Tag: Convocation Center
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 earned an 84-60 win over Houston in the final game of the San Juan Shootout at the Mario Morales Coliseum on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett is unflappable. Usually. He may have flapped a little Friday night.
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.
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.
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.
The eighth-ranked UVA basketball team opens its 2014-2015 season on the road at James Madison Friday night. The game at the JMU Convocation Center begins at 7 p.m.
You’re looking at the schedule and wondering to yourself, Why is UVA basketball playing at JMU? At all. Not just in the season opener. ACC at CAA; this makes no sense whatsoever.
No. 8 UVA travels to James Madison for its 2014-15 season-opener on Friday (Nov. 14). Tipoff at the Convocation Center is set for 7 p.m.
James Madison is set to play host to the 23rd-ranked UCLA Bruins on Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. when the 2014-15 season tips off at the JMU Convocation Center.
If you want a ticket to the UVA basketball season opener on Friday at JMU, tickets are available, but they are going to set you back a little bit.
Four James Madison players scored in double figures but three free throws in the closing seconds lifted Division 2 Philadelphia to a 79-76 exhibition victory in an exhibition Sunday afternoon at the Convocation Center.
The JMU men’s basketball program will host the nationally-ranked Virginia Cavaliers in the Convocation Center on November 14 at 7 p.m.
UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett likes to test his team early. Last year it was scheduling VCU at home in early November. Two years ago, it was a road game at George Mason.
The JMU men’s basketball program will host the nationally-ranked UVA Cavaliers in the Convocation Center on November 14 at 7 p.m. Ticket availability will be very limited and access to tickets will be open to men’s basketball season ticket holders and current Duke Club members only.
JMU Sports caught up with head coach Matt Brady of the JMU men’s basketball team to talk about how preseason camp is going and previewing the #TeamMatt vs. #TeamKenny Showdown, scheduled for Oct. 9 at the Convocation Center.
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.
JMU basketball coach Matt Brady announced on Monday that junior guard Andre Nation (Plant City, Fla./Faith Baptist Christian) and sophomore forward Tom Vodanovich(Wellington, New Zealand/St. Patricks College) have been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules.
The James Madison women’s basketball team begins its Colonial Athletic Association title defense onSunday, Jan. 4, 2015 when the Dukes host Towson in their CAA opener at the JMU Convocation Center, as the league announced the 2014-15 conference slate on Tuesday.
Coming off one of its most successful seasons in program history, the James Madison women’s basketball team plans to keep pushing forward with an imposing non-conference slate on deck for the 2014-15 season.
JMU will usher in a new season of hoops action with a pair of games at the Convocation Center on Friday, Nov. 14 as women’s basketball hosts UCLA at 1 p.m. while the men host Virginia at 7 p.m.
The VMI basketball team will be heading for Athens, Ohio to take on the Bobcats of Ohio University for the quarterfinals of the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. The Wednesday night game will tip off at 7 p.m. in the Bobcats’ 13,080-seat Convocation Center.
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.
JMU will host a watch party for the 2014 NCAA Women’s Basketball Selection Show at the Convocation Center, Monday, March 17. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the selection show slated to begin at 7 p.m.
The JMU women’s basketball team dominated William & Mary on the Dukes’ Senior Day, knocking off the Tribe 83-42 on Sunday afternoon in front of a record-breaking crowd of 6,590 at the Convocation Center.
Senior forward Jerrelle Benimon recorded 28 points and 16 rebounds and Towson went 30-for-31 at the free throw line to pull out a 69-66 victory over JMU in a Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball game on Wednesday night at the JMU Convocation Center.
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.
Sophomore guard Ron Curry (Pennsauken, N.J./Paul VI) sank a 3-pointer from the top of the arc with 6.5 seconds remaining in overtime to break a tie and lift James Madison to a 63-61 win over Drexel Wednesday night at the JMU Convocation Center.
Sophomore guard Ron Curry (Pennsauken, N.J./Paul VI) hit a contested turnaround jumper with 32 seconds remaining as part of his 13-point afternoon to lift James Madison to a 64-62 win over UNCW in a Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball game on Saturday at the JMU Convocation Center.
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.
Due to the winter storm in the Harrisonburg area, the JMU women’s basketball game against UNCW at the JMU Convocation Center has been postponed from Thursday, Feb. 13 to Friday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.
James Madison women’s basketball scored the game’s first 21 points and held Towson without a basket until the 8:53 mark of the first half on its way to a dominating 82-40 win at the JMU Convocation Center Sunday afternoon.
The JMU women’s basketball posted an 85-57 victory over Northeastern on Friday night at the JMU Convocation Center to tally its eighth-straight win and move to 8-0 in Colonial Athletic Association.
William and Mary guard Marcus Thornton poured in 26 points, including 6-for-9 shooting on 3-pointers, and JMU’s comeback effort fell just short as W&M claimed an 81-79 Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball decision on Sunday afternoon at the JMU Convocation Center.
Sophomore Precious Hall (Tallahassee, Fla/Maclay School) dropped a career-high 25 points on Friday night to pace the JMU women’s basketball squad to a 92-59 victory over the College of Charleston at the JMU Convocation Center.
Freshman guard Jackson Kent (High Point, N.C./High Point Christian) posted a career-high 17 points, including 10 straight for JMU over a key second-half stretch, in a 58-56 victory over the College of Charleston