While I don’t normally post about sports, the FCS championship win Saturday by James Madison University is worth celebrating, not just because it is a Valley school, but because it is my son’s alma mater.
Located in Harrisonburg in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, JMU’s fans reportedly filled three-fourths of the stadium in Frisco, Texas, part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Indeed, purple overwhelmed the stands.
JMU scored early in the game and led from then on. The score was much more lopsided until the closing minutes of the game when Youngstown got a touchdown to make it a closer 28-14 ending.
Congratulations, JMU! You’ve made your students, faculty, alumni, and Virginia proud.