Hours after receiving unanimous approval from the Virginia General Assembly to join the Sun Belt Conference, JMU officially accepted an invitation. The Dukes join Marshall, Old Dominion and Southern Mississippi in moving to the Sun Belt.
JMU met with the Virginia General Assembly and the Intercollegiate Athletics Review Commission to discuss the move to the Sun Belt conference. The vote was unanimous and JMU has no more roadblocks to its announcement.
On Friday, the JMU Board of Visitors (BoV) unanimously approved to move JMU Athletics from the Football Championship Subdivision to the Football Bowl Subdivision and join the Sun Belt conference. The emergency meeting began and “was immediately voted into closed session to discuss ‘contract…
On Wednesday night, the Richmond Times-Dispatch said that the CAA is banning JMU from conference championships if the Dukes announce a move to the Sun Belt.
As potential realignment opportunities arise for JMU, questions come up about specifics if JMU were to make the jump. Sports Editors Savannah Reger and Madison Hricik quick hit the storyline.
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 …
JMU Athletic Director Jeff Bourne addressed the media Thursday during JMU Basketball Media Day on recent realignment rumors. The press conference was a part of the media day schedule, but Bourne answered some questions regarding JMU’s position in the CAA.