Matt Krause


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NEWS 12/6/14 8:57am

Close games help Elon mature early in season

On the surface, the loss of four 1,000-point scorers would seem to provide the 2014-2015 edition of the Elon University men’s basketball team with a steep learning curve. But the players on the court aren’t the only difference for the Phoenix this season.


NEWS 9/13/14 12:28pm

Elon sweeps home cross country meet

The Elon University men’s and women’s cross country teams dominated a rainy Saturday morning at the Elon Cross Country Course by sweeping the Elon Invitational. The four-team meet, which also included North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina Central University and Lenoir-Rhyne University, featured a five-kilometer event for the women and an eight-kilometer race for the men.


NEWS 5/22/14 12:39am

An Ode to the SoCon

Follow me to Cullowhee. High in the mountains, far from Elon’s fountains.  There’s no Zack’s Hot Dogs, but you’ll drive past some hogs. Home to Catamounts football, a disaster each fall.  Poor WCU, at least Elon couldn’t beat you.  A school in the valley, surrounded by a hill. Better scenery than a Burlington textile mill. Statesboro, Ga., we haven’t ignored ya.  Middle of nowhere, the Eagles’ lair.  Country folk abound, no phone service to be found.  Wanting a payday, GSU called a mayday.  An FBS conference would be better, they felt. So Southern headed off to the Sun Belt.  They brought along their friends from Boone. App State is moving up, despite last season’s swoon.  No more Elon visits to the Rock,  Or to see Chattanooga’s Moc.  Seven hours away in Tennessee bussed the Phoenix to UTC. Instead of facing chaos, Elon would rather play lacrosse. Furman plays this hot new sport. Upon a horse the Paladin did ride, but the Phoenix did not turn and hide.  Elon pulled the football upset, easing that pain of athletic debt. Nearby Furman lies the grounds of Wofford. We will miss the thrill Terriers games offered.  A frequent visitor to the Big Dance, the campus is filled with Khaki pants.  Down in Charleston lies The Citadel, Where football games are celebrated with cannon shell.  Basketball is a struggle at this military school,  Where a rifle is an essential tool. Samford is so far away, In the Central Time Zone do the Bulldogs play.  The trip there is quite the ride, down to the land of the Crimson Tide. It’s a shorter journey to the home of the Tourney, For at Greensboro Coliseum you can see, Wes Miller’s Spartans of UNCG.  It’s a neighborhood rivalry when these teams ball, Elon sees them at the mall. Wes has an empty trophy box, a far cry from that of the Silver Fox. It only takes one gas tank fill-up to reach the abode of Bob McKillop.  Davidson College is the league’s hub of knowledge.  A traditional rivalry, Elon-Davidson was the place to be. As we approach this historic day, An exit fee is left to pay, as Elon heads off to the CAA. Colonial Williamsburg is a new destination, Near Jamestown, the birthplace of our nation. Same with Drexel in the heart of Philly, January there could get chilly. Goodbye SoCon, we will miss you so, To greener pastures Elon must go.  CAA-ya later. 


NEWS 5/17/14 12:28am

Elon track sets personal records in Raleigh

Three personal records were set by the Elon University women’s track and field team May 19 at the Wolfpack Last Chance Qualifier in Raleigh, N.C. Sophomore Sydney Griffin set a new record in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.56.


NEWS 4/23/14 12:48pm

When will Fox Sports 1 be No. 1?

Do you know what channel Fox Sports 1 is on your television? Probably not. What about ESPN? That’s a little easier. Fox Sports 1 is the 24-hour all-sports network launched by Fox in August 2013.


NEWS 4/22/14 6:36pm

Elon men’s golf struggles at SoCon Tournament

Coming off of a second-place finish and individual win at the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational, the Elon University men’s golf team fell flat with a ninth place finish out of ten teams at the Southern Conference Tournament in Pinehurst, N.C.


NEWS 4/16/14 1:33pm

Is it 'Do or Die' time for the Washington Nationals?

What do you know? The Pendulum’s Assistant Sports Editor and resident Nationals expert is here to ponder why Washington is struggling to start the 2014 Major League Baseball season. After a year of massive disappointment in 2013, the expectations were sky-high for Washington in 2014 with new manager Matt Williams.


NEWS 4/16/14 11:27am

Flying under the radar: Elon women's track excelling

Aside from football, what Elon University athletic team has the greatest number of athletes? The answer might surprise you: women’s track and field. The track team, led by eight-year head coach Mark Elliston, is in the midst of the outdoor portion of its schedule, which runs from late March through May.