As JMU football enters its first season in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and the Sun Belt Conference, The Breeze surveyed fans to get their thoughts on the step up in competition. Staff writer Will Moran broke down the data from 428 responses, which showed most fans expect the Dukes to make a bowl game within a few years but might not reach too big of heights anytime soon. 

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. 

JMU can't compete for a bowl game or conference championship berth this season as they transition from the FCS to the FBS. Sports editor Grant Johnson talked to head coach Curt Cignetti at Sun Belt media days and JMU players, who said that motivation shouldn't be an issue in 2022 despite no hardware waiting on the other end of the season. 

As the east division of the Sun Belt gathered Tuesday in New Orleans for the first of two conference media days, one overarching theme reigned supreme: The Sun Belt's East Division is loaded. Sports editor Grant Johnson details the scene in the Big Easy from when coaches took the main stage and one-on-one interviews. 

Word on the Belt is a video series presented by The Breeze, in which student and professional media members from across the Sun Belt are brought on to help JMU Nation get accustomed to all the teams in the Dukes' new conference. In the first episode, sports editor Grant Johnson talks with Ka…

For nearly a decade, there have been circulating rumors about whether JMU would make the jump to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Once the Dukes made the announcement Nov. 6, there were many steps along the way that shaped the Sun Belt’s new look.

While JMU Athletics has recently been no stranger to the spotlight, the Dukes have previously struggled to find a streaming service to launch JMU into a national brand. As the Dukes transition to the Sun Belt, JMU joins the conference’s partnership with ESPN, earning the university about $10…

Walk through JMU’s campus on a Saturday during a football gameday, and you’ll see fans residing under tents, cooking food, talking and getting ready to head inside Bridgeforth Stadium. The parking lots for the tailgating span across Main and East campuses, and the traffic lines on Exit 245 m…

Conversations regarding JMU Athletics and possible conference realignment have heated up over the last week. Scenarios about the Dukes moving to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) were first reported by Yahoo! Sports, and Friday. Yet JMU Athletics spokesperson Kevin Warner didn’t offer any …