Sports

Cignetti gets first win as Elon head coach

9/9/17 9:26pm

First year head coach Curt Cignetti is officially a winner at Elon University. In his second game, the Phoenix football team defeated Furman University 34-31 after a field goal by freshman kicker Owen Johnson with five seconds left.

Phoenix maintains shutout streak on soccer field

9/6/17 8:00am

The Elon University men’s soccer team is off to a dominant start. After starting the season with a 0-0 draw against out-of conference opponent Fordham, the Phoenix has collected two shutout wins against the University of Central Florida and Presbyterian College by scores of 1-0 and 2-0, respectively.

Phoenix comes up short in Cignetti debut

9/1/17 1:18pm

TOLEDO, Ohio — The Elon University football team dropped its 2017 opener Thursday night against the University of Toledo 47-13. The Curt Cignetti era got off to a rocky start as the offense struggled to get anything going throughout the game. Elon played eight true-freshman during the game in addition to its head coach’s debut.

A fresh start for football

8/30/17 8:00am

When the Elon University football team took to the practice field Saturday afternoon, there was a hint of rustiness as the start of fall classes loomed ahead for the coming week. First-year head coach Curt Cignetti wasn’t using it as an excuse though.

Kevin Jermyn chasing down new goals as cross country coach

8/30/17 8:00am

With the season-opening race on Saturday here in Elon, the new coach of the cross country team looks to elevate the program to places it hasn’t gone before. On July 13, Athletic Director Dave Blank announced that Kevin Jermyn would be taking the helm of the cross country program.

Ciolkowski sets eyes on third title

8/30/17 8:00am

Nick Ciolkowski is the two-time reigning Colonial Athletic Association individual champion. Going into this season, the junior aims to capture his third title, but also sets his eyes on something larger.

Elon pitcher selected in MLB Draft

6/14/17 9:06pm

Elon senior Jordan Barrett was eating lunch when he got the call - the left-hand pitcher had been selected by the Blue Jays and is headed to join the Blue Jays organization.

Molly Offstein to be transported to medical center in Maryland, still in vegetative state

5/31/17 10:08pm

Molly Offstein is leaving the Shepherd Center in Atlanta to receive treatment at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in her home state of Maryland, according to a Facebook post from her father, Evan Offstein. Offstein is still recovering after being hit by a car in March. The post provided an update on Offstein's health, explaining that her physical health is improving, but she has not showed signs of any significant recovery from her traumatic brain injury (TBI). She has not exited a vegetative state.

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.