Football

Elon falls to Furman in first round of FCS playoffs

11/25/17 6:15pm

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 ...

PREVIEW: Elon takes on Furman in FCS playoffs

11/24/17 12:28pm

With the Elon University football team set to make its first postseason appearance since 2009, the No. 15 Phoenix prepares to host tomorrow’s playoff game against No. 22 Furman University.

Elon football is playoffs bound

11/19/17 11:10am

Following an 8-3 (6-2 in conference) season, the Elon University football team is playoffs bound.  The Phoenix will play host to the Furman University Paladins on Saturday, Nov. 25, the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs committee announced during the selection show on ESPNU this morning.

Top ranked James Madison defeats Elon, wins CAA title

11/18/17 6:06pm

After losing to James Madison University 31-3 Saturday, the Phoenix walked to its locker room with lowered heads in its final regular season game. And now, with the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs looming in the near future, instead of asking, "Why not us," Elon (8-3, 6-2) is wondering what will happen next.  With Elon losing 31-3 to the reigning national champions, Elon now must look to the postseason. 

Football team looking to tighten screws with JMU, playoffs on horizon

11/16/17 2:49pm

The Elon University football team enters this weekend with a loss in its rearview mirror. It is the first time its been in that situation since the first week of September. With a 16-6 loss at the University of New Hampshire on Nov. 11 in the books and a matchup against No. 1 James Madison University coming up this weekend, the momentum may be slowing.

Football falls in national rankings

11/13/17 1:12pm

For the first time in seven weeks, the Elon University football team has fallen in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) rankings. The Phoenix falls from No. 7 in the STATS FCS poll to No. 11. In the FCS Coaches Poll, the Maroon and Gold dropped six spots, from No. 9 to No. 15.

No. 7 Elon prepares for battle against Towson

11/3/17 2:00pm

Homecoming. A time when Elon alumni return home to rekindle old friendships and have the opportunity to cheer on the Phoenix at a football game at Rhodes Stadium. This year’s homecoming game, however, feels more import than previous years given the recent resurgence of Elon Football.

Football team moves up in national rankings

10/2/17 2:18pm

Following a 6-0 win against the No. 19 ranked University of New York at Albany Great Danes, the Elon University football team moved up in the Football Championship Subdivision rankings. 

PREVIEW: Albany vs. Elon

9/30/17 9:00am

The Elon University football team is set to play the Great Danes of the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany on Saturday.

Elon beats No. 6 ranked Richmond 36-33

9/24/17 2:28pm

Curt Cignetti is already off to an impressive start as Elon University's head coach. For the first time since 2011, Elon's football team won its third straight game, defeating No. 6 ranked Richmond University 36-33.