November 17, 2012
JMU Mum On Who'll Start In Big CAA Game
In recent weeks, James Madison University has left the scoreboard on at Bridgeforth Stadium. It looms over football practice as a constant, glowing advertisement for the Dukes' crucial Colonial Athletic Association game against Old Dominion here tonight.
The nearly sold-out matchup - which will be broadcast nationally on cable by the NBC Sports Network - has been promoted as the "Clash of the Crowns" in a play on the two teams' regal mascots: the JMU Dukes and ODU Monarchs. T-shirts marketing "Big Time Football" have been made, but the game - at least for Madison - doesn't need a marketing push.
If the No. 13 Dukes, once seen as a strong contender for the Division I-AA national championship but now facing quarterback issues, don't win, they probably miss the playoffs for the third time in four years.
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