Tag: FCS

NDSU, Richmond, UNI top STATS FCS Top 25

Every FCS win over an FBS program is felt across college football, but a strong intersectional matchup early in the season is just as important for the FCS.


STATS LLC announces FCS preseason All-America team

Last season was the year for the FCS wide receiver. This season might be the year of the FCS wide receiver. Eastern Washington senior Cooper Kupp led the way on the STATS FCS Preseason All-America Team.


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#7 Richmond, #13 William & Mary meet for first time in FCS playoffs

No. 13 William & Mary will continue its quest for an NCAA title when it plays at 12th/11th-ranked and seventh-seeded Richmond in tthe NCAA Playoffs.


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William & Mary football ranked No. 24 in national polls

After posting a convincing 38-16 victory at Villanova on Saturday, the William & Mary football team garnered a national ranking in both major Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) polls this week.


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Liberty, JMU ranked in final FCS poll

Following the program’s first-ever NCAA FCS Playoff appearance and victory, Liberty has finished the season ranked No. 17 in the final Sports Network and FCS Coaches polls.


JMU QB Vad Lee wins Dudley Award

James Madison redshirt-junior quarterback Vad Lee has been named the Bill Dudley Award, the Richmond Times-Dispatch announced Wednesday at a banquet in Short Pump.


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Liberty announces challenging 2015 football schedule

Following the program’s first-ever run in the NCAA FCS Playoffs, Liberty has announced it will face one of the most challenging schedules in program history when the Flames return to action during the 2015 season.


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Late drive by Villanova ends Liberty playoff run

No. 5/5 Villanova scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:12 left to post a 29-22 victory over No. 20/23 Liberty on Saturday in the second round of the FCS playoffs.


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Liberty football rallies in second half, upsets JMU, 26-21, in playoffs

The Flames scored three times and held the No. 15/15 James Madison potent offense in check in the second half, allowing No. 20/23 Liberty to advance in the NCAA FCS Playoffs with a 26-21 win.


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UVA, Virginia Tech football clash focus of AFP editor Chris Graham on WREL-1450

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joined host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va., to talk about the upcoming UVA-Virginia Tech football game on Friday.


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Liberty football moves back into Top 25

Following a victory over No. 2/1 Coastal Carolina in Conway, S.C., Liberty has moved back inside both FCS top 25 polls heading into the first round of the NCAA FCS Playoffs.


JMU football earns playoff berth, will host Liberty on Saturday

The No. 15 JMU football team will host Big South Conference champion Liberty in the 2014 NCAA FCS Football Championship, the committee announced this morning.


Video: JMU football players react to playoff news

JMU finds out it will play Liberty at home on Nov. 29 at Bridgeforth Stadium in the FCS Playoffs. Check out the reaction here.


#17 JMU wins seventh straight, dumps Elon, 59-27

In its regular season finale, JMU scored on nine of its first 13 drives of the game to roll to a 59-21 victory over Elon on Saturday afternoon at Bridgeforth Stadium/Zane Showker Field.


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Liberty upsets #1 Coastal Carolina, 15-14, is playoff-bound

Liberty punched its ticket to the NCAA FCS Playoffs for the first time with a 15-14 victory over No. 2/1 Coastal Carolina, Saturday afternoon, at Brooks Stadium.


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William and Mary football rises in national rankings

After earning a lopsided victory at Towson on Saturday, the William and Mary football team moved up in both major Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) polls this week.


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JMU football is playoff bound: UVA could learn a lesson there

Is the problem at UVA lack of talent on the roster? The recruiting numbers would suggest, as they did at this time last year with respect to JMU, no.


JMU football playoff ticket information

JMU football is poised to advance to the NCAA FCS Playoffs. The official NCAA FCS Playoff selection show will announce the participating teams on Sunday, November 23 at 11 a.m. and will be aired on ESPNU.


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Liberty football falls to Charleston Southern, 38-36, on Senior Day

The Liberty Flames scored twice in the fourth quarter to pull within two points, but were unable to come up with a defensive stop late in the game, dropping their Senior Day contest, 38-36, to Charleston Southern.


Game Notes: JMU football to face Stony Brook on Saturday

James Madison will take to the road for its next Colonial Athletic Association contest with Stony Brook on Saturday.


Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks UVA, Virginia Tech, JMU sports on WREL-1450

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va., to talk Virginia sports.


JMU rallies, tops William and Mary, 31-24: Dukes in playoff hunt?

James Madison rallied from a 24-13 fourth-quarter deficit, getting the go-ahead score with 47 seconds to go on a pass from Vad Lee to DeAndre Smith, to top William and Mary, 31-24, on Homecoming at Bridgeforth Stadium in Harrisonburg, Va., on Saturday.


JMU Nation wants FBS: Whether it makes sense or not

One thing has been made clear to me the past couple of days: a small, but vocal, portion of the JMU sports fan base wants to see the Dukes football program move up to FBS.


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William and Mary football moves up national rankings

After earning a 31-17 victory against Delaware last Saturday, the William and Mary football team moved up in both major Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) polls this week.


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Game Notes: UVA football at Georgia Tech in ACC matchup

Virginia Cavaliers football heads to Atlanta Saturday to face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the first of two consecutive road ACC games for the Cavaliers. The game will be televised on ESPNU.


JMU athletics looks forward: Let’s hope it doesn’t include effort to go FBS

James Madison University is working with CarrSports Consulting on the development of a comprehensive athletics strategic plan that is expected to be ready for public review in early 2015.


VMI QB Al Cobb named to Jerry Rice Watch List

VMI quarterback Al Cobb has been named to the 2014 Jerry Rice Award Watch List as announced by The Sports Network Wednesday.


JMU CB Jimmy Moreland named to Jerry Rice Watch List

James Madison football freshman cornerback Jimmy Moreland (Royal Palm Beach, Fla./Royal Palm Beach) has been named to the initial Jerry Rice Award Watch List for the 2014 season, announced by The Sports Network.


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#20 Richmond edges Liberty, 46-39, in double OT thriller

For the second Homecoming game in a row, Liberty faced a nationally ranked team and experienced the same outcome. On Saturday, Liberty lost in double overtime to No. 20/21 Richmond, 46-39, in front of a record crowd at Williams Stadium.


#14 Chattanooga blitzes VMI football, 55-7

The nationally-ranked defense of the #14 Chattanooga Mocs lived up to its billing, shutting down VMI and handing the Keydets a 55-7 Southern Conference loss Saturday afternoon at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn.


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Liberty football ranked in both national FCS polls

Following their third win in a row, Liberty’s football program is back in both FCS national polls, which were released earlier today.


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William and Mary football climbs in national rankings

After extending its winning streak to three games with a 33-19 victory against Lafayette on Saturday, the William and Mary football team moved up in both major Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) polls this week.


JMU football opens CAA play Saturday at Villanova

James Madison (2-1) and Villanova (1-1) will both open Colonial Athletic Association football play this weekend with a 12:30 p.m. kickoff at Villanova Stadium.


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William and Mary football moves up in FCS rankings

After earning a 29-14 victory against Norfolk State in its home opener on Saturday, the William and Mary football team moved up in both major Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) polls this week.


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Liberty football cracks FCS Top 25

Following back-to-back victories, Liberty has moved back into the top 25 polls for the first time since 2011 as the Flames are ranked No. 24 in the Sports Network poll, which was released earlier today.


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#16 William and Mary topples Norfolk State, 29-14

The No. 16 William and Mary football team earned its second consecutive victory with a 29-14 win against Norfolk State in its home opener on a rainy Saturday evening.


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Liberty football downs Brevard, 56-31

Timely passing and a persistent rushing attack helped Liberty open its 2014 home schedule with a 56-31 victory over Brevard, Saturday evening at Williams Stadium.


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ODU vs. Eastern Michigan football game preview

Old Dominion University football hosts Eastern Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 13 in the first FBS home game in school history.


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William and Mary football moves up in FCS national rankings

After earning a 42-14 victory at Hampton on Saturday, the William and Mary football team moved up in both major Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) polls this week.


JMU football continues road swing at Lehigh on Saturday

The JMU football team will be on the road for the second straight game to open the 2014 season, traveling to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to take on Lehigh. Both teams are receiving votes in the The Sports Network and FCS Coaches Polls.