Sports

Hames qualifies for NCAA track and field championship

5/28/17 6:54pm

One member of the Elon University women’s track and field has qualified for the NCAA outdoor championships in Eugene, Oregon. Junior Bryanna Hames is the first athlete in program history to qualify after finishing 11th overall in the discus at the NCAA East Preliminaries on Friday, May 26.

From Elon basketball jersey to lab coat:

5/17/17 7:00am

Senior Women’s basketball forward Lauren Brown has an impressive statistics sheet on the court, but her academic skills are just as awe-inspiring. Brown walked into an empty Alumni Gym in a dress and heels she is wearing due to a prior speaking engagement at a women’s philanthropy event. She entered the gym as confident and poised in business attire as she seems to be in a uniform on game day.

Women's lacrosse falls in 1st round of NCAA Tournament

5/12/17 10:39pm

CHAPEL HILL — The Elon University women’s lacrosse team dug a hole that proved too deep to climb out of Friday afternoon, falling to the University of Virginia 11-9 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Chapel Hill. In the fourth-year program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, Elon saw the Cavaliers burst out of the gates in each half, scoring the first four goals of the match, including two on counterattacks.

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.

Freshman pitcher Brnovich earning his stripes

4/27/17 9:00am

Often it takes freshman athletes time before they make their presence felt on the field. Sometimes they’re redshirted or sometimes they simply must wait for their time to come. But don’t tell Kyle Brnovich that. The freshman pitcher on Elon University’s baseball team is already making an impact on a team that has suddenly found a need for better performances on the mound. Though he had a relatively slow start to the season, Brnovich has arguably been the Phoenix best starting pitcher.

Softball tops UNCG behind three runs from freshman catcher

4/20/17 2:12pm

The Elon University softball team beat the University of North Carolina at Greensboro on Wednesday afternoon, topping the Spartans 7-2 under overcast skies at Hunt Softball Park. The Phoenix got the victory behind a four-run fifth inning, seizing on a stretch of shaky pitching from UNCG.

Kicking it across the pond

4/18/17 4:52pm

The decision to attend Elon University for many current students stems from a desire to take the road less traveled and branch out from their previous lives. Sophomore midfielder Amir Berkane, on the men’s soccer team, was no exception. Berkane was born and raised in Kelvedon, England, which sits near the southeast coast of the United Kingdom with a population of 3,587 at nearly 4,000 miles from Elon.

Students flood Chapel Hill's Franklin Street following UNC's National Championship victory

4/4/17 3:21pm

Redemption. That was the word on everyone's lips as thousands clad in Carolina blue swarmed Franklin Street in Chapel Hill on Monday night.  After falling in last year's National Championship game, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels beat Gonzaga in Phoenix, Ariz., and fans back on campus celebrated in grand fashion. In one of UNC's most famous athletic traditions, throngs of Carolina faithful formed a sea of celebration on the corner of Franklin St.