Sports

Elon loses back-to-back games for the first time this season

1/21/18 12:00am

Elon (12-9, 4-4) tried to get back on track after a devastating loss on the road to James Madison University Thursday, Jan. 18, hosting the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) leading Tribe of William and Mary (13-6, 6-2). The Phoenix were unable to get back to the winning way, falling 80-73 at home. ...

Women's soccer coach steps down

1/19/18 2:19pm

The Elon University women's soccer program will be without a leader following an announcement this morning. Head coach Chris Neal is stepping down from the helm of the program after 10 years to take a coaching job at the University of Arkansas, Director of Athletics Dave Blank announced this morning. ...

Fairways and family: How one set of brothers is keeping a trend alive on the men's golf team

1/14/18 11:00am

One is left-handed and the other is right-handed. One is a redshirt-senior and the other is a freshman. Both play for the Elon University men’s golf team representing the same last name. Hailing from Westwood, Massachusetts, brothers Patrick and Will Frodigh ended up together at Elon by chance. Patrick transferred twice, spending two years at the University of Denver, a year at the University of Louisville, and then entering Elon for his final two years. 

Elon gets decisive win over CAA rival Charleston

1/13/18 10:33pm

The Elon University men’s basketball team (12-7, 4-2) beat league-favorite College of Charleston (12-6, 3-3) in Alumni Gym 63-58 Saturday night as they continued Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) action. The Phoenix came into the contest having won just one of their last eight matchups against the Cougars.

Elon men drop OT thriller to UNCW

1/11/18 10:41pm

“A stinging loss.” That is how Elon University men’s basketball head coach Matt Matheny described Thursday’s game as his team fell on their home hardwood for the first time this season, dropping an OT thriller to the defending conference champion University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 80-78.  

Final push lifts Elon over Northeastern

1/7/18 6:40pm

It was a cold day outside, but the Elon University women’s basketball team remained hot inside Alumni Gym during its matchup against the Northeastern University Huskies earlier today.  After moving past Northeastern 78-71, the Phoenix remains undefeated at home on the year and moves to 10-4 (2-1 in conference) this season. 

Elon narrowly edges visiting Towson Tigers

1/2/18 10:32pm

After Towson University senior guard Brian Starr missed a game-tying three pointer as the clock expired, the Elon University men’s basketball team escaped with a narrow win to start the 2018 calendar year. Trailing for most of the game, the Phoenix offense didn’t come alive until the second half, where it was able to secure the 75-72 victory. 

Swoope's scorching start

12/7/17 12:09pm

He doesn’t have to be tall to make a big impact. In fact, he’s the shortest starter on the Elon University men’s basketball team, but when Dainan Swoope steps onto the court, he makes his presence known.  The 6-foot, 185-pound junior guard has had a stellar start to the 2017-2018 season. Through the first nine games of the season, Swoope is averaging 17.1 points per game, which is ninth in the Colonial Athletic Association. The next closest Phoenix is redshirt senior forward Brian Dawkins, who averages 13.4 points per game and is 18th on the list.

Phoenix outlasts Peacocks in double overtime

12/2/17 10:41pm

The Elon University mens basketball team outlasted the Peacocks of Saint Peter’s University in double overtime on Saturday night in Alumni Gym. Despite the Phoenix's offense being held stagnant at multiple points during the game, Elon was able to secure the 71-65 victory.

Men’s basketball edges South Florida in overtime thriller

11/30/17 11:05pm

The Elon University men’s basketball team secured its third home victory of the season on Thursday night, defeating the University of South Florida in overtime thriller, 79-78. In a string of fate, this marks the third consecutive year in which the Phoenix has played (and won) a home overtime game on November 30th.

Phoenix golf squads study abroad in Scotland

11/28/17 10:41am

The Elon University golf teams became the most recent Phoenix teams to study abroad, following Elon’s quest to create better global citizens in its students. According to Elonphoenix.com, the Elon athletics department “organizes and funds team global study courses, combining learning experiences with competition in countries around the world. Since 2011, Phoenix student-athletes have studied abroad in Europe, Asia and Central America.” Earlier this year, the football team traveled to Costa Rica while the tennis teams traveled to Hawaii. 

Elon falls to Furman in first round of FCS playoffs

11/25/17 6:15pm

A blocked extra point was the deciding factor Saturday as the Elon University football team fell in the first round of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) to Furman University, 28-27. In a game that witnessed three lead changes and eight touchdowns, No. 15 Phoenix was upset by the No. 22 Paladins in Rhodes Stadium.

PREVIEW: Elon takes on Furman in FCS playoffs

11/24/17 12:28pm

With the Elon University football team set to make its first postseason appearance since 2009, the No. 15 Phoenix prepares to host tomorrow’s playoff game against No. 22 Furman University.

Elon football is playoffs bound

11/19/17 11:10am

Following an 8-3 (6-2 in conference) season, the Elon University football team is playoffs bound.  The Phoenix will play host to the Furman University Paladins on Saturday, Nov. 25, the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs committee announced during the selection show on ESPNU this morning.

Top ranked James Madison defeats Elon, wins CAA title

11/18/17 6:06pm

After losing to James Madison University 31-3 Saturday, the Phoenix walked to its locker room with lowered heads in its final regular season game. And now, with the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs looming in the near future, instead of asking, "Why not us," Elon (8-3, 6-2) is wondering what will happen next.  With Elon losing 31-3 to the reigning national champions, Elon now must look to the postseason. 

Women's basketball maintains perfect season

11/17/17 9:32pm

It was the battle of undefeated teams Friday night as the Elon University women’s basketball team (2-0) took on Hampton University (1-0). The Phoenix’s perfect season was able to stay in tack, cruising past the Pirates 82-59.

Football team looking to tighten screws with JMU, playoffs on horizon

11/16/17 2:49pm

The Elon University football team enters this weekend with a loss in its rearview mirror. It is the first time its been in that situation since the first week of September. With a 16-6 loss at the University of New Hampshire on Nov. 11 in the books and a matchup against No. 1 James Madison University coming up this weekend, the momentum may be slowing.