For many schools, the origin of their sports nickname and school mascot likely has something to do with where they are or their state’s symbol. But for JMU, that isn’t quite the case. 

Matchbox Realty is largest off-campus student housing management company in Harrisonburg.

As an increasing number of students decide to live off campus each year, the competition between housing complexes intensifies.

Matchbox manages all off-campus housing units in 12 different complexes and only some units in 16 other complexes, which includes both student and residential housing.

Whether you're new to JMU this year or returning for your final year, Madison 101 is your guide to all things JMU.

It’s that time of year again, and by that I mean it’s the week of Halloween and you’re realizing the only Halloween-ish thing you’ve done all month is drink pumpkin spice lattes and get drunk at a party while dressed up in some costume. Well, now I’m giving you a chance to help get into the …

Arthur Moats (2006-2009) is currently an outside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Originally drafted in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. Moats was a captain of the JMU football team in 2009, the same year he was given the Buck Buchanan Award, which is awarde…

It’s that time of the year again. The “it’s-two-days-before-Halloween-and-I-need-a-costume-stat” crunch. The pre-party freakout clogs the brain and makes us forget that we have a wealth of costume opportunities right in our closet. So with a quick trip to your closet (and maybe Wal-Mart) you…

JMU alumna Lindsay Czarniak (’00) is one of the most recognizable faces in sports broadcasting. An anchor on the 6 p.m. weekday ESPN “SportsCenter,” Czarniak helps inform the nation on the day’s top sports storylines, night in and night out.

As much as this may bring you physical pain — as it does for me — think back to high school. As the newness of each year ran out and the leaves began to change, one event thrust itself into our lives: homecoming.

Homecoming weekend is a long-standing tradition at any university, and JMU is no exception. The Breeze has covered the hustle and bustle of events surrounding our school’s special weekend, following the changes over the years as they come and go. Today, we’re throwing it back to some of the …

Mr. and Ms. Madison are titles given to two seniors, one male and one female, who best represent JMU through their service and leadership. Nominations are open to any organization, but a committee made up of the student body vice president, two members of the Student Government Association a…

Get away from Family Weekend events in town and check out a few of the best places to hike around the Shenandoah Valley

Are your parents busy this Family Weekend? Are you stuck on campus and afraid you’ll have nothing to do but watch other students bond with their parents? Don’t fret! Even though it seems like everyone else either went home or had home come to them, there are some students in your exact situa…

Benny Sorrentino’s, “Home of the Virginia Slice,” landed in the Harrisonburg scene last year and has made quite an impact on the palates of JMU students and Harrisonburg residents alike. Serving up a 14-inch slice of pizza, it’s definitely a unique dining experience. At just $4 for a cheese …

There’s nothing more annoying than trying to get an avid sports fan to answer your questions about a sport while they’re wrapped up in a game, because let’s face it — not all of us are football gurus. Here are some explanations for those who feel a little lost when they walk into the sta…

Elected captains redshirt junior quarterback Vad Lee and senior safety Dean Marlowe will help lead the offense and defense, respectively. Lee will captain JMU’s up-tempo spread offense, while Marlowe oversees JMU’s new 3-4 defense. With the Everett Withers era at the end of month eight…

Students can show their parents that yes, they can survive without the watchful eye of mommy and daddy. But it doesn’t come without the necessary preparations.

L'Italia is one of several local businesses that notices a bump in visitors during Family Weekend.

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Homecoming weekend is a long-standing tradition at any university, and JMU is no exception. The Breeze has covered the hustle and bustle of events surrounding our school’s special weekend, following the changes over the years as they come and go. Today, we’re throwing it back to some of the …

Mr. and Ms. Madison are titles given to two seniors, one male and one female, who best represent JMU through their service and leadership. Nominations are open to any organization, but a committee made up of the student body vice president, two members of the Student Government Association a…