Virginia legislators join fight for JMU’s bowl eligibility

Multiple Virginia legislators have now spoken out against the NCAA’s decision to ban James Madison University’s football team from postseason play this year.

Earlier in the month, Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares sent a letter to NCAA president Charlie Baker requesting the Dukes receive an exemption which would allow JMU to play in a bowl game.

Yesterday, multiple members of the Virginia State Senate spoke out against the decision on X, formerly known as Twitter, and threatened a “very unfriendly future” from the state’s legislature if the technicality is not dealt with appropriately.

JMU is currently ranked #25 in the nation in both the Coaches and AP poll and with their record of 7-0, they have already eclipsed the win total required to be bowl eligible.

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