Softball starts weekend tournament with doubleheader sweep

3/11/17 10:26am

The Elon University softball team kicked off its second home tournament in as many weekends by sweeping Friday’s doubleheader, beating Fairleigh Dickinson University 8-1 before edging Norfolk State 7-5 at Hunt Softball Park. In the first game, junior pitcher Kiandra Mitchum finished a complete game ...

Elon takes next step, advances to CAA Championship

3/10/17 8:03pm

Elon rolled past College of William & Mary 88-60 in a CAA women’s basketball semifinal Friday afternoon at JMU Convocation Center behind senior guard Lauren Brown’s standout showing and another lights-out shooting performance.

Reeves ready to maximize ‘truly talented’ Elon

3/8/17 10:00am

It’s fair to say that neither Marc Reeves nor the Elon University men’s soccer team expected to be in this situation. Reeves had been enjoying a run of success never before seen at Radford University, winning three straight Big South Conference regular season championships and making back-to-back NCAA Tournaments. Meanwhile, Elon finished in the top four of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) for the third time in its three years in the CAA. With the entire starting lineup returning, former head coach Chris Little’s bunch seemed to have sights set high.

Seeking more: Women's basketball readies for CAA Tournament

3/8/17 8:30am

The tears had started to come down senior forward Jenifer Rhodes’ face. In what could be her final game in Alumni Gym, Rhodes had tied her career-high with 21 points, leading Elon to a 82-48 win over the University of North Carolina at Wilmington March 1 and, with it, the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) regular season title. That title, and all the work that was put in to get it, had Rhodes on the cusp of crying.

Men's basketball's bitter end doesn't dim hope for future

3/7/17 8:00pm

The pain was palpable after the Elon University men’s basketball team’s trip to the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament ended after a single game. The Phoenix fell apart down the stretch, watching the College of William & Mary turn a six-point deficit with five minutes left into a 71-66 win Saturday afternoon in North Charleston.

Phoenix baseball seeing offensive improvements

3/7/17 1:51pm

The end of a sweep provided a positive look to the future for the Elon University baseball team. Elon's offense turned in the right direction in the late innings of a 5-1 victory against the University of Massachusetts, a performance the Phoenix hopes translates into a stronger approach at the plate in the coming weeks.

Shumate's single ends Elon's 5-game losing streak

3/4/17 10:32am

Senior infielder Kory Shumate's walk-off single ended the Elon University baseball team's five-game losing streak, capping off Elon's 4-3 comeback win over the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (UMass) Friday night at Latham Park. With the score tied at three, runners on first and second base and two outs, Shumate — who had started the night 0-for-3 — kept his composure to drop a walk-off single in deep right field, scoring freshman infielder Joe Satterfield and sending all of Elon's players racing to mob Shumate.

Softball starts home tournament with 2-0 win

3/4/17 10:17am

Hosting its first tournament of the year, the Elon University softball team defeated Wagner University 2-0 Friday afternoon at Hunt Softball Park. Both teams were scoreless until the bottom of the third when junior shortstop Hannah Olson raced around the bases to score Elon’s first run.

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, finishing conference play with a 16-2 record. It's the first conference crown in the 18 years Elon's been in Division I and the first of any kind in 35 years, leading Elon to cut down a net after the game. The championship feeling still hadn't sunk in for head coach Charlotte Smith after going up the ladder last and wearing the net around her neck.

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.