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.

Cignetti gets first win as Elon head coach

9/9/17 9:26pm

First year head coach Curt Cignetti is officially a winner at Elon University. In his second game, the Phoenix football team defeated Furman University 34-31 after a field goal by freshman kicker Owen Johnson with five seconds left.

A fresh start for football

8/30/17 8:00am

When the Elon University football team took to the practice field Saturday afternoon, there was a hint of rustiness as the start of fall classes loomed ahead for the coming week. First-year head coach Curt Cignetti wasn’t using it as an excuse though.

Phoenix concludes spring scrimmage with newfound intensity

5/1/17 7:01pm

The Elon University football team concluded its final spring scrimmage on a very hot and humid Saturday afternoon, with 20, 40-yard sprints. Midway through, new head coach Curt Cignitti stopped the players and gathered them for a quick kneel-down before colorfully yelling at his team for their effort. It’s been a part of the new level of intensity the former University of Alabama coach has tried to bring to an Elon football team that is coming off a disappointing 2-9 season. “He was just telling us if we want to change the culture around here, we have to change what we do right now,” said junior offensive lineman Alex Higgins.

Football signs 14 in Cignetti's 1st class

2/2/17 9:46am

The Elon University football team announced its 2017 signing class Wednesday, as head coach Curt Cignetti’s first touch on the program brings in 14 players. Most noticeably, both quarterbacks — Butler’s Davis Cheek and Southern Durham’s Jalen Greene — have already enrolled at Elon and started classes Monday.

CAA pulls women's golf title from NC because of HB2

2/1/17 6:09pm

The Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) has made its first major move in response to North Carolina’s House Bill 2, moving its neutral-site 2017 women’s golf championship out of the state. And, while Elon University released its 2017 football schedule with a game against the State University of New York at Albany Sept. 30, Commissioner Joe D’Antonio said in a phone call that the issue is not fully resolved.

Football releases 2017 schedule

2/1/17 8:35am

The Elon University football team’s schedule for the 2017 season was released Wednesday, Feb. 1. The Phoenix will play the same eight Colonial Athletic Association teams it played last year, with the locations flipped from 2016.

HB2 creating scheduling issues for Elon football

1/21/17 9:30pm

No matter how hard Elon University tried to keep the influence of North Carolina’s House Bill 2 off of its campus, the controversial bill has created yet another problem for Elon. And this time, it’s with the football team.