Sports

Pre-CAA Tournament Q&A with Matt Matheny

3/3/17 12:07pm

As the Elon University men's basketball team finished preparing for the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament Wednesday, head coach Matt Matheny sat down with the Elon News Network for a quick Q&A before heading to North Charleston.

Women's basketball routs UNCW to win CAA title

3/2/17 1:00am

The Elon University women’s basketball team clinched its first conference championship in its Division I era by routing the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) 82-48 Wednesday night in Alumni Gym. With the win, Elon earned the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) regular season title, ...

Swoope's late-game heroics could lead Elon men's basketball to Big Dance

3/1/17 9:00am

It’s been less than two years since sophomore guard Dainan Swoope got a scholarship offer from the Elon University men’s basketball team. Since then, he’s gone from not even knowing what Elon was to becoming one of the Phoenix’s most dependable players and big shot-makers, a quick rise that even surprises him.

Men's basketball reflects on strong regular season

2/28/17 2:45pm

Even though the Elon University men’s basketball team is looking ahead and preparing for the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament, head coach Matt Matheny took some time after Saturday’s 81-59 win over the University of Delaware to think big-picture. In its third season in the CAA, the Phoenix finished the regular season 18-13 overall and 10-8 in conference play, good for a tie for fourth place in one of the best mid-major conferences in the country.

Women's lacrosse falls to 9/11 Notre Dame

2/24/17 1:12pm

After winning its first four, the Elon University women’s lacrosse team dropped its first loss of the season Thursday night, falling 16-7 to the No.9/11-ranked University of Notre Dame at Rudd Field. “We left a lot on the field.

Men's basketball drops 2OT thriller to Northeastern 105-104

2/23/17 11:54pm

In the wildest game of the Elon University men’s basketball season, sophomore forward Tyler Seibring’s jumper at the buzzer couldn’t fall a second time, as the Phoenix lost to Northeastern University 105-104 in double overtime Thursday night. With 2.2 seconds left, Seibring — who sent the game to overtime by making a similar shot on a similar play — caught sophomore guard Dainan Swoope’s inbound pass, pump-faked, and bumped into senior guard/forward Jimmy Marshall, but missed the shot, leaving Elon listening for a whistle that never came. “It was similar,” said Elon head coach Matt Matheny.

Marc Reeves tabbed as Elon men's soccer coach

2/23/17 2:33pm

The Elon University men's soccer team has hired Marc Reeves as its new head coach, the school announced late Wednesday night. Reeves had previously been the head coach at Radford University for seven seasons, leading the Highlanders to the NCAA Tournament the past two seasons.

Always in net: Elon goalie Rachel Ramirez

2/22/17 8:30am

Armored in full protective gear—gloves, throat guard, throat piece, chest pad, shield, mouth guard—10-year-old Rachel Ramirez widened her stance. Feet spread a couple inches wider than the width of her slight shoulders, heels raised, crouched low.

No-hitter signals Welhaf's comeback

2/21/17 2:14pm

The Elon University baseball team’s Saturday afternoon game against Longwood University was still in progress, the unspeakable performance of redshirt junior pitcher Robbie Welhaf nearing completion. And yet, even though there was no guarantee Welhaf would be able to finish off Elon’s first no-hitter since joining Division I, head coach Mike Kennedy almost was overcome with emotions. “[Assistant coach] Robbie [Huffstetler] and I are sitting here and I’m trying to make sure I don’t bust out in tears because you’re happy for a guy that sticks with it,” Kennedy said.

Softball sweeps doubleheader vs. NC Central

2/19/17 11:32am

The Elon University softball team bounced back from its midweek defeat at the University of North Carolina by getting the better of North Carolina Central University in Saturday’s doubleheader, winning the contests by comfortable scores of 6-1 and 10-2 while also bringing the program’s win tally over 700. Freshman pitcher Kenna Quinn was given the nod in the first game, and was able to fight her way out of a bases-loaded situation in the top of the third inning with two outs in order to get the Phoenix off the field and keep the game scoreless.

Welhaf throws 1st no-hitter in Elon D1 era

2/18/17 8:18pm

Redshirt junior pitcher Robbie Welhaf threw the first no-hitter in the Elon University baseball team’s Division I era Saturday afternoon, needing 100 pitches to beat Longwood University 7-0 at Latham Park. Welhaf struck out a career-high eight in Elon’s 7-0 win over Longwood, with just a walk and a hit-by-pitch against him.

Men's basketball drubbed at Towson 85-56

2/16/17 10:53pm

TOWSON, Md. — In a big Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) matchup, the Elon University men’s basketball team couldn’t stop Towson University junior guard Mike Morsell and fell to the Tigers 85-66 Thursday night. Morsell scored 32 points on the night, including 21 in the second half, to lead Towson to its 10th win in its last 11 games, a stark contrast from when the Phoenix beat the Tigers Jan.

​Women’s lacrosse trounces Winthrop 13-5

2/16/17 12:15am

Fresh off the second win over a ranked opponent in program history, the Elon University women’s lacrosse team defeated Winthrop University 13-5 Wednesday night at Rudd Field, starting out its three-game homestand with a victory over the reigning Big South Conference champions.

Elon's Dawkins stepping up on Saturdays

2/15/17 1:30pm

With a few minutes to wind down and finally control his heart beat, Elon University head men’s basketball coach Matt Matheny couldn’t stop his quick laugh when recalling the final play of the Phoenix’s game Saturday night. Elon up by one, four seconds left, and the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) leaders University of North Carolina at Wilmington got the ball to Preseason CAA Player of the Year redshirt senior guard Chris Flemmings on the right wing. And, off of a defensive switch, who did Elon have on the explosive 6-foot-5, 185-pound NBA prospect?

Fresh around the field

2/14/17 6:45pm

Danny Crowe doesn't see it, but he knows it, the distinction he holds on this Elon University baseball team. He's the only senior on the roster who's been here for four years.