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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.

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Free event features JMU men’s, women’s basketball

JMU women’s basketball coach Kenny Brooks and men’s coach Matt Brady are facing off in a preseason basketball event. The TeamMatt vs. TeamKenny Showdown, set for Thursday, October 9 at 7 p.m. in the JMU Convocation Center, will feature two mixed squads of men’s and women’s players, with one squad coached by Brooks and the other coached by Brady.

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JMU, TA alum Kirby Burkholder signs pro basketball contract in Italy

James Madison women’s basketball standout Kirby Burkholder (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) signed a contract to play professionally in the Italian women’s league, Tuesday.

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JMU women’s basketball adds Candice Williams to 2014 class

JMU women’s basketball signed point guard Candice Williams to a National Letter of Intent, head coach Kenny Brooks announced today.

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JMU’s Kirby Burkholder, Kenny Brooks honored by state basketball writers

JMU senior guard Kirby Burkholder (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) is the Virginia women’s basketball Player of the Year by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) the organization announced, Tuesday. Head coach Kenny Brooks was voted the State Coach of the Year.

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JMU’s Kirby Burkholder signs free-agent deal with WNBA’s Washington Mystics

One day after the 2014 WNBA Draft, JMU women’s basketball senior guard Kirby Burkholder (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) signed a free-agent contract with the Washington Mystics.

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JMU Dukes keep dancing with NCAA Tournament upset of Gonzaga

Senior guard Kirby Burkholder (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) scored 28 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to lead the 11th-seeded JMU women’s basketball team to its first NCAA Tournament win since 1991 with a 72-63 victory over Gonzaga at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas, Sunday.

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JMU women’s basketball send off, watch party details

Join James Madison Athletics on Friday, March 21 as the school sends off JMU women’s basketball to the NCAA tournament! Fans are encouraged to arrive at 11 a.m. outside A door of the JMU Convocation Center.

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JMU women’s basketball clinches CAA regular-season title

Senior guard Kirby Burkholder (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) collected her second consecutive double-double with 28 points and 11 rebounds to lead the James Madison women’s basketball team to a 78-47 win over Hofstra at the JMU Convocation Center in Harrisonburg, Va., Sunday.

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JMU blasts UNC Wilmington, 92-43

James Madison women’s basketball clinched its ninth straight 20-win season on Friday night as the Dukes posted a convincing 92-43 win over UNCW at the JMU Convocation Center.

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JMU’s A.J. Davis Goes to Sioux Falls in NBA D-League Draft

Former JMU guard A.J. Davis (Columbus, Ohio/Harmony Community School), who was instrumental in James Madison’s 2013 men’s basketball championship season, was selected in the third round (39thoverall) by the Sioux Falls Skyforce in Friday night’s NBA D-League Draft.

Brooks named state coach of the year

James Madison women’s basketball coach Kenny Brooks has been named the Coach of the Year by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID). Brooks guided the Dukes to a school-record 29 wins, a 29-8 record and a runner-up finish in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.  He earned the VaSID Coach of the Year award for […]

Rowe, Brown named to assistant posts at JMU

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   James Madison men’s basketball coach Matt Brady announced the signing of Louis Rowe to one of three assistant coach positions with the Dukes on Friday. And then today, JMU women’s basketball coach Kenny Brooks announced the hiring of Jennifer Brown as an assistant coach. “I’m excited for Louis to […]

WHS alum leads Dukes to NCAA Tourney

Column by Jim Gordon Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net   I don’t know who will be named CAA Coach of the Year for the 2009-2010 season, but our vote goes to Waynesboro’s own Kenny Brooks, who guided his JMU Dukes to their first conference tournament championship Sunday by thrashing perennial power Old Dominion by 15 points […]

Evans keys JMU upset

   Staff Report UVa. sports: www.virginiasports.com JMU sports: www.jmusports.com James Madison guard Dawn Evans matched a career-high with 38 points to key an upset of the 14th-ranked Virginia women’s basketball team, 75-73. Monica Wright led the Cavaliers with 31 points and a career-high 16 rebounds. Virginia’s record went to 6-2 with the loss, while JMU […]