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Today’s Game Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Team Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 Assistant Coaches. . . . . . . . 14, 16-17, 19 Support Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Academics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Sports Medicine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Strength & Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . 27 2013 Dukes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-30, 32 JMU/nTelos Sports Network . . . . . . . . 35 CAA Update. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Game Rosters, Depth Charts . . . . 39-42 Seniors Q&A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Women’s Hoops For 2013-14 . . . . . . . . 44 Stadium Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Athletics Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Athletic Affiliations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 JMU Duke Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-57, 59 Athletics Information Services . . . . . 56 Wheel Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Marching Royal Dukes . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Bridgeforth Stadium/ Zane Showker Field . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Plecker Performance Center. . . . . . . . 62 Key Football Dates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 2004 National Title. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 JMU Football Hall of Fame. . . . . . . 68-69 JMU Hall Of Fame . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71-72 Athletic Facilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74-75 JMU & Opponent Results. . . . . . . . . . . 77 Lacrosse Preps For New Season . . . . . 78 MBB Looks To Youth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Upcoming JMU Sports Dates. . . . . . . . 80
Local Advertisers’ Index Allstate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Chili’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Coca-Cola. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Front Cover Daniel’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Downtown Dining Alliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Duke Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Early Cycle Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Farm Bureau Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover Foxhill Townhomes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 JMU Alumni Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 JMU Athletics Social Media . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 58
JMU Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 JMU College of Business. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 JMU Dining Services. . . . . . . Inside Back Cover JMU Graduate School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 JMU Madison Collaborative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 JMU Puppy Pound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Merchants for Madison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 66 Mickey Matthews Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 nTelos Wireless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 O’Neill’s Grill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 RMH Orthopedics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
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Rockingham Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Signs USA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Southview Apartments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Spotswood Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Steven Toyota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 University of Virginia Health System . . . . . . . . 10 Virginia Business Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Virginia Pork Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
TODAY’S XX GAME INFO Homecoming Against the Wildcats On TV: James Madison will host its annual Homecoming contest, taking on the Villanova Wildcats today. The game is regionally televised on Comcast SportsNet Regional, with Mike Corey on play-by-play and Brad Jackson is the analyst.
Series: JMU leads 11-10 (6-4 at JMU) Last Meeting: 2012 - at VU 35, JMU 20 Stadium (Capacity/Surface): Bridgeforth Stadium (24,877/FieldTurf) TV Coverage: Comcast SportsNet Regional Announcers: Mike Corey (Play-by-Play), Brad Jackson (Analyst) Radio Coverage: WSVA 550AM (Harrisonburg) Flagship;WGH 1310AM (Hampton Roads), FOX 910AM (Roanoke),WREJ 1540AM (Richmond), ESPN 94.1 FM (Hampton Roads - Selected Broadcasts) Radio Announcers: Mike Schikman (Play-byPlay), Clint Estes (Color) Video Stream: MadiZONE (outside of region) Announcers: Curt Dudley (Play-by-Play), Houston Stutz (Analyst) Location......................................Villanova, Pa. Nickname............................................Wildcats Enrollment............................................... 6,584 Colors......................................Blue and White President........... Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA Athletics Director.....................Vince Nicastro Stadium............................. Villanova Stadium ...............................(12,000/Artificial Turf) Conference....... Colonial Athletic Association
Head Coach: Mickey Matthews (West Texas St., ’76) at James Madison: 108-68 (15th year) Overall: Same Internet Site: www.JMUSports.com
Head Coach: Andy Talley (Southern Connecticut, ‘67) at Villanova: 202-124-1 (29th year) Overall: 230-142-2 (34th year) Internet Site: www.villanova.com
JMU 5-3 (2-2) Spread 4-3 29.5 20.8 189.5 222.8 93.8 221.6
Record (League) Primary Offense Primary Defense Scoring Offense Scoring Defense Rushing Offense Passing Offense Rush Defense Pass Defense
History With Villanova: This will be the 22nd time that James Madison and Villanova will meet on the gridiron, with JMU holding a slim 11-10 lead, including a 6-4 advantage at Bridgeforth Stadium. The series has favored JMU since 2004, with the Dukes having won six of the 10 meetings, but the Wildcats got the best of it last season at Villanova, taking a solid 35-20 victory.
JMU leads 11-10
(Home 6-4, Away 5-6)
Tale of the Tape
The Coaches: James Madison Head Coach Mickey Matthews (West Texas State, ‘76) is in his 15th season at JMU and as a head coach overall with a 108-68 record. Villanova Head Coach Andy Talley (Southern Connecticut, ’67) is in his 29th year of coaching the Wildcats, with a 202-124-1 mark, and 34th season overall, sporting a solid 230-142-2 record. The two matched up 15 times during their tenures, with Matthews and JMU holding a slim 8-7 advantage. In Harrisonburg under Matthews, the Dukes are 5-2 against the Wildcats, including the last meeting at Bridgeforth in 2011, a 34-10 Madison victory.
4-4 (3-2) Multiple 3-3-5 29.5 22.5 242.6 163.9 131.4 268.9
Date Location W/L Score 11/13/93 Away W 42- 3 10/15/94 Home W 31-23 9/23/95 Away W (ot) 28-27 11/16/96 Home L 23-40 10/4/97 Away L 17-49 9/19/98 Home L 30-34 10/2/99 Away W 23-20 10/7/00 Home W 57-23 10/6/01 Away L (2ot) 44-45 9/28/02 Home L 26-30 10/4/03 Away L 14-38
Date Location W/L Score 9/18/04 Away W 17- 0 11/12/05 Home W 28-13 11/11/06 Away L 20-21 9/29/07 Home W 35 - 7 10/25/08 Away W 23-19 12/6/08 Home W 31-27 10/17/09 Home L 0-27 10/23/10 Away L 7-14 10/15/11 Home W 34-10 11/10/12 Away L 20-35 Totals 550-505
Robertson Garners CAA Weekly Honors: James Madison redshirt-senior linebacker Stephon Robertson was named Colonial Athletic Association Co-Defensive Player of the Week for his play at William & Mary, the league announced. It is the third time this year that Robertson has garnered the award as he shard this week’s award with Towson’s Telvion Clark. Robertson was everywhere in what was a career day for the senior standout. The Buck Buchanan Watch Lister turned in a game-high 15 tackles, including a career-high 5.0 for loss and a sack, to go with a forced fumble and a pass breakup as he paced a Dukes defense that held William & Mary to just 250 yards of total offense on Saturday. Robertson has now recorded double-digit tackles in six of JMU’s eight games this season and is tied for seventh in the program annals with 399 for his career. Robertson Showing His Excellence On Defense: Redshirt-senior linebacker Stephon Robertson has shown a nose for the football throughout his collegiate career. A 2013 Sports Network First-Team Preseason All-American, Robertson has led the Dukes in tackles in six of the eight games this season. Recently, he posted a career-high 16 tackles with a 2013 JMU Football Program - 2
TODAY’S XX GAME INFO xx career-best 4.5 tackles for loss and an interception at Delaware
Sept. 28 to earn CAA Defensive Player of the Week honors. Most recently, he picked up his third CAA Player of the Week accolade after 15 tackles, a career-best 5.0 tackles for 13 yards of loss, 1.0 sacks, one forced fumbles and a pass breakup at William & Mary. He currently leads the CAA and ranks second in FCS football at 11.9 tackles per game, while also leading the league and currently tied for seventh in tackles for loss at 1.7 per game. In his career, Robertson has started in all 42 games played. He has amassed 399 career tackles, an average of 9.5 tackles per game, despite being targeted as a threat by every opposing offense. That ranks him first on the NCAA FCS active career chart and now tied for seventh on JMU’s all-time tackles list with Derick Pack (1999-2001). NFL standout Charles Haley (1982-85) is the all-time leader at 506. Robertson has 23 career games with double-digit tackles, including six of eight games this season. Steele Named to Jerry Rice Award Watch List: Redshirtfreshman linebacker Gage Steele has been named to the Jerry Rice Award Watch List for the most outstanding freshman in Division I FCS this season, The Sports Network announced recently. A native of Front Royal, Va., Steele was recently named the Sports Network National Freshman of the Week and Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week after posting a careerhigh 18 tackles, including 13 solo stops in a 40-13 win over UAlbany. His 13 solo tackles tie the most by any JMU player since 1999 and the 18 total tackles are the highest single-game output in the CAA this season. Steele has started all eight games for the Dukes and currently ranks second on the team, tied for fifth in the CAA and 53rd in the nation at 9.1 tackles per contest, having recorded 73 total tackles, 28 solos, 3.0 tackles for loss, 1.5 sack and two forced fumbles. His 73 tackles are the tops among any of the initial award list candidates on the defensive side of the ball. Getting the Sack Attack Going: With leadership from the defensive coaching staff, including the addition of defensive line coach Jeff Hanson, the Dukes’ defense has found itself in the opponent’s backfield more this year. Last year, JMU recorded 18 sacks and 60 tackles for loss. After not recording a sack in the opener, Madison now has already surpassed that total with 22 sacks through eight games (tied for 18th nationally) and has added 58 total tackles for loss on the season. Senior defensive
tackle Jordan Stanton and junior defensive end Sage Harold lead the team with 4.5 sacks each, while redshirt-senior linebacker Stephon Robertson leads with 13.5 tackles for loss. Robertson and Steele the CAA’s One-Two Defensive Punch: Redshirt-senior linebacker Stephon Robertson and redshirt-freshman linebacker Gage Steele have not only given the JMU defense a 1-2 punch but are proving it in the league. Robertson currently leads the league at 11.9 tackles per game with Steele fifth at 9.1 stops a contest. Steele’s 18 tackles are a league season high, while Robertson now has 23 double-digit tackle games in his career after last week’s 15 stops at William & Mary. Ranking High In the FCS Action: JMU finds itself among the leaders in the nation in various statistical categories in FCS play. Defensively, Madison ranks second in rushing defense at 93.8 yards per game, 12th in total defense at 315.4 yards per game, 15th in scoring defense at 20.8 points per game and 18th in sacks at 2.75 per contest. Individually, redshirt-senior linebacker Stephon Robertson is also first in the CAA and second nationally at 11.9 tackles a contest, while redshirt-freshman linebacker Gage Steele is fifth in the league and 53rd in the nation at 9.1 tackles per contest. Robertson is also first in the conference and seventh in the country at 1.7 tackles for loss per game. Offensively, redshirt-senior Dae’Quan Scott is fourth in the CAA and 26th nationally in rushing per game at 100.3 yards per game. He is also 27th in scoring at 8.3 points per game and 25th in all-purpose yards at 132.75. Sophomore Michael Birdsong is fourth in the league and 38th nationally at 222.8 passing yards per game and 31st in the FCS with 14 touchdown passes. Dukes After A Loss Under Matthews: In its 14-plus seasons under current Head Coach Mickey Matthews, James Madison has a 33-25 record in games after a loss (other than season finale losses). However, that record takes a better turn starting in the 2004 season, as the Dukes are an improved 21-10 in those games after a loss. Also, JMU has only had four multiplegame losing streaks since 2004, with the longest a four-game skid each in 2009 and 2010. This season, JMU rebounded from its loss at Akron to pick up the win over Saint Francis and then defeated UAlbany after the loss at Delaware Sept. 28.
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Respect Yourself ~~ Respect Your Neighbors
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TODAY’S XX MATCHUP xx Madison Opponent James TEAM STATS 236 166 Total Points 29.5 20.8 Scoring Average 170 138 First Downs 364 296 Rushing Attempts 1,516 750 Rushing Yards 189.5 93.8 Rushing Per Game 140-237-14-9 163-275-14-7 Pass Comp.-Att.-TD-Int 1,782 1,773 Passing Yards 222.8 221.6 Passing Per Game 3,298 2,523 Total Offense 412.2 315.4 Total Off. Per Game 13-7 16-6 Fumbles-Lost 58-498 46-385 Penalties-Yards James Madison Dukes (5-3 • 2-2 CAA) Aug. 31 CENTRAL CONNECTICUT ST... W, 38-14 Sept. 7 at Akron......................................... L, 33-35 Sept. 14 SAINT FRANCIS (PA.)............... W, 24-20 Sept. 21 CHARLOTTE.................................. W, 34-7 Sept. 28 at Delaware*................................ L, 22-29 Oct. 5 ALBANY*.................................... W, 40-13 Oct. 12 RICHMOND* .............................. W, 38-31 Oct. 26 at Willam & Mary*......................... L, 7-17 Nov. 2 VILLANOVA*............................... 2:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at New Hampshire*................. 12:30 p.m. Nov. 16 STONY BROOK*......................... 3:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at Towson*.................................. 3:30 p.m. * Colonial Athletic Association Opponent
Villanova 236 29.5 162 335 1,941 242.6 123-173-9-5 1,311 163.9 3,252 406.5 16-9 34-331
Opponent 180 22.5 169 294 1,051 131.4 185-274-10-10 2,151 268.9 3,202 400.2 10-5 39-292
2013 STATISTICAL LEADERS JAMES MADISON
Rushing Dae’Quan Scott Khalid Abdullah Michael Birdsong Rashard Davis
Att. Yds. Avg. TD 175 802 4.6 7 45 233 5.2 2 73 116 1.6 3 7 111 15.9 1
Rushing John Robertson Kevin Monangai Austin Medley Jamal Abdur-Rahm
Att. Yds. Avg. TD 157 1063 6.8 15 93 445 4.8 3 33 191 5.8 1 30 196 6.2 1
Passing Comp. Att. Yds TD/Int Michael Birdsong 140 231 1,782 14/9 Daniel Schiele 0 4 0 0/0
Passing Comp. Att. Yds TD/Int John Robertson 122 171 1,307 8/4 Cody Pittman 1 1 4 1/0
Receiving Daniel Brown Dae’Quan Scott Quintin Hunter
Rec. Yds. Avg. TD 26 454 17.5 5 24 207 8.6 3 20 290 14.5 1
Receiving Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Poppy Livers 40 445 11.1 3 Jamal Abdur-Rahm 18 225 12.5 1 Mike Burke 14 166 11.9 0
Villanova Wildcats (4-4 • 3-2 CAA) Aug. 30 at Boston College........................ L, 14-24 Sept. 7 at Fordham.................................... L, 24-27 Sept. 21 STONY BROOK*........................... W, 35-6 Sept. 28 PENN............................................. W, 35-6 Oct. 5 WILLIAM AND MARY*............. W, 20-16 Oct. 12 at Towson*.................................. W, 45-35 Oct. 19 at New Hampshire*..................... L, 28-29 Oct. 26 MAINE*......................................... L, 35-37 Nov. 2 at James Madison*................... 2:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Rhode Island*...................... 12:30 p.m. Nov. 23 DELAWARE*.......................................TBA
Punting Connor Arnone
No. Yds. Avg. Long 32 1,293 40.4 66
Punting Mark Hamilton
No. Yds. Avg. Long 29 1200 41.6 66
Kickoff Returns Dejor Simmons Coby Branch
No. 14 4
Yds. 404 94
Avg. 28.9 23.5
Long 100 27
Kickoff Returns Poppy Livers Javon White
No. 9 5
Yds. 175 106
Avg. 19.4 21.2
Long 26 25
Punt Returns Dean Marlowe
Punt Returns Poppy Livers
Scoring TD FG PAT Total Dae’Quan Scott 11 0 0 66 Cameron Starke 0 8-11 20-23 44 Daniel Brown 5 0 0 30
Scoring John Robertson Mark Hamilton Two tied at
* Colonial Athletic Association Opponent
Tackles Solo Total TFL Sacks Stephon Robertson 34 95 13.5-42 3.0-25 Gage Steele 28 73 3.0-11 1.5-3 Dean Marlowe 23 51 0.5-2 0.0 Kwe’shon Williams 20 37 1.0-4 0.0
Tackles Solo Total TFL Sacks Joey Harmon 47 68 4.0-9 2.0-7 Don Cherry 43 68 8.0-13 1.0-2 Craig James 32 49 0.0 0.0 Cameron McCurry 31 43 1.5-2 0.0
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TD 15 0 3
FG PAT Total 0 0 90 4-4 32-32 44 0 0 18
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this is jmu This Is JMU JMU’s beautiful campus includes 148 buildings on 721 acres. The original campus is built around the Quadrangle, where buildings are constructed of native blue limestone and have ivy coverings. The University’s 19,927 students may choose from 115 degree programs in eight colleges -- College of Arts and Letters, College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Behavioral Studies, College of Integrated Science and Engineering, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Graduate School. JMU’s academic program combines the liberal arts tradition with preparation for technology in a rapidly changing world. All students receive a strong foundation of knowledge through a rigorous general education program. • Female/Male Ratio: 60/40 • Student/Professor Ratio: 16/1 • Average Class Size: 29
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president Jonathan Alger President Mr. Jonathan R. Alger is the sixth president of James Madison University, taking office on July 1, 2012. He previously served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and has also held prior positions at the University of Michigan, American Association of University Professors, U.S. Department of Education, and a major international law firm. Mr. Alger is a nationally recognized scholar and speaker on higher education policy and law and has given hundreds of presentations across the U.S. and abroad on a wide range of topics such as access and opportunity, diversity, student and faculty recruitment and retention, management of financial challenges, student organizations, shared governance, leadership, and academic freedom. He has taught courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Mr. Alger previously served as the President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and was honored as a Life Member of that organization in 2013. He currently sits on the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Instituteâ€™s Advisory Council for the National Institutes of Health. He has also served on the American Bar Associationâ€™s Accreditation Committee and on national advisory boards for the Association of American Universities, College Board Access and Diversity Collaborative, American Association for the Advancement of Science Diversity Project, and the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law. Mr. Alger was born and raised outside Rochester, New York. He received his B.A. with a political science major, history minor, and public policy concentration with High Honors and Phi Beta Kappa from Swarthmore College and his J.D. with Honors from Harvard Law School. His wife Mary Ann has a business background with a B.S. from Auburn University and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami. She is an active university and community volunteer. Their daughter Eleanor is a freshman at Harrisonburg High School. The family enjoys college sports, music, theatre, travel, history, tennis, and hiking.
Vice Presidents Dr. A. Jerry Benson Provost and Senior Vice President Academic Affairs
Charles W. King, Jr. Senior Vice President Administration and Finance
Dr. Mark Warner Senior Vice President Student Affairs and University Planning
Donna Harper Vice President Access and Enrollment Management
Nick Langridge Vice President University Advancement
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head coach Mickey Matthews James Madison University (1999-2013) Born: Nov. 8, 1953 Year at JMU: 14th Career Year: 14th Graduate of: West Texas State 1976 Hometown: Andrews, Texas JMU, Career Record: 103-65 (.613) During his 14 seasons, Mickey Matthews has firmly established James Madison University football among the nation’s leading Football Championship Subdivision programs. While becoming the winningest coach in JMU football history, he has led the Dukes to an NCAA championship (2004) and to five other playoff appearances (1999, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011). Matthews has an 103-65 (.613) JMU record and during the 2008 season surpassed Challace McMillin’s (1972-84) program record for wins. McMillin, JMU’s first football coach, had a 67-56-1 mark. Matthews’ teams are 76-34 during the last nine years and have won the program’s national title and received five postseason bids during that time. JMU tied for the 2004 Atlantic 10 championship and won the 2008 Colonial Athletic Association title with an 8-0 record. The Dukes are 50-22 in league play during the last nine seasons. Matthews three times has been National Coach of the Year (1999 Eddie Robinson Award by The Sports Network; American Football Coaches’ 2004 award; 2008 Robinson Award and an award by Liberty Mutual) and was Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year in 1999 and CAA Coach of the Year in 2008. JMU in 2004 was 13-2 and the first team to reach the Division I-AA title game with three road wins. JMU won at Lehigh (14-13), Furman (14-13) and William & Mary (48-34) and beat Montana (31-21) for the national crown. The 13 wins set a team season record. JMU’s 2004 losses were to nationally-ranked Division I-A West Virginia and to a William & Mary team it later beat during the playoffs. The Dukes beat four nationally ranked teams during the regular season. JMU reached the 2006 playoffs while going 9-3 and 2007 post-season play while going 8-4. The Dukes in 2008 lost their opener at Football Bowl Subdivision Duke but went on to a 10-1 regular-season record and the top seeding in the NCAA playoffs. JMU tied its team record with 12 straight wins, set a team mark for regular-season wins, and was the nation’s top-ranked team from late September through the end of the regular season. The Dukes played three playoff games at home and reached the national semifinals. Matthews led JMU to a share of the Atlantic 10 title and to the league’s automatic playoff bid in 1999 during his first year as a head coach. The Dukes were 8-3 during the regular season after being 3-8 the previous year.
In 2004 he was Virginia Coach of the Year by the state’s sports information directors and the Norfolk and Portsmouth sports clubs, Division I-AA Coach of the Year by the All-America Football Foundation, and recipient of the Amarillo (Texas) Chamber of Commerce’s Achievement Award. In 2006, he was the Richmond Touchdown Club’s Virginia Coach of the Year. Last year, Matthews was inducted into the West Texas State Athletic Hall of
***** Matthews’ JMU players have received nine league player of the year awards. Curtis Keaton was league Offensive Player of the Year and Chris Morant Defender of the Year in 1999; Derrick Lloyd was co-Defender of the Year and received the Buck Buchanan Award as National Defender of the Year in 2001; Tony LeZotte was league Defender of the Year in 2005 and 2007; Akeem Jordan was league Defender of the Year and National Defender of the Year by College Sporting News in 2006; Rodney Landers was league Offensive Player of the Year and Scotty
McGee league Specialist of the Year in 2008; and Arthur Moats was league Defender of the Year and received the Buck Buchanan Award as national Defender of the Year in 2009. Jordan was second in the Buchanan Award voting in 2006 and Landers was second in the voting for the Walter Payton Award in 2008. Last season, Stephon Robertson was the CAA Defensive Player of the Year and eighth in the Buchanan Award voting and second among underclassmen. ***** Matthews was introduced as JMU’s fifth head coach March 22, 1999, succeeding Alex Wood, who left to become quarterbacks’ coach with the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings. Matthews in 1999 took his JMU job a week before spring practice was to begin, inheriting a team that had won but five of its previous 18 games and was picked to finish next to last in the Atlantic 10. The Dukes lost at Division I-A national runner-up Virginia Tech but then won seven straight games, finished the regular season 8-3 overall and 7-1 in the Atlantic 10 and reached post-season play for the first time in four years. The Dukes were named to 12 spots on the league’s three all-star teams, and Keaton and Morant receiving Player of the Year honors was the first time in the league since 1980 that teammates won the awards. Never before had the same program gotten both player awards and the coaching honor. *****
The Matthews Family (left to right): son-in-law Ken Wells, Meredith Anne, Kay, granddaughter Taylor, Clayton, grandson Jackson, Mickey
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Matthews’ 2000 team was nationally ranked for most of the year before finishing 6-5 and had nine players receive all-league honors. His 2001 team, with only 11 seniors and 54 freshmen and redshirt freshmen, was 2-9 with seven games decided by seven or fewer points.
JMU in 2002 was 5-7 and won two of its final three games with a squad that included only six seniors and five juniors. The Dukes won two overtime games, and six of their other contests were decided by seven or fewer points. JMU had eight All-Atlantic 10 honorees. JMU in 2003 was 6-6 with a team that had but four seniors. His 2004 team won seven games by 10 or fewer points and two others that were scoreless into the second half. The balanced and deep JMU squad had only three first-team all-league honorees, including first-team All-Americans in offensive guard Matt Magerko and LeZotte, but had seven members named to the second and third all-league units. JMU’s 7-4 team in 2005 had a first-team AllAmerican in LeZotte, and in 2006 Jordan was runner-up for the Buchanan Award. The 2006 Dukes had seven first-team all-league picks, and JMU was first nationally in kickoff return average (27.1 yards), second in sacks (4.0 per game), and fourth in rushing defense (84.8 yards per game) and passing efficiency (162.5). The 2007 Dukes were 8-4 after falling 28-27 to eventual champion Appalachian State in the first round of NCAA play. LeZotte received his second league Defender of the Year award and All-America honors for the fourth time, and JMU was the national leader in fewest quarterback sacks allowed (0.5 per game). JMU during the 2009 season won its final four games – all against league opponents – to finish 6-5. The 2009 Dukes won at Delaware for the first time since 1994 and at Massachusetts
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for the first time since 1987 during their seasonclosing four-game winning streak. ***** Matthews coached the linebackers and defensive backs at Georgia (1996-98), which won two bowl games during his tenure. He also coached Champ Bailey, the nation’s top defender and Washington’s first-round choice in the 1999 NFL draft. Georgia was 5-6 in 1996, 10-2 in 1997 and 9-3 in 1998. The Bulldogs completed 1998 having won 20 of 25 games, including a Peach Bowl win over Virginia (35-33) and an Outback Bowl win over Wisconsin (33-6). With a supposedly rebuilding team in 1998, Georgia won four SEC road games and was second in the league and 16th nationally in scoring defense (17.2 points per game). At Marshall from 1990-95, Matthews was part of a program that won the Division I-AA title in 1992, was runner-up in 1991, 1993 and 1995, and was a 1994 semifinalist. The Herd led the nation in scoring defense in 1993 and was seventh nationally in 1990 and 1995. Marshall won 64 games during Matthews’ six years (58 the last five seasons) and won 11 or more games and made the playoffs from 1991-95. The Herd was 45-4 at home and 15-4 in post-season play. Marshall led the Southern Conference in total defense four times (1990, 93-95), scoring defense three times (1990, 93-94), passing defense twice (1990, 94) and rushing defense twice (1992, 95).
coaching staff Mike O’Cain Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks, Year At JMU: First Graduate of: Clemson (Bachelor’s 1977) Hometown: Orangeburg, S.C. At JMU: In his first year as JMU’s offensive coordinator and will work with the team’s quarterbacks… Brings over 35 years of D-I coaching experience to the Dukes. Before JMU: Spent the last eight seasons as the quarterbacks coach at Virginia Tech... Has been the head coach at NC State and an offensive coordinator at both North Carolina and Clemson... Also has coached in 19 Bowl Games during the course of his time with those three teams... Over the past two years at Virginia Tech, O’Cain has turned Logan Thomas into a competitive college quarterback. In his first year working with the new quarterback, Thomas broke the school’s single-season record for total offense and became just the second 3,000-yard passer in school history. He nurtured Tyrod Taylor over the preceding four years, helping him become a versatile dual-threat quarterback who eventually was drafted by the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. Prior to Virginia Tech, O’Cain coached at Clemson serving as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He was instrumental in the guidance of another future NFL quarterback, Charlie Whitehurst, who established 33 school records, including passing yardage and completions for a season. After a one year stint as the Assistant head coach at East Carolina, he joined the N.C. State Wolfpack as a quarterbacks coach. O’Cain was the top assistant under Dick Sheridan from 1986-92 and helped lead the ‘Pack to six bowl game appearances. In 1993, after Sheridan retired, O’Cain was named head coach and became the second coach ever in N.C. State history to lead his team to a bowl game in his first two seasons. After notable wins verses #1 Florida State and Texas in 1998 and 1999, O’Cain became North Carolina’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for one year. He then moved to Clemson to take the quarterbacks coach role until 2004. O’Cain began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Clemson in 1977. He then coached the offensive backfield at The Citadel between 1978-80 before moving to Murray State where he was an assistant under current Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer from 1981-84. Personal: Bachelor’s degree in recreation parks administration... Was a three-year letterwinner at Clemson and was the team MVP and captain of Clemson’s 1976 team, playing both quarterback and punter... Is still ranked in Clemson’s history for passing efficiency... Married to Nancy and they have two daughters, Jenny (27) and Lizzi (25).
Kyle Gillenwater Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers Born: Dec. 22, 1964 Year At JMU: 14th Graduate of: Bridgewater (Bachelor’s 1987), Frostburg State (Master’s 1989) Hometown: Powhatan, Va. At JMU: Coaches the linebackers and was named defensive coordinator before the 2009 spring practice period… Primary Recruiting Area: Virginia’s Route 29 corridor… joined the JMU staff with head coach Mickey Matthews… Coached 2011 First Team All-CAA selection Stephon Robertson and Pat Williams, a Second Team pick... had the 2010 CAA Defensive Rookie of the Year and Third-Team All-CAA pick in Stephon Robertson... in 2009 coached Pat Williams, who was Third-Team All-CAA… in 2007 Justin Barnes was Second-
Team All-CAA… in 2006 coached Akeem Jordan and Isaiah Dottin-Carter, First-Team All-Atlantic 10 picks… Jordan was national defensive player of the year by College Sporting News and runner-up for national defender of the year by The Sports Network, state Division I defender of the year by Virginia’s sports information directors and was named to four All-America first teams… in 2005 Jordan was second-team all-league… in 2004 coached Kwynn Walton (first-team All-A-10 and third-team All-America by The Sports Network) and Trey Townsend (second-team All-A-10)… Dennard Melton was second-team All-A-10 in 2003 and third-team in 2002… Derrick Lloyd in 2001 won the Buck Buchanan Award and was named to four All-America first teams… Mike Luckie and Derick Pack were First-Team All-A-10 in 1999… Pack was first-team All-A-10 in 2000 and 2001 and Lloyd second team in 2000 and first team in 2001… in 1999 Pack was the regular-season tackles leader in the A-10, Second-Team All-America by the Associated Press and a finalist for the Buchanan Award… in 2000 he led the A-10 in tackles and was first-team All-America by Football Weekly and third team by The Sports Network… Lloyd led the A-10 in tackles and was the national leader in solo stops in 2001. Before JMU: Coached Elon’s defensive line from 1996-98… coached at Hargrave Military Academy and was Marshall’s assisant linebackers coach in 1994 while JMU coach Mickey Matthews was defensive coordinator there… coached the defensive backs and was recruiting coordinator at Bridgewater from 1989-91… U.S. Achievement Academy All-America and academic All-America at Bridgewater. Personal: Bachelor’s degree in education with a concentration in physical education and a master’s in education… his wife, Elizabeth, is a JMU graduate and a special education teacher. They have three sons, Josh (23), Trey (10), and Thomas James (5).
Curt Newsome Assistant Head Coach, Offensive Line Born: ???? Year At JMU: Eighth Graduate of: Emory and Henry (Bachelor’s 1982) Hometown: Newport News, Va. At JMU: In his second stint at JMU, re-joining the staff in the spring of 2013, returning as the assistant head coach and offensive line coach, the same positions he held previously… Brings 14 years of collegiate football coaching experience, seven of which were previously with JMU... Returns to the Dukes’ organization where he previously was a part of the program that won the 2004 Division I-AA National Championship... Served as JMU’s assistant head coach and offensive line coach from 2003-2005 and also as tight ends and tackles coach (2002) and defensive line coach (1999-01)... During the 2004 national championship season, the Dukes led a rush-heavy offense that followed the blocks of a talented line, averaging 212.9 rushing yards per game, and scored 37 rushing touchdowns... Coached All-Americans on both sides of the ball during his time with Madison, as defensive end Chris Morant was a two-time First-Team All-American and offensive guard Matt Magerko earned Associated Press First-Team All-American honors during the Dukes’ run to its first national championship... Primary Recruiting Area: ????… Before JMU: Previously coached the Virginia Tech Hokies’ center and guards for two years after serving as the offensive line coach the preceding five seasons... In 2011, the Hokie offensive line ranked 22nd in the country in fewest sacks allowed per game, while blocking for ACC Player of the Year David Wilson’s 1,700 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns...The 2010 Virginia Tech offensive line included three All-ACC selections, and his 2009 group earned four All-ACC selections and led the Hokies to ACC and Orange Bowl titles during his tenure... Before his stint with JMU coached at Kecoughton High School from 1987 to 1997... Also coached at Newport News’ Heritage High School, where he was named the AP’s Virginia Scholastic Coach of the Year, and both Phoebus and Ervington high schools. Personal: Bachelor’s degree in physical education while playing college football at Emory and Henry… Newsome and his wife Melinda have a son, Curtis, 25, and a daughter, Elizabeth, 18.
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coaching staff Isai Bradshaw Strong Safeties Born: Feb. 20, 1983 Year At JMU: Seventh Graduate of: JMU (Bachelor’s 2006) Hometown: Cambridge, Mass. At JMU: Joined the JMU staff during the spring of 2007 and is now coaching the strong safeties after previously serving as an assistant with the team’s defensive line… Promoted to full-time in spring 2011... Primary Recruiting Area: North New Jersey and Southern New York… assisted the JMU staff on a volunteer basis during the spring of 2006 after playing for the Dukes as a linebacker and defensive end from 200205… member of JMU’s 2004 national championship team and took part in 270 career tackles, including 12.5 quarterback sacks… as a senior defensive end in 2005 was Second-Team All-Atlantic 10 Conference after taking part in 32 tackles, including nine for loss and 4.5 quarterback sacks… involved in 35 tackles in 2004 as an end and 109 and 94, respectively, in 2002 and 2003 as a linebacker… second on the team in tackles in 2002… had 75 tackles in JMU’s last five games and was National Defensive Player of the Week by Football Gazette after a 21-tackle effort in a win over William & Mary… second on the 2003 team in tackles. Before JMU: Two-time Eastern Massachusetts and Greater Boston All-Star at Cambridge Ridge and Latin High School… played in 2001 at Bridgton (Maine) Academy… team MVP and captain… Sprint Factory Magazine top prep player and a Shriners All-Star game participant. Personal: Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with a sports management concentration.
Earl Chambers Running Backs Born: Jan. 8, 1977 Year At JMU: First Graduate of: Georgia (Bachelor’s 1999) Hometown: College Park, Ga. At JMU: In his first season on the JMU coaching staff and works with the running backs… Primary Recruiting Area: South New Jersey and Georgia. Before JMU: Recently completed his eighth season as the defensive line coach for Valdosta State, helping lead the squad to a 12-2 record last year and the 2012 NCAA Division II National Championship, the second in his tenure at VSU... Previously served as the Blazers’ Recruiting Coordinator and Director of Football Operations... Was named prior to the 2012 as the Co-Defensive Coordinator for VSU. During his time, the Blazers posted a combined 71-22 record with five playoff appearances... Coached 10 All-Gulf South selections as well as three All-American honorees... The 2006 Blazer defense setting a school record for fewest points and total yards allowed... Joined the Valdosta State staff from the University of Georgia, where he spent five years as a graduate assistant... Spent his first year on the Bulldog staff as a recruiting assistant, helping to evaluate position recruits as well as coordinating official visits... His final four seasons at UGA served as an assistant with the UGA defensive staff and as video coordinator, involving him with the defensive line and allowing him to coach the team’s offensive and special teams scout players... Also worked as an academic mentor, assisting the Bulldogs as they worked towards their college degrees... Georgia was 50-14 during Chambers’ five seasons on the coaching staff and made bowl appearances all five years, including winning the SEC title and Sugar Bowl champions in 2002 and the SEC East title in 2003... Coached three NFL first round draft picks in his five seasons with the school, including Jonathan Sullivan, Charles Grant and David Pollack.. Starred at strong safety for Georgia from 1995 through 1999, including a redshirt year in 1996... He registered 41 tackles and four pass breakups his senior season
and aided the Bulldogs to an Outback Bowl title that year... Overall, UGA was 33-11 in his four years of action, including a 3-1 mark in bowl games... Served on the SEC Council, UGA Athletic Board and the Faculty Committee during the 1996-97 school year. He also served two years on Georgia’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee during his undergraduate years. Personal: Bachelor’s degree in psychology... A member of the American Football Coaches Association... Married to the former Tonya Bell of Cuba, Alabama and is the father of three children, Eariona, 18, Jordan, 6 and Evelyn, 4.
Ulrick Edmonds Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator Born: Oct. 16, 1979 Year At JMU: 11th Graduate of: JMU (Bachelor’s 2001, Master’s 2004) Hometown: Blackstone, Va. At JMU: In his second tenure on the JMU coaching staff and works with the running backs… Primary Recruiting Area: Virginia’s Tidewater region… played at JMU from 1997-2000 (defensive line) and was a defensive assistant in 2001… returned to the football staff for the spring 2004 practice period after completing his master’s degree… an assistant in JMU’s judicial affairs office for one year and in its admissions office for another while completing his master’s program… in 2005 JMU tailbacks Alvin Banks and Maurice Fenner were Second- and Third-Team All-Atlantic 10, respectively… in 2006 tailback Eugene Holloman was first-team All-A-10… in 2007, JMU’s Griff Yancey was the CAA’s leading rusher among freshman and sophomores… Holloman was All-CAA Second Team and Yancey third team in 2008… coached Jamal Sullivan in 2010, a Third-Team All-CAA running back... lettered four times at JMU… started five times as a sophomore in 1998 and in each of the team’s 23 games during 1999 and 2000… had 154 career tackles and 6.5 career sacks… in 2000 was Second-Team All-Atlantic-10 after having 51 tackles (28 solo)… sixth on the team in tackles in 2000 when he had six tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, a fumble recovery and eight quarterback hurries… in 1999 on JMU’s NCAA playoff team was third-team All-A-10… had 62 tackles, including 37 solo and three sacks, and had a fumble recovery and 14 quarterback hurries… in 1998 had 26 tackles, a sack and two fumble recoveries, and in 1997 had 15 tackles as a true freshman. Before JMU: Three-year letterman at Nottoway High School… Honorable Mention All-State at linebacker as a senior and at offensive tackle as a junior… two-time AllDistrict on offense and defense… First-Team All-Region at offensive tackle and second team at defensive end as a junior and First-Team All-Region at linebacker and second team at offensive tackle as a senior. Personal: Bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in criminal justice and a master’s of counseling psychology with a concentration in college student personnel administration... Married to Lindsay Smith Edmonds, an assistant coach with NC State’s women’s basketball team and former assistant at JMU.
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coaching staff Jeff Hanson
Aquinas High School in Georgia with brother Matt, who serves as the head coach. Personal: Bachelor’s degree in 2008 in kinesiology with a sports management emphasis and a minor in business at JMU.
Defensive Line Born: Sept. 19, 1949 Year At JMU: First Graduate of: Richmond (Bachelor’s 1971, Master’s 1973) Hometown: Beloit, Wisc. At JMU: Joined the JMU staff during the 2013 spring drills and works with the Dukes’ defensive line… Brings 39 years of collegiate football coaching experience, 28 of which were at fellow Colonial Athletic Association-school Richmond... Primary Recruiting Area: Richmond, Va., and Texas. Before JMU: Previously was the University of Virginia defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator... Spent three years at UVa, including bringing in talented young players to Virginia and earning the school top-30 rankings in recruiting for 2011 and 2012... Prior to his hiring, the Cavs struggled defensively surrendering 173.8 yards rushing per game during the 2009 season. However, two years later in 2011 the team improved to number three in total defense and number five in defending the run in the ACC, while only giving up 139.5 rushing yards per game... Before his time at UVa, Hanson coached at six different schools including Richmond (‘71-’79, ‘89-’06, and ‘08’09), VMI (‘07), West Texas State (‘87-’88), Southwest Texas State (‘83-’86), Lamar (‘82’83) and Marshall (‘80-’81). While working with the Richmond Spiders, he helped the team to a 2008 FCS National Championship and one year later, a share of the 2009 CAA title... During the 2008 season, Hanson guided Lawrence Sidbury and Sherman Logan to possibly the best season ever by a pair of defensive ends in Richmond history, as the tandem combined for 17.5 of the teams 36 sacks and both earned All-CAA honors for their efforts... Played linebacker for Richmond and was part of the 1968 Tangerine Bowl Championship team... Remained with the Spiders as a graduate assistant, coaching the freshmen defensive lineman from 1971-73 while completing his degree in physical education and his master of education. Personal: Received his undergraduate degree in physical education and his master’s degree in in education administration… Married to DeDe and the couple have three daughters, Laurie, Kristin and Katie and son-in-law Jeff Lee. Grandchildren: Matthew Silva, Emily Silva, Laurie Silva, Braeden Lee, Tegan Lee.
Clayton Matthews Wide Receivers, Kickers Born: Feb. 2, 1982 Year At JMU: Eighth Graduate of: JMU (Bachelor’s 2006) Hometown: Harrisonburg, Va. At JMU: Is coaching the team’s wide receivers and kickers for a sixth season after working previously as a student assistant coach on the Dukes’ staff – mostly with the kickers – during the previous two seasons… Primary Recruiting Area: Virginia’s Loudoun, Fauquier, and Warren counties, Southwest and Central Virginia… in 2007 Dave Stannard was Second-Team All-CAA as a placekicker, L.C. Baker was Third-Team All-CAA as a receiver and punt returner, and Jason Pritchard was Third-Team All-CAA as a punter… Baker was Second-Team All-Atlantic 10 and punter Jason Pritchard and placekicker David Rabil third team in 2006… was a scholarship performer in the JMU football program before injuries shortened his playing career… played for the Dukes as a quarterback, wide receiver, punter and placekicker… made starts at quarterback as a true freshman in 2001 and at wide receiver in 2002… completed 24 of 53 passes for 347 yards and two touchdowns in 2001… in 2002 had a 10-yard reception, left opponents inside their 20-yard line after seven of his 12 punts and kicked two extra points. Before JMU: Scholastic football standout in Georgia before playing in Virginia during his senior season… quarterback and kicker on Oconee County’s Georgia state championship team in 1999… played in 2000 at Spotswood High School. Personal: Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with a sports management and business concentration… son of JMU head coach Mickey Matthews.
Dominique White Defensive Line Assistant
Secondary Born: Jan. 18, 1985 Year At JMU: Third Graduate of: JMU (Bachelor’s 2008) Hometown: Augusta, Ga. At JMU: Joined the JMU staff in 2011... Was a four-year letterwinner for the Dukes... ranks sixth on JMU’s all-time tackles list with 416 in his career, good for first among defensive backs... also recorded seven career interceptions, including one returned 100 yards for a touchdown, and 25 pass deflections... His 144 tackles in 2004 were the most on the team and helped propel the Dukes to a National Championship, earning him Atlantic-10 and CollegeSportsReport.com Freshman of the Year honors... Was named to the Walter Camp Foundation’s AllAmerica First Team twice... Was the league’s first four-time All-America and four-time First Team All-League player... Only the second player in JMU history to be elected as a team captain for three years... Named All-ECAC twice, Defensive Player of the Year three times (Roanoke Times in 2004, Atlantic 10 in 2004 and CAA in 2007), and was named to a combined five All-America teams in 2004 and 2007. Before JMU: Played in the Canadian Football League with the Montreal Alouettes in 2008... has spent the last three years coaching offensive and defensive backs at
Born: June 13, 1987 Year At JMU: Second Graduate of: JMU (Bachelor’s 2010) Hometown: Hampton, Va. At JMU: In his first year as an assistant coach with the defensive line after serving the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years as the Director of Player Relations for the football program... Was a four-year letterwinner for the Dukes and part of the 2008 CAA Championship team that was ranked No. 1 for the majority of the season and advanced to the semifinals... Also helped the Dukes to a playoff berth in 2007... Had a total of 21 tackles in his career at Madison Personal: Received his bachelor’s degree from JMU in kinesiology with a sports management concentration.
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football staff Pete Johnson
Football Equipment Manager
Director of Football Strength & Conditioning
Born: Aug. 31, 1968 Year At JMU: 17th Graduate of: JMU (Bachelor’s 1997) Hometown: Danville, Va. At JMU: In his 12th season as football equipment manager after being JMU’s basketball equipment manager for four years… is responsible for equipment maintenance, inventory and purchasing… organizes game-day and practice set up and works with the coaching staff to coordinate practice sessions… supervises a student staff and oversees transporting equipment to road-game sites… has been a certified equipment manager since June 2002 and is a member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association. Before JMU: Was head student manager under then JMU-coach “Lefty” Driesell in men’s basketball as a JMU undergraduate and was an assistant basketball coach at George Washington High School in Danville, Va., for five years. Personal: Received his bachelor’s degree in history… has sung the national anthem at numerous JMU athletics events and has recorded with JMU’s band, the Marching Royal Dukes… married Elizabeth Ann Tyler June 29, 2008… their family includes daughters Hannah Alicia (16), Elizabeth May (14) and Whitley Sarah (2).
Born: Jan 25, 1977 Year At JMU: Second Graduate of: SUNY Cortland (Bachelor’s 1999), South Carolina (Master’s 2002) Hometown: Scotia, N.Y. At JMU: Joined the JMU staff during the fall of 2012. Before JMU: Spent two seasons at Auburn University, where he served as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach in charge of men’s basketball and men’s and women’s golf... Women’s golf won the Southeastern Conference title in 2012 and advanced to the NCAA Central Regional., while the men’s golf team finished as runnerup in the SEC in 2012 and advanced to the NCAA Championship, where it tied for 15th... Prior to that spent five years as Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at American University in Washington, D.C. ... Was in charge of the implementation of all resistance, speed enhancement and conditioning programs for all 11 varsity sports... Was a part of back to back Patriot League Championships in 2007-08 and 2008-09 for men’s basketball with their first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament during the 2007-08 season... Prior to American was the Assistant Director of Sports Performance at Velocity Sports Performance in Alexandria, Va., and Baltimore, Md., where he coached high school, collegiate and professional athletes as well as assisted in day to day business operations... Worked for one season with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as the strength coach for the Provo Angels, a minor league affiliate in Mesa, Ariz., and Provo, Utah, where the team went 54-22 and reached the league championship in 2003... Served as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at the University of Richmond from 2002-03 where he worked with football, basketball, baseball, field hockey and tennis... Began his career at the University of South Carolina as a graduate assistant strength coach while earning his Master of Science degree in exercise science in 2002. Personal: Received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a minor in education from the State University of New York College at Cortland in 1999... Married to the former Gabrielle Baxter of Newark, Del., and they have two sons, Braden (4) and Bryce (1).
Scott Cook Football Athletic Trainer Born: April 20, 1968 Year At JMU: 11th Graduate of: West Virginia (Bachelor’s 1991), Purdue (Master’s 1993) Hometown: Lovettsville, Va. At JMU: Is in his 10th season as the athletic trainer for the JMU football program… works with JMU’s football team daily, including during the off-season… handles a variety of responsibilities, including injury treatment and rehabilitation… serves as an approved clinical instructor in JMU’s undergraduate athletic training curriculum… is a certified emergency medical technician. Before JMU: Was an assistant athletic trainer for four years (1999-2003) at Illinois, where he was the assistant athletic trainer for the football and men’s and women’s golf teams and was a clinical instructor in the university’s athletic training educational program… was the football rehabilitation coordinator and emergency care event manager… from 1993-99 was an assistant athletic trainer at Notre Dame, where he worked with the men’s soccer and lacrosse teams and assisted with the football and hockey teams. Personal: Received his bachelor’s degree in general science and secondary education with a minor in athletic training and his master’s in higher education administration… his wife, Jini, who is a West Virginia graduate, is space management coordinator at JMU… they have two children -- a daughter Peyton (16) and a son Wyatt (12).
Shane Eachus Director of Player Relations Born: August 19, 1989 Year At JMU: Second Graduate of: Ursinius (Bachelor’s 2012) Hometown: Aston, Pa. At JMU: In his second year as a graduate assistant, serving as Director of Player Relations.… Workins on his master’s in kinesiology with an emphasis in sports and recreation leadership. Before JMU: Was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Ursinius... Started at free safety his junior and senior seasons, serving as team captain his final year... Earned First Team Academic All-America and All-Region his final year... Started at multiple positions in the secondary as a freshman... Was a three-time Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll member. Personal: Earned a dual bachelor at Ursinius, majoring in psychology and media/ communication studies... Graduated magna cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
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support staff Additional Football Staff
Denise Lough Office Manager
Patty Dorfer Office Assistant
Shane Vernarsky Assistant Football Equipment Coordinator
Jake Patten Associate Strength & Conditioning Coach
Joe Baroch Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
Pete Shifflett (left) and Darren Drury TeamTelecommunications Technicians
John Kaltenborn Associate Athletic Trainer
Dr. Kent Diduch Team Physician
Dr. Mark Miller Team PhysicianOrthopaedic Surgeon
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academics Student-Athletes Receive Outstanding Academic/Development Services James Madison University has outstanding graduation and retention rates for its student-athletes, and the university’s commitment to academics -- through support services in academic advising and student development -- is a key reason they are successful in the classroom. JMU’s Office of Student-Athlete Services provides comprehensive academic advising to freshmen and upperclassmen without declared majors as members of the university’s advising system. Advisors provide individual assistance to all student-athletes throughout their college careers, and JMU student-athletes participate in a wide range of counseling and student development, career exploration, leadership and study skills programs. Casey Carter is JMU’s associate athletics director for academic support services Steve Henderson is the associate director. She is assisted by advisors Jennifer Burkhart, Tiffany Hall, Scott Arbogast, Joi Irby, Terrence Apted and Alise Svihla. Suzann Meyerhoeffer is admissions, tutor and housing assistant and Elaine Buthe provides office administrative support. Academic staff members work with student-athletes to develop class schedules and to choose major fields of study; they meet weekly with all first-year student-athletes and student-athletes in academic difficulty; they monitor progress toward graduation according to JMU and NCAA eligibility guidelines; they communicate with faculty regarding academic progress and other issues; and they participate in recruiting. They also facilitate career development by discussing vocational objectives and assisting in preparing student-athletes for employment interviews and recruitment seminars conducted by major corporations and firms through the university’s on-campus interviewing program. Carter and her staff meet each semester with all JMU student-athletes to monitor compliance with NCAA progress-toward-graduation and JMU academic guidelines. The office also coordinates tutoring and lap-top loan programs which provide all student-athletes with tutors and lap-top computers for academics when athletics events necessitate time away from campus. Additional office responsibilities include coordination of nominating student-athletes for awards and scholarships and implementing the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Program, a program designed to provide student-athletes opportunities for personal growth in five commitment areas -- academic excellence, athletics excellence, personal development, community service and career development. The program focuses on the holistic development of the individual and on the changing needs and skills of that individual in the years during and after college. Carter, Burkhart, Henderson, Apted and Hall are JMU graduates, and Svihla graduated from Virginia Tech. All are National Association for Athletic Academic Advisors members, and Burkhart, Apted and Hall are former JMU student-athletes. In addition to programs available to student-athletes, all JMU students have the opportunity to meet regularly with an advisor from their major field. Student-athletes participate in the university’s orientation program before beginning classes and an orientation experience designed by the student-athlete services office during their first JMU semester. Student-athletes benefit from study halls supervised by advisors, the Greater Madison athletic honors program and NCAA progress toward graduation and degree completion programs. Other programs provided by the university include the following: • An educational skills development laboratory that examines students’ study habits and works to improve listening, note-taking, test-taking, reading and comprehension skills. • A writing laboratory where students receive assistance in building vocabulary and grammar skills and preparing for graduate or professional school examinations. • A reading, writing and mathematics support laboratory that provides assistance to freshmen. • A reading center that provides diagnostic services for students with reading difficulties. • A First-Year Involvement program designed to assist freshmen in their adjustment to university life. • An Office of Disability Services that ensures that the university complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to guarantee the rights of all students with documented disabilities equal access to an education. • A Supplemental Instruction program that assists in student achievement and retention. SI features students helping students complete historically challenging courses.
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sports medicine JMU Staff “Sets The Standard” for Student-Athlete Care JMU student-athletes have access to outstanding athletic training room venues, medical facilities and medical care. Scott Cook is the football team’s head athletic trainer, and he oversees all aspects of the players’ healthcare needs. Cook is a West Virginia graduate, and he received a master’s degree from Purdue. Before joining the JMU staff, he was an athletic trainer at Notre Dame and Illinois. JMU teams also are served by team physician Dr. Kent Diduch and team orthopedic specialist Dr. Mark Miller. Dr. Diduch came to JMU in 2007-08 and is a Virginia native who graduated from William & Mary and The University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Diduch is a board certified family physician and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He also serves JMU as an associate professor in the health sciences and as medical director for the athletic training and physician assistant academic programs. Dr. Miller is the S. Ward Casscells Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of the Sports Medicine Division at the University of Virginia. He is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Miller completed his fellowship training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine and is a nationally recognized expert in orthopedic sports medicine. This is his seventh year as a team physician for JMU. The assistant athletics director for sports medicine is Tom Kuster, who is in his 12th JMU year. A JMU graduate, Kuster received his master’s degree from West Virginia, and he is responsible for the overall administration and operation of the sports medicine department. Certified athletic trainers Jackie Downar, John Kaltenborn, Jon Leonard, Chris Smith, Lisa Friesen, Nell Morgan, Dr. Paula Maxwell, Dr. Connie Peterson and Dr. Jamie Frye complete an experienced sports medicine staff that is assisted by graduate assistant certified athletic trainers and undergraduate athletic training students. JMU has a long tradition of athletic training and possesses one of the nation’s finer athletic training education programs, assisting the sports medicine team in setting the standard for student-athlete care.
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strength & conditioning Strength Program Helps Dukes Reach Their Full Potential JMU football players benefit from a strength training and conditioning program designed to develop all components of their athleticism. The players work directly with a full-time strength training and conditioning coach assigned to the football program on a full-time basis. JMU is among only a few schools with a person dedicated solely to football in the NCAA’s Football Championship Subdivision. The strength coach works with JMU players daily in and out of season. Those working with football include director Jason Riddell, associate director Jake Patten and assistant director Joe Baroch. “Our goal is to give all athletes the opportunity to reach their full potential while training throughout the year,” said Matthews. “Our strength & conditioning staff assesses each athlete’s needs, allowing them to determine the best actions to take in preparing for competition. A program is designed for all athletes and focuses on the key components of strength and conditioning. We believe that the keys to success on the field are better developed by concentrating on building athletes’ strength, speed, power, flexibility, balance and coordination. “Goals are set for all athletes throughout their training cycles, and players must dedicate themselves to our program to reach their potential. They understand what it takes to be competitive; therefore, they must prepare on a daily basis in an intense environment. Training in a team atmosphere can carry over onto the playing field and give us a chance to be competitive every Saturday,” Matthews said. JMU’s program follows what players do on the field with players at each position performing drills adapted from their playbooks. Offensive players execute positional blocking techniques and run paths and pass routes; defensive players simulate various stunts, coverage routes and pursuit drills. JMU’s football team conducts workouts in the Plecker Athletic Performance Center. The 7,000-square-foot weight room features state of the art equipment to benefit each athlete’s needs. There are nine power lift half racks and power racks that are equipped with Ivanko Bumper Plates and E-Z Lift Plates. This equipment is the core of JMU training, along with Hammer Strength and various pieces of Selectorized equipment that is used throughout each athlete’s training cycle. To enhance the form and technique of all of the athletes the strength and conditioning facility has two 45-inch flat screen televisions hooked to digital cameras, allowing the staff to immediately correct any flaws or imperfections during their training routines.
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2013 dukes Khalid Abdullah
Fr., RB, 5-10, 195 Newport News, Va. Heritage
R-Sr., FS, 5-10, 190 Ashburn, Va. Stone Bridge
Fr., DE, 6-3, 215 Gaithersburg, Md. Quince Orchard
R-So., PK, 6-0, 205 Williamsport, Md. Williamsport
R-Fr., DT, 6-0, 260 Ashburn, Va. Briar Woods
R-So., DB,5-10, 180 Takoma Park, Md. Eleanor Roosevelt (Ole Miss)
R-Fr., LB, 6-1, 215 Ventnor, N.J. St. Augustine Prep
R-So., OL, 6-4, 260 Stephenson, Va. Millbrook
So., QB, 6-4, 230 Matoaca, Va. Matoaca
Fr., WR, 6-4, 190 Virginia Beach, Va. Bayside
R-Fr., WR, 5-9, 180 Burkeville, Va. Nottoway
R-So., LB,5-11, 225 Mechanicsville, Va. Hanover
Fr., TE, 6-2, 245 Chester, Va. Matoaca
R-Jr., WR, 6-5, 220 Windsor, Va. Isle of Wight
R-Jr., OT, 6-3, 295 Alexandria, Va. West Potomac
Fr., WR, 5-9, 160 Charlottesville, Va. Charlottesville
Fr., WR/DB, 6-2, 175 Cranberry Township, Pa. Seneca Valley
R-Jr., OG, 6-6, 300 Malvern, Pa. Great Valley
R-So., TB, 6-2, 240 Mechanicsville, Va. Hanover
R-So., WR, 5-10 185 Richmond, Va. Meadowbrook (Fork Union Military)
R-Jr., WR, 6-0, 180 Union Bridge, Md. Linganore
R-Fr., CB, 5-10, 165 Warrenton, Va. Kettle Run
R-Jr., S, 6-1, 205 Virginia Beach, Va. Green Run (Marshall)
Fr., TE/DE, 6-4, 230 Virginia Beach, Va. Kellam
R-Fr., OG, 6-4, 290 Fairfax, Va. Fairfax
R-So., OT, 6-6, 300 Oyster Bay, N.Y. Holy Trinity
Fr., QB, 6-3, 225 Christchurch, Va. Christchurch
R-Fr., TB 5-9, 195 Midlothian, Va. Cosby
R-Jr., CB, 5-10, 190 Williamstown, N.J. Williamstown
Fr., DB, 6-0, 185 Virginia Beach, Va. First Colonial
Jr., DE, 6-4, 235 Virginia Beach, Va. Ocean Lakes (Fork Union Military)
R-So., TE, 6-4, 240 Manheim, Pa. Manheim Central
R-Sr., WR, 6-0, 210 Oakton, Va. Flint Hill
Fr., LB, 6-1, 195 Baltimore, Md. Dunbar
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2013 dukes Cody Hendrickson
Fr., DL, 6-3, 260 Seaford, Va. York
R-Jr., DE 6-2, 280 Fairfax, Va. Woodson
Fr., WS, 5-11, 175 Dry Fork, Va. Tunstall
R-Sr., WR, 6-1, 210 Orange, Va. Orange County (Virginia)
R-So., DE, 6-2, 235 Springdale, Md. C.H., Flowers
Fr., RB,5-10, 180 Newport News, Va. Warwick
R-Jr., WS, 6-0, 205 Richmond, Va. Highland Springs
R-Sr., OG, 6-5, 305 McLean, Va. Langley
Jr., LB, 5-11, 205 East Wantagh, N.Y. Douglas MacArthur
R-Fr., OL, 6-5, 295 Kensington, Md. St. John’s College HS
R-So., OG, 6-6, 280 Nokesville, Va. Kettle Run (Fork Union Military)
R-Jr., OT, 6-5, 310 Clifton Park, N.Y. Shenendehowa (Syracuse)
R-Jr., TB, 6-0, 230 Fredericksburg, Va. Massaponax
R-Jr., DE, 6-2, 260 Sterling, Va. Park View
Fr., P, 5-9, 175 Spring Valley, Calif. Castle Park
R-Jr., RB, 6-0, 200 Petersburg, Va. Petersburg
Jr., FS, 6-2, 205 Queens, N.Y. Holy Cross
R-Fr., LB, 6-2, 225 Chesterfield, Va. Manchester
Fr., ATH, 6-2, 195 Chesapeake, Va. Great Bridge
R-So., DT, 6-3, 290 Highland Springs, Va. Highland Springs
Fr., OG, 6-4, 300 Bridgewater, Va. Turner Ashby
R-So., DE, 6-3, 240 Richmond, Va. Deep Run
Fr., QB, 6-3, 200 Culver City, Calif. Culver City (Avon (Conn.) Old Farms)
Fr., DE, 6-3, 235 Maplewood, N.J. West Orange
R-Jr., DE, 6-4, 250 Herndon, Va. Herndon
Fr., CB, 5-10, 165 Lynchburg, Va. Heritage
Fr., LS, 6-0, 180 Lynchburg, Va. Heritage
Fr., WR, 5-11, 165 Stafford, Va. North Stafford
R-Fr., CB, 6-1, 190 Newark, De. Newark
R-So., TE, 6-6, 255 Tamaqua, Pa. Marian Catholic
R-Fr., OC, 6-2, 270 Wirtz, Va. Franklin County
R-Sr., LB,5-11, 230 Alexandria, Va. Edison
R-Jr., WR, 6-3, 200 Amherst, Va. Amherst
R-Sr., WS, 5-11, 205 Amherst, Va. Amherst
Fr., QB, 6-5, 225 Yorktown, Va. Tabb
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2013 dukes A.J. Scott
R-Jr., OG, 6-5, 295 Staunton, Va. Robert E. Lee (Marshall)
R-Sr., TB, 5-9, 215 Staunton, Va. Robert E. Lee
R-So., PK/P, 5-11, 160 Winchester, Va. Handley
Fr., OL, 6-6, 285 Chesapeake, Va. Hickory
Fr., LS, 6-1, 210 Leesburg, Va. Fork Union Military Academy
R-Jr., TB, 5-8, 190 Virginia Beach, Va. Green Run
Jr., WR, 5-10, 185 District Heights, Md. Wise High School
R-Sr., DE, 6-3 265 Vinton, Va. William Byrd
Fr., TE, 6-4, 250 Yorktown, Va. Grafton
R-Fr., LB, 6-1, 215 Chesapeake, Va. Oscar Smith
R-Sr., DT, 6-4, 280 Fairfax, Va. Robinson
R-Sr., PK, 5-11, 180 Halifax, Va. Halifax County (West Virginia)
R-Fr., LB, 6-1, 230 Front Royal, Va. Warren
Fr., WR, 6-1, 185 Morgantown, W.Va. Morgantown
Fr., K/P, 5-8, 175 Richmond, Va. Hermitage
Fr., OL/DL, 6-5, 250 Troy, Va. St., Anne’s-Belfield
Fr., WR, 6-0, 180 Leesburg, Va. Loudoun County
R-Fr., WR, 6-2, 190 Chesapeake, Va. Western Branch
R-Sr., OT 6-6, 310 Mechanicsville, Va. Hanover
R-So., TE, 6-5, 230 Prince George, Va. Prince George
R-Jr., SS, 6-2, 215 Upper Marlboro, Md. Wise (Maryland)
R-Sr., DT, 6-1, 270 Springfield, Va. Robert E., Lee
R-So., WS, 5-11, 195 Stafford, Va. North Stafford
R-Fr., CB, 5-9, 160 Norfolk, Va. Norview
R-Jr., OC, 6-3, 290 Glen Mills, Pa. Cardinal O’Hara
R-Jr., WS, 5-10, 195 Winchester, Va. Handley (Maryland)
R-Jr., WR, 5-10, 185 Frederick, Md. Johnson
R-So., QB/TB, 6-3, 220 Virgnia Beach, Va. Ocean Lakes (Vanderbilt)
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network JMU’s entire 2013 football schedule will be broadcast by the JMU/nTelos Wireless Sports Radio Network. Front Row Marketing Services®, JMU and the VerStandig Broadcast Group are teamed up to manage each live game-day broadcast as well as Coach Mickey Matthews’ weekly radio show. Radio Stations VerStandig’s WSVA-AM station in WSVA-AM 550 Harrisonburg continues its long-runHarrisonburg ning service as the flagship station. Mike Schikman is the radio playESPN 94.1 or WGH 1310 by-play voice of the Dukes while Hampton Roads Clint Estes provides color commentary for games at Bridgeforth WREJ-AM 1540 Stadium and Curt Dudley travels to Richmond provide insight for road games. Fox Radio 910 Schikman’s career includes two Roanoke stints of JMU sports coverage, and he has been in the broadcast booth each season since 1991. He previVideo, Audio Webcasts ously was a network commentator www.JMUSports.com from 1981-86, and he handled the network’s in-station broadcast responsibilities in 1989 and 1990. Dudley, the JMU athletics department’s director of multimedia communications, assists in the coordination of network operations and productions and is the play-by-play voice for MadiZONE HD SportsNet, the Internet source for JMU sports video and audio productions. He has broadcast at various times since joining the JMU staff in 1988, and has been a regular since the 2000 football season. Estes begins his fourth season on the network and comes with 30-plus years of radio sports broadcasting experience from the central Virginia area, working for WJMA in Mike Schikman Orange, and WINA and ESPN 840 of Charlottesville. A Brooklyn, N.Y., native, Schikman is a 1977 Queens College graduate. He was WSVA’s sports director from 1979-86 and sports director at WORD in Spartanburg, S.C., from 1987-88. Dudley, a Norfolk, Va., native, is a 1983 Bridgewater College graduate and the host of the Mickey Matthews TV Show. Estes, a Charlottesville, Va., native and a graduate of Emory & Henry College and the University of Virginia, has hosted numerous sports talk shows in addition to game broadcasts. He is in his 36th year of working in Virginia public schools. Curt Dudley WSVA’s 5,000-watt signal broadcasts to listeners in the Shenandoah Valley area. Network affiliates make JMU broadcasts available in Hampton Roads (ESPN 94.1 FM or 1310 WGH AM), Richmond (WREJ 1540 AM) and Roanoke (FOX 910 AM), and the broadcasts are also streamed globally on MadiZONE HD SportsNet. Through the use of the JMU Dukes App, fans can listen on an iPad, iPhone or Android. In addition to game broadcasts, the network’s scheduling includes the JMU Rally Hour with Coach Mickey Matthews, heard weekly on Wednesdays from 7:10-8 p.m. The program is produced live at the Harrisonburg Chili’s Southwest Bar and Grill during the week of home games, Clint Estes and fans are invited to come out to Chili’s and enjoy the evening. The JMU/nTelos Wireless Sports Network also broadcasts JMU men’s and women’s basketball games.
JMU/nTelos Wireless Sports Radio Network
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FOOTBALL XXSUPPORT xx
2013 JMU Football Sports Medicine Staff
Front Row (left to right): Elizabeth Bird, Kaitlyn Grossman, Football Graduate Assistant Helen Denbow, Kathleen Knauf, Katelyn Grimes. Back Row: Associate Athletic Trainer John Katlenborn, Associate Athletic Trainer, Scott Cook, Timmy Huynh, Stephan Bodkin. (not pictured - Travis Cole)
2013 JMU Football Equipment Staff
Front Row seated (left to right): Assistant Kathryn Stotler, Assistant Football Coordiantor Shane Vernarsky, Head Football Pete Johnson, Erika Grimm. Back Row: Adriana Kania, John Harper, Jordan Underwood, Meredith Cherry. (not pictured - Head Student Manager Chris Hudgins, Assistant Head Student Manager Sean Eavro 2013 JMU Football Program - 37
CAA FOOTBALL XX UPDATE xx Weekly League Honors
Offensive Player of the Week
Terrance West, Jr., RB, Towson West earns his league-best 11th weekly honor on the heels of yet another historic performance in Towson’s 48-32 road win over Richmond. The Walter Payton Award Watch List member ran for a career-high 272 yards on 29 carries to become the program’s all-time leading rusher with 2013 CAA 3,742 yards over 30 career games. West also tied a single-game school Standings record with five touchdowns, in Conference Overall cluding four on the ground, and cur W-L W-L rently ranks fourth in conference Maine 4-0 7-1 history with 68 touchdowns and 4-1 8-1 tops in the nation with 24 scores this Towson Delaware 3-1 6-2 season.
Defensive Player of the Week
Stephon Robertson, Sr., LB, James Madison Robertson was everywhere in what was a career day for the senior standout. The Buck Buchanan Watch Lister turned in a game-high 15 tackles, including a career-high 5.0 for loss and a sack, to go with a forced fumble and a pass breakup as he paced a Dukes defense that held William & Mary to just 250 yards of total offense on Saturday. Robertson has now recorded double-digit tackles in six of JMU’s eight games this season and is tied for seventh in the program annals with 399 for his career. Telvion Clark, Sr., LB, Towson Clark led the Tiger defense with a career-high 16 tackles in Saturday’s victory. The senior highlighted the day with a sensational play in which he forced a fumble while sacking Spider quarterback Michael Strauss, recovered the fumble and proceeded to return it 32 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. The forced fumble was one of his two in the win, which was Towson’s ninth straight on the road.
Special Teams Player of the Week
New Hampshire Villanova James Madison William & Mary Rhode Island Stony Brook Richmond Albany
3-1 3-2 2-2 2-2 2-4 1-3 0-4 0-4
4-3 4-4 5-3 5-3 3-6 3-4 2-6 1-7
Rushing 1. Terrance West 2. John Robertson 3. Omar Osbourne 4. Dae’Quan Scott 5. Nico Steriti 6. Andrew Pierce 7. Jacobi Green 8. Nigel Jones 9. Kevin Monangai 10. Rickey Stevens
Team TOWSON VU ALBANY JMU UNH DELAWARE RICHMOND MAINE VU MAINE
Cl G JR 9 SO 8 JR 8 SR 8 JR 7 SR 8 SO 8 SO 8 JR 8 SR 6
CAA In Action
Passing Average/Game Team Cl G 1. Michael Strauss RICHMOND JR 8 2. Marcus Wasilewski MAINE SR 8 3. Peter Athens TOWSON SR 9 4. Michael Birdsong JMU SO 8 5. Trent Hurley DELAWARE JR 8 6. Lyle Negron SBU SR 7 7. Will Fiacchi ALBANY JR 8 8. John Robertson VU SO 8 9. Bob Bentsen URI SR 9 10. Sean Goldrich UNH SO 7
This Week Stony Brook at Maine*.........12:30 p.m. New Hampshire at William & Mary* ....................................................1:30 p.m. Rhode Island at Old Dominion....2 p.m. Villanova at James Madison*.............. ....................................................2:30 p.m. Albany at Richmond*...................4 p.m. Delaware at Towson*...................7 p.m.
Receive Yards/Game Team Cl 1. Ben Edwards RICHMOND SR 2. Robbie Jackson URI SR 3. Malcolm Eugene SBU SR 4. Stephen Barnette RICHMOND JR 5. Justin Mello UNH SR 6. Derrick Johnson MAINE SR 7. Poppy Livers VU JR 8. Shane Savage RICHMOND SR 9. Tre McBride W&M JR 10. Michael Johnson DELAWARE JR
Last Week New Hampshire 31, at Stony Brook 13* at William & Mary 17, James Madison 7* Maine 37, at Villanova 35* Towson 48, at Richmond 32* Delaware 35, at Rhode Island 13*
Next Week James Madison at New Hampshire* ..................................................12:30 p.m. Villanova at Rhode Island*...12:30 p.m. Richmond at Stony Brook*..........1 p.m. William & Mary at Delaware*....3 p.m. Maine at Albany*.....................3:30 p.m.
DeAndre Houston-Carson, Soph., CB, William & Mary Houston-Carson cops his first conference honor after sparking one of the Tribe’s key plays in the team’s 17-7 Homecoming win over James Madison. The sophomore blocked Cameron Starke’s 31-yard field goal try in the third quarter, which would then lead to William & Mary’s go-ahead touchdown drive. Houston-Carson also secured six tackles, including three solo, and a pass breakup on the afternoon.
Rookie of the Week
2013 CAA Statistical Leaders
Eric Enderson, R-Fr., P, Delaware Enderson came up big in the Blue Hens’ kicking game as Delaware rolled to a 35-13 win over Rhode Island. The redshirt freshman sent three punts sailing an average of 55.5 yards, including a 69-punt than landed inside the Rams’ five-yard line. Enderson’s 69-yarder not only marked a career long, but also stands as the 10th-longest boot in school history.
G 6 9 7 8 7 8 8 8 8 8
Att 220 157 187 175 105 133 99 100 93 72
Att 349 245 249 231 207 192 256 171 273 103 Rec 48 56 43 48 36 41 40 38 37 36
Yds Avg TD Long Yds/G 1402 6.4 23 79 155.8 1063 6.8 15 59 132.9 850 4.5 9 36 106.2 802 4.6 7 42 100.2 587 5.6 6 56 83.9 641 4.8 8 75 80.1 512 5.2 2 53 64.0 489 4.9 6 46 61.1 445 4.8 3 57 55.6 322 4.5 3 35 53.7
Cmp 223 171 160 140 135 115 144 122 157 67
Int 6 6 10 9 7 6 6 4 10 2
Pct. 63.9 69.8 64.3 60.6 65.2 59.9 56.2 71.3 57.5 65.0
Yds TD Long 436 2 59 503 4 26 592 4 43 780 3 37 520 6 53 394 1 59 445 3 50 297 2 22 502 3 40 660 5 77
Yds 2372 2063 2209 1782 1690 1468 1620 1307 1449 867
TD 14 16 12 14 16 8 7 8 7 8
Avg/G 296.5 257.9 245.4 222.8 211.2 209.7 202.5 163.4 161.0 123.9
Avg/C Yds/G 9.1 8.00 9.0 6.22 13.8 6.14 16.2 6.00 14.4 5.14 9.6 5.12 11.1 5.00 7.8 4.75 13.6 4.62 18.3 4.50
Kick Return Average Team Cl G Ret Yds TD Long Avg 1. Dejor Simmons JMU JR 7 14 404 1 100 28.9 2. Mackenzie Elliott URI SR 8 17 482 0 82 28.4 3. Derrick Joseph TOWSON JR 9 23 602 2 95 26.2 4. Kevin Chillis ALBANY SR 8 20 410 0 42 20.5 5. Michael Johnson DELAWARE JR 8 21 409 0 40 19.5 Tackles (All positions) Team Cl 1. Stephon Robertson JMU SR 2. Telvion Clark TOWSON SR 3. Christian Dorsey ALBANY JR 4. Jerome Couplin W&M SR 5. Gage Steele JMU FR Patrick Callaway DELAWARE JR 7. Joey Harmon VU JR Don Cherry VU SO 9. Eric Wright RICHMOND JR 10. Andrew Bose URI JR 11. Shane McNeely UNH JR 12. Luke Rhodes W&M SO Ivan Tagoe W&M JR
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G Pos Solo Ast Total Avg/G Sack 8 LB 34 61 95 11.9 3.0 9 LB 53 35 88 9.8 4.0 7 35 31 66 9.4 0.5 8 DB 50 25 75 9.4 0.0 8 LB 28 45 73 9.1 1.5 8 LB 30 43 73 9.1 1.0 8 LB 47 21 68 8.5 2.0 8 LB 43 25 68 8.5 1.0 8 27 40 67 8.4 3.0 9 LB 44 31 75 8.3 0.5 7 LB 32 24 56 8.0 2.0 8 LB 32 31 63 7.9 1.5 8 DB 34 29 63 7.9 0.0
JMU ROSTER XX No. Name xx
Yr. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School (Previous) 1 Titus Till* R-Jr. SS 6-2 215 UpperMarlboro,Md./Wise(Maryland) 2 Quintin Hunter** R-Sr. WR 6-1 210 Orange, Va./Orange County (Virginia) 3 Sage Harold** Jr. DE 6-4 235 Virginia Beach, Va./Ocean Lakes (Fork Union Military) 5 Dejor Simmons** R-Jr. TB 5-8 190 Virginia Beach, Va./Green Run 6 DeAndre’ Smith** Jr. WR 5-10 185 District Heights, Md./Wise 7 Rhakeem Stallings R-Fr. LB 6-1 215 Chesapeake, Va./Oscar Smith 8 Andre Coble* R-So. WR 5-10 185 Richmond, Va./Meadowbrook (Fork Union) 9 Peter Rose** R-Sr. WS 5-11 205 Amherst, Va./Amherst 10 Daniel Brown* R-Jr. WR 6-5 220 Windsor, Va./Isle of Wight 11 Dae’Quan Scott*** R-Sr. TB 5-9 215 Staunton, Va./Robert E. Lee 12 Lafonte Thourogood R-So. SS 6-3 220 Virgnia Beach, Va./Ocean Lakes (Vanderbilt) 13 Jevontae Parrish Fr. CB 5-10 165 Lynchburg, Va./Heritage 14 Taylor Reynolds R-Fr. CB 6-1 190 Newark, De./Newark 15 Daniel Schiele Fr. QB 6-5 225 Yorktown, Va./Tabb 16 Dean Marlowe** Jr. FS 6-2 205 Queens, N.Y./Holy Cross 17 Michael Birdsong* So. QB 6-4 230 Matoaca, Va./Matoaca 18 Arlandis Harvey*** R-Sr. WR 6-0 210 Oakton, Va./Flint Hill 19 Alex Girvan Fr. QB 6-3 225 Christchurch, Va./Christchurch 20 Daniel Allen*** R-Sr. FS 5-10 190 Ashburn, Va./Stone Bridge 21 Jeremiah Wilson* R-Jr. WS 5-10 195 Winchester, Va./Handley (Maryland) 22 Marquis Woodyard** R-Jr. WR 5-10 185 Frederick, Md./Johnson 23 Jauan Latney** R-Jr. TB 6-0 230 Fredericksburg, Va./Massaponax 24 Justin Wellons R-Fr. WR 6-2 190 Chesapeake, Va./Western Branch 25 Cardon Johnson Fr. RB 5-10 180 Newport News, Va./Warwick 26 Abdul Bangura R-So. CB 5-10 180 Takoma Park, Md./ Eleanor Roosevelt (Ole Miss) 27 Stephon Robertson*** R-Sr. LB 5-11 230 Alexandria, Va./Edison 28 Jainard Lambert R-Fr. TB 5-9 195 Midlothian, Va./Cosby 29 Kyre Hawkins Fr. LB 6-1 195 Baltimore, Md./Dunbar 30 Ron Gordon* R-Jr. CB 5-10 190 Williamstown, N.J./Williamstown 31 Rashard Davis Fr. WR 5-9 160 Charlottesville, Va./Charlottesville 32 Khalid Abdullah Fr. RB 5-10 195 Newport News, Va./Heritage 33 Gage Steele R-Fr. LB 6-1 230 Front Royal, Va./Warren 34 Wyatt Johnson R-Jr. WS 6-0 205 Richmond, Va./Highland Springs 35 Sean Walker* R-So. WS 5-11 195 Stafford, Va./North Stafford 36 Logan Boyd Fr. WR 6-4 190 Virginia Beach, Va./Bayside 37 Deane Cheatham R-So. TB 6-2 240 Mechanicsville, Va./Hanover 38 Kwe’shon Williams R-Fr. CB 5-9 160 Norfolk, Va./Norview 40 Raven Greene Fr. WS 6-0 185 Virginia Beach, Va./First Colonial 41 Blaine Stewart Fr. WR 6-1 185 Morgantown, W.Va./ Morgantown 42 Connor Arnone* R-So. PK 6-0 205 Williamsport, Md. – Williamsport 43 Eric Magruder** R-Jr. RB 6-0 200 Petersburg, Va./Petersburg 44 Jordan Brown Fr. WR/DB 6-2 175 Cranberry Township, Pa./ Seneca Valley 45 John Barillo R-Fr. LB 6-1 215 Ventnor, N.J./St. Augustine Prep 46 Cameron Starke*** R-Sr. PK 5-11 180 Halifax, Va./Halifax County (West Virginia) 47 Marzae Brooks* R-So. LB 5-11 225 Mechanicsville, Va./Hanover 48 Ascene Jacques* R-So. DE 6-2 235 Springdale, Md./C.H. Flowers 49 Graham Sharples R-So. PK/P 5-11 160 Winchester, Va./Handley 50 Brandon Lee** R-Jr. DE 6-2 260 Sterling, Va./Park View 51 Scott Jones** R-Sr. OG 6-5 305 McLean, Va./Langley 52 Justin Baker R-Fr. DT 6-0 260 Ashburn, Va./Briar Woods 53 Matt Williams** R-Jr. OC 6-3 290 Glen Mills, Pa./Cardinal O’Hara 54 Jake Marten R-Fr. LB 6-2 225 Chesterfield, Va./Manchester 55 A.J. Scott** R-Jr. OG 6-5 295 Staunton, Va./Robert E. Lee (Marshall) 56 Jordan Stanton*** R-Sr. DT 6-4 280 Fairfax, Va./Robinson 57 Silas Ademola Fr. DE 6-4 265 Bladensburg, Md./Bladensburg 58 Tom Joyce Jr. LB 5-11 215 E.Wantagh, N.Y./Douglas MacArthur 59 Casey Kroll R-So. OG 6-6 280 Nokesville, Va./Kettle Run (Fork Union) 60 Matt Cunningham** R-Jr. OT 6-3 295 Alexandria, Va./West Potomac 61 Christian Norton R-So. DE 6-3 240 Richmond, Va./Deep Run 62 Kyle Rigney R-Fr. OC 6-2 270 Wirtz, Va./Franklin County 63 Ryan Shaver Fr. OL 6-6 285 Chesapeake, Va./Hickory 64 Matt Frank R-Fr. OG 6-4 290 Fairfax, Va./Fairfax 65 Evans Osuji Fr. DE 6-3 235 Maplewood, N.J./West Orange 67 Bingham Togia*** R-Sr. DT 6-1 270 Springfield, Va./Robert E. Lee 68 Nic Moyers Fr. OG 6-4 300 Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby 69 Dylan Stallings Fr. TE 6-4 250 Yorktown, Va./Grafton
o. Name N Yr. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School (Previous) 70 Aaron Stinnie Fr. OL/DL 6-5 250 Troy, Va./St. Anne’s-Belfield 71 Josh Wells*** R-Sr. OT 6-6 310 Mechanicsville, Va./Hanover 72 Erik Buchholz* R-Jr. OG 6-6 300 Malvern, Pa./Great Valley 73 David Pultz Fr. LS 6-0 180 Lynchburg, Va./Heritage 74 Simeyon Robinson Fr. DL 6-2 265 Virginia Beach, Va./First Colonial 75 Cody Hendrickson Fr. DL 6-3 260 Seaford, Va./York 76 Mitchell Kirsch R-Fr. OL 6-5 295 Kensington, Md./St. John’s Coll. HS 77 Austin Lane* R-Jr. OT 6-5 310 Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa (Syracuse) 78 Wray Fucci* R-So. OT 6-6 300 Oyster Bay, N.Y./Holy Trinity 79 Alex Barnes R-So. OL 6-4 260 Stephenson, Va./Millbrook 81 Coby Branch R-Fr. WR 5-9 180 Burkeville, Va./Nottoway 82 Ryan Dixon** R-Jr. WR 6-0 180 Union Bridge, Md./Linganore 83 Derek Hart* R-So. TE 6-4 240 Manheim, Pa./Manheim Central 84 Brandon Brown Fr. TE 6-2 245 Chester, Va./Matoaca 85 Dominick Richards* R-So. TE 6-6 255 Tamaqua, Pa./Marian Catholic 86 Nick Edwards Fr. TE/DE 6-4 230 Virginia Beach, Va./Kellam 88 Brandon Ravenel Fr. WR 5-11 165 Stafford, Va./North Stafford 89 Anthony Rose* R-Jr. WR 6-3 200 Amherst, Va./Amherst 90 Alex Mosley* R-So. DT 6-3 290 HighlandSprings,Va./HighlandSprings 91 Juan Luna Fr. P 5-9 175 Spring Valley, Calif./Castle Park 92 Albert Williams R-So. TE 6-5 230 Prince George, Va./Prince George 93 Andrew Ankrah Fr. DE 6-3 215 Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard 94 Brad Szoka Fr. WR 6-0 180 Leesburg, Va./Loudoun County 95 Tyler Snow*** R-Sr. DE 6-3 265 Vinton, Va./William Byrd 96 Julian Drakeford R-Fr. CB 5-10 165 Warrenton, Va./Kettle Run 97 Zack Ozycz R-Jr. DE 6-4 250 Herndon, Va./Herndon 99 Josh Hogan* R-Jr. DE 6-2 280 Fairfax, Va./Woodson 1 3^ Lukas O’Connor Fr. WR 6-3 200 Culver City, Calif./Culver City (Avon (Conn.) Old Farms) 41^ Brett Siegel Fr. LS 6-1 210 Leesburg, Va./Fork Union 63^ Nick Michalski Fr. ATH 6-2 195 Chesapeake, Va./Great Bridge 91^ John Stiebel Fr. K/P 5-8 175 Richmond, Va./Hermitage 94^ Evan Huffman Fr. WS 5-11 175 Dry Fork, Va./Tunstall * Indicates letters earned at James Madison
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2013 James Madison Coaching Staff Head Coach Mickey Matthews (15th Year) Assistant Coaches Mike O’Cain (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks) Kyle Gillenwater (Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers) Curt Newsome (Associate Head Coach/Offensive Line) Isai Bradshaw (Strong Safeties) Earl Chambers (Running Backs) Ulrick Edmonds (Tight Ends) Jeff Hanson (Defensive Line) Tony LeZotte (Secondary) Clayton Matthews (Wide Receivers/Kickers) Dominique White (Def. Assistant)
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WHEN JMU HAS XX THE BALL xx
2 Quintin Hunter R-Sr. • 6-1 • 210 31 Rashard Davis Fr. • 5-9 • 160
14 Corey Reeder Jr. • 6-1 • 190, or 8 Trey Johnson Fr. • 5-11 • 160
FS 11 Dae’Quan Scott R-Sr. • 5-9 • 215 32 Khalid Abdullah Fr. • 5-10 • 195
17 Michael Birdsong So. • 6-4 • 230 15 Daniel Schiele Fr. • 6-5 • 225
10 Daniel Brown R-Jr.• 6-5 • 220 22 Marquis Woodyard R-Jr. • 5-10 • 185
60 Matt Cunningham R-Jr. • 6-3 • 295 78 Wray Fucci R-So. • 6-6 • 300
51 Scott Jones R-Sr. • 6-5 • 305 59 Casey Kroll R-So. • 6-6 • 280
53 Matt Williams R-Jr. • 6-3 • 290 62 Kyle Rigney R-Fr. • 6-2 • 270
55 A.J. Scott R-Jr. • 6-5 • 295 72 Erik Buchholz R-Jr. • 6-6 • 300
71 Josh Wells R-Sr. • 6-6 • 310 76 Mitchell Kirsch R-Fr. • 6-5 • 295
37 Deane Cheatham R-So. • 6-2 • 240 99 Josh Hogan R-Jr. • 6-2 • 280
99 Rakim Cox Sr. • 6-4 • 260 92 Tanoh Kpassagnon R-Fr. • 6-7 • 260
52 Pat Williams Jr. • 5-11 • 300 55 Jordan Hunter So. • 6-2 • 330
90 Antoine Lewis Sr. • 6-2 • 290 55 Jordan Hunter So. • 6-2 • 330
88 Reggie Paris So. • 6-3 • 245 57 Noble Ajakaiye So. • 6-0 • 250
WR 18 Arlandis Harvey R-Sr. • 6-0 • 210 88 Brandon Ravenel Fr. • 5-11 • 165
11 Craig James Sr. • 5-11 • 200 26 C.J. Logan R-Fr. • 5-11 • 195
7 Cameron McCurry So. • 5-11 • 200 5 Shane Harris Jr. • 5-11 • 195
44 Don Cherry So. • 6-1 • 230 4 Emeka Ndichie Jr. • 6-0 • 225
15 Joey Harmon Jr. • 6-0 • 235 42 Corey Majors So. • 6-0 • 235
20 Joe Sarnese Jr. • 5-11 • 205 6 Jason Ceneus Fr. • 5-8 • 165
29 Jerry Miles Jr. • 5-11 • 200 5 Shane Harris Jr. • 5-11 • 195
5 Dejor Simmons R-Jr. • 5-8 • 190 31 Rashard Davis Fr. • 5-9 • 160 81 Coby Branch R-Fr. • 5-9 • 180 6 DeAndre’ Smith Jr. • 5-10 • 185
James Madison’s Specialists K P
46 Cameron Starke R-Sr. • 5-11 • 180 or 49 Graham Sharples R-So. • 5-11 • 160 42 Connor Arnone R-So. • 6-0 • 205 49 Graham Sharples R-So. • 5-11 • 160
88 Quintin Hunter R-Sr. • 6-2 • 170 15 Daniel Schiele Fr. • 6-5 • 225
53 Matt Williams R-Jr. • 6-3 • 290 83 Derek Hart R-So. • 6-4 • 240
53 Matt Williams R-Jr. • 6-3 • 290 83 Derek Hart R-So. • 6-4 • 240
16 Dean Marlowe Jr. • 6-2 • 205 or 11 Dae’Quan Scott R-Sr. • 5-9 • 215
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18 Poppy Livers Jr. • 5-7 • 170 or 22 Jamal Abdur-Rahman So. • 5-9 • 175
2 Kevin Monangai Jr.• 5-8 • 215 1 Austin Medley Jr. • 5-11 • 205
70 Bill Vogel Sr. • 6-4 • 280 79 Brad Seaton R-Fr. • 6-8 • 290
19 John Robertson So. • 6-1 • 215 12 Chris Polony Jr. • 6-3 • 215
50 Dan Shirey Sr. • 6-3 • 305 74 Kyle Wallace Jr. • 6-2 • 280
73 Ross Hall Jr. • 6-4 • 300 71 Peter Sotiriou Jr. • 6-3 • 295
75 Josh Bucci Sr. • 6-6 • 345 65 Nico D’Angelo R-Fr. • 6-3 • 295 76 Vince Kowalski Jr. • 6-4 • 305 78 Jake Prus R-Fr. • 6-6 • 285 81 Earnest Pettway Jr. • 6-4 • 250 97 Doug Turrell Jr. • 6-1 • 280 87 Clay Horne Jr. • 6-6 • 225 89 Garrett Waller Jr. • 5-9 • 175
38 Kwe’shon Williams R-Fr. • 5-9 • 160 26 Abdul Bangura R-So. • 5-10 • 180
33 Gage Steele R-Fr. • 6-1 • 230 47 Marzae Brooks R-So. • 5-11 • 225
27 Stephon Robertson R-Sr. • 5-11 • 230 54 Jake Marten R-Fr. • 6-2 • 225
1 Titus Till R-Jr. • 6-2 • 215 9 Pete Rose R-Sr. • 5-11 • 205
56 Jordan Stanton R-Sr. • 6-4 • 280 52 Justin Baker R-Fr. • 6-0 • 260
67 Bingham Togia R-Sr. • 6-1 • 270 90 Alex Mosley R-So. • 6-3 • 290
95 Tyler Snow R-Sr. • 6-3 • 265 48 Ascene Jacques R-So. • 6-2 • 235
50 Brandon Lee R-Jr. • 6-2 • 260 3 Sage Harold Jr. • 6-4 • 235
WR 3 Mike Burke So. • 6-2 • 205 85 Kevin Gulyas So. • 5-11 • 185
40 Raven Greene Fr. • 6-0 • 185 14 Taylor Reynolds R-Fr. • 6-1 • 190
16 Dean Marlowe Jr. • 6-2 • 205 20 Daniel Allen R-Sr. • 5-10 • 190
6 DeAndre’ Smith Jr. • 5-10 • 185 13 Jevontae Parrish Fr. • 5-10 • 165
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93 Mark Hamilton Sr. • 5-11 • 185 35 Chris Gough Jr. • 6-3 • 185 93 Mark Hamilton Sr. • 5-11 • 185 35 Chris Gough Jr. • 6-3 • 185
16 Cody Pittman So. • 5-9 • 180 3 Mike Burke So. • 6-2 • 205
84 Morgan Craig Jr. • 6-2 • 250 67 Justin Rhinesmith So. • 6-3 • 290
84 Morgan Craig Jr. • 6-2 • 250 67 Justin Rhinesmith So. • 6-3 • 290
18 Poppy Livers Jr. • 5-7 • 170 22 Jamal Abdur-Rahman So. • 5-9 • 175
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18 Poppy Livers Jr. • 5-7 • 170 22 Jamal Abdur-Rahman So. • 5-9 • 175
VILLANOVA XX ROSTER o. xxName N Yr. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School (Previous) 1 Austin Medley Jr. RB 5-11 205 Franklinville, N.J./Delsea 2 Kevin Monangai Jr. RB 5-8 215 Roseland, N.J./Seton Hall Prep 3 Mike Burke So. WR 6-2 205 Columbia, Pa./Columbia 4 Emeka Ndichie Jr. LB 6-0 225 Bloomfield, N.J./Bloomfield 5 Shane Harris Jr. DB 5-11 195 Montclair, N.J./Montclair 6 Jason Ceneus Fr. DB 5-8 165 New Rochelle, N.Y./ New Rochelle 7 Cameron McCurry So. DB 5-11 200 Orange Park, Fla./Fleming Island 8 Trey Johnson Fr. DB 5-11 160 Lutz, Fla./ Steinbrenner 9 Aaron Wells So. WR 5-8 195 Ellicott City, Md./River Hill 10 Peter Burkly Fr. QB 5-8 180 Boonton Twp., N.J./ Seton Hall Prep 11 Craig James Sr. DB 5-11 200 Mays Landing, N.J./Oakcrest 12 Chris Polony Jr. QB 6-3 215 Whitehall, Pa./Whitehall 13 Shayne Jones R-Fr. DB 6-0 200 Hillsborough, N.J./Immaculata 14 Corey Reeder Jr. DB 6-1 190 Browns Mills, N.J./Pemberton 15 Joey Harmon Jr. LB 6-0 235 Pembroke Pines, Fla./ Salisbury School (Conn.) 16 Cody Pittman So. QB 5-9 180 Los Alamitos, Calif./Servite 17 Joe Price Sr. WR 6-3 205 Havertown, Pa./Malvern Prep 18 Poppy Livers Jr. WR 5-7 170 Seaside, Calif./St. Francis 19 John Robertson So. QB 6-1 215 Paramus, N.J./Paramus 20 Joe Sarnese Jr. DB 5-11 205 Ventnor, N.J./Holy Spirit 21 Ransford Quarrie Sr. RB 6-0 260 Hamilton, N.J./Notre Dame 22 Jamal Abdur-Rahman So. WR 5-9 175 Philadelphia, Pa./ LaSalle 23 Lorenzo Fertitta Fr. DB 5-9 165 Las Vegas, Nev./ Bishop Gorman 24 Wesley Smith Fr. DB 5-9 170 Miramar, Fla./ University School 25 Connor Cuccinelli Fr. WR 6-5 220 Rutherford, N.J./ Saint Mary 26 C.J. Logan R-Fr. DB 5-11 195 Watertown, Mass./ Northfield Mt. Hermon 27 John Maughan Sr. DB 5-10 200 Park Ridge, N.J./Bergen Catholic 28 Chris Burley So. WR 5-11 180 Dover, Ohio/ Tuscarawas Central Catholic 29 Jerry Miles Jr. DB 5-11 200 Dublin, Ohio/Scioto 30 Matt McCann So. DB 5-9 210 Pittsburgh, Pa./Keystone Oaks 32 Javon White So. RB 5-11 185 Telford, Pa./Souderton 33 Pat Haggerty Sr. LB 6-0 225 Shillington, Pa./Governor Mifflin 34 Travis Clark Fr. LB 5-10 205 Rumson, N.J./ Rumson-Fair Haven 35 Chris Gough Jr. PK 6-3 185 Winslow, N.J./St. Augustine Prep 36 Gary Underwood So. RB 5-11 210 Cincinnati, Ohio/Winton Woods 37 Terrance Howell So. DB 5-9 170 Columbia, Md./ River Hill 38 Vince Thomspon Fr. RB 5-11 195 Pipersville, Pa./ Central Bucks East 39 Matt Rushton Fr. DB 5-10 195 Media, Pa./ Episcopal Academy 40 Fred O’Connor Jr. RB 5-9 215 Keswick, Va./Covenant School 41 Nick Fernandez Fr. DB 5-8 170 Miami, Fla./ Christopher Columbus 42 Corey Majors So. LB 6-0 235 Levittown, Pa./ Worcester Academy (Mass.) 43 Justin Causa Fr. WR 5-11 190 Wyomissing, Pa./ Wyomissing Area 44 Don Cherry So. LB 6-1 230 Trumbull, Conn./Trumbull 45 Austin Calitro R-Fr. LB 6-0 240 Danbury, Conn./Danbury 46 Robert Witman Fr. WR 6-4 185 Pottsville, Pa./ Pottsville 47 Dayo Kuteyi So. LB 6-0 215 Upper Darby, Pa./ Upper Darby 48 Joe Barrett Fr. LB 6-0 215 West Chester, Pa./ Malvern Prep 49 T.J. White R-Fr. LB 6-1 225 West Chester, Pa./ B. Reed Henderson 50 Dan Shirey Sr. OL 6-3 305 Feasterville, Pa./Neshaminy 51 Jonathan Green R-Fr. OL 6-2 310 Ashland, Pa./North Schuylkill 52 Pat Williams Jr. DL 6-0 295 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./University School 53 Michael Williams Fr. DL 6-4 300 Woodlawn, Md./ Archbishop Spalding 54 Dillon Lucas Jr. LB 6-0 230 Medford, N.J./Shawnee 55 Jordan Hunter So. DL 6-2 305 Burlington Twp., N.J./Burlington Twp. 56 Manny Aleshinloye Fr. DL 5-11 195 Hershey, Pa./ Milton Hershey School 57 Noble Ajakaiye So. DL 6-0 250 Harrisburg, N.C./Hickory Ridge 60 Matt Donoghue Fr. OL 6-4 285 Garnet Valley, Pa./ Garnet Valley 63 Fran Walsh Fr. DL 6-0 235 Warrington, Pa./ Archbishop Wood 65 Nico D’Angelo R-Fr. OL 6-3 295 Margate, N.J./Holy Spirit 67 Justin Rhinesmith So. OL 6-3 290 Cape May Court House, N.J./ Middle Twp. 70 Bill Vogel Sr. OL 6-4 280 Lincoln, Neb./St. Pius X (Nebraska-Omaha)
No. Name Yr. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School (Previous) 71 Peter Sotiriou OL Jr. 6-3 295 Silver Spring, Md./ Our Lady of Good Counsel 72 George Benakis OL So. 6-5 340 Toronto, Ontario/ Bridgeton Academy (Me.) 73 Ross Hall Jr. OL 6-4 300 Leola, Pa./Lancaster Catholic 74 Kyle Wallace Jr. OL 6-2 280 Larksville, Pa./Wyoming Seminary 75 Josh Bucci Sr. OL 6-6 345 Beaver, Pa./Beaver 76 Vince Kowalski Jr. OL 6-4 300 Williamstown, N.J./Williamstown 77 Josh Polonio Jr. OL 6-3 295 Diamond Bar, Calif./Damien 78 Jake Prus R-Fr. OL 6-6 285 Woodstown, N.J./Woodstown 79 Brad Seaton R-Fr. OL 6-8 290 Bronx, N.Y./Brunswick School (Conn.) 80 Lincoln Collins Fr. WR 6-3 180 Nahant, Mass./ Boston College H.S. 81 Earnest Pettway Jr. TE 6-4 250 Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Poly 82 Vinnie Gatti Sr. WR 5-8 175 Indiana, Pa./Indiana 83 Anthony DeCamillo So. WR 6-3 205 Bentleyville, Ohio/Chagrin Falls 84 Morgan Craig Jr. TE 6-2 250 Clarks Summit, Pa./Abington Heights 85 Kevin Gulyas So. WR 5-11 185 Allentown, Pa./ Allentown Central Catholic 86 Jacob Gribb So. WR 6-2 205 Pottstown, Pa./Pope John Paul II 87 Clay Horne Jr. WR 6-6 225 St.Paul, Minn./ Lawrence Academy (Mass.) 88 Reggie Paris So. DL 6-3 245 Pemberton, N.J./Pemberton 89 Garrett Waller Sr. WR 5-9 175 Tulsa, Okla./Cascia Hall 90 Antoine Lewis Sr. DL 6-2 290 Somers Point, N.J./Mainland 91 Thomas Plonski Fr. DL 6-5 250 Brooklyn, N.Y./ Brooklyn Tech 92 Tanoh Kpassagnon R-Fr. DE 6-7 260 Ambler, Pa./Wissahickon 93 Mark Hamilton Sr. P/PK 5-11 185 Gaithersburg, Md./ Our Lady of Good Counsel 94 John Hinchen Fr. P/PK 5-11 165 Saddle River, N.J./ Northern Highlands 95 Josh Lumer Sr. DL 6-3 260 Sherman Oaks, Calif./Campbell Hall 96 Conor McAliney Sr. PK 6-1 190 Scranton, Pa./ Scranton Prep 97 Doug Turrell Jr. OL 6-5 275 Orefield, Pa./ Parkland 98 Patrick McGown R-Fr. DL 6-4 250 Valencia, Calif./Sierra Canyon School 99 Rakim Cox Sr. DL 6-4 260 San Diego, Calif./San Diego H.S.
2013 Villanova Coaching Staff Head Coach Andy Talley (29th year) Assistant Coaches Mark Ferrante (Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line) Sam Venuto (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks) Billy Crocker (Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers) Brian Flinn (Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator) Rocco Bellatoni (Defensive Line/Special Teams Coordinator) Tony Trisciani (Secondary) Darrius Smith (Running Back) David Riede (Cornerbacks/Recruiting Coordinator) Matt Jones (Offensive Assistant) Cole Glennon (Defensive Assistant)
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SENIORS XX Q & A 71 • Josh Wells xx
R-Sr. – OL – 6-6 – 310 Mechanicsville, Va./Hanover The biggest misconception about being a studentathlete is: We are all just a bunch of jocks Greatest accomplishment: Being a walk on and earning a full ride scholarship If you could talk to anyone from the past or the present, who would it be? Jesus Christ If you were stranded on a deserted island, who is the one person with you? Bear Grylls so I could get
off the island Behind my back, my teammates say: Hopefully that I work hard and motivator After meeting Coach Matthews, I thought: Ahh hell! An important lesson I’ve learned in life is: Hard work pays off! What was your parents’ favorite saying: Treat people how you want to be treated When I get nervous, I: Start laughing Before a football game, I: Call my dad, shower, and pray If I could have an ESPN SportsCenter highlight, it would be: Chip in on the 18th green on Sunday to win the Masters! To me, “JMU Nation” means: home away from home! Who is your favorite professor/teacher at JMU and why? Dr. James Williams, standup guy and relates to me. If you could have any job, what would it be? Starting tackle in the NFL What is your favorite TV show? Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights What is the one item you couldn’t live without? Comfortable bed What is your favorite Olympic sport to watch? Track and Field What member of your family do you admire the most? My father What is your dream car? Chevy Silverado 2500 HD 6’’ lift and 35’s What is your favorite kind of ice cream? Mint chocolate chip Who is your favorite football coach of all time? High school football coach Josh Just What is your favorite college football team? The U… James Madison University!! What is your favorite song to sing in the shower? Let There Be Cowgirls. Night train! What sport, other than football, do you enjoy?Golf Why did you choose JMU? Atmosphere, football What is one thing you want people to know about you that they might not know? Just a nice guy What your most memorable football moment? Beating Virginia Tech When I played football as a kid, I pretended I was: Troy Aikman Person in history I’d like to meet: Robert E Lee My biggest pet peeve is: My bed must be made before I get in it to go to sleep The thing I like most about JMU: The people and friends I have made My advice to youngsters is: Live it up and learn from mistakes What made you decide to play college sports? Sports have been my life and helped me to college I’ve never told anyone that: There is probably a reason I have never told anyone
27 • Stephon Robertson R-Sr. – LB – 5-11 – 230 Alexandria, Va./Edison
If you could talk to anyone from the past or the present, who would it be? My grandpa If you were stranded on a deserted island, who is the one person with you? Tyler Snow Behind my back, my teammates say: I’m weird An important lesson I’ve learned in life is: Never pity yourself What was your parents’ favorite saying: Do the things in life you don’t like to get you where you want to be When I get excited, I: Talk nonsense Before a football game, I: Listen to music and pray When I want to relax, I: Listen to Pandora If I could have an ESPN SportsCenter highlight, it would be: A hard hit To me, “JMU Nation” means: Everything Name your favorite vacation spot. Hilton Head, S.C. What is your favorite fast food restaurant? Chipotle What is your favorite movie? Wedding Crashers or Life If you could have any job, what would it be? Head coach of a football team What is your favorite TV show? Friday Night Lights Name your favorite player of all-time. Sean Taylor What is your favorite Olympic sport to watch? Beach volleyball . Don’t judge me. What was your most embarrassing moment? I did something bad in HS during a track workout. What member of your family do you admire the most? Mom What is your dream car? Dodge ram 1500 blacked out Who is your favorite actress? Zoe Saldana If you could be on any reality tv show which one would you choose and why? Real World and why not What is your favorite kind of ice cream? Mississippi mud What is your favorite college football team? JMU What was your favorite cartoon as a child? Dragon Ball Z What sport, other than football, do you enjoy? Baseball Why did you choose JMU? People! What is one thing you want people to know about you that they might not know? My Disney pin collection The three people (dead or alive) I’d invite to a dinner party are: Jesus, MLK, Troy Landry What song is currently on your iPod/MP3 Player? All Me by Drake When I played football as a kid, I pretended I was: Emmitt Smith Favorite line from a movie (and the movie): Every line from Tropic Thunder Person in history I’d like to meet: Ulysses S Grant My biggest pet peeve is: When people hang up with out saying goodbye My advice to youngsters is: Do what you want in life. What made you decide to play college sports? It’s my love, and it pays for school!
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WOMEN’S HOOPS FOR 2013-14 Look Back at 2012-13 the 2012-13 season. She was the JMU went 25-11 overall last season, including 15-3 against CAA op- 2012 CAA Defensive Player of the ponents, to post the eighth-consecutive season with 24+ wins and eight- Year and currently ranks second in school history in blocked shots (120) consecutive visit to the postseason. The Dukes advanced to the semifinal round of the CAA championship and 15th in rebounds (672). tournament before falling to even- Off the Bench tual runner-up Drexel. After sitting out the 2012-13 due to In the Women’s National transfer rules, redshirt junior Lauren Invitational Tournament, the Dukes “Lady” Okafor will make her official advanced to the quarterfinals af- debut for the Dukes this season. A ter winning against North Carolina transfer from Providence College, A&T, N.C. State and Fordham. They the center should give the Dukes a fell to Florida 85-80 in their fourth strong presence around the net. game of the tournament. Welcome to the Team 2013-14 CAA Preseason Honors There are four new faces to the The Dukes were picked by JMU women’s basketball team this Nikki Newman league coaches to win the 2013- season: freshmen Da’Lishia “Dee 14 Colonial Athletic Association Dee” Griffin and Amani Tatum, junior title, ahead of Drexel (second), Allysia Rohlehr, and senior Samantha Mitchell. Northeastern (third), Towson Griffin, a native of Chesapeake, Va., averaged 15.1 points, 12.6 reKirby Burkholder (fourth) and reigning-champion bounds, 2.7 assists, 2.4 blocks and 2.4 steals per game as a senior at Delaware (fifth). Hofstra (sixth), Western Branch High School. The forward earned the 2013 Southeastern CAA-newcomer College of District MVP honors and All-State Second Team accolades. Charleston (seventh), UNCW (eighth) and William & Mary (ninth) rounded A guard from Queens, N.Y., Tatum averaged 18.0 points per game as out the poll. a senior and tallied over 1,200 points throughout her high school ca Senior Kirby Burkholder was votreer. She graduated from Archbishop Molloy ed the Preseason CAA Player of the Year. H.S., where she was named the 2013 Queens 2013-14 Schedule Sophomore Precious Hall joined her on the Borough High School Girls’ Player of the Year DATE OPPONENT TIME Nov. 3 LENOIR-RHYNE (exh.) 12 p.m. Preseason All-CAA First Team after being and earned All-Metro First Team honors the Nov. 8 VIRGINIA 7 p.m. named the 2013 CAA Rookie of the Year. same year. Nov. 12 at Liberty 7 p.m. Back in Purple Rohlehr, a guard, transferred in from Nov. 21 at Richmond 7 p.m. Pensacola State College after beginning Burkholder, an All-CAA First Team honoree Nov. 24 ALCORN STATE 2 p.m. Nov. 29 vs. UCLA + 8:30 p.m. her career at Albany. She was a 2013 Alllast year, returns for her final season with the Nov. 30 vs. Mississippi State/Grand Canyon+ TBA Panhandle Conference Second Team and an purple & gold. As a junior, she averaged 15.0 Dec. 1 TBA+ TBA FCSAA Conference All-Academic selection. points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. Dec. 4 at Pittsburgh 7 p.m. In high school, she played at St. John the She also shot 88-percent from the line and Dec. 14 vs. Prairie View A&M% 2:30 p.m. Baptist in Island Park, N.Y., where she was a 34.7-percent from 3-point range. Dec. 15 St. John’s% 2 p.m. Dec. 18 VANDERBILT 7 p.m. McDonald’s All-American nominee in 2011. Juniors Toia Giggetts and Crystal Dec. 29 OHIO# 2:30 p.m. Mitchell joins the JMU roster as a senior Ross help lead the Dukes after solid sophomore Dec. 30 NORFOLK STATE/UMBC# TBA walk-on guard after previously working as campaigns. Giggetts dropped in an average of Jan. 2 at North Carolina 2 p.m. a team manager. At Abingdon High School, 7.5 points per game and snagged 6.4 rebounds Jan. 12 DELAWARE* 2 p.m. Mitchell was named the Female Athlete of Jan. 16 at Towson* TBA per game while Ross posted 3.1 points and 3.3 Jan. 19 at Hofstra* TBA the Year and was a First Team All-Southwest rebounds per outing after appearing in each of Jan. 23 DREXEL* 7 p.m. District and Second Team All-Western Region the Dukes’ 36 games last season. Jan. 26 at UNCW* 2 p.m. selection. Redshirt sophomore Jazmon Gwathmey led Jan. 31 College of Charleston* 7 p.m. All in the Family Feb. 4 at William & Mary* TBA the team in blocks last season with 34, the secFeb. 7 NORTHEASTERN* 7 p.m. ond-most by a first-year player in JMU history. With the addition of assistant coach Sarah Feb. 9 TOWSON* 3 p.m. She was third on the team in rebounds per Williams to the staff this offseason, head Feb. 13 UNCW* 7 p.m. game (5.5) and added 6.2 points to the board. coach Kenny Brooks’ entire staff is made of Feb. 16 at Drexel* 5:30 p.m. JMU alumni. A 2009 graduate, Williams joined Last year’s freshman class made an immediFeb. 20 at Delaware* 7 p.m. Feb. 23 HOFSTRA* 2 p.m. Brooks (’92), associate head coach Sean ate impact for the Dukes. Hall tallied 9.6 points Feb. 27 at College of Charleston* 11:30 a.m. O’Regan (’03), assistant coach Jennifer Brown per game, third-most on the team, along with Mar. 2 WILLIAM & MARY* 2 p.m. (’07) and director of operations Tim Clark (’09). 3.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists. Destiny Jones Mar. 5 at Northeastern* 7 p.m. and Angela Mickens each notched 1.6 reWilliams rejoined the Dukes after a year Mar. 13-16 CAA Championship Tournament TBA bounds per game, complemented by 2.0 points on Longwood University’s staff. Previously, *Colonial Athletic Association game per game and 2.8 points per game, respectively. Williams was a two-year starter at JMU be+ Gulf Coast Showcase; Germain Arena, Estero, Fla. fore serving as a graduate assistant for the Back in the Line-Up % St. John’s Classic; Queens, N.Y. Dukes. Redshirt senior Nikki Newman returns to # JMU Invitational; Harrisonburg, Va. the court after taking a medical redshirt for
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stadium info ATM There are no ATMs in Bridgeforth Stadium. The closest is located at the bus shelter near the entrance to the Godwin parking lot.
Cameras/Video Cameras Still cameras are permitted for JMU football games; however, in no instance may photography interfere with access ways, aisles, or other guests’ enjoyment of the game. Video cameras are not permitted.
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Fans may recognize that special person’s birthday, anniversary, or other congratulatory announcements on the Bridgeforth Stadium/Zane Showker Field video board (JMVU). Additionally, JMU will include community service events on a scrolling list of upcoming community service events during the Community Service video piece during the game. For these types of announce-
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Recycling JMU Recycling is asking for your support in keeping the parking lots, tailgating areas, and athletic facilities clean by recycling your aluminum, glass and plastic. Recycling bins are strategically placed beside every trash can, so be looking for the recycling containers out there this year and “Get in the Game” RECYCLE!
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athletics director Jeff Bourne Athletics Director
Jeff Bourne is in his second decade as JMU’s athletics director, having already overseen a period of dramatic enhancements on behalf of all of the university’s student-athletes and coaches. At JMU, Bourne leads a program that is competitive within the Colonial Athletic Association as well as at regional and national levels and that has positioned itself to continue to play a major role in intercollegiate athletics. Bourne has overseen processes to ensure the academic, athletic and social success of all JMU student-athletes. In 2008-09, JMU celebrated an 80 percent graduation rate among its studentathletes, compared with JMU’s general student population rate of 81 percent. When Bourne arrived at JMU, the graduation rate among student-athletes was 71 percent and the overall student rate 79 percent. Annual fundraising has improved dramatically under Bourne’s leadership, with an overall increase of more than 400 percent during the past eight years. Studentathlete support services and facility improvements also have been highlights of the past 10 years. JMU enjoys a tremendous academic reputation nationally as evidenced by its continued placement among national and regional publications. For the 16th consecutive year the university ranked as the top public, master’s-level university in the South in the highly regarded annual poll on academic quality conducted by U.S. News & World Report for its guidebook, 2010 America’s Best Colleges. During Bourne’s tenure more than 1,000 conference academic honors have been given to JMU student-athletes, including CAA scholarathletes, CAA commissioner’s academic award winners and ECAC scholar-athletes of the year. JMU also has had four student-athletes receive NCAA post-graduate scholarships. Perhaps the best measure of success is the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate. JMU has ranked well above the NCAA minimum standard for each of the program’s rating periods, and no JMU teams have been subject to APR-related penalties. Seven of JMU’s 18 teams had APR scores ranking in at least the 90th percentile of their respective sports in the most-recent APR release, the greatest number reaching that mark among any of the 12 CAA institutions. Providing outstanding athletics facilities is a primary focus, and JMU will continue to make significant progress in this front during the coming year. In 2009-10, the new Veterans Memorial Stadium complex for baseball and softball was completed; work was recently completed in summer of 2011 on the first phase of the new University Park, including practice and competition facilities for soccer, lacrosse, track and field and cross country with field hockey to follow in the near future; and the $62 Million, 20-month process to renovate Bridgeforth Stadium/Zane Showker Field finished prior to the 2011 season. The football stadium expansion project increased seating at the facility to nearly 25,000 and featured major enhancements, including private suites and club level seating, improved concessions and restroom facilities, improved
lighting, and a new media facility. Under Bourne, JMU has developed an enhanced volunteer fundraising network and a point-priority system to recognize donor participation and has implemented programs to increase game attendance and address the needs of athletics infrastructure. These efforts have resulted in unprecedented levels of success in fundraising while driving football attendance to all-time records. Major program enhancements in student-athlete services and academic advising, sports medicine and strength and conditioning have added to the overall quality of the student-athlete experience as demonstrated in annual senior exit interviews and peer program evaluations. Annual evaluation and information data also is incorporated into a strategic planning and reporting process to enhance the organizational structure of the athletics division with the primary focus on meeting the needs of student-athletes and coaches. “We’re very proud of the accomplishments we’ve had and I am quite fortunate to work with and serve a tremendous group of coaches and a talented support team. We will continue to work together toward the common goals of ensuring the success of our student-athletes in all of their endeavors -- academically, athletically and socially,” Bourne said. “Our goals are to win conference championships and to advance our teams to post-season play while adhering to NCAA and conference guidelines and to graduate our student-athletes. “We continue to strengthen the infrastructure and facilities of the athletics program,” he said. “Our support centers and athletics personnel are dedicated to providing student-athletes with the best experience possible at the intercollegiate level. We also are extremely pleased with the construction of the Robert and Frances Plecker Athletic Performance Center, which benefits all of our student-athletes with state-of-the-art academic facilities and serves as an entrance and focal point for our football stadium. Other athletics facilities construction that is being planned and implemented on campus -immediately new baseball and softball stadiums and enhancement of our football facility and later upgrades for other programs -- will provide JMU with outstanding competition sites.” The Plecker Performance Center, which opened in 2005, is the first significant facility project funded primarily through private resources in JMU athletics’ history. The $10 million facility is adjacent to Bridgeforth Stadium/Zane Showker Field and features support areas for football and areas for entertaining during home football games and for JMU’s athletic hall of fame. Also included is the Challace
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McMillin Academic Center that benefits performers in all JMU sports programs. Advising and counseling for all of JMU student-athletes take place at the facility, which also includes an outstanding computer lab and strength training and sports medicine facilities. Bridgeforth Stadium/Zane Showker Field, the home of JMU’s football program, has a large electronic videoboard with live game action and video replay capabilities, an outstanding FieldTurf playing surface and an enhanced sound system added in recent years. Prior to arriving at JMU in 1999, Bourne served in several athletics roles at Virginia Tech from 1986-97 and was senior associate athletics director at Georgia Tech from 1997-99. At Georgia Tech, he supervised finance, marketing and promotions, ticketing, sports information, and radio and television broadcasts and production. He also was liaison to the Alexander-Tharpe fund, the university’s development arm, and administered baseball and golf. At Virginia Tech, he was associate athletics director during his final two years, and he cochaired a committee that reviewed gender equity at the school. The committee developed and implemented a plan that brought the school into compliance with federal guidelines and ranked it fifth nationally in compliance. A Salem, Va., native, Bourne was Virginia Tech’s athletics business manager and then associate athletics director for administration and finance. Bourne received his Bridgewater College degree in business administration and accounting in 1981 and completed his master’s degree in education and sports management at Virginia Tech in 1994. He worked for four years in public accounting and received his certification in public accountancy before moving to Virginia Tech, where he first was an internal auditor and a consultant to the athletic business office. He is a 1994 graduate of the Sports Management Institute Executive Program from the University of North Carolina and the University of Southern California. The Bourne family bleeds purple and gold. Bourne’s wife, the former Mary Lou Garber, is a Harrisonburg native and Bridgewater graduate. She serves as the Director of Technology Transfer at James Madison. Their children are also engrained at Madison, as son Jason is a 2011 graduate, Kyle is a JMU senior and future daughter-in-law Megan Martin graduated in 2012.
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athletics staff ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION LEADERS
Deputy Athletics Director
Associate AD, Student Athlete Services
Associate AD, Athletic Development
Associate AD, Compliance/ SWA
Associate AD, Sports Programs
John A. Martin
Dr. Robert Harmison
Assistant AD, Ticketing & Customer Relations
Assistant AD, Sports Medicine
Assistant AD, Communications
Assistant AD-Facilities and Events
Director of Sports Psychology
Director of Marketing
Faculty Athletics Representative
Director of Business Operations
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Head Coach Diving
Head Coach Men’s Basketball
Head Coach Women’s Basketball
Head Coach Women’s Softballll
Head Coach Men’s Golf
Head Coach Women’s Soccer
Head Coach Swimming & Diving
Head Coach Field Hockey
Head Coach Women’s Tennis
Head Coach Men’s Tennis
Head Coach Volleyball
Director of XC/ Track & Field
PROGRAM HEAD COACHES
Head Coach Track & Field
Head Coach Women’s Golf
Dr. Tom Martin
Head Coach Men’s Soccer
Head Coach Baseball
Head Coach Cheerleading
Head Coach Cross Country
Head Coach Lacrosse
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athletic affiliations Colonial Athletic Association Football
Since 1978, CAA Football members have accumulated 69 playoff berths, 18 Lambert Cups, 82 final top-25 rankings and 40 final top-10 rankings. Two National Championships, four NCAA Championship game appearances, eight NCAA semifinal appearances and more than 30 postseason wins in five years under the CAA Football banner...Unprecedented numbers in terms of Football Championship Subdivision success. CAA Football raised the profile of what was once the Yankee 2012 Standings Conference and later the Conference Overall Atlantic 10 Conference when W L W L it took the reins of the league Old Dominion 7 1 11 2 in 2007. Now five years into Richmond 6 2 8 3 the CAA’s leadership the New Hampshire 6 2 8 4 league has cemented itself as Villanova 6 2 8 4 an FCS power conference in Towson 6 2 7 4 terms of on-the-field success, James Madison 5 3 7 4 television exposure, marketMaine 4 4 5 6 ability and success of its playDelaware 2 6 5 6 ers at the next level. William and Mary 1 7 2 9 The conference continued Rhode Island 0 8 0 11 its stonghold in the national Georgia State 0 0 1 10 polls, showing at least seven teams ranked over a six-week stretch. In the Oct. 17 release of The Sports Network Top-25, a record nine CAA Football programs were ranked between No. 9 and No. 22. CAA Football ended the 2011 season with a national-best six teams among both Top-25 polls. The league has earned 80 total playoff berths, including 37 in the last 10 seasons. Getting into the playoffs isn’t where the success stops, as evidenced by 52 playoff wins since 2002. CAA Football has continued to make its presence felt at the national level by placing eight teams in the national semifinal round over the last five seasons, and advancing a team to the national title game four of the last five years. New Hampshire linebacker Matt Evans, Towson head coach Rob Ambrose and his rookie running back Terrance West helped CAA Football take home three of the four top national honors from The Sports Network. Evans, a junior in 2011, became the league’s third Buck Buchanan National Defensive Player of the Year. Adding the honors won by Ambrose, Evans and West gives CAA Football a total of 22 individual accolades accumulated by standouts from the league. Among the award winners, James Madison linebacker Derrick Lloyd (2001) and defensive lineman Arthur Moats (2009) each received the Buck Buchanan Award prior to Evans’ honor in 2011. Additionally James Madison’s Mickey Matthews (1999 & 2008) is the only two-time winner of the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year Award, as the league has garnered the honor six times. Success beyond the collegiate playing field can be measured in numerous ways. CAA Football has had 100 players drafted by NFL franchises dating back to 1948. A total of 26 players have been selected in the draft over the last 10 years, including the league’s second-highest draft pick ever -- former Delaware Blue Hen quarterback Joe Flacco (18th overall to the Baltimore Ravens in 2008). The league has also excelled in graduating student-athletes as 10 programs have earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards over the last three years for ranking among the Top 10 percent of the FCS in the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rating system. The CAA Football geographic footprint will encompass much of the East Coast during the 2012 season with schools located from Maine to Georgia. This season’s members include Delaware, Georgia State, James Madison, Maine, New Hampshire, Old Dominion, Rhode Island, Richmond, Towson, Villanova and William and Mary. While CAA Football officially began March 1, 2007, its roots date back more than 60 years. On December 3, 1946, the Code of the Yankee Conference went into effect. Established as an all-sports conference for the New England land grant colleges, the six charter members included Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Upon the formation of Division I-AA football in 1978, the league disbanded all sports except football. Delaware and Richmond were admitted to the conference in 1986, Villanova was added in 1988 and James Madison, Northeastern and William and Mary joined the league in 1993. The Atlantic 10 assumed operation control of the conference from 1997-2006, with Hofstra becoming part of the league in 2001 and Towson joining the group in 2004.
NCAA Division I Championship Subdivision
In the NCAA’s Football Championship Subdivision, JMU competes with approximately 120 teams and is eligible for a 20-team playoff. First-round playoff games are Nov. 24 and the title game Jan. 5, 2013 in Frisco, Texas. The first four rounds are at campus sites. Ten leagues have automatic playoff bids -- the CAA, Big Sky, Big South, Gateway, Mid-Eastern, Northeastern, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, and Southland -- and 10 spots are filled by at-large entries. Division I-AA had its first playoff in 1978. NCAA FCS The playoffs from Champions 1978-80 included four 1978 Florida A&M teams. Eight took part 1979 Eastern Kentucky in 1981, and the field 1980 Boise State went to 12 in 1982 and 1981 Idaho State to 16 in 1986. The last 1982 Eastern Kentucky expansion to 20 teams occurred in 2012, with 1983 Southern Illinois expansion to 24 teams expected in the near 1984 Montana State future. 1985 Georgia Southern This year’s title game will be the second 1986 Georgia Southern straight at Pizza Hut Park, home of FC Dallas 1987 Northeast Louisiana of Major League Soccer, after Chattanooga’s 1988 Furman Max Finley Stadium/Davenport Field held the 1989 Georgia Southern event for 15 years. CAA teams, past and pres1990 Georgia Southern ent, have won five national titles – Villanova 1991 Youngstown State in 2009, Richmond in 2008, JMU in 2004, 1992 Marshall Delaware in 2003 and Massachusetts in 1998. 1993 Youngstown State ESPN televises the playoffs’ semifinal and 1994 Youngstown State championship rounds. In 2004 for the first 1995 Montana time one semifinal game was played on 1996 Marshall Friday evening and the other on Saturday af1997 Youngstown State ternoon. The title game takes place on Friday 1998 Massachusetts 1999 Georgia Southern evening. 2000 Georgia Southern Towson’s CAA Football championship made 2001 Montana it one of five CAA Football programs to earn 2002 Western Kentucky a berth in the 2011 NCAA Championship field, 2003 Delaware a mark no other FCS conference has ever 2004 JMU equaled. James Madison and Old Dominion 2005 Appalachian State each garnered first round playoff victories 2006 Appalachian State helping CAA Football make up five of the final 2007 Appalachian State 16 teams in the NCAA’s second round. Maine 2008 Richmond went on the road and topped perennial power 2009 Villanova Appalachian State in the second round, but 2010 Eastern Washington the remaining four (James Madison, New 2011 North Dakota State Hampshire, Old Dominion and Towson) all 2012 North Dakota State stumbled. The Black Bears’ season ended the next weekend when it lost at Georgia Southern in the NCAA quarterfinal round.
2012 Playoffs First Round
South Dakota St. 58, Eastern Illinois 10 Bethune-Cookman 14, Coastal Carolina 24 Stony Brook 20, Villanova 10 Wagner 31, Colgate 20
North Dakota St. 28, South Dakota St. 3 Wofford 23, New Hampshire 7 Georgia Southern 24, Central Ark. 16 Old Dominion 63, Coastal Carolina 35 Montana State 16, Stony Brook 10 Sam Houston St. 18, Cal Poly 16 Appalachian St. 37, Illinois State 38 Eastern Washington 29, Wagner 19
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North Dakota St. 14, Wofford 7 Georgia Southern 49, Old Dominion 35 Montana State 16, Sam Houston St. 34 Illinois State 35, Eastern Washington 51
North Dakota St. 23, Ga. Southern 20 Sam Houston St. 45, E. Washington 42
North Dakota State 39, Sam Houston State 13
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marching royal dukes Marching Royal Dukes “And now, presenting ‘Virginia’s Finest,’ The James Madison University Marching Royal Dukes!” This familiar announcement begins each exciting halftime as one of America’s premier collegiate marching bands takes the field with its exciting music and fast-paced drill maneuvers. The 450-member Marching Royal Dukes have come from humble beginnings in 1972 (the first year of JMU football) to quickly move to the fast track of college bands in America. Among their many awards and performances, the MRDs have performed at NFL games in Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Washington. In 1983 they were the featured halftime show for the NFC title game between Washington and Dallas. They have been performers for Walt Disney Productions and several times have been the premier band for the Richmond Christmas Parade. In 1988 and 1991, they were the featured exhibition at the Bands of America Grand National Championships. In 1994 the John Philip Sousa Foundation named the Dukes recipients of the Sudler Trophy, known as the “Heisman Trophy of college marching bands.” In 1997 and 2001, they were featured in the inaugural parades for Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. In 2002 and 2006 they performed at the inauguration ceremonies for Virginia Governors Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. The band has established a strong tradition as ambassadors of the university and community. It took its first European tour in 1997 and performed for the closing ceremonies of the 700th anniversary of the Grimaldi Family in Monaco. In December 2000 the Dukes performed at a New Year’s celebration in Athens before an audience of more than 500,000; in 2001 they performed in the 75th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City; and in December of 2003 they were the featured band for the New Year’s celebration in Dublin. During the 2004 season, the Marching Royal Dukes traveled with the JMU football team to perform at the NCAA Division I-AA championship game in Chattanooga, Tenn. The band returned to Dublin for its second New Year’s performance in December 2006 and returned to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2008. The MRDs will take their fifth trip abroad in 2010 as they will travel to London and Paris. The program is supported by the Yamaha Corporation and Zildjian Cymbals and has been used in the international advertising campaigns for both firms. The band is directed by Scott D. Rikkers and Chad Reep is the assistant director. Rick Deloney is the director of marching percussion, Ryan Jonker is a percussion instructor and Michael Overman is the percussion front ensemble instructor. Carly Philp and Erin Fairchild are the colorguard instructors, while Julia Urban is the coach of the Dukettes. The JMU band program is also staffed by administrative assistant Connie Driscoll, graduate assistants and a student staff of more than 70 JMU students representing almost every department on campus.
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bridgeforth stadium Bridgeforth Stadium/ Zane Showker Field •
Bridgeforth Stadium/Zane Showker Field, a 24,877-seat lighted facility in the center of campus, features a FieldTurf playing surface, a state-ofthe-art support facility in the south end zone, and a 24-by-60 videoboard above the south end zone. Construction began following the 2009 season and was completed prior to the 2011 campaign on a project that expands Bridgeforth Stadium/Zane Showker Field’s seating capacity to 24,877. Updated turf was installed prior to the 2013 season. Enhanced seating, with a club level and suites a second deck on the stadium’s west side, and a new media facility has been included. Permanent seating has been installed in the north end zone, and improved fan amenities are available as the $62.5 million project is completed. The stadium is named for William E. Bridgeforth of Winchester, Va., a longtime JMU supporter and board of visitors member whose family remains very active with JMU. The playing field is named for Harrisonburg-area businessman Zane Showker, a longtime JMU supporter and university board rector and for whom JMU’s business school facility is named. The stadium was originally constructed in three phases. A synthetic playing surface was installed in 1973-74, the east stands (near Godwin Hall, JMU’s athletics/kinesiology facility) in 1975 and the previous west stands in 1981.
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plecker center Robert & Frances Plecker Athletic Performance Center • Named in honor of Robert & Frances Plecker • A $10 million state-of-the-art athletic support facility • 7,000-square foot strength and conditioning center with flat-screen televisions for individual instruction • 5,000-square foot sports medicine facility • Computer lab with more than 30 work stations • Tutoring and small group meeting facilities • JMU’s athletic hall of fame • Student-athlete lounge
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key football dates July 17, 1972
Athletic director Dean Ehlers announced that JMU would start football in 1972 and named Challace McMillin head coach. JMU played five games, including two with junior varsity teams and two with military schools. Most of the 1972 team was recruited from the school’s fall registration lines.
The 8-4 Dukes returned to the playoffs for the second straight year and were nationally ranked in every poll during the season by The Sports Network.
The Atlantic 10 Football Conference assumed the Yankee Conference’s operations
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Oct. 7, 1972
Challace McMillin, JMU's first head coach, confers with a player during the Dukes' first football game in 1972
varsity and military teams.
JMU lost 6-0 to Shepherd’s junior varsity in its first game, played on what is now a practice field adjacent to Godwin Hall. The game was to have been played at Harrisonburg High School but wasn’t because of wet conditions. JMU finished 1972 with a 0-4-1 record and without scoring.
Sept. 22, 1973
JMU posted its first win, 34-8 over Anne Arundel (Md.) Community College at Harrisonburg High School. JMU finished the year 4-5, again playing mostly junior
John Kent (79) and coaches Brent Good (left) and Challace McMillin celebrate JMU's 1982 win at Virginia
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JMU announced it would offer 25 scholarships in 1979. Quarterback Frankie Walker and fullback Joe Curro, transfers from Lees-McRae (N.C.) College, were announced as JMU’s first scholarship signees Jan. 17, 1979.
JMU was 8-3 and appeared in the Division I-AA top 20 poll for seven straight weeks, reaching ninth midway through the season. JMU defeated Virginia 21-17 in Charlottesville (Sept. 18), the Dukes’ first win over a Division I-A opponent.
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Sept. 21, 1974
JMU began its first varsity season with a 24-22 win at Washington and Lee.
Oct. 12, 1974
JMU beat Bridgewater 41-13 in the first game at Bridgeforth Stadium/Zane Showker Field. An astroturf field had been completed during the 1973-74 school year, and temporary seating was used until 1975.
Wide receiver Gary Clark became the first JMU player drafted 0by a professional football team when Jacksonville made him its first choice (sixth pick overall) in the United States Football League draft. Jacksonville was an expansion team, and he was its initial draft choice.
Dec. 20, 1984
Joe Purzycki became JMU’s second head coach, replacing Challace McMillin.
April 29, 1986
Sept. 18, 1976
JMU was 9-0-1 with a season-opening scoreless tie at Glenville (W.Va.) its only blemish. JMU won the Virginia College Athletic Association title and won seven straight games by seven or fewer points. JMU beat Towson 28-26 at home, raising its record to 3-0 and its winning streak to 12 games and earning a tie for first place (with C.W. Post) in the NCAA Division III poll.
Sept. 25, 1976
Linebacker Charles Haley, JMU’s initial Division I-AA first-team All-America, became the first Duke selected in the National Football League draft (fourth round, San Francisco). JMU enjoyed its most successful scholarship season to date, going 9-3 and reaching the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs for the first time. JMU was nationally ranked for nine straight weeks and was ranked as high as third.
JMU played in the first Division III regular-season game televised by a major network (ABC), losing 21-14 at Hampden-Sydney.
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Oct. 14, 1978
JMU’s Board of Visitors unanimously approved moving football to Division I. The Board met in Williamsburg, where JMU lost 32-7 to William and Mary in its first game with an in-state Division I foe. JMU Frankie Walker was went to Division II in 1979 and among JMU's first to Division I-AA in 1980.
Nov. 11, 1978
JMU won 42-12 at Emory and Henry to finish the year 8-2 and ranked ninth nationally in Division III.
Rip Scherer became JMU’s third head coach, replacing Joe Purzycki. The 9-4 Dukes reached the second round of the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs for the first time. They were nationally ranked for nine straight weeks, and they beat four nationally ranked opponents, three on the road.
JMU won 17-12 at Davidson, its first win over a Division I foe.
group of football scholarship signees in 1979
Mickey Matthews became JMU’s fifth head coach. He was introduced at a March 22 press conference, and he succeeded Alex Wood, who resigned March 15 to accept a coaching assistant’s position with the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings.
JMU first played in the Yankee Conference after joining the league in 1991.
JMU set a team record for wins (10-3 record) and reached the second round of the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs for the second time. JMU was nationally ranked for 10 of the regular-season’s last 11 weeks and beat four of five ranked foes it faced.
Jan. 23, 1995
Alex Wood became JMU’s fourth head coach, replacing Rip Scherer, who became head coach at Memphis.
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JMU tied for the Atlantic 10 title, its first Division I crown, and returned to the NCAA playoffs. Mickey Matthews was the Division I-AA coach of the year by The Sports Network; Curtis Keaton was the Atlantic 10 offensive player of the year and a fourth-round draft choice by the Cincinnati Bengals; and Chris Morant was the Atlantic 10 defensive player of the year.
JMU’s Delvin Joyce became the first Division I-AA player to reach the 1,000-yard career mark in each of the statistical categories of rushing (1,260), receiving (1,009), kickoff returns (1,902) and punt returns (1,488).
JMU linebacker Derrick Lloyd won the Buck Buchanan Award, sponsored by The Sports Network, as Division I-AA’s top defensive player.
June 6, 2003
Ground was broken on the on the Robert and Frances Plecker Athletic Performance Facility adjacent to Bridgeforth Stadium/Zane Showker Field.
JMU won the NCAA Division I-AA national title by beating Montana 31-21 Dec. 17 in Chattanooga, Tenn. The 13-2 Dukes set a team record for wins and became the first Division I-AA team to win three Mickey Matthews was road playoff games durDivision I-AA national ing the same season. coach of the year in 1999, Mickey Matthews 2004, 2008 was Division I-AA coach of the year by the American Football Coaches Association.
The 9-3 Dukes made their second playoff appearance in three seasons and were nationally ranked in every poll during the season by The Sports Network, including in the top 10 in the final seven polls.
The Colonial Athletic Association assumed the Atlantic 10’s operations. The 8-4 Dukes made their third NCAA playoff appearance in four seasons and were nationally ranked in every poll during the season by The Sports Network and the FCS coaches.
JMU won the CAA title with an 8-0 record, was the top seed for the NCAA playoffs, and finished 12-2. The playoff appearance was the team’s fourth in five seasons and Mickey Matthews was national coach of the year by The Sports Network and Liberty Mutual.
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2004 nATIonAL TITLE James Madison University football in 2004 made history at the team and national levels. The 13-2 Dukes won the NCAA Division I-AA title with a playoff effort that became increasingly impressive as the postseason progressed. JMU took the national crown without hosting a playoff game, becoming the first Division I-AA team to win three playoff road contests in a season. JMU won with depth and balance, consistent play that included Division I-AA’s secondranked run defense (86.8 yards per game), good special teams play, and an offense that developed a powerful running attack and avoided mistakes. The Dukes won seven games by 10 or fewer points and were particularly effective late in contests. JMU won 17-0 at Villanova after a scoreless first 36 minutes and beat Massachusetts 28-7 after a scoreless first 40 minutes. The Dukes won 24-20 at Maine with a touchdown with 0:48 left and beat Delaware 20-13 with an 87-yard punt return for a score with 3:04 left and by stopping the Hens after they had a firstdown-and-goal situation from the three during the next drive. After tying for the Atlantic 10 title (7-1 record), JMU was disappointed not to get a home playoff game. However, the Dukes responded with a 14-13 first-round win at Lehigh and then won by the same score at Furman, driving 74 yards during the final 5:11 for the decisive touchdown. JMU avenged its lone Division I-AA loss of the year by winning 48-34 at William & Mary in a nationally televised (ESPN) Friday night game and beat Montana 31-21 for the NCAA title the following Friday in Chattanooga, Tenn., before another national television audience. The Dukes took a 21-0 lead at William & Mary, fell behind 26-21 early in the second half, and then dominated play with 28 straight points in an 18-minute period. JMU was equally effective during the last three quarters against Montana, running for 314 yards overall and holding the ball for 36:13 of the game’s 60 minutes. JMU’s play helped Mickey Matthews gain Division I-AA coach of the year honors from the American Football Coaches Association, and several Dukes received major awards. Offensive guard Matt Magerko and free safety Tony LeZotte led the award recipients. Magerko was first-team All-America by Associated Press, and LeZotte was first-team by I-AA.org, second team by Associated Press and Football Weekly and third-team by The Sports Network. Linebacker Kwynn Walton was third-team All-America by The Sports Network, and safety Rodney McCarter was a Football Foundation All-America. LeZotte was the Atlantic 10 co-rookie of the year. Tailback Raymond Hines was team MVP after running for 1,038 yards. He became a starter at midseason when Alvin Banks and Maurice Fenner were hurt and became only the fourth Duke to run for 1,000 yards during a season. Fenner (117 yards at William & Mary, 164 vs. Montana) and Banks (88 yards vs. Montana) stepped back into the spotlight for the final two playoff games after Hines was hurt at William & Mary. Quarterback Justin Rascati threw for 2,045 yards and 14 touchdowns, ran for 10 scores, and was intercepted only five times in 283 passes. Team defensive MVP Trey Townsend and Walton as linebackers, LeZotte, and McCarter led the defense. LeZotte set a team freshman record with 144 tackles, Townsend had 102 tackles and five interceptions, McCarter had 92 stops, and Walton had 88 tackles. Cornerback Clint Kent, who had 73 tackles for the season, returned an interception 69 yards for a score at Wiliam & Mary and sealed JMU’s title-game win over Montana with an interception.
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2004 JMU Results
JMU 62, Lock Haven 7 JMU 17, Villanova 0 West Virginia 45, JMU 10 JMU 31, Hofstra 21 JMU 28, Massachusetts 7 JMU 24, Maine 20 JMU 26, Richmond 20 JMU 41, VMI 10 JMU 20, Delaware 13 William & Mary 27, JMU 24 JMU 31, Towson 17 JMU 14, Lehigh 13 JMU 14, Furman 13 JMU 48, William & Mary 34 JMU 31, Montana 21
football hall of fame Woody Bergeria (1974-77) Defensive Line
Kodak first-team All-America and JMU’s defensive MVP in 1977… key player on JMU’s 9-0-1 team in 1975.
Ron Stith (1973-76) Running Back
Ran for 2,308 yards and 23 TDs while sharing time with hall of famer Bernard Slayton… member of JMU’s 9-0-1 team in 1975.
Les Branich (1972-76) Quarterback
Quarterback on JMU’s first four teams, including its 9-0-1 squad in 1975… All-Virginia in 1974.
Charles Haley (1982-85) Linebacker
JMU’s career tackles leader and first Division I-AA first-team All-America and NFL draftee (San Francisco, 1986)… first five-time Super Bowl winner.
Bernard Slayton (1973-76) Running Back
Ran for 2,161 yards and 21 TDs while sharing time with hall of famer Ron Stith… member of JMU’s 9-0-1 team in 1975.
Challace McMillin (1972-84) Coach
Led JMU for 13 years, starting the program and rebuilding it at the scholarship level… had a 64-52-1 JMU record.
Mike Cawley (1993-95) Quarterback
Led the Dukes to two NCAA playoff appearances in 1994 and 1995… set JMU season passing records during each of his three seasons… drafted by the Indianapolis Colts.
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football hall of fame Gary Clark (1980-83) Wide Receiver
Had 155 JMU receptions and more than 600 professional catches, mostly with the Washington Redskins with whom he won two Super Bowls.
Curtis Keaton (1998-99) Quarterback
Set and matched multiple school records during his JMU career… Atlantic 10 and ECAC Offensive Player of the Year in 1999… selected in the fourth round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.
Warren Marshall (1982-86) Running Back
JMU’s career (4,168) and game (264) rushing yards leader… had 20 100-yard games and three 1,000-yard years.
Eupton Jackson (1987-90) Safety
Team captain, state defensive player of the year and named to four All-America first teams as a 1990 senior… member of JMU’s 1987 playoff team… had 362 career tackles.
Eriq Williams (1989-92)
Scott Norwood (1978-81)
Started all four seasons, earning the job midway through his redshirt freshman season… Holds JMU’s career record for total offense with 7,678 yards and career rushing touchdowns with 32… Also is the leader in combined rushing/passing touchdowns with 72… Third on JMU’s career passing yards and career touchdown passes lists and fourth on career scoring list.
Had 32 JMU field goals, including 15 in 1980… allpro with the Buffalo Bills with whom he scored more than 600 points.
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Tony Booth (1995-98) Safety
Recorded 292 career tackles with nine interceptions and five tackles for loss… Honored as a First Team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation and Third Team Associated Press All-American in 1998… Earned First Team AP and Second Team Sports Network AllAmerica honors in 1997… His eight interceptions in 1997 set a JMU single-season mark… Named First Team All-Atlantic 10 in 1997 and 1998… Drafted in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL draft by the Carolina Panthers.
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hall of fame JMU’s Athletic Hall of Fame honors individuals who by excellence of their athletic achievements or their connection with athletics as a competitor, coach, administrator or interested individual have brought recognition and esteem to themselves and JMU. Individuals nominated for their athletic achievements must have made significant contributions to the JMU program as members of a varsity team and have earned a baccalaureate degree from JMU or left the university in good academic standing. JMU coaches, JMU administrators, and other individuals who have distinguished themselves in various athletics-related activities may be considered. Included may be JMU alumni who have brought distinction to the university and non-JMU alumni who have distinguished themselves in JMU athletics-related areas. Individuals nominated for their achievements as student-athletes are eligible for consideration for induction following a period of 10 years after competing. Individuals nominated for their contributions as employees of JMU may be considered three years after honorable termination of employment from the university. Others may be considered as deemed appropriate by the selection committee. Nominations may be made at any time but must be received by Sept. 30 for consideration during that academic year. Nominations should be made to JMU Athletic Hall of Fame, Athletics Communications, MSC 0404, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807. Nominations should be in the form of a letter that documents the credentials for the individual to be considered for induction. JMU’s Athletic Hall of Fame members include the following:
Mary Lou Carroll ’56
Mendy Childress ’79
Field Hockey, Basketball, High School Coach
Katherine Johnson ’77 Althea Loose Johnston Alan Mayer ’74 Billy Sample ’77
Janet McCullough Gerard ’83
Christine Shelton ’70
Basketball, Field Hockey, Tennis
Basketball, Field Hockey, Swimming, Sports Psychologist Archery
George Toliver ’73 Basketball
Gracie VanDyck ’47
Basketball, Field Hockey, High School Coach
Dr. Ronald Carrier
L. Leotus Morrison
Administrator, Coach Basketball, Field Hockey
Scott Norwood ’82 Football
Pat Dosh ’78 Basketball
Ray Laroche ’75 Soccer
Dee McDonough ’73 Field Hockey, Lacrosse
Susan Shreckhise Slater ’83 Track & Field
Ron Stith ’77 Football
Dzalya Manns ’89
Sherman Dillard ’78
Robert W. Ryder ’75
Les Branich ’76
Dorothy V. Harris ’53
Julianne Hull Elicker ’79
Billy Sample (‘77)
Maria Grosz-Pope ’81 Coach Football, Cross Country, Track & Field
Charles Haley ’86 Football
Carol Horton ’68
Administrator, Coach Fencing
Administrator, Coach Basketball, Cross Country
Sydney Beasley ’88 Basketball
Floretta Jackson ’87 Basketball
Bernard Slayton ’77 Football
Linton Townes ’82 Basketball
Marjorie Berkley ’45
Field Hockey, Lacrosse Track & Field
Dan Ruland ’83 Basketball
Warren Marshall ’87 Football
Shelia Moorman Coach Basketball
Sandy Wilson ’87 Field Hockey
Juli Speights Henner ’92
Bob Vanderwarker Coach Soccer
Kim Arehart ’90 Archery
Lorenzo Bundy ’82 Baseball
Linton Townes ’82
Woody Bergeria ’78 Football
Julie Franken ’87 Basketball
Coach Field Hockey
Adam Wheatcroft ’04 Archery
Charles “Lefty” Driesell Coach Basketball
Steve Hood ’91
Mark Carnevale ’82
Tiombé Hurd ’95
Coach Basketball Golf
Linton Townes (’82)
Cross Country, Track & Field Basketball, Field Hockey High School Steve Stielper ’80 Coach, Official Basketball
Pat Dean ’ 61
Floretta Jackson (’87)
Jeff Bowyer ’87
Swimming & Diving
Cindy Gilbert-Bevilacqua ’84
Gary Clark ’84 Football
Track & Field
Basketball, Field Hockey High School Coach
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Alan Mayer (‘74)
Mark Gabriele ’95 Swimming & Diving
Alisa Harris ’88 Basketball
Matt Holthaus ’95 Track & Field
Carole Thate ’96 Field Hockey
Jim Barbe ‘77 Baseball
Brent S. Bennett ‘95 Soccer
Eupton C. Jackson ‘91 Football
Diane Buch Traynor ‘88 Field Hockey, Lacrosse
Gary Butler ’73 Basketball
E. Ashley Williamson ’96 Soccer
Kaarlo Kankkunen ’95 Soccer
Nora Maguire White ’92 Lacrosse
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Dr. Ronald E. Carrier
Lynn Craun ’82
Missy Dudley-Heft ’89
Bethany Eigel ’00
Todd Winterfeldt ’78)
Aimee Vaughan Sharp
Cross Country/Track & Field
Eileen Arnaldo ‘11
Women’s Soccer, Lacrosse Cross Country/Track & Field
Samantha Bates Floyd ‘98
Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field
Lindsay Collingwood ‘00
Ryan Frost ‘97
Clyde Hoy ‘82
Cindy Slagle Flickinger
Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe ‘97
Patrick McSorley ‘96
Men’s Swimming & Diving
Cross Country/Track & Field
Men’s Swimming & Diving, Coach
Cross Country/Track & Field Cross Country/Track & Field Football
Ryan Frost (‘10)
JW Mitchell Baseball
Tony Booth Football
Jess Marion Lacrosse
Paul Morina ‘12
Track and Field
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athletic facilities James Madison University has made a commitment to its athletics program and the facilities needed to give the teams the best opportunity to succeed in the conference, regionally and nationally. • Godwin Hall houses a 5,000-seat gymnasium, an 800-seat natatorium and areas for strength training and indoor practices. • Facilities also include the 7,156-seat JMU Convocation Center for basketball and a lighted field hockey/track and field complex with a synthetic playing surface. • JMU’s baseball and softball programs began play in the spring of 2010 in the new Veterans Memorial Stadium complex, a lighted facility that provides an outstanding playing venue for each program. The new complex includes new stadiums with top-of-the line amenities and press box as well as new offices, locker rooms and indoor practice facilities in the adjacent Memorial Hall. • The golf programs enjoy two new on-campus shortgame practice facilities, including an indoor facility with video analysis, chipping and putting areas as well as an outdoor facility that includes driving ability as well as chipping and putting greens with a variety of terrain to give the teams the ability to practice in short time frames. • Construction was recently completed on University Park off Port Republic Road, which has recreation facilities as well as practice and competition facilities for men’s and women’s soccer, women’s lacrosse and women’s track and field in the fall of 2012, with an eventual expansion for field hockey at the facility.
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Central Connecticut St. . . . . W, 38-14 at Akron. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 33-35 Saint Francis (Pa.). . . . . . . . . W, 24-20 Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 34-7 at Delaware*. . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 22-29 Albany*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 40-13 Richmond* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 38-31 at Willam & Mary* . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-17 Villanova*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:30 p.m. at New Hampshire*. . . . . 12:30 p.m. Stony Brook*. . . . . . . . . . . . 3:30 p.m. at Towson*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:30 p.m.
Jacksonville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 51-35 Delaware State. . . . . . . . . . . W, 42-21 at Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-51 Wagner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m. James Madison*. . . . . . . . . . W, 29-22 at Maine*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 28-62 Albany*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 33-30 at Rhode Island*. . . . . . . . . . W, 35-13 at Towson*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. William and Mary*. . . . . . . . . . 3 p.m. Richmond* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. at Villanova*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA
at Rhode Island*. . . . . . . . . . . W, 24-0 at Buffalo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . L-5ot, 23-26 at Villanova*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-35 Towson* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 21-35 Bryant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 21-13 at Colgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 27-3 New Hampshire* . . . . . . . . . . L, 13-31 at Maine*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:30 p.m. Richmond* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. at James Madison* . . . . . . . . . 3 p.m. Albany*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m.
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at UCF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 0-37 James Madison. . . . . . . . . . . W, 35-33 at Michigan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 24-28 Louisiana-Lafayette . . . . . . . . L, 14-31 at Bowling Green*. . . . . . . . . L, 14-31 Ohio*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-43 at Northern Illinois*. . . . . . . L, 20-27 at Miami (Ohio)*. . . . . . . . . . W, 24-17 Ball State*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 24-42 Kent State* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:30 p.m. at Massachusetts* . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. Toledo* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA
at Central Michigan. . . . . . . . L, 21-24 Colgate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 53-23 at Lehigh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 27-34 at Towson*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 28-44 Rhode Island*. . . . . . . . . . . . W, 59-19 Villanova*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 29-28 at Stony Brook* . . . . . . . . . . W, 31-13 at William and Mary*. . . . . 1:30 p.m. James Madison*. . . . . . . . 12:30 p.m. at Albany*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:30 p.m. Maine*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m.
at Connecticut. . . . . . . . . . . . W, 33-18 at Holy Cross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 49-7 Delaware State. . . . . . . . . . . . W, 49-7 at North Carolina Central. . . W, 35-17 at Stony Brook* . . . . . . . . . . W, 35-21 New Hampshire* . . . . . . . . . W, 44-28 Villanova*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 35-45 at Albany*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 44-17 at Richmond* . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 48-32 Delaware*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. at William and Mary*. . . . . 1:30 p.m. James Madison. . . . . . . . . . 3:30 p.m.
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at Duquesne . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 24-35 at Colgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 37-34 Rhode Island*. . . . . . . . . . . L-ot, 13-19 Central Connecticut State. . . . L, 17-20 at Old Dominion . . . . . . . . . . L, 10-66 at James Madison* . . . . . . . . L, 13-40 at Delaware*. . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 30-33 Towson* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 17-44 at Richmond* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 p.m. Maine*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:30 p.m. New Hampshire* . . . . . . . . 3:30 p.m. at Stony Brook . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m.
VMI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 34-0 at NC State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 21-23 at Gardner-Webb. . . . . . . . . . . L, 10-12 Liberty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 35-14 Maine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 37-45 at James Madison* . . . . . . . . L, 31-38 at Rhode Island*. . . . . . . . . . . L, 10-12 Towson* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 32-48 Albany*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 p.m. at Stony Brook* . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. at Delaware*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. William and Mary*. . . . . . . . . . 4 p.m.
at Boston College. . . . . . . . . . L, 14-24 at Fordham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 24-27 Stony Brook*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 35-6 Penn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 35-6 William and Mary*. . . . . . . . W, 20-16 at Towson*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 45-35 at New Hampshire*. . . . . . . L, 28-29 Maine*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 35-37 at James Madison* . . . . . . 2:30 p.m. at Rhode Island*. . . . . . . . 12:30 p.m. Delaware*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA
Central Connecticut St.
Saint Francis (Pa.)
William & Mary
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at James Madison . . . . . . . . . L, 14-38 at Lehigh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . L-2ot, 44-51 Holy Cross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 21-52 at Albany (N.Y.). . . . . . . . . . . W, 20-17 at Rhode Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-42 Saint Francis (Pa.)*. . . . . . . . W, 38-29 at Sacred Heart*. . . . . . . . . . L, 36-59 Salve Regina. . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 47-13 at Wagner* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. Robert Morris* . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. at Duquesne* . . . . . . . . . . 12:10 p.m. Bryant* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m.
at Georgia Southern. . . . . . . . L, 17-59 at James Madison . . . . . . . . . L, 20-24 Lincoln College. . . . . . . . . . . . W, 38-7 Fordham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 20-38 at Central Connecticut St.* . . L, 29-38 Monmouth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 28-10 Sacred Heart*. . . . . . . . . . . . W, 24-10 at Duquesne* . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:10 p.m. at Bryant* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. Wagner* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. Robert Morris* . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m.
Charlotte Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 23
Campbell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 52-7 Chowan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 47-7 North Carolina Central. . . . . . L, 13-40 at James Madison . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-34 at Presbyterian . . . . . . . . . . . W, 45-21 Gardner-Webb. . . . . . . . . . . . W, 53-51 UNC Pembroke. . . . . . . . . . . L, 22-43 at Charleston Southern . . . . . L, 14-36 at Coastal Carolina. . . . . . . . . . 3 p.m. Wesley College. . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. at Morehead State . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m.
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at West Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . L, 17-24 Hampton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 31-7 at Lafayette. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 34-6 Rhode Island*. . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 20-0 at Villanova*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 16-20 Penn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 27-14 at Maine*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 20-34 James Madison*. . . . . . . . . . . W, 17-7 New Hampshire* . . . . . . . . 1:30 p.m. at Delaware*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 p.m. Towson* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:30 p.m. at Richmond* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 p.m.
LACROSSE PREPS FOR NEW SEASON On Oct. 6, James Madison lacrosse took part in the fourth annual Play for Parkinson’s Lacrosse Series hosted by Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va. The two-day, invitation-only tournament showcased top men’s and women’s programs from the east coast in an effort to raise money and awareness for Parkinson’s disease and research. The five women’s programs that competed alongside JMU on day two of the event were Duke, Georgetown, Maryland, Penn State and Towson. The Dukes entered the series after Northwestern was unable to compete. “We are really appreciative that they (tournament organizers) thought of JMU,” head coach Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe said. “We [were able] to compete against programs that really [gave] us some high level competition and [gave] us some really good insight as to what our strengths and weaknesses might be early on in the season.” The Dukes faced off against Georgetown, the No. 6 seed in the 2013 NCAA women’s lacrosse championship tournament, and Maryland, last year’s No. 1 overall seed and national runner-up.
The Play for Parkinson’s Lacrosse Series is sponsored by the ProjectSpark Foundation, which was founded by former Princeton lacrosse player Christian Cook and his sister, Lauren, after their mother was diagnosed with the disease.
“The real focus is to raise awareness, educate people and to help financially support Parkinson’s research,” Klaes-Bawcombe stated. “It’s unfortunate that people in our community have to live life with these obstacles.” ProjectSpark is dedicated to eradicating Parkinson’s disease and improving the quality of life for those suffering from the disease and their loved ones. The foundation works with other institutions in hopes of finding a cure for Parkinson’s. Nearly $200,000 has been raised for this foundation through the Play for Parkinson’s series over the past three years. NEW LOOK, NEW YEAR The 2014 Dukes have a different look to them, both on the bench and on the field. On the bench, JMU welcomed a new assistant coach after the departure of associate head coach Katie Linnertz to Notre Dame. “Anytime you lose people, it’s a challenge,” Klaes-Bawcombe admitted. “But we see it as an opportunity to make change, to freshen up the program and, most importantly, surround ourselves with people who have competed at the highest level, and in comes Emily Garrity.” Garrity is a 2013 graduate of North Carolina where she was a two-time captain on the Tar Heels’ lacrosse team, the 2013 NCAA champions. During her college career, she was named a Synapse Sports All-American and placed on the Tewaaraton Award Watch List (nation’s top player). She was also chosen for the all-confer-
ence and all-tournament teams during her senior campaign. “She has a really well-rounded approach to her coaching ability, even though she is so young, and having played at the midfield position, she sees the full field,” Klaes-Bawcombe remarked. “She isn’t afraid to offer up an opinion or an idea or an experience. We’re excited for the creativity and the structure that she brings from her UNC play.” On the field, the Dukes lost five athletes to graduation in 2013. Of those five, three have taken their game to the other side of the ball and joined the coaching ranks.
“We’re proud of that fact!” Klaes-Bawcombe lauded. “I think a lot of times, right after college, everyone is so burnt from the game that they need a break. But we see that three of our five athletes are getting into the game and making lacrosse their passion and life. And I think that is such a complement to the program, to the university and how we go about things.” Nicole Stiles stayed in town and is now a member of the Bridgewater College lacrosse staff while Amanda Mathews remained in the league and is coaching at William & Mary. Casey Ancarrow, a two-time AllAmerican, joined the Michigan staff and completed the trifecta of JMU alumni on the Wolverines’ bench. “I think the more we can help grow the game, help spread knowledge and help make the conference competitive, I think it’s only going to help James Madison and our pursuit to win the conference and get to the NCAAs.” While it will take a team effort for the Dukes to win a CAA title and advance to the NCAA tournament, they will need strong leadership from within the team to get them there. Leadership starts at the top and, with eight seniors, there’s a lot of leadership to go around.
“These seniors are willing to take action and set an example as to the discipline and focus it takes to win at that level,” Klaes-Bawcombe asserted. “They realize that they are not perfect and, even though they may not have done everything correctly in their past, it doesn’t mean they can’t make change. 2013-14 Lacrosse Regular Season Schedule One of their mottos right now is no do-overs. DAY, DATE OPPONENT TIME This is their one chance to be seniors, and Sat., Feb. 15 Virginia Tech 1 p.m. I have a feeling that they are going to do it right.” Thu., Feb. 20 at Florida Sat., Feb. 22 at Jacksonville Sat., Mar. 1 Loyola (Md.) Wed., Mar. 5 Penn State Sun., Mar. 9 at Connecticut Sat., Mar. 15 at Rutgers Wed., Mar. 19 at Virginia Sat., Mar. 22 Maryland Wed., Mar. 26 Richmond Sat., Mar. 29 San Diego State Sat., Apr. 5 William & Mary* Fri., Apr. 11 at Delaware* Sun., Apr. 13 at Towson* Fri., Apr. 18 Drexel* Sun., Apr. 20 Hofstra* *Colonial Athletic Association game
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It will be no easy feat for the Dukes with a strong non-conference schedule on the horizon. In 2014, the James Madison lacrosse squad will face eight teams that competed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, with seven of the eight matches coming during the non-conference portion of the season. JMU hosts three of those teams at University Park this spring. Loyola (Md.) travels to Harrisonburg on March 1 followed by Penn State on March 5. Maryland also makes the trip on March 22. The Dukes open the 2014 season on Feb. 15 when they host Virginia Tech.
MBB LOOKS TO YOUTH Entering the 2012-13 season, James Madison boasted the most fifth-year seniors Semenov figured to be a key piece to JMU’s senior-laden squad a year ago before in the country. The Dukes were eager to test the conventional wisdom that seniors being injured at Old Dominion in early January and missing the rest of the season. and experience won championships. The versatile, pick-and-pop forward averaged 11 points in his six completely healthy Playing their best basketball heading games and ranks among the program’s all-time leaders in three-point accuracy. into March, the group of seniors meshed Still, not unlike his previous five years with the program, Semenov’s 2013-14 with a group of talented freshmen to campaign will again be defined by his health. Brady said, “If he’s healthy and he plays earn the program’s first Colonial Athletic the way he can play, he can really help us. But I think Andrey is a young guy that has Association championship since 1994 great self-belief. He’s got very strong opinions; we need him to be part of this group. and first NCAA win since 1983. We don’t need him to be the leading Fast forward a few months and all anything, we need him to be a part and but one veteran has moved on, leaving if he’s willing to do that then he will be a behind the second-youngest team in the significant piece.” country and the youngest in program The only other player on the roster history by average eligibility class. A higher than a sophomore is junior team that proved that seniors win in guard Christian Pierce, who missed the March will now look to prove that a entire season while recovering from green squad can overcome more expean injury. rienced teams. Much of the burden for develop“I think even a novice would admit ing this team and future teams will fall that this is a young team,” offered sixthupon the shoulders of the four-member year head coach Matt Brady after picksophomore class. They burst on the ing up his first conference title in nine scene as the perfect complement to Andrey Semenov years as a head coach. “A latent college the senior class last year. Now, despite basketball fan would look at our roster their relative youth, they will be key and say, ‘where’s the experience and where’s the scoring and where’s the reboundfigures in determining both the success ing?’ We obviously lost a lot with last year’s seniors so I’m not terribly concerned with of the 2013-14 team and the sustainable expectations. …Like all my teams, I don’t put us in a box or put a glass ceiling on this program success moving forward. team because I do think we are talented and if we can stay healthy I think there’s a lot Charles Cooke “I do trust these sophomores. I of guys that can play.” think they’re very talented, but emotionSeveral factors were key for the Dukes to make a progression a year ago. The ally are they going to be where last nucleus of seniors and freshmen boasted high athleticism and enthusiasm. JMU year’s group went, how they became very determined to win. If we hit adversity, who’s emphasized defense as effectively as it had in 30 years. The team featured length with going to lead us out of some difficult days. I do think that’s going to be a factor with the tallest team in program history and interchangeable parts on defense to allow for this group and that’s why this sophomore class has got to grow up quickly and hopemore switching and avoiding mismatches. fully if Andrey Semenov can stay healthy he can help us in that regard too.” Those nuances will continue for the 2013-14 Ron Curry returns to his natural position as point season with a slightly taller team, sixth-tallest in the 2013-14 Schedule guard following a year playing off the ball alongside country in fact, and a six-member recruiting class Devon Moore. Curry averaged 5.7 points with 61 DATE OPPONENT TIME that mostly ranges from 6’7 to 6’8 in height. While the assists as a freshman but will have the ball put in his Nov. 3 PHILADELPHIA (exh.) 2:30 p.m. Dukes aren’t necessarily imposingly tall, they are tall hands almost exclusively to lead the team. Nov. 8 at Virginia 7 p.m. across the board with nine players between 6’7 and Nov. 19 DETROIT 7 p.m. Charles Cooke averaged 5.8 points and 2.8 6’10. rebounds last year but really emerged in the NCAA Nov. 15 vs. Illinois+ 9 p.m. “We want to get guys that can go to multiple Tournament, including a season high of 18 points Nov. 16 vs. Milwaukee+ 6:30 p.m. positions so we can switch a lot of things defensively against Indiana. By all accounts, Cooke carried that Nov. 17 vs. San Jose State+ 2 p.m. and create an advantage there. It’s a fine line between positive momentum into summer preparation. Nov. 23 at Valparaiso 3 p.m. guys that are long and may be be able to guard two JMU will be without versatile sophomore Andre Nov. 27 at Winthrop 7 p.m. or three different positions and not keep quicker guys Nation after he was suspended for half the season Nov. 30 at Richmond 6 p.m. in front of you. I think this group has got the ability to in September. Nation averaged 9.3 points and 3.1 Dec. 6 vs. Sam Houston State% 7 p.m. switch a lot of screens and still keep the ball in front rebounds last year to earn CAA All-Rookie honors. Dec. 7 vs. Stephen F. Austin% 9:15 p.m. of them defensively and keep the ball out of the lane His well-rounded contributions included 53 assists, Dec. 14 at High Point 7 p.m. off dribble penetration. That’s the challenge when we 47 blocks and 52 steals. Like Cooke, Nation closed his Dec. 18 at UNCG 7 p.m. decide to go with really long guys at every position.” season in high style with a career-best 24 points in the Dec. 21 vs. Hampton# 3 p.m. In addition to the youth and height, one other Indiana loss. Dec. 30 BALL STATE 8 p.m. attribute stands out when studying the 2013-14 James Another late-emerging guy was forward Taylor Jan. 4 at UNCW* 7 p.m. Madison roster. The Dukes boast six players with Bessick, who should have even further-expanded Jan. 7 at College of Charleston* 7 p.m. hometowns listed from countries other than the United opportunities to contribute in the post. He averaged 2.3 Jan. 11 DELAWARE* 4 p.m. States. Prior to players on the current roster, JMU points and 2.1 rebounds. Jan. 15 NORTHEASTERN* 7 p.m. had just seven foreign players in the entire program The six returning players will be joined by eight Jan. 18 at William & Mary* 4 p.m. history. Brady noted that the non-US players were newcomers in all with one being redshirted player Jan. 25 COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON* 2 p.m. not sought directly due to their nationality but rather Dimitrije Cabarkapa. because they fit the profile of the next iteration of JMU Jan. 29 at Northeastern* 7 p.m. The schedule lines up rather uniquely for the men’s basketball. Feb. 2 WILLIAM & MARY* 2:30 p.m. Dukes in that it offers just two non-conference home Feb. 4 at Towson* 7 p.m. “They’re all good players. They’re all different but games for a season total of 10 compared to 20 games Feb. 8 at Drexel* 2 p.m. the one common theme that each of these freshmen on the slate either on the road or at neutral venues. It have, foreign or not, is they’re all very competitive. Feb. 10 HOFSTRA* 7 p.m. will match the fewest home games in program history That was the common denominator that we were Feb. 12 at Delaware* 7 p.m. while just three Division I programs will play fewer looking for in every player that we wanted to bring in Feb. 15 UNCW* 12 p.m. home games this season. with this class. ” Feb. 19 DREXEL* 7 p.m. Three major changes occurred in the CAA. Longstanding supporters of the program will have Feb. 26 TOWSON* 7 p.m. Longtime conference mates George Mason and Old one familiar face to connect with this season. With Mar. 1 at Hofstra* 7 p.m. Dominion along with more recent member Georgia the rare possibility of accumulating on-court time in Mar. 7-10 CAA Championship Tournament TBA State departed for three different leagues. Charleston six different seasons, Andrey Semenov will close out *Colonial Athletic Association game joined the league as a new member with Elon slated to a collegiate career that has coincided with Coach + NIU Invitational; DeKalb, Ill. do so next year. The final change for the league is the Brady’s six-year stay in Harrisonburg. % E-Tech Lumberjack Classic; Nacogdoches, Texas venue change for the championship tournament from # Governor’s Holiday Hoops Classic; Richmond, Va. the Richmond Coliseum to the Baltimore Arena.
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UPCOMING JMU SPORTS Sun., Nov. 3 Women’s soccer at CAA Tournament TBA Sun., Nov. 3 Volleyball hosts Northeastern* 12 p.m. Sun., Nov. 3 Women’s basketball hosts Lenoir-Rhyne (Exh.) 12 p.m. Sun., Nov. 3 Men’s soccer hosts Georgia Southern 1 p.m. Sun., Nov. 3 Field hockey hosts Northeastern* 1 p.m. Sun., Nov. 3 Men’s basketball hosts Philadelphia (Exh.) 2:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 6 Fri., Nov. 8 Fri., Nov. 8 Fri., Nov. 8 Fri., Nov. 8 Fri., Nov. 8 Sat., Nov. 9 Sat., Nov. 9 Fri., Nov. 8 Sun., Nov. 10
Men’s soccer at William and Mary* 7 p.m. Women’s basketball hosts Virginia 7 p.m. Men’s basketball at Virginia TBA Volleyball at William & Mary* 7 p.m. Women’s soccer hosts CAA Championship Semifinals TBA Field hockey at CAA Championships TBA (at highest seed) Football at New Hampshire* 12:30 p.m. Field hockey at CAA Championships TBA (at highest seed) Women’s soccer hosts CAA Championship Final TBA Field hockey at CAA Championships TBA (at highest seed)
Tue., Nov. 12 Fri., Nov. 15 Fri., Nov. 15 Fri., Nov. 15 Sat., Nov. 16 Sat., Nov. 16 Sun., Nov. 17 Sun., Nov. 17
Women’s basketball at Liberty 7 p.m. Women’s cross country at NCAA Southeast Regionals (Charlottesville, Va.) 11 a.m. Volleyball at Northeastern* 7 p.m. Men’s basketball at Northern Illinois 9 p.m. Football hosts Stony Brook* 3:30 p.m. Men’s basketball vs. Milwaukee 6:30 p.m. (NIU Tournament-DeKalb, Ill.) Volleyball at Hofstra* 1 p.m. Men’s basketball vs. San Jose State 2 p.m. (NIU Tournament-DeKalb, Ill.)
Tue., Nov. 19 Men’s basketball hosts Detroit 7 p.m. Thu, Nov 21 Women’s basketball at Richmond 7 p.m. Thu., Nov. 21 Women’s swim and dive at Georgia Tech Invitational All Day Fri., Nov. 22 Volleyball at CAA Championship TBA Fri., Nov. 22 Women’s swim and dive at Georgia Tech Invitational All Day Sat., Nov. 23 Women’s cross country at ECAC Championships (New York, N.Y.) 10 a.m. Sat., Nov. 23 Men’s basketball at Valparaiso 3 p.m. Sat., Nov. 23 Football at Towson* 3:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 23 Volleyball at CAA Championship TBA Sat., Nov. 23 Women’s swim and dive at Georgia Tech Invitational All Day Sun., Nov. 24 Women’s basketball hosts Alcorn State 2 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 27 Fri., Nov. 29 Sat., Nov. 30 Sat., Nov. 30 Sun., Dec. 1 Wed., Dec. 4 Fri., Dec. 6 Sat., Dec. 7 Sat., Dec. 14 Sat., Dec. 14 Sun., Dec. 15
Men’s basketball at Winthrop 7 p.m. Women’s basketball vs. UCLA TBA Gulf Coast Showcase (Naples, Fla.) Women’s basketball at Gulf Coast TBA Showcase (Naples, Fla.) Men’s basketball at Richmond 6 p.m. Women’s basketball at Gulf Coast TBA Showcase (Naples, Fla.) Women’s basketball at Pittsburgh 7 p.m. Men’s basketball vs. Sam Houston State (E-Tech Lumberjack Classic - 9 p.m. Nacogdoches, Texas) Men’s basketball at Stephen F. Austin (E-Tech Lumberjack 7 p.m. Classic -Nacogdoches, Texas) Women’s basketball vs. Prairie View A&M (St. John’s Classic-Queens, N.Y.) 2:30 p.m. Men’s basketball at High Point 7 p.m. Women’s basketball at St. John’s 2 p.m. (St. John’s Classic-Queens, N.Y.)
Wed., Dec. 18 Women’s basketball hosts Vanderbilt 7 p.m. Wed., Dec. 18 Men’s basketball at UNCG 7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 21 Men’s basketball vs. Hampton 3 p.m. (Richmond Coliseum - Richmond, Va.) Sun., Dec. 29 Women’s basketball hosts Ohio 2:30 p.m. (JMU Invitational) Mon., Dec. 30 Women’s basketball hosts TBA Norfolk State/UMBC (JMU Invitational) Mon., Dec. 30 Men’s basketball hosts Ball State 8 p.m.
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