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  1. Preseason WNIT Match-Ups Announced

    Jun 16, 2015, 1:25 PM EDT

    The match-ups for the Preseason WNIT have been announced and Drexel will play host to Dartmouth on November 13 at Daskalakis Athletic Center for a 7 p.m. tip.

  2. CAA Commissioner Yeager to Retire After 2015-16 Season

    Jun 11, 2015, 3:30 PM EDT

    After a 40-year career in collegiate athletics, including more than three decades as the only commissioner in the history of the Colonial Athletic Association, Tom Yeager announced today that he will retire at the conclusion of the 2015-16 season (June 30, 2016).

  3. Drexel Selected for Preseason WNIT

    Jun 10, 2015, 8:59 AM EDT

    Some exciting news out of Philadelphia, the Drexel Dragons will participate in the 2015 Preseason WNIT in November. The official match-ups and game times will be announced by the WNIT on June 16. But, here is what you we do know.

  4. Hofstra’s Ashunae Durant Named All-Met Rookie of the Year

    Apr 21, 2015, 1:24 PM EDT

    Hofstra freshman forward Ashunae Durant was selected as the All-Met Division I Rookie of the Year and an All-Second Team selection by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association.

  5. JMU’s Lauren Okafor Drafted by Atlanta Dream

    Apr 17, 2015, 12:15 PM EDT

    With the 34th overall pick, the Atlanta Dream drafted James Madison redshirt-senior center Lauren Okafor in the third round of the 2015 WNBA Draft.

  6. #CAAHoops Sends Five to the Postseason

    Mar 19, 2015, 1:11 PM EDT

    Five teams from the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) have earned postseason berths with James Madison going to the NCAA Tournament, Hofstra, Elon, and Drexel going to the WNIT, and William & Mary going to the WBI.

  7. James Madison: CAA champions again

    Mar 15, 2015, 3:40 PM EDT

    James Madison repeats as CAA champion with a 62-56 victory over Hofstra. Dukes (29-3) learn their NCAA opponent on Monday. Jazmon Gwathmey (17 points, 11 boards, 3 blocks) is Most Outstanding Player. Also All-Tournament: JMU’s Precious Hall and Lauren Okfaor; Hofstra’s Elo Edeferioka and Krystal Luciano and Delaware’s Courtney Green. Hofstra likely WNIT bound with…

  8. Bidding adieu to 2

    Mar 15, 2015, 2:26 PM EDT

    While Hofstra has no seniors on its roster, James Madison will graduate Lauren Okafor and Toia Giggetts, two starters who have been instrumental to the success of this season’s team. Giggetts, battling bad knees,  became a 1,000-point scorer this season, and her 136 games played is third in JMU history. Her cousins, pictured, from Pittsburgh…

  9. Time out with Hofstra’s Elo Edeferioka

    Mar 14, 2015, 6:16 PM EDT

    Monster game from Hofstra sophomore Elo Edeferioka, whose 10 points and 16 boards led the Pride to their first-ever appearance in the CAA Tournament championship. Nigerian-born Edeferioka is also a delight to talk to. The 6-3 forward was so determined to come to the United States that her family all pitched in, taking out loans…

  10. Semifinal No. 2: No. 3 Hofstra vs. No. 7 Delaware

    Mar 14, 2015, 3:56 PM EDT

    10 reasons you should be here. You mean you’re not? 10. Tina Martin and Krista Kilburn-Steveskey are about as animated on the sidelines as any coaches in the league. 9. Can’t make the U.S. Track & Field championships? Watching Hofstra is the next best thing. 8. Pride might be the higher seed, but they lost…

  11. James Madison vs Elon: What’s your play of the game?

    Mar 14, 2015, 3:12 PM EDT

    Instant classic between James Madison and Elon in Saturday semifinals. The Dukes prevailed over a gritty effort by the No. 4 Phoenix. Nineteen points for JMU’s Precious Hall and 12 boards, 11 points, 5 blocks for Lauren Okafor 18 for Elon’s Shay Burnett. Five lead changes, four ties. Some highlights with our play of the…

  12. 10 reasons to join us for Semifinal No. 1: No.1 James Madison vs. No. 4 Elon

    Mar 14, 2015, 1:07 PM EDT

    James Madison/Elon on tap. Here’s 10 things to know about today’s first CAA Tournament semifinal at the Show Place Arena. 10. The Elon have never lost in the CAA Tournament. They are 2-0 in their first year in the CAA. 9. Phoenix Coach Charlotte Smith is the most decorated player in North Carolina history. While…

  13. In case you missed it – the CAA Women’s Tournament Quarters

    Mar 13, 2015, 10:24 PM EDT

    In case you missed it, some highlights from CAA Women’s Tournament quarterfinal action: *Kenny Brooks tossing Muff Mickens her purple shoe gone awry during game action. Assist, Brooks. *The Elon cheerleaders energizing their fans during a lengthy game break. You shout Elon, I’ll shout Phoenix! *WDOV’s Lauren Carra looking more nervous than Tina Martin. The former…

  14. Time out with Elon’s Shay Burnett

    Mar 13, 2015, 5:26 PM EDT

    Elon (19-11) is 2-0 in the CAA Tournament, advancing to Saturday’s semifinals after a 60-48 victory over UNC Wilmington. Shay Burnett, honored on the CAA All-Rookie team, scored 10 with seven rebounds and finished 6-of-6 from the free-throw line. The 5-9 guard from Graham, N.C., chatted with us afterward. So Shay is short for….. “Shaylen.…

  15. Time out with JMU’s Angela Mickens

    Mar 13, 2015, 2:57 PM EDT

    She’s one of 15 finalists for the Lieberman Award, given to the top point guard in the country. She’s also JMU’s new leader in single-season assists, having amassed 226 in 2014-15. The kid they call Muff took a few minutes to chat with us. Meet JMU redshirt junior Angela Mickens. Why Muff? “When I was a…

  16. In the words of Kenny Brooks ….

    Mar 13, 2015, 2:36 PM EDT

    Some thoughts from the winningest James Madison coach in school history after the Dukes 64-49 victory over Towson in the CAA Tournament quarterfinals. CAA Player of the Year Precious Hall’s 19 points led four Dukes in double figures. “It doesn’t go in a special win column if you win by 30 or if you win…

  17. #CAAHoops Around The Rim: Championship Edition

    Mar 11, 2015, 5:02 PM EDT

    The 2015 CAA Women’s Basketball Championship has finally arrived!

  18. 2015 CAA Championship Pairings Set

    Mar 4, 2015, 10:28 PM EDT

    The official pairings for the 2015 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Women’s Basketball Championship have been set. The CAA Championship will be held March 12-15 at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md. First round action will begin on March 12 at 12 p.m. as No. 8 seed Towson University takes on No. 9 seed…

  19. #CAAHoops: Around The Rim

    Mar 2, 2015, 6:24 PM EDT

    It’s all comes down to the final day of the regular season to determine the crux of the seeding for the 2015 CAA Women’s Basketball Championship!

  20. ASN to Air CAA Championship Quarterfinals

    Feb 26, 2015, 12:21 PM EDT

    A bit of exciting news today as it’s been announced that the CAA and the American Sports Network has reached an agreement to nationally broadcast the quarterfinals of the 2015 CAA Women’s Basketball Championship.

  21. #CAAHoops In Focus: In Mom’s Footsteps

    Feb 25, 2015, 11:33 AM EDT

    The #CAAHoops crew wrapped up their second season of On Campus coverage with a trip to Towson University. In this week’s “In Focus” feature, we meet freshman Daijha Thomas and her mother, Gail Scriber-Thomas. There is a special bond between mother and daughter that extends onto the basketball court.

  22. #CAAHoops: Around The Rim

    Feb 23, 2015, 5:10 PM EDT

    With the 2015 CAA Championship drawing closer, things are heating up!

  23. #CAAHoops On Campus: Towson Gameday

    Feb 23, 2015, 11:47 AM EDT

    #CAAHoops On Campus coverage concluded with a trip up to Towson University this past weekend. The crew was able to capture all the scenes, sights, and sounds from both the men’s and women’s basketball games at SECU Arena in this edition of “#CAAHoops Gameday.”

  24. #CAAHoops On Campus: UNCW/Towson Video Recap

    Feb 22, 2015, 5:41 PM EDT

    The #CAAHoops crew closed out its On Campus coverage at Towson with a wild women’s basketball game. Visiting UNCW edged the host Tigers, 73-71, in overtime, thanks to some timely buckets by Shatia Cole.

  25. #CAAHoops: Around The Rim

    Feb 16, 2015, 9:51 PM EDT

    National notice, milestones, and more!

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