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FCS Playoffs ‘Til I Die: CSJ Picks The FCS Playoff Field, 11/11/2021
With two weeks to go, no autobid has been determined for the upcoming FCS Playoffs, and without the FCS Playoff Committee releasing their working list of seeds, FCS fans have been left to the sift through the chaos as to what the heck the FCS Playoff bracket might look like.
FCS Playoffs ‘Til I Die: CSJ Picks The FCS Playoff Field, 11/04/2021
If you weren’t following the key FCS Playoff matchups last week involving the playoffs, boy did you miss out!
2021 FCS Season Preview: William and Mary
William & Mary only played three games in the spring. But what we were able to see from Hollis Mathis showed a lot of potential for growth as we head into the fall.
College Sports Journal CAA Preview Week of 3/28/2021
James Madison returns to action after a two week pause of their own, while a huge clash looms between Delaware and Rhode Island for first place in the CAA North.
College Sports Journal CAA Preview Week of 3/21/2021
This week was shaping up to be a good week for the CAA. But both games between two ranked teams have been postponed due to Covid protocols: #23 Richmond at #1 James Madison and #12 Delaware at #20 New Hampshire.
College Sports Journal CAA Football Preview Week of 3/6/21
As we enter the third week of the Spring season, the full CAA will join the fun with five games this weekend.
2021 CSJ CAA Football Spring Season Preview
This Spring, the CAA teams will play six conference games and can schedule up to two non conference games. There will only be 11 of the 12 teams taking the field as Towson has opted out of the Spring season.
College Sports Journal Colonial Athletic Association Previews, How To Watch: Week of 11/23/2019
The CAA has its champion. James Madison handily defeated Richmond and claimed the outright CAA title. Joining the Dukes in the playoffs should be Villanova, Albany and Towson who each have seven division one wins on the season.
College Sports Journal Colonial Athletic Association Preview: Week 12
We are down to the last two weeks of the regular season. In the CAA, James Madison is a playoff lock and will claim the outright conference championship with another win. The Dukes should also slide into the seeds when the playoff bracket is released on November 24. Villanova is probably also solidly in the field. From there, its anybody’s guess what other CAA teams will be included on Selection Sunday
College Sports Journal Colonial Athletic Association Previews, How To Watch: Week of 11/9/2019
At this point the CAA could have five teams get into the FCS Playoffs, or they could have two. Its going to be a tense last three weeks.
College Sports Journal Colonial Athletic Association Previews, How To Watch: Week of 11/2/2019
One of the wildest endings to a game this year happened last week between Stony Brook and Villanova. Villanova held a 35-20 lead with five minutes remaining only to see Stony Brook roar back with 16 points to win on a Nick Courtney field goal as time expired. As a result, the CAA is a huge jumble, as it seems to be every year.
College Sports Journal Colonial Athletic Association Previews, How To Watch: Week of 10/26/2019
Entering week 9, James Madison is the only CAA school remaining without a conference loss. However, there are five teams with only one conference loss. Of the twelve CAA teams, there are nine teams that could still make a run at a playoff berth.
College Sports Journal Colonial Athletic Association Previews, How To Watch: Week of 10/19/2019
The showdown between Villanova and James Madison lived up to its billing. The game was back and forth until the Dukes took hold in the fourth quarter to pick up the win. Elsewhere in the league, New Hampshire continued its strong start on the road at Stony Brook. Towson and Maine both faltered at home against Albany and Richmond respectively.
College Sports Journal Colonial Athletic Association Previews: Week of 10/5/2019
Villanova and James Madison appear to be on a collision course for an epic showdown next weekend after both posted impressive victories over ranked teams last weekend. The winner of that game on 10/12 will be in the CAA driver’s seat. But neither can get too far ahead of themselves since both of them have tough games this week.
College Sports Journal Colonial Athletic Association Previews: Week of 9/21/2019
Villanova showed that they are not to be forgotten in the CAA race in 2019. The Wildcats went toe to toe with the best offense in the conference – Towson – and came away victorious. Daniel Smith has been spectacular through four games with 13 touchdowns passing and four more rushing. Most teams in the CAA are getting into conference play from here on out so the path to the playoffs is going to start to clear up.
College Sports Journal Colonial Athletic Association Previews: Week of 9/21/2019
Towson showed they aren’t going away in the CAA and FCS race. The Tigers easily beat Maine by 22 points last week. In the only other CAA matchup, Elon picked up its first conference win, cruising by Richmond. In a couple more weeks, conference play will be in full swing. But for this week there are only two conference matchups while James Madison plays an interesting out of conference contest at Chattanooga.
College Sports Journal Colonial Athletic Association Previews: Week of 9/14/2019
Week two brought a mixed bag of results. The highlight of the weekend was the triple OT thriller in Meade Stadium that saw Delaware outlast the host Rhode Island Rams. That game set the stage for what should be an excellent season of conference matchups.
College Sports Journal Colonial Athletic Association Game Previews, Week of 9/7/2019
The CAA had a solid showing on opening weekend with all its teams combining to go 7-1 against FCS opponents. The lone loss was suffered by Elon to nationally-ranked North Carolina A&T, 24-21, on a 52 yard field goal as time expired. Against an FBS school, James Madison gave West Virginia all they could handle before ultimately falling to the Mountaineers. On to week two where the CAA faces four more FBS teams and a couple of strong non-conference games.
College Sports Journal CAA Game Previews: Week of 8/31/2019
A new season is finally upon us. The Colonial Athletic Association is always among the top conference in the country and 2019 looks to be no different. Villanova already made a statement in week zero against Colgate. Most everyone else gets going this week.
College Sports Journal Conference Previews: Colonial Athletic Association
The CAA had an excellent regular season in 2018 culminating with a record 6 playoff berths. However, once they got there, everyone except for Maine fell flat. The Colonial again looks strong with most every team feeling like they have a shot at the playoffs.
2019 NCAA Division I College Football Team Previews: William And Mary Tribe
In August 2018, long time head coach Jimmye Laycock announced that his 39th season would be his last. William and Mary sent him out with a 4-6 record, which is not what they were looking for.
That Was the Week That Was: Five Things About Week 8, 10/21/2018
Can Anybody Stand in the way of North Dakota State? What was billed as the Clash of the Titans in the Missouri Valley ended up a laugher, as the Bison dialed up three touchdowns by RB Lance Dunn and were never seriously challenged by the Redbirds in a 28-14 romp. Paired with UNI’s 24-9 upset […]
Dukes Open CAA Play With a Bang, Shutout William & Mary 51-0
Harrisonburg, VA – From the opening kickoff, the difference in talent between James Madison and William & Mary was apparent. Every time Shonn Mitchell dropped back to pass, there were white jerseys surrounding him. James Madison used a dominant defense and an efficient offense to overwhelm the William & Mary 51-0. The Dukes offense got […]
CSJ’s 2018 Week 4 Game Preview: William & Mary at James Madison
William & Mary at James Madison When: Saturday, September 22, 3:30 PM Where: Bridgeforth Stadium, Harrisonburg, VA TV/Streaming: ESPN+ (subscription required) William & Mary Tribe Since 1980, Jimmye Laycock has patrolled the William & Mary sideline as the head football coach. In August, Laycock announced the 2018 season would be his last on the sideline. In his […]