After being away from JMU for the summer it seems as if current construction projects, such as D-Hall and the new hotel and conference center, have popped up over night. JMU's strategic plan, called The Madison Plan, is a six-year plan for development at the University until 2020. The plan, which began in 2014 with … Continue reading JMU Construction Update
From national championship wins to ground-breaking numbers of students visiting campus, it's been an amazing year here at JMU. With finals wrapping up and graduation quickly approaching, it's a good time to look back on some of these great memories with the top Daily Duke blog posts from the year. We’re hosting the 2016 NCAA FCS Quarterfinals! By: Raquel … Continue reading Year in Review
As the year is winding down, students are preparing for finals and so are JMU's athletes. Their finals are called the CAA Championship. Softball, Baseball, Lacrosse, and Track and Field are all slated to compete in the championships all throughout May. Men's Golf recently played in the CAA Championship tournament and came in 4th place, and will … Continue reading This Week in JMU Sports
James Madison University announced at the end of February that the Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker and JMU alum, Arthur Moats, would be giving the 2017 Commencement Address. The Daily Duke was lucky enough to get a quick interview in with Mr. Moats where he talked about his time at JMU, his plans for his speech, and general … Continue reading A Few Words From Our Commencement Speaker- Arthur Moats
Looking for a fun group activity offered right here in the Shenandoah Valley? Look no further than Knockerball Harrisonburg for a bumping good time. Knockerball Harrisonburg gives groups a great opportunity to work together as a team, get a lot of exercise, and have a great time together. Check out how much fun the Daily … Continue reading Get in the Ball – Knockerball Harrisonburg
LETS SEE WHAT THE DUKES WERE UP TO THIS WEEKEND ON THE FIELD. FOR A FULL RECAP VISIT JMUSPORTS.COM Football FOOTBALL IS BACK! Your reigning national champions stepped onto the field for the annual Spring Game (defense vs offense). The defense came out big in the second half to win the game and defeat … Continue reading JMU Sports Recap!
I think it's safe to say one of JMU's best kept secrets is Duke Dog. Who is under the fur?? While I may not be able to tell you who plays Duke dog, I do have the inside scoop from a student under the crown! This Duke Dog has 3 years under his/her belt, which has led them on adventures … Continue reading True Life: Duke Dog Edition
Even though some of many students went to exotic and warm places, some JMU student athletes still had to compete in tournaments and games. Baseball Baseball had two tournaments against Buffalo and Coppin State over spring break. March 3-5: Baseball vs. Buffalo In the first game on March 3, The Dukes lost 13-8, but then won 14-6 … Continue reading Spring Break Sports Recap!
JMU football has had a lot of attention the past few months, but we can't ignore our men's basketball team! Not only are basketball games free to attend, but all you need is your JAC card to enter. The men's basketball team has an 8-21 record, with an average of 66.1 points per game. We … Continue reading Madison Men’s Basketball Highlights
Let's be real... School can be very frustrating and sometimes you just want to feel a little aggressive. Now you can't launch a ball at your professor, however you can at an opposing team in intramural dodgeball. So... Join an intramural team. UREC has a ton of different intramural sports - from pool volleyball to street hockey - … Continue reading Summon Your Inner Competitiveness