Sports


SPORTS 2/7/18 10:34pm

Elon football holds signing day event

On the evening of National Signing Day, the Elon University football team held a signing day reception in the Walker Room of Alumni Field House. Head coach Curt Cignetti talked about the recruits that he and his team will be welcoming in the fall and took questions from the fans in attendance.


SPORTS 2/6/18 5:29pm

Saturday's basketball game postponed due to possible mumps outbreak at JMU

The Elon University men's basketball game against James Madison University Saturday, Feb. 10 has been postponed. JMU announced they would not be competing this week after members of the team could have been exposed to a possible mumps outbreak on campus.  In a press release on Tuesday, Feb. 6, the athletics department said the postponement was to prevent "potential exposure to opposing players."


SPORTS 2/6/18 11:57am

A day in the life of Elon Cheerleading

There are lots of sports teams at Elon, but one that often gets overlooked is the Phoenix cheerleading team. Tumbles, cartwheels, cheers and other stunts are all a part of a cheerleader’s game day routine – though the careful detail is sometimes not seen from the fan’s perspective.


SPORTS 2/4/18 7:21pm

Women's basketball ends James Madison's 11-game winning streak with a 50-43 win

James Madison University's 11-game winning streak ended today after the Elon University women's basketball team won 50-43.  Though the game started off with several turnovers from both teams, Elon managed to end with 16 points in the first period— a 10 point lead over James Madison. It was an important game for the Phoenix as they lost their first match against the Dukes, so there was no room for anything but a strong start and an even stronger finish.


SPORTS 2/3/18 11:53pm

Elon uses hot start to cruise past Delaware

In the past, the Elon University men’s basketball team has had no trouble containing the University of Delaware.  Tonight’s contest was no different. The Phoenix handled the visiting Blue Hens 89-76 to extend their all-time record to 7-1 against the University of Delaware.


SPORTS 1/21/18 12:00am

Elon loses back-to-back games for the first time this season

Elon (12-9, 4-4) tried to get back on track after a devastating loss on the road to James Madison University Thursday, Jan. 18, hosting the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) leading Tribe of William and Mary (13-6, 6-2). The Phoenix were unable to get back to the winning way, falling 80-73 at home.


SPORTS 1/19/18 2:19pm

Women's soccer coach steps down

The Elon University women's soccer program will be without a leader following an announcement this morning. Head coach Chris Neal is stepping down from the helm of the program after 10 years to take a coaching job at the University of Arkansas, Director of Athletics Dave Blank announced this morning.


SPORTS 1/14/18 11:00am

Fairways and family: How one set of brothers is keeping a trend alive on the men's golf team

One is left-handed and the other is right-handed. One is a redshirt-senior and the other is a freshman. Both play for the Elon University men’s golf team representing the same last name. Hailing from Westwood, Massachusetts, brothers Patrick and Will Frodigh ended up together at Elon by chance. Patrick transferred twice, spending two years at the University of Denver, a year at the University of Louisville, and then entering Elon for his final two years. 


SPORTS 1/13/18 10:33pm

Elon gets decisive win over CAA rival Charleston

The Elon University men’s basketball team (12-7, 4-2) beat league-favorite College of Charleston (12-6, 3-3) in Alumni Gym 63-58 Saturday night as they continued Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) action. The Phoenix came into the contest having won just one of their last eight matchups against the Cougars.


SPORTS 1/11/18 10:41pm

Elon men drop OT thriller to UNCW

“A stinging loss.” That is how Elon University men’s basketball head coach Matt Matheny described Thursday’s game as his team fell on their home hardwood for the first time this season, dropping an OT thriller to the defending conference champion University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 80-78.  


SPORTS 1/7/18 6:40pm

Final push lifts Elon over Northeastern

It was a cold day outside, but the Elon University women’s basketball team remained hot inside Alumni Gym during its matchup against the Northeastern University Huskies earlier today.  After moving past Northeastern 78-71, the Phoenix remains undefeated at home on the year and moves to 10-4 (2-1 in conference) this season. 


SPORTS 1/2/18 10:32pm

Elon narrowly edges visiting Towson Tigers

After Towson University senior guard Brian Starr missed a game-tying three pointer as the clock expired, the Elon University men’s basketball team escaped with a narrow win to start the 2018 calendar year. Trailing for most of the game, the Phoenix offense didn’t come alive until the second half, where it was able to secure the 75-72 victory. 


SPORTS 12/7/17 12:09pm

Swoope's scorching start

He doesn’t have to be tall to make a big impact. In fact, he’s the shortest starter on the Elon University men’s basketball team, but when Dainan Swoope steps onto the court, he makes his presence known.  The 6-foot, 185-pound junior guard has had a stellar start to the 2017-2018 season. Through the first nine games of the season, Swoope is averaging 17.1 points per game, which is ninth in the Colonial Athletic Association. The next closest Phoenix is redshirt senior forward Brian Dawkins, who averages 13.4 points per game and is 18th on the list.


SPORTS 12/2/17 10:41pm

Phoenix outlasts Peacocks in double overtime

The Elon University mens basketball team outlasted the Peacocks of Saint Peter’s University in double overtime on Saturday night in Alumni Gym. Despite the Phoenix's offense being held stagnant at multiple points during the game, Elon was able to secure the 71-65 victory.


SPORTS 11/30/17 11:05pm

Men’s basketball edges South Florida in overtime thriller

The Elon University men’s basketball team secured its third home victory of the season on Thursday night, defeating the University of South Florida in overtime thriller, 79-78. In a string of fate, this marks the third consecutive year in which the Phoenix has played (and won) a home overtime game on November 30th.


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.