1. James Madison football coach Mickey Matthews said Monday that the Dukes’ quarterback has been granted a sixth season of eligibility.

    Thorpe has missed two seasons due to injury, which, Matthews has said, is what the NCAA looks for when granting extra years.

    Coming into his true freshman season, Thorpe had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder and redshirted. He has said he couldn’t have played if he wanted to.