Sports

Eight Months for Two Minutes

4/8/18 4:01pm

While they are usually only seen on the sidelines at Rudd Field or at halftime on the court at Alumni Gym, it was time for the Elon dance team to take the spotlight at the National Dance Association (NDA) national competition this past weekend in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Brnovich's sophomore campaign off to a hot start

4/1/18 3:45pm

For sophomore right hander Kyle Brnovich, strikeouts are everything. He entered his seventh start of the season against the College of Charleston Cougars on Friday, March 30 with 61 Ks, good enough for fifth in Division I Baseball.  

Back on top: Phoenix dancing again

3/13/18 10:00am

Punching a ticket to the Big Dance is the goal of every Division I college basketball team at the start of the year. Elon University is no different. After coming off its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament last year, the fate of this year’s team was uncertain. Replacing half the squad with freshmen, there was no telling if this would be a make or break year. 

Elon to face N.C. State in 1st round of NCAA Tournament

3/12/18 9:03pm

Nerves ran high for some as the Elon University women’s basketball team waited to see where they will be playing the first round of the NCAA Tournament.  But not head coach Charlotte Smith. “I was pretty relaxed,” she said. “[The show] eventually get to us, so I was pretty calm.” Waiting until the final region was revealed, the No.13-ranked Phoenix faces No. 4 North Carolina State University at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 16 in Raleigh. 

Elon punches back-to-back tickets to NCAA Tournament

3/10/18 3:28pm

PHILADELPHIA – The Elon University women's basketball team is going dancing for the second straight year. The No. 3-seeded Elon team knocked off No. 1 Drexel University in the title game of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament 57-45 to claim its second CAA title in a row.

Phoenix defends its way into second-straight CAA title game

3/9/18 9:38pm

PHILADELPHIA – What looked like a totally different team from yesterday, the Elon University women’s basketball team came out red hot against the James Madison University Dukes in the Colonial Athletic Association semifinals matchup, cruising to a 76-53 victory.

Senior leadership propels Elon into semifinals of the CAA Tournament

3/8/18 10:58pm

PHILADELPHIA – With 13 points and 10 rebounds, senior captain Malaya Johnson led the Phoenix squad to victory in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament quarterfinals, capturing the team’s 11th-straight win.  The Elon University women’s basketball team, ranked No. 3 in the tournament, made easy work of the College of William & Mary, defeating the No. 6 Tribe 67-50. 

It's time to right the ship that is Elon men's basketball

3/7/18 4:30pm

After losing the final seven games of the season and bowing out of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament in 40 minutes, the Elon University men’s basketball team is left wondering what happened.  Picked to finish third in the league and having all starters return from last year, it seemed impossible for the Phoenix to finish at the bottom of the league. But after a seven-point loss to the University of Delaware March 3, that’s exactly what happened.

Men's basketball falls short of expectations this season

3/7/18 2:45pm

Elon University men’s basketball had an up and – mostly – down year. After being picked to finish third in the Colonial Athletic Conference (CAA), the team went out in quiet fashion, losing in the first round of the CAA tournament in North Charleston, South Carolina. 

Elon men bow out in first round of CAA Tournament

3/3/18 10:42pm

The Elon University men’s basketball team’s season concluded Saturday night, March 3, when the Phoenix fell to the University of Delaware 86-79 in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament.  Elon was unable to stop a hot-handed Blue Hen team who finished the game shooting just over 57 percent from the field. Sophomore guard Ryan Daly and junior forward Eric Carter finished with 23 and 20 points, respectively. 

Building to success: Elon’s national physique competitor

3/2/18 3:23pm

Elon University sophomore Michael Lombard is not your everyday student athlete. He doesn't just count his caloric intake, watch his nutrition, keep track of his protein and lift heavy weights to stay in shape or play a sport, he is preparing to compete and show off his razor-cut physique in a World Natural Bodybuilding Federation (WNBF) competition in May. 

Phoenix victory over the Tribe leaves women undefeated in Alumni Gym

3/2/18 9:55am

It was the last game in Alumni Gym for Elon women's basketball, and the team went out with a bang.  The Phoenix defeated the Tribe by 21 points, making a comeback from their last game against William and Mary on Jan. 20.  This game makes the team's ninth straight win—and their 18th consecutive win in Alumni Gym— making them undefeated this season on their home court.  

After 68 years, Alumni Gym hosts its last athletics events

2/28/18 6:43pm

Opened on Jan. 14, 1950, Alumni Gym was built to honor the Elon University alumni who lost their lives in World Wars I and II. It has since remained the centerpiece of Elon athletics, hosting the greatest players to wear maroon and gold whose records still stand today.

Elon falls to JMU in final men's game inside Alumni Gym

2/26/18 11:11pm

The Elon University men’s basketball team was unable to send Alumni Gym out on a high note,  falling in the closing act of the storied facility to the Dukes of James Madison University 90-84. Senior forward Brian Dawkins was hot early in the first half. He scored eight of Elon’s first 10 points. He would finish the first 20 minutes with 13 points and an assist. However he was unable to help out down the stretch, fouling out with 1:48 to go. Dawkins ended his final home game as a Phoenix with 25 points and an assist. 

Men’s basketball comes up short against Northeastern

2/25/18 12:00am

The Elon University men’s basketball team fell to Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) rival Northeastern University on Saturday night at Alumni gym 81-59, marking the team’s fifth consecutive loss as it gears up for next week’s CAA tournament in Charleston, South Carolina. The Phoenix struggled to find its groove early, largely due to Northeastern’s suffocating defense that generated twelve points off ten turnovers in the first half. This saw the visiting Huskies lead for 17 of the first 20 minutes, and head into the halftime break with a 41-28 advantage. Northeastern was able to maintain control of the game throughout the final 20 minutes, effectively pushing its winning streak up to seven games. 

Baseball pulls out win against Marshall, evens weekend series

2/24/18 8:09pm

The Elon University baseball team (2-5) won its second game of the season against the Marshall University Thundercats 3-2 Saturday afternoon at Latham Park.  The game was filled with strong defense as the Phoenix put up zero errors and one double play. Sophomore starting pitcher Kyle Brnovich earned the win, giving up one run after pitching 7.2 innings.

Neil Payne named next women's soccer coach

2/22/18 8:41pm

Neil Payne, associate head coach of the Texas Tech women's soccer program, has been named the next head coach of the Elon University women's soccer program.  Finishing his third season at Texas Tech before coming to Elon, Payne oversaw the Red Raiders win their first Big 12 Championship and helped the team reach the NCAA tournament in back-to back years.