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.
Erik Webb, born and raised in Guilderland, NY, is the sports director for Elon News Network. He is a junior at Elon with a double major in journalism and media analytics and minors in international studies and geography. He is a fan of the New York Rangers, golf and food of all kinds. Twitter - @ErikWebbElon.
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.
After cruising to a 99-63 victory in its only preseason exhibition game, the Elon University men’s basketball team is confident moving forward into the season. Returning its top five scorers from last season, there have been no significant changes to the Phoenix lineup.
Facing its only preseason opponent, the Elon University men’s basketball team defeated Division III Randolph College Wednesday night 99-63.
Entering the final year in Alumni Gym, both the Elon University men and women's basketball teams look to be competitive in the Colonial Athletic Association. The men have a 31-game slate, not including the preseason exhibition game on Nov. 1 against Randolph College. The women will have a 29-game list, adding an additional preseason exhibition game against Anderson University on Nov. 5. Head coaches Matt Matheny and Charlotte Smith enter their ninth and seventh years at the helm, respectively, and provided their thoughts on the Phoenix teams and what they hope to accomplish this season.
Elon University Athletics Director Dave Blank announced last month that he would be adding a new position to his staff the same time he announced who would be filling the role. Mike Ward was named the deputy athletics director for Elon University Sept. 18. With his background, it might be surprising to sports fans why he made the move to Elon.
Going into a top-25 matchup, preparation is the key to success. When you are forced to stay in a different state the night before a game, success can be harder to achieve for any team. The University of Albany, ranked No. 19, traveled to Elon University this weekend to face off the No. 23 Phoenix. But things were a bit different than normal.
A quick drive down Haggard Avenue from downtown Elon will bring you to the Elon Phoenix athletics fields and facilities. The beloved Rhodes Stadium, Rudd Field, Latham Park and Hunt Softball Field have a new neighbor - Schar Center.
For upperclassmen Sydney Busa and Maddie Jaudon, stepping onto the home court in Alumni Gym is an experience they are used to. Something they are not used to doing all the time...hitting career milestones.
The Elon University men’s soccer team is off to a dominant start. After starting the season with a 0-0 draw against out-of conference opponent Fordham, the Phoenix has collected two shutout wins against the University of Central Florida and Presbyterian College by scores of 1-0 and 2-0, respectively.
With the season-opening race on Saturday here in Elon, the new coach of the cross country team looks to elevate the program to places it hasn’t gone before. On July 13, Athletic Director Dave Blank announced that Kevin Jermyn would be taking the helm of the cross country program.
Ahead of the cross country season, one runner will be missing from the starting line. Molly Offstein was struck by a car in March while on a run.