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James Madison

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UVA’s total enrollment is 24,360.
JMU’s is 22,667.

I wasn't saying size matters in those realms - I was just indicating that JMU is actually bigger than VA's State U. One could make all kinds of size/quality arguments in both directions... For instance, there are 9 non- State U schools in the current FBS top 25.
 
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It actually means a lot for a school like JMU that heavily subsidizes its athletics department via fees on students.
True that....BUT...there will be a slight trimming for JMU.

"Old Dominion, Norfolk State and many other state schools will have to depend more on fundraising and ticket sales and less on student fees to fund their athletic budgets under a bill signed into law by Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Sunday night.

The bill, sponsored by Del. Kirk Cox, R-Colonial Heights, sets limits on the percentage of athletic budgets that can be funded through student fees.

The limits on fees vary depending on which level athletic programs compete, and they don't go into effect until July 1, 2016. Universities have five years from that date to meet their goals.

Football Championship Subdivision schools such as Norfolk State and James Madison can fund a maximum of 70 percent of their budgets with student fees, and both NSU and JMU may have to restructure their budgets to meet that standard. According to USA Today, Norfolk State funded 80 percent of its athletic budget and JMU 79 percent through student fees.

VMI ($1,702) and William and Mary ($1,665) charge more in student athletic fees per year than NSU ($1,545), ODU ($1,429) and JMU ($1,331). Virginia Tech ($282) charges the least."
 
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"The law also requires state schools that want to add a major sport such as football, or seek to play at a higher NCAA level, receive approval from Intercollegiate Athletics Review Commission.

JMU has been contemplating a move into FBS. If the school decides to move up prior to July 1, 2016, it would not need approval from the commission. Any decision made after that date would need commission approval."
 
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"The law also requires state schools that want to add a major sport such as football, or seek to play at a higher NCAA level, receive approval from Intercollegiate Athletics Review Commission.

JMU has been contemplating a move into FBS. If the school decides to move up prior to July 1, 2016, it would not need approval from the commission. Any decision made after that date would need commission approval."
 
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Yes...exactly...article was from before that witching hour...and, now, JMU would need the Commission's approval.
 
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Dead issue for now...

James Madison has FBS look, but staying put at FCS level for...

>>JMU athletic director Jeff Bourne gets a look on his face like he's been asked about FBS a million times. That's because Bourne estimates he's been asked about the Dukes moving to FBS about a million times.

"The response to that hasn't changed," Bourne said. "We will look at options that are beneficial to us and meet the criteria for us to be successful. Right now, I don't see an option like that."<<

>>If the AAC called, "I think we'd probably give them a call back," Bourne said.<<
 
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Dead issue for now...

James Madison has FBS look, but staying put at FCS level for...

>>JMU athletic director Jeff Bourne gets a look on his face like he's been asked about FBS a million times. That's because Bourne estimates he's been asked about the Dukes moving to FBS about a million times.

"The response to that hasn't changed," Bourne said. "We will look at options that are beneficial to us and meet the criteria for us to be successful. Right now, I don't see an option like that."<<

>>If the AAC called, "I think we'd probably give them a call back," Bourne said.<<
Wow. Translation is Sun Belt or Conference USA are non starters but AAC they'll listen?
 


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