James Madison Dukes Basketball Schedule in 2014-15
The James Madison Dukes are ready to rule the basketball court
this season as they take on some of the top teams in the country. The Dukes look to have a roster filled to the brim with
talent, and the fans of this team have high hopes for 2014-15. The Dukes play in the Colonial Athletic Association, which
may not be a big-name conference but it is home to plenty of tough opponents that will head into the Convocation Center to
do battle this season. The Dukes are coming off a 2013-14 season in which they struggled, just one year removed from reaching
the NCAA Tournament. The Dukes will look to improve this season, but they'll have to take down some tough conference foes
one the way.
The Dukes know that they'll have a tough game on their hands when the Delaware Fighting Blue Hens come
to town. The Blue Hens were able to finish with the best record in the CAA last season and look to have a good squad yet again
this year. It will take some quality play for a full 40 minutes to take down Delaware, even at home, so expect to see the
Dukes giving it everything they've got for this matchup. Another quality team set to visit the Dukes this season is the Towson
Tigers. The Tigers went 13-3 against CAA opponents last season and will be looking to find similar success against their conferences
foes. A win against the Tigers would be a huge boost for this Dukes team.
James Madison Dukes Basketball History
James Madison Dukes have been hitting the hardwood since 1945, and they've been competing at the highest level ever since.
The Dukes have had some memorable seasons over the years, and the most memorable of those years are the seasons in which the
team was able to secure a berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Dukes made their first tournament in 1981, and it was celebrated
all over campus. When the team beat Georgetown in the first round it was absolute pandemonium and one of the proudest moments
in school history. The Dukes would follow up that season with two consecutive appearances in the Big Dance, and both years
the team was able to win their first-round matchup. The Dukes returned to the tourney in 1994 and barely lost out to the Florida
Gators, falling by a mere two points. The team again made the NCAA Tournament in 2013 as a part of the First Four. They beat
Long Island in the First Four round, but fell to top-seeded Indiana in the first round. The Dukes are looking to add more
NCAA Tournament appearances with every passing season.
There is nothing quite like the
experience of being there in person for a college basketball game. As the teams set up for opening jump ball the fans get
on their feet and loudly cheer for their alma mater and hometown favorites. The game continues full of end to end action,
big time shots, and clutch defensive stops. As the game nears its end the tension always build until one team takes home the
victory. It's great to be in the Convocation Center on the James Madison University campus when the Dukes get the win, as
it's exhilarating to feel the energy that a victory that bring to the building. Fans pack into arenas all across the nation
to see their favorite teams hit the court, and you can do that this season when you head out to see the Dukes live and in
James Madison Dukes Basketball Trivia
What are the colors of the James Madison Dukes?
answers are purple and gold. These colors can not only be found on the uniforms of the Dukes players, but all over the Convocation
Center. Fans don these colors in support of the team for home games, showing their loyalty to the team they love.
Madison Dukes Fans
The James Madison Dukes play their best when they are at home in theConvocation Center, with Duke
Dog (the team mascot) and thousands of loyal JMU students in the stands cheering for them. You can see this team at their
best by getting tickets and joining the cheering fans in rooting for the Dukes when they hit the hardwood. The Dukes belong
to the Colonial Athletic Association, where they find top-notch competition in conference opponents from season to season.
See the Dukes head up court and swoosh a 3-pointer as they look to take down a big rival in front of their home fans. These
fans are some of the best in college basketball, as they love to see the Dukes in person. Join them in the stands to enjoy
a home game this season. The student section at the convocation center is called the Electric Zoo for a reason.