The James Madison Dukes have canceled a future soccer recreation in opposition to the Norfolk State Spartans, however have additionally scheduled a brand new contest, FBSchedules.com has realized.
James Madison was beforehand scheduled to host Norfolk State at Bridgeforth Stadium in Harrisonburg, Va., on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2025. In line with a letter obtained from James Madison College through a state Freedom of Info Act request, the 2 faculties have mutually agreed to cancel the sport in 2025 and neither college will incur any penalties.
In the identical letter, which is dated Jan. 23, 2023, the 2 faculties conform to schedule a brand new contest for Sept. 21, 2030.
A brand new contract for that recreation was signed the next month, in keeping with a duplicate of the doc obtained by FBSchedules.com. The contract states that the 2 faculties will meet at Bridgeforth Stadium on Sept. 21, 2030 and the Dukes pays the Spartans a $300,000 assure for taking part in the sport.
James Madison and Norfolk State first met on the gridiron in a home-and-home collection performed a number of years in the past when each had been members of the Soccer Championship Subdivision (FCS). The Dukes got here out on high in each contests, profitable 75-14 in Harrisonburg in 2017 and 17-0 in Norfolk, Va., in 2018.
James Madison, now a member of the Solar Belt Convention, and Norfolk State, a member of the Mid-Jap Athletic Convention (MEAC), met for the third time final season. The Dukes gained that contest in Harrisonburg, 63-7.
With the cancellation of the 2025 contest with Norfolk State, James Madison is now down to 2 non-conference opponents that season. The Dukes are scheduled to host the Utah State Aggies on Sept. 13 and journey to play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Sept. 20.
Along with internet hosting Norfolk State in 2030, James Madison may even entertain the Akron Zips at Bridgeforth Stadium on Sept. 14.