Sports


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.


SPORTS 10/24/17 9:05pm

Men's soccer pushes for postseason berth

The Elon University men’s soccer team secured a much needed 1-0 victory against Drexel University Oct. 21, thanks to a first-half goal from senior striker Elijah Agu — who later left the game because of an injury.