June 23 marked the 50th anniversary of the original Title IX legislation passed by then-President Richard Nixon in 1972. Amendments in athletics came two years later. In wake of the milestone date, staff writer Jackson Hephner lays out how Title IX has affected JMU over the years, which has a storied history related to the law -- starting out as a women's school and slicing 10 sport programs in 2007 to remain compliant with the law. 

There have been six student-athlete suicides since the beginning of March. After the death of JMU softball player Lauren Bernett on April 25, The Breeze wanted to shine a light on the stress, expectations and pressure student-athletes face. In the words of Lindsey Kilpatrick ('22), former UMass Lowell field hockey player, "they're struggling in silence."

JMU swim & dive redeemed itself against Towson on Saturday after its early-season loss to the Tigers on Saturday. The Dukes won 188-110 during Senior Day at Savage Natatorium. JMU placed in every event at the meet and had 12 first-place finishes out of 16 events.