Pick-6 cements James Madison comeback, top Villanova 38-24
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Ben DiNucci passed for three touchdowns, MJ Hampton returned an interception 83 yards for the winning score and James Madison rallied with a dominant fourth quarter to...
DiNucci throws 4 TD passes in James Madison’s 63-12 win
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Ben DiNucci matched his career high with four touchdown passes and James Madison rolled past Morgan State 63-12 on Saturday.
James Madison stymies St. Francis (Pa) 44-7
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Ben DiNucci threw two touchdown passes, Solomon Vanhorse ran for two and the James Madison defense was dominant in the Dukes' 44-7 win over Saint Francis (Pa.) on...
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — More than 100 employees at James Madison University have received a pay increase after the school adopted a minimum wage of $12 an hour.
Members of Mexican drug cartel indicted in Virginia
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — A dozen members of a Mexican drug cartel have been indicted in Virginia on federal drug conspiracy charges.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of...
Knight leads William & Mary over James Madison 70-66
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Nathan Knight had 29 points as William & Mary narrowly defeated James Madison 70-66 on Saturday.
Matt Milon had 18 points for William & Mary (14-16, 10-8 Colonial...
MAUZY, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia state troopers are recovering from injuries sustained after pulling over a suspected drunken driver on Interstate 81.
William & Mary looks to extend streak vs JMU
William & Mary (13-16, 9-8) vs. James Madison (13-17, 6-11)
JMU Convocation Center, Harrisonburg, Virginia; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Steven Santa Ana had 20 points as Elon beat James Madison 73-58 on Thursday night.
Tyler Seibring had 18 points and five assists for Elon (10-20, 6-11 Colonial...
Elon looks to sweep JMU
Elon (9-20, 5-11) vs. James Madison (13-16, 6-10)
JMU Convocation Center, Harrisonburg, Virginia; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: James Madison seeks revenge on Elon after dropping...
Mosley scores 25 to carry James Madison past Delaware 68-61
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Stuckey Mosley had 25 points as James Madison beat Delaware 68-61 on Saturday night.
Dwight Wilson had 14 points and 12 rebounds for James Madison (12-15, 5-9 Colonial Athletic Conference). Matt Lewis added 10 points.
Darian Bryant had 15 points and seven rebounds for the Fightin' Blue Hens (16-12, 8-7). Ryan Johnson added 13 points. Ryan Allen had 11 points.
James Madison holds off Drexel 71-69
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Dwight Wilson scored 20 points and pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds and James Madison defeated Drexel 71-69 on Thursday night.
Wilson was 9-of-11 shooting with the Dukes (11-15, 4-9 Colonial Athletic Association) shooting 57 percent. Stuckey Mosley added 15 points.
James Madison University names hall after president’s slave
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — A university in Virginia will name a residence hall after a freed slave who once was owned by founding father James Madison.
Roland scores 29, Northeastern drops James Madison 78-68
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Jordan Roland hit eight 3-pointers and scored 29 points, Vasa Pusica had a double-double and Northeastern turned back James Madison 78-68 on Saturday.
Shawn Occeus added 14 points and Donnell Greshman 12 for the Huskies (12-9, 6-3 Colonial Athletic Association). Pusica had 10 points and 10 rebounds to help the Huskies to a 40-31 rebounding advantage and went 6 for 6 from the foul line to run his streak of consecutive makes to 27.
Hofstra extends nation’s longest win streak to 15
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Justin Wright-Foreman scored 23 points, Eli Pemberton added 20, including a 90-foot basket just before halftime, and Hofstra extended the nation's longest active winning streak to 15 with an 85-68 victory over James Madison on Thursday night.
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Bishop Sullivan 80, Elizabeth City Northeastern, N.C. 56
Lewis, Banks spark James Madison comeback, 74-65 over Towson
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Develle Phillips threw down a dunk to open the second half and James Madison fought back to defeat Towson 74-65 on Saturday.
Towson built a 38-28 lead by halftime but Phillips' dunk started a 13-1 rally over the next five minutes and James Madison (9-9, 2-3 Colonial Athletic Association) took a 41-39 lead on a Darius Banks 3-pointer with 15:26 remaining.
James Madison shoots lights out in 69-58 win over Charleston
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Darius Banks hit four 3-pointers and scored 21 points and James Madison shot the lights out in the first half on its way to a 69-58 victory over Charleston on Saturday.
Cylla, Cacok help UNCW beat James Madison 86-83 in 2OT
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Jeantal Cylla scored a career-high 24 points and Devontae Cacok had his ninth double-double of the season to help UNC Wilmington beat James Madison 86-83 in double overtime on Thursday night.
James Madison overtakes Radford late for 73-66 win
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Matt Lewis scored six of his 19 points in the final minute to secure James Madison's 73-66 victory over Radford on Tuesday night.
Banks has 10 in OT to help James Madison beat Coppin State
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Darius Banks drilled two straight from long range to secure James Madison's 81-71 overtime win over Coppin State on Thursday night.
Banks scored 10 of his 18 points in the extra period as he made four free throws to go with two 3s. He made his first trey to take a 68-66 lead with 3:20 left in OT. Deshon Parker stole the ball and Banks hit his second 3-pointer to lead 71-66 with 2:40 left.
James Madison beats Delaware 20-6 in FCS first-rounder
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Ben DiNucci passed for 223 yards and a touchdown and the James Madison defense clamped down on Delaware for a 20-6 victory in a first-round FCS playoff game on Saturday.
The Dukes (9-3), making their 15th playoff appearance and a two-time national champion, will travel to play No. 8 seed Colgate (9-1) next Saturday riding a three-game winning streak.
Reed propels The Citadel over James Madison 91-82 in OT
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Lew Stallworth scored a career-high 26 points, Alex Reed had eight of his 22 points in overtime, including a go-ahead 3-pointer, and The Citadel beat James Madison 91-82 on Tuesday night.
Zane Najdawi hit a jumper, Reed made his 3, and the Bulldogs scored five straight for an 83-76 lead on Stallworth's jumper with 46 seconds left. The Dukes closed to 83-79 with 33 seconds left, but were outscored 6-3 from there and Reed's two free throws iced it.
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Wilson’s career night helps James Madison beat Bridgewater
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Dwight Wilson scored a career-high 18 points and tied his career-best with 12 rebounds to help James Madison beat Division III Bridgewater 82-59 on Monday night.
Darius Banks added 15 points and Stuckey Mosley scored 14, hitting 4 of 6 from 3-point range, for James Madison (3-0).
DiNucci throws 4 TD passes in James Madison’s 48-31 win
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Ben DiNucci threw for four touchdowns and ran for another and James Madison defeated Rhode Island 48-31 on Saturday.
DiNucci tossed three TD passes in the first half, two to Riley Stapleton. Tyler Gray added a pair of field goals, including one as time expired, for a 27-14 halftime lead. DiNucci was 18-of-25 passing for 227 yards along with two interceptions.
Banks scores 22 with 7 steals, James Madison wins 86-58
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Darius Banks scored 22 points with seven steals, nine rebounds and five assists, leading four players in double figures as James Madison led from start to finish, defeating Division III East Mennonite 86-58 Tuesday night.
Gray’s field goals prove the difference in JMU’s 13-10 win
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Tyler Gray kicked a pair of fourth-quarter field goals and James Madison came back to edge Stony Brook 13-10 on Saturday.
Gray's tying kick came early in the final period after the Dukes (6-2, 4-1 Colonial Athletic Association), ranked third in the coaches poll, took advantage of a 24-yard punt gave that gave them possession at the 50. The go-ahead field goal capped a nine-play, 56-yard drive with 8:56 remaining.
Pilot program will give breakfast before standardized test
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some Virginia students taking a standardized college entrance exam later this month will get a free healthy breakfast before they pick up their pencils.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced last week that Virginia is part of a pilot program to provide a complimentary meal for test takers before taking the ACT.
Northam said students taking the ACT in Gretna, Harrisonburg, Martinsville, Springfield and Tazewell will be offered the free breakfast.
Elon upsets No. 2 James Madison, ends 20-game CAA win streak
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Davis Cheek connected with Avery Jones on a 15-yard touchdown pass with 1:17 to play and Elon upset FCS second-ranked James Madison 27-24 on Saturday, ending the Dukes' record 20-game Colonial Athletic Association winning streak.
It was James Madison's first conference loss since October 31, 2015.
Bayside 10, Princess Anne 7
Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot 34, Grace Christian 14
Broadwater Academy 22, Chincoteague 20
Flint Hill 34, Trinity Episcopal 13
Fluvanna 22, Orange County 21
Frank Cox 53, Kempsville 13
Fredericksburg Christian 51, Norfolk Christian 6
Greenbrier Christian 30, Va. Episcopal 28
Harrisonburg 50, Waynesboro 7
Heritage-Lynchburg 23, Liberty-Bedford 20
Norcom 43, Menchville 6
Northern Virginia HomeSchool 43, Massanutten Military 0
James Madison rolls over William & Mary 51-0.
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Ben Dinucci threw two touchdown passes, Jimmy Moreland scored the fifth defensive touchdown of his career and James Madison ran its home winning streak to 18 games with a 51-0 win over William & Mary on Saturday.
The Dukes (3-1) also won their 18th straight conference game in the Colonial Athletic Association opener. The Tribe (1-2), the second team JMU shut out this season, was held to 132 yards and had four turnovers.
James Madison builds 52-0 halftime lead, beats Robert Morris
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Ben DiNucci accounted for a career-high five touchdowns and James Madison eased by Robert Morris 73-7 on Thursday night in a game played early because of Hurricane Florence.
James Madison (2-1), ranked No. 2 in the FCS coaches' poll, tied a program record with 52 points in the first half.
Bodies of grandmother, granddaughter recovered in Virginia
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — The bodies of a grandmother and her 12-year-old granddaughter have been recovered a month after they were reported missing.
Authorities confirmed Thursday that the bodies of 48-year-old Elizabeth Rodriguez Rubio and her granddaughter, Angie Rodriguez Rubio, were recovered in Shenandoah County and Shenandoah National Park.
Man killed, 4 injured in southeast Ohio 2-vehicle crash
MCARTHUR, Ohio (AP) — Highway Patrol troopers in southeast Ohio are investigating a two-vehicle crash that left one man dead and sent four people to hospitals.
The Patrol says Delbert Trout Jr. of Londonderry, Ohio, was dead at the scene Saturday afternoon. They say Jerry Stout of Harrisonburg, Virginia, was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Volt eastbound on U.S. 50 in Vinton County when his vehicle crossed left of center and struck Trout's 2011 Chevrolet HHR station wagon.
Booker T. Washington 20, Great Bridge 0
Broad Run 23, Tuscarora 7
Courtland 28, Liberty-Bealeton 17
Freedom (Woodbridge) 34, Stonewall Jackson-Manassas 19
Virginia grandmother, child missing; suspect arrested
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Police say the man accused of abducting a Virginia woman and a grandchild has been arrested, but the victims remain missing.
News outlets cite an Amber Alert updated Tuesday that says Hareton Jaime Rodriguez-Sariol was arrested in Pennsylvania. Police have described Rodriguez-Sariol as having a "known history of infatuation" with 48-year-old Elizabeth Rodriguez Rubio, who was last seen Sunday along with 12-year-old Angie Carolina Rodriguez Rubio.
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Ben Cline, a state delegate and former staffer for retiring Rep. Bob Goodlatte, was selected Saturday as the Republican nominee for Virginia's 6th Congressional District.
Cline won the nomination at a convention Saturday that drew more than 2,000 delegates to James Madison University.
Missing woman’s father frustrated by 14-year-old case
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Rachel Good's father just wants to bring her home.
It's been 14 years and nearly seven months since Good vanished.
On Wednesday, a Rockingham County Circuit Court judge opened the door for the suspect in the case, former Elkton police officer Adam Williams, to be held liable for the 2003 disappearance of the 20-year-old pregnant mother of three from Elkton.
But Cary Good isn't interested in civil or criminal resolutions to the disappearance.
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — No injuries were reported when a small plane made an emergency landing at the airport in the northern South Dakota city of Aberdeen.
The American News reports that the pilot of the fixed wing, single-engine plane landed safely Monday after experiencing a drop in engine power.
My Lai Massacre remembered through Virginia couple’s eyes
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — A half-century ago, Earl Martin and Pat Hostetter Martin became acquainted while getting their exercise during the Vietnam War, where they were service workers for Mennonite Central Committee.
"We were assigned to the same area in the Vietnam Christian Committee," said Pat Martin, 75. "Every day, we rode bicycles together, and that's how we got to know each other."
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — The U.S. military has found the remains of a World War II pilot who was last seen in a dogfight over Germany almost 75 years ago, the Department of Defense said Thursday.
Lt. William W. Shank never returned from the 1943 fight. His fellow airmen last saw him straightening out his P-38 Lightning after pulling out of a dive.
Justin Kier has big-time game with small-town roots
There are not too many levels of separation between George Mason guard Justin Kier and Steph Curry, the NBA All-Star guard with the Golden State Warriors.
Kier grew up in Grottoes, Virginia, a small town of about 2,800 people a few miles outside of Harrisonburg in the Shenandoah Valley. Grottoes is also the hometown of Dell Curry, 53, the father of Steph and the author of his own NBA career from 1986 to 2002.
Exhibits gives insight into world of veterans through art
WEYERS CAVE, Va. (AP) — Gillian Henderson found a home in the military.
But less than four years later, it was taken from her.
After enlisting in the Army in 2003, she was discharged in December 2006 as a specialist after she developed a neurological disorder and autoimmune disorder. As a result, she's been on crutches for more than a decade.
But about 18 months ago, Henderson, 33, of Palmyra, began expressing herself through painting.
Pemberton propels Hofstra past James Madison 77-61
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Eli Pemberton tallied 22 points, six assists and five rebounds, Jalen Ray added 15 points off the bench and Hofstra rolled to a 77-61 victory over James Madison on Thursday night.
Judge refuses to delay hearing on pipeline land acquisition
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to postpone a hearing in a lawsuit brought by developers seeking possession of land in several Virginia counties for a controversial pipeline project.
Atlantic Coast Pipeline is seeking possession of several properties in Augusta, Bath, Buckingham and Cumberland counties for the natural gas pipeline, which would run through West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina.
Missionary pleads guilty to child abuse in Haiti
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Federal authorities say a self-proclaimed Christian missionary from Virginia has pleaded guilty to traveling to Haiti and engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.
Prosecutors say 40-year-old James Daniel Arbaugh pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of traveling in foreign commerce to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a person under 18. Sentencing is set for June 13.