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JMU hurting itself with negativity over Brady, Withers?

JMU is once again looking for a new coach for a marquee athletics program after firing basketball coach Matt Brady.


JMU fires basketball coach Matt Brady

Four 20-win seasons and a 21-11 record in 2015-2016 wasn’t enough for JMU coach Matt Brady, who was fired Monday, ending a couple of weeks of speculation about his job status.


JMU men’s basketball signs JUCO star Shakir Brown to National Letter of Intent

James Madison basketball coach Matt Brady announced the signing of Shakir Brown to a National Letter of Intent for the 2015-16 season. He will have two years of eligibility following two years at the junior college level.


JMU dismisses junior guard Andre Nation

JMU basketball coach Matt Brady announced Wednesday that he has dismissed guard Andre Nation (Plant City, Fla./Faith Baptist Christian School) from the program, effective immediately.


JMU men’s basketball signs Amelia Academy’s Kevin Roland to NLI

JMU basketball coach Matt Brady announced the signing of Kevin Roland (Amelia Court House, Va./Amelia Academy) to a National Letter of Intent for the 2015-16 season.


Preview: #8 UVA basketball opens 2014-2015 at JMU

On paper, the season opener for eighth-ranked UVA basketball at in-state rival JMU on Friday isn’t much of a game.


UVA basketball opens at JMU: What is Tony Bennett thinking?

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.


Video: JMU basketball coach Matt Brady previews 2014-2015 season

JMU men’s basketball coach Matt Brady provides his thoughts about the 2014-15 JMU men’s basketball season during a Fan & Press Lunch at O’Neill’s Grill in Harrisonburg.


JMU basketball coach Matt Brady announces suspensions for Nation, Vodanovich

James Madison Head Men’s Basketball Coach Matt Brady announced today the formal disciplinary actions against junior guard Andre Nation and sophomore forward Tom Vodanovich.


Video: Interview with JMU men’s basketball coach Matt Brady

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.


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.


JMU men’s basketball’s Andre Nation, Tom Vodanovich suspended indefinitely

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.


JMU releases 2014-2015 men’s basketball schedule

Fans will have plenty of opportunities to catch the JMU men’s basketball team at the Convocation Center this season as head coach Matt Brady unveiled the entire 2014-15 schedule Thursday, which features 10 non-conference home games and 19 home games overall.


Dorian Long named director of basketball operations for JMU men’s basketball

JMU coach Matt Brady announced that he has hired Dorian Long as the new director of basketball operations for the James Madison men’s basketball program.


UCLA, UVA visit the Convo for Nov. 14 JMU hoops openers

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.


Butler transfer Devontae Morgan completes JMU hoops class

JMU men’s basketball head coach Matt Brady put the finishing touches on the composition of his next James Madison roster with the addition this week of junior guard Devontae Morgan, a transfer from Butler.


JuCo All-American Winston Grays signs with JMU men’s basketball

JMU men’s basketball coach Matt Brady announced on Wednesday the signing of transfer All-American guard Winston Grays to a national letter of intent to join the Dukes for the 2014-15 academic year.


Dante Sterling, Hari Hall sign NLIs with JMU basketball

JMU men’s basketball head coach Matt Brady on Friday announced the signing of forward Hari Hall and guard Dante Sterling to national letters of intent to join the program for the 2014-2015 season. Hall and Sterling are both from the southeast corner of the United States and bring height and athleticism to the Dukes.


James Madison men’s basketball adds Yohanny Dalembert to 2013-14 newcomers

James Madison men’s basketball head coach Matt Brady announced the signing of incoming freshman forward Yohanny Dalembert of Philadelphia to a national letter of intent on Monday.


Enoch Hood, Arman Marks will not return to JMU hoops in 2013-2014

James Madison men’s basketball head coach Matt Brady announced Thursday that forward Enoch Hood (Norfolk, Va./Booker T. Washington) and guard Arman Marks (Louisville, Ky./Eastern), who both finished sophomore seasons, will not return for the 2013-14 academic year.


JMU men’s hoops adds two recruits in spring signing period

Two forwards will join the James Madison men’s basketball program for the 2013-14 season as part of the spring signing class announced by head coach Matt Brady on Wednesday.


Matt Brady receives four-year contract extension at James Madison

James Madison Director of Athletics Jeff Bourne announced today that head coach Matt Brady has signed a new contract as leader of the men’s basketball program. The deal extends Brady’s commitment to JMU through the 2016-17 season.


JMU’s Matt Brady named state coach of the year

After leading James Madison to its third 21-win season in five years and first Colonial Athletic Association championship and NCAA Tournament appearance in 19 years, head coach Matt Brady was announced Tuesday as the State Coach of the Year by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID).


James Madison men’s basketball staff adds Jordan, Dowell

Matt Brady, James Madison men’s basketball head coach, on Tuesday announced the addition of Lucious Jordan and Sam Dowell to the program’s staff. Jordan will serve as director of basketball operations for the Dukes while Dowell will fill the role of graduate assistant coach.


Brady adds former head coach to JMU staff

James Madison men’s basketball head coach Matt Brady announced Thursday the addition of longtime Division I head coach Mike Deane to an assistant position on his coaching staff beginning with the 2012-13 season. Deane enters JMU with an extensive resume in 36 seasons of coaching


Chris Graham: Winding down the Matt Brady era at JMU

A 21-12 record for Matt Brady’s third JMU basketball team in 2010-2011 gave the coach a tiny space for breathing room. It was Brady’s second 20-plus-win season, sure, but neither of those teams qualified for NCAA or NIT postseason play. And at James Madison, where the Lou Campanelli/Lefty Driesell years are maybe a fading memory, […]


JMU releases nonconference hoops schedule

James Madison men’s basketball head coach Matt Brady revealed the 2011-12 non-conference schedule for the Dukes on Wednesday, featuring the Philly Hoop Group Classic, the UCF Holiday Classic, four additional home dates, a pair of quality road opponents and participation in ESPN BracketBusters weekend. “We’re excited to be adding some top 100-caliber RPI games to […]


JMU releases nonconference hoops schedule

James Madison men’s basketball head coach Matt Brady revealed the 2011-12 non-conference schedule for the Dukes on Wednesday, featuring the Philly Hoop Group Classic, the UCF Holiday Classic, four additional home dates, a pair of quality road opponents and participation in ESPN BracketBusters weekend. “We’re excited to be adding some top 100-caliber RPI games to […]


JMU adds two hoops recruits

James Madison men’s basketball head coach Matt Brady announced on Tuesday the signing of two players to national letters of intent, with both joining the program as freshmen for the 2011-12 season. JMU’s spring signees include guard Arman Marks of Louisville, Ky. as well as forward Keynan Pittman of Burgaw, N.C. They join forward Enoch […]


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 […]


Dukes write better ending to Seton Hall sequel

It had a familiar feel – kind of like, well, last year. JMU raced to a big lead only to see Seton Hall chip away, chip away, chip away. “Last year we had pretty much the same lead, like a 20-point lead, and it went away real quick,” said Kyle Swanston, a senior who was […]