SPORTS 9/26/15 11:43pm

Defense shines as Elon edges Towson for first CAA victory

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.

SPORTS 9/20/15 3:02pm

Column: Defeat leaves Skrosky searching for big plays on offense

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.

SPORTS 9/15/15 9:15pm

Mitchell earns national honor

Junior linebacker Corey Mitchell was named the STATS FCS National Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the Elon University football team’s 21-13 victory over Gardner-Webb University. Mitchell, who was also named Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Defensive Player of the Week, had a career-high 18 tackles that night, eight of which were solo tackles.

SPORTS 9/12/15 11:19am

Balancing the three-and-outs

Series History Elon and Gardner-Webb have met 29 times total since the Runnin' Bulldogs started their football program in 1970, with Elon leading the series 20-9.

SPORTS 9/3/15 11:46pm

Defense wears down in blowout at Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM - After one quarter of play for the Elon University football team, the defense was standing tall against the Wake Forest University offense, allowing just three points. But the Demon Deacons had possession of the ball for 9 minutes and 33 seconds in the first, and the amount of time spent on the field came back to haunt Elon's defense in the second quarter. Wake Forest scored 21 points in the 2nd quarter and never looked back, defeating Elon 41-3 Thursday night while gaining 591 yards of total offense. "If we want to be a dominant-style defense, we have to do it for 60 minutes," head coach Rich Skrosky said.

SPORTS 8/26/15 4:00pm

Experienced secondary ready to shine for Phoenix

When Chris Blair arrived at Elon University last spring, he said the other defensive backs on the football team knew more about him than he knew about himself. “[Junior linebacker] John Silas welcomed me into his apartment and told me to move in with him,” Blair said. The camaraderie is hoping to translate to some onfield success for Elon this fall, as Blair and seniors Miles Williams and Julius Moore will anchor what should be a strong secondary. The Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) did not welcome Elon kindly in the 2014 season.