Sports


SPORTS 11/5/15 11:30pm

Men's basketball prepares for season with exhibition win

The Elon University men's basketball team flashed its offensive prowess Thursday, shooting 58.8-percent in the first half in a  victory over William Peace University. The Phoenix shot 58.8-percent from the field in the first half, with 20 baskets spread across 10 players in the half.


SPORTS 11/5/15 2:00pm

Women’s soccer finds positives despite rough run in CAA

As far as women’s soccer goes, the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) is one of the best conferences in the NCAA. At the conclusion of the regular season, six of the 10 conference teams were ranked in the top 70 of the NCAA’s Rating Percentage Index (RPI). The Elon University women’s soccer team was not one of those six teams, finishing 10th in the conference. And yet, head coach Chris Neal sees a lot of good that came out of the season. 


SPORTS 11/3/15 12:24am

Men's Soccer earns shared CAA title

This past Saturday night, Elon Men's Soccer hosted the College of Charleston on Rudd field for the team's annual senior night, but little did they know it would be more special than they imagined. As the game was tied at zero, before heading into an extra time period with COFC, the team found out that Colonial Athletic Association leader Hofstra had lost and that they were playing for a share of the conference championship. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0K1ERjYpUA&noredirect=1&w=560&h=315] "There's obviously a lot of different scenarios riding on the game but it was just really just trying to take the pressure off the players, try to just get them to play the way we want to play and execute the game plan we had," Soccer Coach Chris Little said.


SPORTS 11/1/15 4:23pm

Volleyball stumbles late, falls in five at Delaware

The Elon University Phoenix volleyball team lost to the University of Delaware Blue Hens on Saturday, 3-2 (24-26, 26-24, 25-18, 13-25, 7-15). The loss marks Elon's 20th on the season, and its tenth in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) play.  The Phoenix trailed early in the first set, but managed to narrow the score late.


SPORTS 11/1/15 4:07pm

Last-minute goal clinches men's soccer share of conference title

Senior night ended in dramatic fashion on Halloween, as the No. 24-ranked Elon University men's soccer team pulled out a last-minute victory in a crucial Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) finale against College of Charleston in sudden-death. The game, otherwise marred by untimely penalties and missed opportunities, was scoreless through 90 minutes of regulation as well as the ten-minute overtime period.


SPORTS 10/28/15 2:00pm

Little keeping tabs on ranking as postseason nears

With 12 wins, achieving the team’s highest ranking in program history earlier this year, and the longest winning streak to start a season in team history, Chris Little, head coach of Elon University’s men’s soccer team, has a lot to appreciate on the field.  Though the second-year head coach is always widening his focus, keeping an eye on national rankings and opposing team’s Ratings Percentage Index (RPI). “It’s really important to us and it’s always has been to the program because why would you put all your eggs into once basket in terms of just winning the conference tournament?” said head coach Chris Little.