North Dakota State’s unprecedented run of five consecutive FCS national championships is over. The top seeded Bison lost at home on Friday against #4 seed James Madison, 27-17, in a national semifinal contest–stunned a crowd of 18,282 at the Fargodome. The upset marked the first FCS playoff loss since 2010 for the Bison—which began […]

Roof Caves In On Sam Houston State In 65-7 Playoff Drubbing By James Madison

HARRISONBURG, Va. — For one play, everything seemed to be going Sam Houston State’s way in its quarterfinal-round, Football Championship Subdivision playoff game at James Madison. After tipping a pass and forcing an interception on JMU’s first offensive play, the roof caved in on the previously unbeaten and No. 1-ranked Bearkats in a shocking 65-7 […]

CSJ Colonial Athletic Association Conference Power Rankings, Week 6

  By Scott Levy, CSJ Columnist PHILADELPHIA, PA – The College Football season has surpassed the halfway point. Many teams have graced the ranks of the Top 10 and many have fallen from their position. The Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) has been a surprisingly strong conference thus far and will produce some interesting outcomes as […]

Colgate quarterback Jake Melville carries the ball during an FCS playoff game against James Madison on Saturday at Harrisonburg, Va. Colgate won 44-38. (Courtesy of Colgate)

Colgate Starts Strong, Finishes With 44-38 Victory At No. 5 James Madison

By Matthew Dougherty Special to College Sports Journal Editor’s note: This story is courtesy of the Patriot League and Colgate athletics HARRISONBURG, VA. — Colgate found a way to win another close game, continuing its magic late in the season with a 44-38 victory at No. 5 seed James Madison in the second round of […]