Sports


SPORTS 11/28/17 10:41am

Phoenix golf squads study abroad in Scotland

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. 


SPORTS 11/25/17 6:15pm

Elon falls to Furman in first round of FCS playoffs

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.


SPORTS 11/19/17 11:10am

Elon football is playoffs bound

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.


SPORTS 11/18/17 6:06pm

Top ranked James Madison defeats Elon, wins CAA title

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. 


SPORTS 11/17/17 9:32pm

Women's basketball maintains perfect season

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.


SPORTS 11/16/17 2:49pm

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

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.


SPORTS 11/13/17 1:12pm

Football falls in national rankings

For the first time in seven weeks, the Elon University football team has fallen in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) rankings. The Phoenix falls from No. 7 in the STATS FCS poll to No. 11. In the FCS Coaches Poll, the Maroon and Gold dropped six spots, from No. 9 to No. 15.


SPORTS 11/11/17 12:16pm

Women's basketball blows out Winthrop in season opener

The defending Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) champions were wire-to-wire winners on Friday when the Elon University women’s basketball team faced off against the Winthrop University Eagles in its final home opener inside Alumni Gym on Friday. After beginning the game with a 12-3 run, the Phoenix never looked back, blowing out the Eagles 98-37.


SPORTS 11/10/17 10:28pm

Elon crushed by No. 1 Duke

The No. 1 Duke University Blue Devils stomped the Elon University men’s basketball team 97-68 in front of a dense crowd in Cameron Indoor Arena Friday night. 


SPORTS 11/5/17 2:43pm

Men's soccer knocked out of conference tournament

 In the CAA quarterfinals game this weekend, the game-winner came in the 66th minute, when Elon conceded a penalty and Charleston senior striker Leland Archer delivered calmly from the spot. The Cougars were then able to keep Elon from scoring over the final 24 minutes, securing the victory and punching a ticket to the semifinals. 


SPORTS 11/4/17 7:55pm

Elon wins Homecoming thriller against Towson

Before Towson lined up for a 33-yard field goal in double overtime, Elon fans chanted, “Block that kick.”  A score for the Tigers would have given them the advantage in the extra period, placing enormous pressure on the Phoenix to score again or lose the game.  But defensive end Dre Howell heard the chants. And then he delivered. 


SPORTS 11/3/17 2:00pm

No. 7 Elon prepares for battle against Towson

Homecoming. A time when Elon alumni return home to rekindle old friendships and have the opportunity to cheer on the Phoenix at a football game at Rhodes Stadium. This year’s homecoming game, however, feels more import than previous years given the recent resurgence of Elon Football.