JMU announced the suspension of the remainder of its fall sports Monday, following the suspension of football Friday.
With James Madison suspending fall football Friday, VMI is the only one of the six FCS programs in Virginia currently working toward a fall season. The Keydets, who are scheduled to play at Virginia on Sept. 11, held their first preseason practice Friday morning.
With the likelihood of FCS football this fall looking more and more in peril, James Madison’s D’Angelo Amos arrived at a decision with his future in mind.
James Madison’s plans for fall football advance through this pandemic, now with a calculator involved.
No matter the verdict, Football Championship Subdivision programs would like to be made aware of one so they can proceed.
“They are one of the first groups outside of our faculty and staff to be present on campus.. So, in a way, they serve as a very small pilot group to see what it might look like to have students on our campus this fall."
JMU is working to piece together an independent schedule to play football in the fall.
The University of Richmond and William & Mary will explore the possibility of playing spring football seasons after CAA Football on Friday pulled the plug on the concept of competing during a pandemic.
Budget-busting coronavirus testing costs associated NCAA guidelines and other factors will end CAA Football’s goal of playing as a league this fall through a pandemic.
University of Richmond football players, along with men’s and women’s basketball players, were scheduled to return to campus Wednesday. That has changed, a UR spokesperson confirmed Monday night.
Richmond ($500,000), James Madison ($500,000) and William & Mary ($650,000) all face substantial losses if their football games against top-tier competition aren't played.
The Ivy League set the tone in March. It was the first conference to call off its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments in response to the spread of coronavirus. At the time, on March 10, that decision was widely viewed as an overreaction. But all other leagues followed the Ivy’s lead, an…
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The University of Richmond’s vice president and director of athletics, John Hardt, said Monday that as July dawns he remains “cautiously optimistic” that the Spiders will play football this season. He reserved the right to modify his position as government and school authorities continue to …
The commissioner of the Richmond-based Colonial Athletic Association, Joe D’Antonio, said Monday he believes there will be college football in 2020. Beyond that, a framework remains difficult to finalize because of current and potential coronaviral impacts, according to D’Antonio, whose FCS …
“My wife had to put restrictions on Chloe. 'You can only ask 10 questions.’ Because I’d spend all night and she’d ask me, ‘What are you doing here?’ and ‘Why are you doing that?’”
Virginia’s Nic Kent was set to spend his summer playing baseball up north in the venerable Cape Cod League. JMU’s Dallas Jackson was ready to compete in the Valley League.
“He shaped my whole life, whether I realized it at the time or not. But I know it now.”
Mr. Babcock, the father of current Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock, coached JMU’s baseball program from 1971 to 1989, leading it to five NCAA tournaments, and making history in 1983 when his team became the first from Virginia to reach the College World Series.
Home-and-home games with regional partners and competition in stadiums without fans are options CAA Football is examining for the upcoming season in response to the impact of the coronavirus.
College coaches are often nomads. Those who win rise on the food chain. Those who lose are fired, collect their buyout and recalibrate.
Don’t dismiss professional football in the spring because the XFL didn’t survive the coronavirus outbreak, says Mickey Matthews, the former James Madison coach who was the outside linebackers coach for the XFL’s Dallas Renegades.
A confident JMU team, coming off a first-round victory over Ohio State, took the Tar Heels to the brink.
College football is on the clock. Pay attention to the way scheduled openers for James Madison, William & Mary and Richmond are handled for indications as to how the rest of the FCS season may proceed, presuming pandemic guidelines allow it to begin.
CAA Commissioner Joe D’Antonio said Thursday he remains hopeful that the league’s football schedule as currently constituted will be played. He acknowledged, however, that one of the alternative models that the league has examined involves only league games.
Kamiah Smalls didn’t need much time during the fall of her freshman year to carve out a prominent place in James Madison’s lineup.
James Madison quarterback Ben DiNucci was the only FCS player from a Virginia school selected in this year’s NFL Draft, but several others will receive NFL opportunities.