Bowling in Fort Worth

Dukes show up for first bowl game

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by Rachel Holderman

 
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PHOTOGRAPHS BY RACHEL HOLDERMAN

SUMMARY: History made: JMU Nation traveled to Fort Worth, Texas, to cheer on the Dukes in the program’s first bowl game on Dec. 23.


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Don’t you wish you were Duke Dog? Fans stopped to pose with him outside of Tannahill’s, the venue for the Friday Night Dukes Pep Rally.

  

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Say cheese! Decked in their JMU finest, fans of all ages gathered at the Tailgate Outpost to see the MRDs’ pre-game performance.

 

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The sign says it all. Members of the Dallas-Fort Worth Alumni Chapter welcomed JMU fans to Texas on Thursday night at a Chapter Happy Hour.

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How much purple can we fit in one picture? Turns out, quite a lot. Dukes squeezed in for a group picture at the KickOff Happy Hour on Thursday, hosted by the local DFW Alumni Chapter.

 

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Yee Haw, Y’all! At the Tailgate Outpost, fans took advantage of some of the local photo opportunities.

 

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Can you hear the music through the screen? The MRDs flooded the streets of the Fort Worth StockYards in the city’s historic district. Nothing gets JMU fans in the mood for a Pep Rally more than when the band plays “Start Wearing Purple.”

 

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Members of the Duke Club and the JMU Alumni Association welcomed nearly 1,000 fans to Tannahill’s for a Pep Rally to celebrate the team.

 

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Does this picture capture fans’ holiday spirit or Purple Pride? We’re not sure, but we love the hats.

 

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It felt like all of JMU Nation was in Texas! Coach Chesney even stopped by the Pep Rally to lead fans in a cheer before our first bowl-game appearance.

 

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Even the cowboy hats are purple in Texas!

 

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Fans felt right at home in TCU’s stadium. It’s like the purple stands were made just for us!

 

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Raise your hands if you love our Dukes!

 

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Things really heated up as the Dukes took the field!

 

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Fans enjoyed a bird’s-eye view of Amon G. Carter Stadium.

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Published: Friday, January 5, 2024

Last Updated: Friday, January 12, 2024

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