As Scott Riddle ‘11 was wrapping up his speech to conclude the Elon University football team’s day Aug.
Head coach Rich Skrosky can’t help but recite one of his favorite stats about the Elon University football team. “We’ve talked about these two classes — last year’s freshman class and this year’s freshman class — that’s the bulk of this team,” Skrosky said.
Move-in weekend is a blur of packing too many boxes in cars that seem too small and hoping it all makes it into a dorm room in one piece. Between move-in traffic and hordes of families in residence halls, freshman find themselves falling abruptly into this new part of their lives, rather than entering it gracefully. Instead of getting lost in the impending chaos that is move-in weekend, freshman football players enjoyed moving into their summer residences with their fellow teammates on June 12 for the football “bridge” program. The early move offers many advantages to the new additions, easing their college transition and acclimation to campus life.
Corey Mitchell '16 has decided to forego his final year of eligibility and will not play for the Elon University football team in 2016. Mitchell graduated in May with a degree in Communication Design.
While most Elon University seniors or graduate students have tried to set up their jobs post-commencement, Alexander Dawson ’15, MBA ’16 has never tried to be like the typical college student. After five years with the Elon football team — four years of undergrad, and a year getting his MBA — Dawson is ready to move on to his next phase of life. But, right now, he has no idea what he’s doing next. “I’ll say, ‘Well, I could start working right now and start building my wealth and see what I can do,’” Dawson said.
After the Elon University football team’s spring game ended, rising sophomore quarterback Connor Christiansen smiled a knowing smile when asked about rising sophomore defensive back Greg Liggs Jr. “Greg Liggs has not made one play all spring until tonight,” Christiansen said through laughter. Standing just five feet away, Liggs’ eyes lit up at Christiansen’s words, and asked, “Is that on the record?” The laughter shared between these two after the exchange happened following Liggs’ phenomenal spring game, where he picked off rising sophomore quarterback Daniel Thompson three times. And it comes at the end of an admittedly difficult spring for the Greensboro native and Southeast Guilford High School graduate.
In the Elon University football team’s spring game, Maroon beat White 23-0, with rising sophomore defensive back Greg Liggs, Jr.
The defense shone bright at the Elon University football team’s second scrimmage of the spring Saturday morning, stepping up with two interceptions and a dozen tackles for losses. “The biggest thing with the defense today was the big plays, the negative plays,” said head coach Rich Skrosky.
Malaya Johnson’s mother, grandmother and uncle were all big supporters at her local church. They held executive roles, and brought Malaya along with them from when she was a baby. She sang.
Most college students would love more down time. But for rising sophomore quarterback Connor Christiansen, all the down time meant he couldn’t be on the field for the Elon University football team. And now, after four months of workouts, he gets to do just that. “I don’t know how many weeks of winter workouts we had, but it felt like it would never end,” Christiansen said.
As he sat back in his chair, an iPhone 6 in front of him, Rich Skrosky couldn’t help but laugh.
Some people are willing to bet money on their team's success in the Super Bowl this Sunday.
During his interview for the Elon University football team’s National Signing Day festivities, head coach Rich Skrosky revealed that Pat Madden had been promoted from defensive line coach to defensive coordinator. The move comes less than a week after the team announced the retirement of Jerry Petercuskie after two seasons as the defensive coordinator.
Elon University football head coach Rich Skrosky hinted that the future of the program is arriving in the present with Elon’s 22 new signees Wednesday. “I’ve made no secret about it, this class and last year’s class, together, that is going to be the cornerstone of the program moving forward,” Skrosky said.
For the second consecutive year, local North Carolina recruits stood out in Elon football team's 2016 recruiting class.
The Elon University football team announced the retirement of Jerry Petercuskie today in a press release.
Miles Williams ’15 didn’t get a phone call. He didn’t receive a letter or read an email. Williams found out he was selected as a Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star through social media. “I was coming back home and I looked on social media and someone tagged me in a post,” Williams said.
There aren’t many things that will catch Elon University football head coach Rich Skrosky off-guard when it comes to football. Skrosky is a rarity amongst college football coaches, simultaneously being relatively young at 51 years old while also having more than three decades of experience.
The Elon University football team returned to campus late Saturday night after defeating the University of Maine 27-22 earlier in the day. The conclusion to a week of unimaginable tragedy — the death of junior wide receiver Demitri Allison — had ended in triumph. But for head coach Rich Skrosky, recalling the week that was has left some words lingering in his mind. “One of the coaches — and so many coaches reached out — not to say anyone specific, but a name most people would know, his words were, ‘This week will be harder than last,’” Skrosky said, then paused, letting the words hang in the air. The team’s chaplain, Pastor Bob Disher of St.
Surely playing with heavy hearts, the Elon University football team held on for a 27-22 victory over Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) opponent University of Maine Saturday afternoon. In the first game after the death of junior wide receiver Demitri Allison, the Phoenix bursted out to a 17-0 lead in the first half, and was able to respond when the Black Bears stormed back in the fourth quarter.