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Elon University men’s basketball fell short against the College of William and Mary 84-74 at Schar Center on Saturday, Feb. 16. The Phoenix went cold shooting down the stretch as the team lost its fourth straight game while attempting to tune up for the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament in March.
“As soon as it went up, I was calling it a game.”
Updated: 3:51 p.m. with statement from Elon University
Following a national search to fill the position, Patrick Noltemeyer will begin his tenure as the chief of staff and secretary to the Elon University Board of Trustees on March 1, 2019. This role will include Noltemeyer acting as the principal professional aide for President Connie Book.
There is no denying that college sports are full of heartbreak. Blown leads, comebacks that fall just short, losing to teams you should beat and not quite pulling off an upset — very seldom does college basketball provide a loss that is easy to swallow.
It seems that the Elon University women’s basketball team is just as prone to heartbreak as the men’s team is. The women, despite leading for three full quarters, fell in their last January home game to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington 75-70.
Another night, seemingly another heartbreak for Elon University men’s basketball — this time, at the hands of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) leading Hofstra University Pride (15-3, 5-0 CAA) 74-71.
After a furious second half comeback, Elon University men’s basketball (5-13, 1-4) fell to the Northeastern University Huskies in overtime 81-70 at Schar Center. Elon was able to overcome a multiple double-digit deficit to force the extra frame, where the team’s ball-handling would become costly.
Elon University football has named defensive coordinator Tony Trisciani as the new head coach. This announcement follows the resignation of Curt Cignetti on Friday afternoon. Trisciani joined the Phoenix under Cignetti in 2017.
Following the announcement on Dec. 14 from Elon University Athletics about the departure of football head coach Curt Cignetti after two seasons with the Phoenix, some players took to social media with their reactions.
Curt Cignetti has resigned as the head coach for Elon University football and has signed on as the new head coach for in-conference rival James Madison University. Cignetti went 14-9 in his two seasons with the Phoenix and led Elon to back-to-back FCS Playoff appearances for the first time in the program’s history. Cignetti’s landmark win in his time at Elon came over his new team when Elon went to Harrisonburg and beat the Dukes 27-24.
Elon University men’s basketball (3-6) lost to the No. 25 Furman University Paladins (9-0) 98-77 on Tuesday night. The Phoenix held its own for most of the game, but the speed of Furman took over late. Elon remains winless all-time against ranked opponents.
After the game Tuesday night against Furman University, Elon University men's basketball head coach Matt Matheny finally answered the question that has been on the minds of Phoenix basketball fans since Thanksgiving break.
Despite a hard-fought battle, Elon University men’s basketball (3-5) fell to Boston University 65-58 at Schar Center. Elon and the Terriers went back and forth trading the lead in the second half, but in the end, mental mistakes proved costly, and Elon fell short of a big win for its Saturday matinee.
Elon University women’s basketball (2-3) outpaced Chowan University 88-74 for Elon’s first home win of the season Tuesday night. The Division II school made things difficult for Elon, refusing to go away for three quarters.
After losing three consecutive games in California, Elon men’s basketball (3-4) returned to the familiar hardwood of Schar Center and took down Central Penn College on Tuesday night, beating the Knights 92-59.
Walking out onto the field at Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg, South Carolina, to play Wofford College, no one knew for sure whether or not this would be Elon University football’s last game of the season. The ramifications of the game were very simple: win and advance to play Kennesaw State University the following weekend. Lose – and it was the end of the road for this campaign. While fighting until the last whistle, the Phoenix fell to the Terriers 19-7 and marked the end of a season full of ups and downs for the program. But before Elon got to that point, they had a whirlwind of a season that deserves a rewind.
Freshman running back Jaylan Thomas was named Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Offensive Rookie of the Year for 2018 in a press release from the CAA league offices on Tuesday, Nov. 20.
Elon University football (6-4, 4-3) is returning to the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Playoffs to visit the Wofford College Terriers on Nov. 24 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Sixteen senior Elon University football players made their way from the locker room in Alumni Field House, down the hill behind the north end zone and through the smoke, onto the field one last time at Rhodes Stadium. Running, walking or hobbling, the seniors took to the sod for their final home game.