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JMU unveils plans for new Convocation Center: $88 million price tag

James Madison University Director of Athletics Jeff Bourne unveiled images and plans on Monday for a new on-campus Convocation Center. The 8,500-seat structure will play host to a myriad of events annually, including basketball games, public speakers, university convocation and graduation, high school graduation ceremonies, concerts, conventions, trade shows and family entertainment options.


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No. 25 WKU defeats ODU Lady Monarchs, 76-60

In a Sun Belt Conference rivalry renewed, it was the No. 25 Western Kentucky Lady Toppers (13-2, 3-0) who prevailed over the Old Dominion Lady Monarchs (8-6, 1-2) by a score of 76-60 on Saturday afternoon at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.


JMU men’s basketball falters in second half, loses 65-59 to Northeastern

James Madison led by as many as 10 points in the second half but Northeastern limited the Dukes to just 33 percent shooting in the second half to rally for a 65-59 Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball winThursday night at the JMU Convocation Center.


JMU lands 1,000th win with 74-57 victory over UNCW

With a 74-57 victory over UNCW on Tuesday night at the JMU Convocation Center, the James Madison women’s basketball team became the third program in the country to reach the 1,000 wins mark. JMU joins Tennessee and Louisiana Tech as the only programs to reach the elite plateau.


JMU rallies from double-digit deficit to nip Towson, 67-66

Clutch free throws down the stretch by junior guard Precious Hall (Tallahassee, Fla./Maclay School) sealed a 67-66 comeback win over Towson on Sunday afternoon at the JMU Convocation Center to open Colonial Athletic Association action.


Strong shooting propels JMU past Towson in CAA opener, 61-52

James Madison shot 59.0 percent (23-of-39) from the floor, its highest shooting percentage in four years, en route to a 61-52 men’s basketball win over Towson in the Colonial Athletic Association opener on Saturdayat the JMU Convocation Center.


Valparaiso runs past JMU men’s basketball, 79-52

Junior guard Winston Grays (Cleveland, Ohio/Benedictine) scored 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting and grabbed five rebounds, but the JMU men’s basketball team was unable to bounce back from a 24-point halftime deficit, falling to Valparaiso, 79-52, in the non-conference finale Monday night at the JMU Convocation Center.


Norfolk State takes down JMU men’s basketball in OT thriller, 74-71

Jeff Short tallied a career-best 30 points and Norfolk State shot 64 percent over the final 25 minutes while limiting James Madison to 27 percent in a 74-71 overtime win for the Spartans on Monday night in a non-conference men’s basketball game at the Convocation Center.


JMU men’s basketball falls to High Point, 80-71

Sophomore guard Jackson Kent (High Point, N.C./High Point Christian) tied a career high with 18 points but High Point used a second-half surge to get past James Madison, 80-71, in men’s basketball on Saturdayevening at the JMU Convocation Center.


JMU women’s basketball rolls past Hampton, 85-53

Opening the game on a 25-7 run, the James Madison women’s basketball team cruised to an 85-53 victory over Hampton on Saturday afternoon at the JMU Convocation Center.


Strong second half carries JMU women’s basketball past Richmond, 79-68

After a 16-3 run to open the second half, the JMU women’s basketball team flew by Richmond 79-68 Wednesday night at the JMU Convocation Center to move to 6-1 overall on the young season.


Nation’s alley-oop secures JMU’s 63-61 win over Campbell

An alley-oop dunk by junior guard Andre Nation with 2.3 seconds left to play gave James Madison a thrilling 63-61 men’s basketball victory over Campbell on Tuesday at the JMU Convocation Center.


No. 23 JMU women’s basketball earns 84-60 win over Houston at San Juan Shootout

No. 23 JMU women’s basketball earned an 84-60 win over Houston in the final game of the San Juan Shootout at the Mario Morales Coliseum on Saturday.


#23 JMU women’s basketball loses to #8 Maryland, 80-64

Despite junior guard Precious Hall’s career-high seven 3-pointers, No. 23 JMU women’s basketball fell 80-64 to No. 10/8 Maryland on the first day of the San Juan Shootout at the Mario Morales Coliseum on Friday.


Satkus’ career-high 21 leads JMU to fourth straight win, 79-72, over Sacred Heart

JMU held off a furious charge from Sacred Heart to earn a 79-72 victory in the Buckeye Classic on Wednesday afternoon at the JMU Convocation Center.


JMU men’s basketball tops Colgate, 77-71, for third straight win

Sophomore forward Yohanny Dalembert scored a career-high 20 points on 6-of-8 shooting to lead JMU to a 77-71 victory over Colgate on Monday at the JMU Convocation Center.


Undefeated Eastern Michigan tops Longwood for EMU Showcase crown

Longwood was the last team standing in the way of undefeated Eastern Michigan, but the Eagles took a 79-48 win over the Lancers Sunday to win the EMU Showcase at the EMU Convocation Center.


Youngstown State holds off Longwood late, wins 82-72

Youngstown State used timely shooting to stifle a late Longwood rally and defeat the Lancers 82-72 Saturday afternoon on the second day of the EMU Showcase at the EMU Convocation Center.


Hot-shooting JMU men’s basketball coasts past Longwood, 82-60

The James Madison men’s basketball team shot 59 percent for the game to defeat Longwood 82-60 on Wednesday night at the JMU Convocation Center.


JMU women’s basketball ranked #23 in USA Today Coaches Poll

The James Madison women’s basketball team checked into the USA Today Coaches Poll Top 25 today at No. 23, the highest ranking for JMU since the final poll of the 1990-91 season.


JMU women’s basketball’s defense stifles St. Bonaventure in 76-43 win

James Madison’s defense swarmed St. Bonaventure from start to finish in a 76-43 non-conference women’s basketball victory Sunday afternoon at the JMU Convocation Center.


Loud Convocation Center gets to UVA coach Tony Bennett?

UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett is unflappable. Usually. He may have flapped a little Friday night.


Early UVA run takes JMU home crowd out of the game in 79-51 win

The JMU Convocation Center was as hyped as it will ever be for the visit by eighth-ranked UVA Friday night. And then, in a flash, it was a lot of people who wanted to be amped otherwise sitting on their hands.


Press Conference: UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett

UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett talks with reporters after the eighth-ranked ‘Hoos topped JMU, 79-51, in their season opener on Friday night at the Convocation Center in Harrisonburg, Va.


#8 UVA routs JMU in opener, 79-51

Eighth-ranked UVA shed its deliberate label and put on an offensive showcase in a 79-51 season-opening victory over James Madion at the JMU Convocation Center in Harrisonburg, Va., Friday night.