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Mickey Matthews out after 15 years

Updated: November 25, 2013, 1:17 PM ET
Associated Press

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- James Madison has fired football coach Mickey Matthews after 15 seasons at the university.

Athletic Director Jeff Bourne announced the move Monday, two days after the Dukes lost 28-17 to Towson to finish 6-6. It was their second loss in a row and fourth in five games. James Madison also will miss the playoffs for the fourth time in the past five seasons.

Matthews, 60, led James Madison to the 2004 football national championship and had one year remaining on his ...

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