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SPORTS 4/6/21 3:04pm

Playing with fire: Elon's only feature twirler

Growing up, many children are warned not to play with fire. But Elon University junior Jill Ford did just the opposite. Ford has a position in Elon’s “Fire of the Carolinas” marching band dancing with batons as the school’s feature twirler. Throughout her performances Ford can be seen simultaneously twirling up to three — sometimes flaming — batons. 


SPORTS 3/30/21 3:50pm

Elon football game postponed due to COVID-19 related protocols

Elon University’s football game against William & Mary on April 3  has been postponed due to “COVID-19 related protocols,” according to a press release from the Colonial Athletic Association. In a previous interview with Elon News Network, CAA Commissioner Joe D’Antonio said schools would be able to make their own decisions regarding opting out of game play.


SPORTS 3/28/21 5:47pm

Elon freshman tees off toward top of CAA rankings

Apple Ngamwong has come a long way to play golf at Elon University — literally. The freshman, ranked third in the Colonial Athletic Association conference in women’s golf, is doing it all 9,000 miles away from home. Ngamwong, a Bangkok, Thailand native, said despite her success, it’s still hard to be far away from her home country. 


SPORTS 3/26/21 1:20pm

Elon women’s lacrosse starts out with undefeated season

Elon women’s lacrosse has won five games straight, defeating teams both in and out of their conference such as James Madison University, Furman University and Radford University. Despite their 5-0 record, head coach Josh Hexter said the record does not matter when it comes to preparing to compete. 


SPORTS 3/22/21 10:17am

Women Influencers in Sport aims to inspire, empower and connect

Women Influencers in Sport, or WINS, is teaching Elon’s young women confidence and career skills necessary to become successful in the sports industry. Their primary focus is educating young women about what it is like to go into the male-dominated sports industry while empowering them to use their voice to its fullest potential. 


SPORTS 3/9/21 9:02pm

Elon falls to Drexel in CAA championship game, ending their season

Elon’s men’s basketball season is over. Drexel University beat the Phoenix 63-56 in the Colonial Athletic Association championship, securing the Dragons a spot in the NCAA March Madness tournament. This was the Phoenix’s first time ever advancing to the CAA championship game and the first time a no. 8 seed has advanced to the final.


SPORTS 3/9/21 5:38pm

What to know ahead of Elon men’s basketball CAA championship game

Elon men’s basketball faces off against Drexel tonight in the Colonial Athletic Association championship game. If the Phoenix win, they’ll head to the NCAA March Madness tournament for the first time in program history. The winning team will also be crowned CAA champions, which would be another first for Elon’s program. If they lose, their season will be over. 


SPORTS 3/8/21 10:25pm

Elon advances to first-ever CAA final with win over Hofstra

The Elon men’s basketball team advanced to the Colonial Athletic Association tournament final Monday night for the first time in school history after beating 4th-seed Hofstra University in a 76-58 semifinal win. Next up for the Phoenix is a finals clash with the winner of the Drexel/Northeastern game on Tuesday at 7 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.


SPORTS 3/7/21 8:52pm

Elon tops no. 1 seed James Madison, advances to CAA semifinals

The Elon men’s basketball team advanced to the Colonial Athletic Association tournament semifinals for the second straight season after beating top seed James Madison University in a 72-71 quarterfinal win. The Phoenix, seeded eight in the conference tournament, now move to a 9-8 record on the season, as James Madison, the one seed, drops to 13-7.


SPORTS 3/6/21 6:08pm

Elon falls to James Madison in football conference opener

Elon University football struggled to maintain their lead, resulting in a 20-17 loss against James Madison University in their first conference matchup of the season. Freshman and third-string quarterback JR Martin made his season debut as the third string quarterback, due to the first and second string both being out for injuries.


SPORTS 3/3/21 3:22pm

Elon Athletics surveys varsity athletes about diversity

Elon Athletics sent an anonymous survey to all athletes last week about diversity and inclusion in the school’s varsity athletics programs, according to Associate Director of Athletics Faith Shearer. Shearer also serves as the deputy Title IX coordinator and oversees diversity and inclusion efforts in Elon Athletics. 


SPORTS 2/15/21 5:56pm

Elon football prepares for spring season

Elon University’s football team is coming off of a long break and is ready to approach this spring season. Although weather and practice schedules are different, head coach Tony Trisciani said the team’s goals remain the same: win one game per week, win the Colonial Athletic Association Championship and compete for a national championship.



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