Football


SPORTS 11/5/18 6:16pm

Elon cracks top five in Coaches Poll

Elon University football (6-2, 4-1) is now no. 5 in the FCS Coaches Poll and No. 8 in the STATS Top-25 poll following a 24-21 win over the University of Rhode Island this past weekend. 


SPORTS 11/2/18 9:35pm

Summers enters the winter of his Elon career

It’s the end of the Elon football journey for senior running back Malcolm Summers. The senior announced on Twitter Thursday night. After not playing the previous two games for the Phoenix, and speculation swirling on when, or if, the deep back would return; Summers closed the book officially on his career two days before Elon’s game against the University of Rhode Island.


SPORTS 11/1/18 11:11am

Elon football sits at No. 5 in mid-season poll

Elon University’s football team clocked in at No. 5 (5-2, 3-1) in the first, and only top-10 ranking the NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee will release until the final playoff bracket becomes available at the end of the season.


SPORTS 10/22/18 3:26pm

Football returns to the top 10

Elon University Football (5-2, 3-1) moved to No. 8 in the country in the STATS Top-25 poll and No. 6 in the FCS Coaches Poll following their win on Saturday over the University of Richmond Spiders 38-28. This is the third time this season that Elon has cracked the top 10 this season. 


SPORTS 10/20/18 5:04pm

Football bounces back, beats Richmond

Elon football (5-2, 3-1) got back into the win column against a struggling University of Richmond (3-5, 1-4) at Rhodes Stadium on Saturday. An unfamiliar looking Phoenix squad was able to prevail in a seesaw contest that went down to the wire.  


SPORTS 10/20/18 11:18am

PREVIEW: Elon hosts Richmond

Elon football (4-2, 2-1) is taking on University of Richmond (3-4, 1-3) on Saturday, Oct. 20 during Inauguration Weekend in front of their home fans at Rhodes Stadium. The Phoenix is clocking in before the game at No. 11 in the nation in both the FCS Coaches Poll and the STATS FCS Top-25. Elon suffered its first FCS loss of the season last week while on the road against the University of Delaware. 


SPORTS 10/15/18 2:30pm

Elon football stumbles to No. 11 in the nation

Elon University football (4-2, 2-1) fell to No. 11 in both the FCS Coaches Poll and in the STATS FCS Top 25. This comes on the heels of the team’s 28-16 loss – its first FCS loss of the year – against the University of Delaware.


SPORTS 10/13/18 10:24pm

Football falls on the road to Delaware

No. 5 Elon Football (4-2) fell to the University of Delaware (4-2) on Saturday 28-16. Elon was hampered by injuries that could prove to be much more costly than losing this game. This loss comes just one week after beating James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.


SPORTS 10/6/18 7:42pm

No. 9 Elon football shocks No. 2 JMU

Elon University football (4-1) upset defending Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) champion and No. 2-seed James Madison University (4-2) in dramatic fashion to spoil the Dukes' Parents Weekend game 27-24.


SPORTS 10/3/18 9:00am

Food, Football and Family: The 7 a.m. Tailgate

On the day of a Elon University football game at home, there are a few constants: The sun will rise, the stands will be filled with fans and the Elon 7 a.m. Tailgate group will have the grills going as they cook up some mighty fine food.


SPORTS 4/29/18 4:19pm

Nwokeji signs with Steelers

Elon offensive lineman Ikenna Nwokeji just became the 12th Phoenix to sign a contract to the NFL when he signed on with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday, April 28.


SPORTS 2/7/18 10:34pm

Elon football holds signing day event

On the evening of National Signing Day, the Elon University football team held a signing day reception in the Walker Room of Alumni Field House. Head coach Curt Cignetti talked about the recruits that he and his team will be welcoming in the fall and took questions from the fans in attendance.


SPORTS 11/25/17 6:15pm

Elon falls to Furman in first round of FCS playoffs

A blocked extra point was the deciding factor Saturday as the Elon University football team fell in the first round of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) to Furman University, 28-27. In a game that witnessed three lead changes and eight touchdowns, No. 15 Phoenix was upset by the No. 22 Paladins in Rhodes Stadium.