Sports

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 ...

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.

Phoenix sweeps JMU with complete game shutout from freshman Brnovich

4/3/17 1:04pm

The Elon University Baseball team defeated James Madison University by a score of 3-0 on Sunday afternoon at Latham Park, sweeping the Dukes in their three game series, extending a winning streak to six. Although the Phoenix won the first two games of the series in high-scoring affairs, Sunday’s game was decidedly a pitching duel.

Pride remains for women's basketball despite 1st round loss

3/30/17 5:41pm

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — When senior guard Essence Baucom fouled out of the Elon University women’s basketball team’s first game in the NCAA Tournament in school history, head coach Charlotte Smith stopped her as she went to the bench. With Baucom tearing up, Smith opened her arms and pulled her point guard and star defender in for a hug, an embrace that concluded Baucom’s time in an Elon uniform. The 11th-seeded Phoenix lost 75-62 to sixth-seeded West Virginia University March 17 in College Park, Maryland, ending its best season in the Division I era in the first round of the Big Dance.