Sports

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 ...

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.

Elon falls to West Virginia in 1st round of NCAA Tournament

3/17/17 7:30pm

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The Elon University women’s basketball team saw its best season come to an end in the first round of the NCAA Tournament as the Phoenix lost to West Virginia University 75-62 Friday afternoon in College Park, Maryland. The 11th-seeded Phoenix battled the sixth-seeded Mountaineers tough throughout, holding a three-point lead late in the third quarter and tying the game at 53 with 7:25 to go.

Phoenix prepares for 1st NCAA Tournament game

3/17/17 12:19am

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — There’s only one chance for a school to make its first trip to the NCAA Tournament like the Elon University women’s basketball team is currently doing. It’s part of why head coach Charlotte Smith has been preaching to her team to soak the moment in as much as possible even as the 11-seeded Phoenix prepares to face sixth-seeded West Virginia University at 2:30 p.m.

Unique Elon connection for West Virginia head coach

3/16/17 10:30pm

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — When Elon University’s named popped under West Virginia University during ESPN’s Selection Show Monday night, it set up quite the family dilemma for Chelby Carey. The second-year law student is also the daughter of Mountaineer head coach Mike Carey.

Defense, rebounding propelling Elon to Big Dance

3/14/17 7:30pm

Head coach Charlotte Smith has been telling the Elon University women’s basketball team the keys to success so often, she knew the team would get sick of it. But in Smith’s eyes, defending well and cleaning up as many rebounds as possible are too important to ever let the team forget. “You have to set goals, and it has to be something that’s on the forefront of their minds,” Smith said.

Baseball seeking balance between strong pitching, struggling offense

3/14/17 10:30am

As the Elon University baseball team concludes its first month of play, a happy medium between offense and pitching has yet to be reached. In a role reversal from previous Elon teams, it’s the pitching that has emerged as the strength of this year’s club, with a team ERA of 4.11 checking in at nearly two and a half runs lower than last year.

Elon to face West Virginia in 1st round of NCAA Tournament

3/13/17 7:17pm

The Elon University women's basketball team will open its first-ever NCAA Tournament run in College Park, Maryland, when the Phoenix faces West Virginia University on Friday, March 17. The time of Elon's game has not yet been announced. The Phoenix found out it was an 11-seed at 7:06 p.m. on ESPN's Selection Show Special Monday night.

Daunting task ahead for Elon in CAA final

3/11/17 2:30pm

HARRISONBURG, Va. — After earning its spot in the Colonial Athletic Association championship game, the Elon University women’s basketball team watched the first half of the other semifinal high up in the rafters at the JMU Convocation Center. The Phoenix left at halftime, going back to its hotel to prepare for tonight’s 7 p.m.