Sports


SPORTS 3/6/20 1:03pm

Elon women's tennis is looking to follow through on a promise

The loss of one match ended Elon University women’s tennis teams’ collective dream to make it to the conference title last year. The memory of losing to the College of William & Mary is keeping the team — especially head coach Elizabeth Anderson — motivated to achieve what last year’s team couldn’t.


SPORTS 3/4/20 12:42pm

Elon softball is coming out swinging

At the end of a historic season for Elon University’s softball team, head coach Kathy Bocock braced herself to lose seven seniors. Those seniors had been working together for the past four years, and according to Bocock, had a level of comfort with each other that could only come with experience. 


SPORTS 2/28/20 8:50pm

Elon baseball shut out by Indiana State

Coming off a loss against nationally-ranked East Carolina University on Tuesday, Elon University baseball (6-3) lost its second game in a row to Indiana State University (3-5). The Phoenix was shut out by the Sycamores 3-0.


SPORTS 2/23/20 11:22am

Coaching the next generation of leaders

The first time Charlotte Smith saw an African American female in a position of power was during her days at UNC Chapel Hill, where she attended a Nike All-American camp. Now, Smith is working to be what she saw all those years ago — a role model for young women.


SPORTS 2/22/20 3:00pm

The Phoenix sends its first female jersey into the rafters

As Venessa Corbett stepped onto the hardwood in Elon’s Schar Center shortly after her 60th birthday, she was greeted by the same raucous cheering, the unmistakable smell of popcorn and the bright shining lights that illuminated her Elon hall of fame basketball career in Alumni Gym. 


SPORTS 2/20/20 11:06pm

McIntosh can't be stopped, men's basketball wins 70-62

The Elon University Phoenix (11-18, 8-9 CAA) faced off against rival James Madison University Dukes (9-17, 2-13 CAA) winning 70-62 on the road. This game marked just the second to last game the Dukes would play in what’s been its home court since 1982. It was also the first game of three on the road for the Phoenix, its final three games before conference tournament play. It's last away excursion proved successful for the Phoenix, winning both games away, and the momentum only continued today.


SPORTS 2/18/20 6:23pm

Baseball falls to UNC Chapel Hill on the road

After completing a three-game sweep of Delaware State University at home on opening weekend, Elon University baseball took on No. 13 ranked University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at Boshamer Stadium in Chapel Hill on Tuesday. The Phoenix (3-1) fell to the Tar Heels (4-0), with a final score of 7-1.


SPORTS 2/18/20 8:18am

Freshmen lead the new era of Elon men's basketball

The 2020 season has been a tale of highs and lows for the Elon Men’s Basketball team (9-17). As the team turns towards its final month before the conference tournament, the Phoenix has hit a high of the season due in part to its emerging young talents.


SPORTS 2/16/20 4:12pm

Phoenix fall short against Huskies

The Elon University Phoenix (12-12) fell to the Northeastern University Huskies (11-13) on Sunday afternoon’s game, 69-45. This game was the annual Play-4-Kay game, an event stemming from the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. The foundation honors former Elon women's basketball head coach Kay Yow, who passed away from breast cancer in 2009. The foundation raises money for not only breast cancer patients but all forms of cancer.


SPORTS 2/16/20 3:09pm

Venessa Corbett's jersey retired

History was made in the Schar Center on Sunday afternoon as the first ever Elon female jersey was retired. Venessa Corbett’s No. 55 jersey was lifted into the wings of the Phoenix’s home arena. Corbett is the Elon all-time leader in points with 2,430. Corbett also holds records in field goals per game, and rebounds per game. 


SPORTS 2/15/20 8:39pm

Men's basketball gets its reason to smile on senior day

The Elon University Phoenix (10-18) defeated the Drexel Dragons (13-14) in the Phoenix final home game of the season, 75-70. The game also marked this year’s senior day, as the Phoenix honored two graduating members, Seth Fuller and Marcus Sheffield II. Fuller was part of the starting lineup for the first time this season and only the sixth time in his career.


SPORTS 2/15/20 6:18pm

Elon baseball tops Delaware State

After a convincing 16-4 victory the previous night, Elon University baseball (2-0) beat Delaware State University (0-2) in game two of the three-game set. The Phoenix victory secures a series win on opening weekend.


SPORTS 2/14/20 8:56pm

Baseball dominates in season opener

The Elon University Phoenix baseball team (1-0) opened up its season with a bang against the Delaware State University Hornets (0-1), winning 16-4 in the first of a three-game series. The Phoenix are coming off of a successful previous season, making it all the way to conference championships before falling to the University of North Carolina Wilmington.