1. JMU’s Marching Royal Dukes led today’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

    Via https://twitter.com/JMUMRD/status/406042382900404224


  2. Stephon Robertson CAA’s Defensive Player of the Year

    JMU senior LB Stephon Robertson was named the CAA’s Defensive Player of the Year on Tuesday, the second straight year he has won the award.

    Robertson cops his second-consecutive Defensive Player of the Year honor after concluding his stellar career with the Dukes. The Buck Buchanan Award finalist finished his four years in Harrisonburg ranked fourth on the program’s all-time charts with 445 career tackles and as the FCS active leader in career, solo and assisted stops. Robertson started all 46 collegiate contests in which he appeared, totaling 26 career double-digit tackle efforts along the way.

    Robertson was joined on the All-CAA Football First Team by RB Dae’Quan Scott and DL Jordan Stanton. 

    OL Josh Wells, DL Tyler Snow and S Dean Marlowe were named to the All-CAA Football Second Team, while freshman LB Gage Steele was selected to the All-CAA Football Third Team. (Marlowe also made the Third Team as a punt returner.) 


  3. "I feel bad for Matthews, a decent man who, like Bobby Bowden and perhaps now Frank Beamer, found himself swallowed by the expectations his success created."


  6. "We’re not interested potentially at looking at a move for the sake of making a move,” JMU athletic director Jeff Bourne said Friday, after the school’s Board of Visitors meeting adjourned. “Wherever we go, we want to maintain our standard of excellence. And we want to be able to compete at a high level."

  7. Here’s the Carr Report — JMU’s FBS Athletics Feasibility Study, in its 65-page entirety.

  8. The debut of “Start Wearing Purple” at a JMU football game, from the Marching Royal Dukes. 


  9. Maybe Akron should be traveling to JMU for Saturday’s game.


  10. Don’t let the Wildcats steal our song, Dukes!