JMU men's and women's golf, like most other JMU programs, are entering a new era in the Sun Belt Conference in 2022-23. However, unlike other JMU squads, both golf programs aren't seeing Sun Belt action for the most part until the spring, after playing tune-up tournaments in the fall and many non-Sun Belt schools leading up to the conference championships in mid- and late April. 

While women's golf and men's and women's tennis are individual sports, they're not played this way in college and, therefore, JMU student-athletes on these teams and weren't able to compete as a team for a CAA championship amid its ban on JMU. Despite it, multiple spring sport Dukes found perspective through the circumstances and put together program-defining seasons. 

Two tournaments in 10 days wrapped up JMU women’s golf’s spring regular season: an 11th-place finish in the March 27-29 Chattanooga Classic and the Ironwood Invitational from April 4-5 hosted by East Carolina University, where JMU finished third. Just the CAA tournament from April 15-17 is left for JMU, but only individuals can place. 

The Dukes finished first among 14 teams Tuesday at the River Landing Classic in Wallace, North Carolina, on the heels of two ninth-place finishes to begin the spring. Redshirt freshman Amelia Williams finished first among all golfers, and redshirt sophomore Kendall Turner tied for third. 

JMU women’s golf finished fifth of 11 teams at the three-day and three-round Edisto Island Invitational, its third straight top-five finish this fall. The Dukes were steady through the tournament, with cumulative team-score splits of 291, 292 and 294. Tournament host and CAA foe College of C…

JMU football got back on track with a win at Richmond on Saturday. As many fall sports are approaching CAA tournaments, teams are looking for pivotal wins to set the tone for conference play.

After its Sept. 20-21 tournament in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, was canceled, JMU men’s golf finished 10th of 12 teams at the three-day, three-round Rich Harvest Farms Intercollegiate hosted by Northern Illinois University. The Dukes stayed within a few strokes of first place through the …

Coming off its first-place finish at William & Mary, JMU women’s golf finished fifth of 13 teams in the three-day, three-round Lady Paladin Invitational. Redshirt junior Kate Owens swung her way into the record books in round two, carding her 20th career par-or-better round. 

JMU men’s and women’s tennis started their seasons last weekend with winning performances. This week, softball starts its fall schedule with its first game since the Dukes’ historic WCWS performance.

JMU fall sports are getting deeper into the season and some teams are finding a rhythm on the field and court, while more teams start their seasons. The Dukes continue to face tough, quality conference and nonconference opponents with another exciting week of sports.

JMU football kicked off its season with a home-opener win against Morehead State on Saturday. For the first time in two years, fans were allowed to tailgate and pack the stands of Bridgeforth Stadium to cheer on the Dukes. The excitement continues this week with more JMU sports.

JMU men’s golf released its 2021-22 schedule Thursday. It includes an early-season visit to reigning CAA champion College of Charleston’s Briar’s Creek Golf Club, as well as a trip off the U.S. mainland to Puerto Rico to start the spring. The spring also includes tournaments the Dukes took p…

JMU women’s golf took home not only the individual championship, but also the team championship in dramatic fashion at the three-day, par-72 CAA Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina. Redshirt freshman Kendall Turner erased a five-shot deficit Tuesday to win the individual title, while …