Tag: Convocation Center

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.


Ron Curry three in OT lifts JMU to 63-61 win over Drexel

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.


Late Ron Curry jumper lifts JMU to 64-62 win over UNC Wilmington

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.


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.


JMU women’s basketball game postponed to Friday

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.


JMU women’s basketball makes it nine straight with 82-40 win over Towson

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.


JMU women’s basketball makes it eight straight

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.


JMU men’s basketball loses to William and Mary, 81-79

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.


JMU women’s basketball smacks down College of Charleston, 92-59

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.


JMU basketball sneaks past College of Charleston, 58-56

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


JMU women’s basketball tops Drexel, 74-47

JMU women’s basketball bridged halftime with a 33-12 run, opening up a 28-point lead on Drexel and never looked back as it dominated a clash of Colonial Athletic Association unbeatens with a 74-47 victory at the JMU Convocation Center Thursday evening.


Burkholder’s career-high 33 points powers JMU past Delaware, 87-51

James Madison women’s basketball outscored Delaware 60-27 in the second half, including shooting 62.5 percent from the field after the break, as JMU dominated Delaware 87-51 in its Colonial Athletic Association opener at the JMU Convocation Center Sunday afternoon.


Delaware pulls away late, defeats JMU, 78-74

Guards Devon Saddler and Davon Usher combined for 46 points and spearheaded a key 9-0 run in the last six minutes as Delaware charged past James Madison 78-74 in a Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball game Saturday afternoon at the JMU Convocation Center.


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ODU men’s basketball defeats George Mason, 71-66

The George Mason men’s basketball team erased a 13-point deficit and cut the score to a one possession ballgame within the final minute of play, but could not pull out a win as Old Dominion survived a 71-66 victory Saturday night in the Ted Constant Convocation Center. Mason finished non-conference play with a 7-7 record. ODU improved to 6-9.


#10 UNC women’s basketball defeats JMU, 74-71

JMU women’s basketball game-tying attempt misfired as time expired in Chapel Hill, N.C., allowing No. 10/11 North Carolina to escape with a 74-71 win at Carmichael Arena Thursday afternoon. The Dukes finished the non-conference slate with a 10-4 record while the Tar Heels improved to 12-2 before the start of the Atlantic Coast Conference season.


JMU women’s basketball dominates Norfolk State, 94-50

Senior guard Kirby Burkholder (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) scored 22 points and snagged five rebounds to lead the James Madison women’s basketball team to a 94-50 win over Norfolk State in the championship game of the JMU Invitational presented by Fairfield Inn at the JMU Convocation Center Monday afternoon.


Suddenly hot JMU men’s basketball defeats Ball State, 73-68

Sophomore guards Charles Cooke (Trenton, N.J./Trenton Catholic) and Ron Curry(Pennsauken, N.J./Paul VI) combined with graduate forward Andrey Semenov (St. Petersburg, Russia/Blue Ridge School) for 53 points to lead James Madison to a 73-68 victory over Ball State on Monday evening at the JMU Convocation Center.


JMU women’s basketball drops Ohio, 56-33

JMU women’s basketball used a 22-4 run over the opening 10 minutes of play to defeat Ohio 56-33 on day one of the JMU Invitational at the JMU Convocation Center Sunday afternoon.


JMU basketball defeats San Jose State, 79-66

JMU pulled away with a 9-0 run to close the first half and got a career-high 19 points from sophomore forward Taylor Bessick (Philadelphia, Pa./Rise Academy) in a 79-66 victory over San Jose Stateon Sunday afternoon on the final day of the NIU Invitational at the NIU Convocation Center.


JMU basketball loses to Milwaukee, 77-66

Jordan Aaron had five of Milwaukee’s 11 three-pointers as part of a 24-point effort as James Madison fell 77-66 on the second day of the NIU Invitational on Saturday at the NIU Convocation Center. UWM improved to 3-1 with its third straight victory and second of the invitational. JMU fell to 1-2 in the first meeting between the programs.


JMU basketball wins at Northern Illinois, 60-55

Sophomore point guard Ron Curry (Pennsauken, N.J./Paul VI) tallied a career-high 19 points as JMU staved off Northern Illinois’ second-half push for a 60-55 victory in the opening game of the NIU Invitational on Friday night at the NIU Convocation Center.


JMU women top UVa., 63-46

Senior guard Kirby Burkholder (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds while leading the James Madison women’s basketball team to a 63-46 win over the University of Virginia at the JMU Convocation Center, Friday evening.


JMU basketball slips past D2 Philadelphia in OT in exhibition

Andrey Semenov led JMU to a 73-69 overtime victory in a men’s basketball exhibition game against Philadelphia University on Sunday afternoon at the Convocation Center. Semenov accumulated a team-high 28 points, 13 of which came during overtime play, including a game-winning three-pointer with seven seconds to go.


TA alum Kirby Burkholder tabbed preseason CAA player of the year

James Madison women’s basketball was picked by the league’s head coaches to win the 2013-14 Colonial Athletic Association title, as announced at CAA Basketball Media Day Tuesday while senior guard Kirby Burkholder (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) was voted the Preseason CAA Player of the Year.


Busy Days at Staunton Senior Center

Tuesday, Oct. 1 was quite the busy day at Staunton Senior Center when 16 members, staff, and volunteers took advantage of the flu shot clinic offered by CVS, while twelve people received blood pressures checks.


New look for Convocation Center at JMU

An updated playing surface will be accompanied by a modernized look as JMU unveiled the official design for the Convocation Center basketball court.


Videocast: Barack Obama at JMU!

Video from Barack Obama’s address to the James Madison University Convocation Center on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008. Length: 9:46.


Videocast: Kaine, Warner address JMU rally

Video from the remarks offered by Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine and U.S. Senate candidate Mark Warner at the Barack Obama rally at the JMU Convocation Center on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008. Length: 7:00.


Photocast: Barack Obama at JMU

Photos by Mark Miller


Harrisonburg: Obama rallies Valley Dems

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net One news organization estimated that there were 28,000 people all told in and around the Convocation Center on the campus of James Madison University for the Tuesday campaign rally featuring Democratic Party presidential nominee Barack Obama. I don’t know that I could dispute the figure, based on the queue, or […]


Harrisonburg: Obama to headline rally at JMU

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Democratic Party presidential nominee Barack Obama will be in Harrisonburg on Tuesday for a Change We Need Rally on the campus of James Madison University. The rally will be held at the Convocation Center at JMU and will begin at 5:15 p.m. Doors will open at 3:15 p.m. The event […]


My night at the T-Pain concert

Story by Faryal Zubair For someone who has never been to a concert before, the thrill of this night was beyond any expectation. James Madison University’s Convocation Center, screaming fans, and lots of energy are some of the few things that T-Pain’s concert had to offer. The biggest attention-grabber was of course, T-Pain.