Liberty softball back in familiar territory as prep for NCAA Regionals begins
The Liberty Flames are back in the NCAA Regionals and will face James Madison Friday. The ASUN Champions are no stranger to the postseason, and last found themselves in this position in 2018, when they lost to South Carolina in the Region Championship game.
Disputed redistricting reform on the ballot in Virginia
Now, Virginia voters are deciding whether to alter their state constitution to support redistricting reform that would take the once-every-10-year task of drawing maps out of legislators' hands, at least to an extent, and give it to a bipartisan panel. But even though the issue has become a hot-button one nationally, the Virginia referendum is the only redistricting question on the ballot in the U.S. this year, said reform advocate Brian Cannon. In Virginia, the proposal to amend the state constitution to create a bipartisan redistricting panel received support from both parties last year, at a time when Republicans controlled the state legislature but Democrats controlled the governor's mansion. Jason Miyares of Virginia Beach said the change of heart is purely an effort by Democrats to press their political advantage. She said the proposal does nothing to guarantee representation for persons of color on the redistricting commission.
Houston leaving JMU for East Carolina
HARRISONBURG, Va. – After a wild week of speculation it's official. James Madison football coach Mike Houston is leaving Harrisonburg to take the head coaching job at East Carolina. "We are grateful to Mike Houston, his family and his staff for their commitment to JMU over the last three years," AD Jeff Bourne said in a release. Houston was 37-6 in three seasons, including the 2016 FCS national title and a national runner-up in 2017. Houston replaces the fired Scottie Montgomery, who was 9-26 in three seasons.