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2-1, 4th in CAA
12d

James Madison stymies St. Francis (Pa) 44-7

Ben DiNucci threw two touchdown passes, Solomon Vanhorse ran for two and the James Madison defense was dominant in the Dukes' 44-7 win over Saint Francis (Pa.) on Saturday.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

James Madison has hired Elon University's Curt Cignetti as its next head coach. Cignetti went 14-9 with two FCS playoff appearances in two seasons with Elon and has a 67-26 overall record as a college head coach. He replaces Mike Houston, who left for the top job at East Carolina. Cignetti also been an assistant for five FBS programs, most recently as Alabama's wide receivers coach from 2007 to 2010.

AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez
290d

ECU hires coach Houston from JMU, new AD

East Carolina hired athletic director Jon Gilbert, who then announced that James Madison Dukes coach Mike Houston would now coach the Pirates.

Colgate's game-winning field goal advances it to quarterfinal (1:21)
Colgate strikes again with 14-yd TD (0:22)
Colgate ties game with 32-yd TD (0:32)
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293d

Charlotte pulls back offer to JMU coach Houston

James Madison coach Mike Houston informed Charlotte that he had interest in exploring other coaching opportunities, so the 49ers have pulled back their offer.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

Charlotte athletic director Mike Hill releases a statement that the school has withdrawn a contract offer to James Madison coach Mike Houston because Houston still plans to pursue other jobs. Houston likely will take the East Carolina job instead. Charlotte could turn to Matt Canada, Maryland's acting head coach for the past season, or other candidates for its vacancy.

NC State's Riley snares 50-50 ball in end zone (0:39)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

SOURCE: Marshall is hiring Byron Thweatt as linebackers coach. Thweatt has been inside linebackers coach at James Madison the past two seasons. The former Virginia All-ACC linebacker has been a head coach at Virginia State and spent eight years on the staff at Richmond.

North Dakota State holds off James Madison to win FCS title (1:34)
Stick connects with Shepherd for long TD (0:37)
Marshall dismantles South Dakota State defense with 87-yard TD run (0:31)
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646d

Houston staying at James Madison through '27

Mike Houston, who guided James Madison to the 2016 FCS national championship, has agreed to a 10-year contract extension that will keep him with the Dukes through 2027.

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646d

James Madison leads AP FCS All-America team

Aaron Stinnie, Andrew Ankrah and Jordan Brown of James Madison were named to The Associated Press All-America first team as the Dukes try to defend their national title.

646d

AP FCS All-America Team

Defending national champion and top-ranked James Madison placed three players on The Associated Press FCS All-America first team, more than any other school.

JMU kicks their way into the FCS semifinal (1:46)
Coach Houston addresses team after win (0:37)
JMU's Schor-Stapleton TD keeps them close (0:30)
Sharp reaches for James Madison TD (0:23)

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