Top 5 JMU Accomplishments of 2010

1 Jan

JMU had a good amount of accomplishments in the year of 2010. Here’s a countdown of the top 5 accomplishments. (P.S.: A good JMU fan could guess what number 1 is)

5. Comebacks (men’s and women’s basketball)– This basketball season has had pretty amazing comebacks. One was the men’s basketball comeback from a 20 point deficient against Princeton to get the o65-64 win. The second was a women’s basketball comeback against UVA. They came back from a 13 point deficient with 4 minutes left in the game to get the 78-74 win. I think these two unbelievable comebacks definitely deserve a spot.

4. CAA Champions (women’s basketball)– Though it’s not the first time it has happened but the women’s’ basketball team winning the CAA championship was a pretty big accomplishment. It led to an appearance in the NCAA championship.

3. JMU Beats #1 Team (football)– Coming off the tough loss at Richmond that kept us out of the playoffs, Mickey Matthews decided to go with a different QB, and that plan worked as we pulled off the upset win over the-then #1 team, William and Mary 30-24.

2. Veterans Memorial Park Inaugural Season (baseball and softball)– The 2010 baseball and softball season was the inaugural season of the new JMU park. The baseball field was eventually renamed Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial Park. The two stadiums looked amazing, and I thought it was a good upgrade for the two teams.

1. Upset In Blacksburg (football)– Are you surprised? When you talk about the top JMU accomplishments of 2010, this has got to be on the top of anyone’s list. JMU with the upset win over the-then #13 Virginia Tech Hokies, the second time a FCS team defeats a ranked FBS team. This was the huge upset as it repeated what Appalachian State did to Michigan in 2007. JMU played phenomenal as the forced the turnovers that helped them beat the Hokies. It was at that game were I first heard the great chant that ended up being the name of this blog. 21-16 will be burned in my brain for the rest of my life.



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