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NCAA’s new ‘Name, Image and Likeness’ policy already affecting Harrisonburg

On July 1, following years of debate and legal proceedings, the NCAA adopted a new “Name, Image and Likeness” (NIL) policy that could have a profound effect on college athletes and athletics programs. The move comes as a broader argument plays out over whether college athletes should be paid, and blurs the lines that the NCAA has traditionally drawn between amauter and professional sports.

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With women leading the way, JMU athletics takes six CAA championships in a pandemic year

In unprecedented times, the JMU softball team delivered an entirely precedented Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) title, providing sports fans with a sense of much-needed normalcy. (The softball team is now in unprecedented territory, however, playing No. 1 Oklahoma at noon today in its first-ever trip to the Women’s College World Series).

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JMU’s football field got an $675k upgrade in hopes that it won’t look like a splash-pad again

When fans file into Bridgeforth Stadium on Sept. 7 for the first home game of JMU football’s 2019 season, some players will be new — and so will the look of Zane Showker Field. 

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