Football

Stadium becomes shelter as community celebrates Elon junior

11/12/15 10:49pm

No one said anything, because no one knew what to say. No cameras flashed. No cellphones glowed. The only lights were the streetlights and the dozens of candles brought by those in attendance, and of the shooting star one person saw as he arrived. Gathered in remembrance of junior Demitri Allison, a ...

Mother remembers Elon junior's kindness

11/12/15 1:18pm

The mother of Demitri Allison remembered her son as a “kind and gentle, thoughtful person who was so humble,” speaking the day after he fell to his death from a 10-story building. Allison, 21, was an Elon University junior who died Wednesday afternoon after falling at a residence hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A native of Cornelius, N.C., Allison was a wide receiver on Elon’s football team. Dave and Lisa Hartman took in Allison eight years ago when “he was going through a rough time,” and he became a part of their family, Lisa Hartman told Elon Local News and The Pendulum in a phone interview Thursday. “We were really proud of Demitri,” Lisa Hartman said.

Elon junior dead after fall at UNC Chapel Hill

11/11/15 8:00pm

An Elon University student died Wednesday after falling from a 10-story building at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, according to an email from Smith Jackson, vice president for student life. Demitri Allison, 21 and a native of Cornelius, N.C., was a junior management major and wide receiver on the Elon football team. There will be a gathering of friends at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Rhodes Stadium open to all.

Football falls behind quickly in 34-13 loss to William & Mary

11/7/15 5:55pm

The Elon University football team gave itself a deficit it could not overcome, falling to No. 12 College of William and Mary 34-13 Saturday in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) action. “I didn’t think our energy was quite what it needed to be from the start,” head coach Rich Skrosky said.

Football’s ‘four-game season’ starts with win

11/6/15 10:00am

During the Elon University football team’s bye week, the message “Four-Game Season” was visible throughout the meeting rooms and locker rooms. “It’s really been the focus,” said redshirt freshman quarterback Connor Christiansen.

Football grinding to get ground game going

10/22/15 2:00pm

Heading into last Saturday’s matchup against Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) opponent James Madison University, the Elon University football team had picked up just 454 yards on the ground on 183 rushing attempts, good for a measly 2.5 yards per carry. With a rushing offense ranked 119 of 123 Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) teams, head coach Rich Skrosky said to this week that getting the ground game going was a top priority for the team going forward. Even after the Dukes ran over Elon to the tune of a 51-0 shellacking, Skrosky was still able to find some positives to pull from Elon’s ground attack.

Horrific Homecoming: Football shut out by JMU

10/17/15 9:18pm

On a perfect fall Saturday to host Homecoming and play some football, the Elon University football team got destroyed by James Madison University 51-0 in a Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) contest. “We did not come out and execute,” senior defensive lineman Rob Sullivan said.

Football can't capitalize on chances against Richmond

10/10/15 10:00pm

RICHMOND — The Elon University football team had many chances to score against No. 18 University of Richmond Saturday afternoon. But Elon could not capitalize on the chances it had offensively early, and Richmond overpowered Elon’s defense en route to a 27-14 victory. We built a hole against a very good opponent in Richmond,” head coach Rich Skrosky said.

Working hard not to be noticed

10/7/15 10:00am

The Elon University football team has had struggles on offense this season, as they currently rank 120th out of 123 Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) teams in total offense. The inability to move the ball on offense has given the special teams unit plenty of opportunities.

Defense shines as Elon edges Towson for first CAA victory

9/26/15 11:43pm

ALL CQ ASAs the last 10 seconds ticked off the clock, and chaos devoured the Elon University football team’s 17-13 rainy victory against Towson University, junior linebacker Corey Mitchell couldn’t help himself. “I almost couldn’t move, I was shocked at what was really happening,” Mitchell said.

Column: Defeat leaves Skrosky searching for big plays on offense

9/20/15 3:02pm

While the Elon University football team lost the lead late in the fourth quarter, they’ll be looking back at the first half for an abundance of missed scoring chances against North Carolina A&T State University. Elon started its first five drives from its own 47 yard line, NC A&T’s 45 and its own 46, 45 and 40 yard lines. While the Phoenix reached Aggie territory in four of those five drives, it came away with no points. “We had a couple missed opportunities in the first half,” said head coach Rich Skrosky. You could say that again.