For Sports Fans, Options to Cheer Here, Near and There

Whether you’re into baseball, basketball, racquetball, tennis or even extreme sports, JMU and the Harrisonburg community offer exciting opportunities here, near and just a short drive away from campus.


Intramurals. If you miss playing sports, consider playing on an intramural team.  Sports include basketball, flag football, floor hockey, dodgeball, sand volleyball and even inner-tube water polo and battleship.

Games. JMU has 18 varsity sports that host other teams on campus. Whether you’re into soccer, football, basketball or tennis, there are games for you to enjoy! JMU’s Student Duke Club often gives away free JMU gear so make sure you’re one of the first fans there!


BDubs. Need to watch the big UFC fight or an NFL game that isn’t broadcasted on JMU networks? Buffalo Wild Wings, aka BDubs, is close to campus, offers a variety of food and has big screen TVs throughout the restaurant.  Relax and enjoy some wings!

Tennis Courts. In addition to parks, Harrisonburg also has tennis courts that are free and open to the public. Eastover Park, across the street from Spotswood Elementary School and right by McDonald’s, features four tennis courts.


JMU’s Student Duke Club offers bus trips to away games throughout the year. Past trips have included VCU and George Mason for basketball and JMU football’s 21-16 victory over Virginia Tech in 2010.

This year, JMU competes against WVU on September 15 at FedEx Field, home of the Redskins. You won’t want to miss this game!

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