Sports


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.


SPORTS 10/25/15 9:58pm

Grudge bikers battle for bragging rights

When it comes to motorcycle racing, there's nobody "badder" than grudge racers. "We the baddest motorcycles on the planet baby, we just pretty much the fastest of the fast," Rasheed Clark, the promoter for the Kings of Grudge said.


SPORTS 10/25/15 1:24pm

Men's soccer drops second straight at Hofstra 1-0

The No. 10 Elon University men’s soccer team lost 1-0 on the road Oct. 24 to No. 24 Hofstra University in a battle of ranked Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) teams.  The win for Hofstra makes it the regular season CAA champion, meaning the Pride will host the CAA semi-finals and finals later this season. With a win over or a draw against the College of Charleston in its season finale, Elon can earn a bye past the quarterfinals by finishing in the top two in the conference. 


SPORTS 10/23/15 11:56pm

Women's soccer loses to James Madison in overtime

The Elon University women’s soccer team was seconds away from the second overtime period against James Madison University, but the Dukes scored with six seconds remaining in the first overtime period to defeat the Phoenix 1-0 Friday night in Harrisonburg, V.A.  Sophomore midfielder Allison Bordell’s header found the back of the next moments before the conclusion of the first overtime period, giving the Dukes a win it sorely needed heading into the Colonial Athletic Association tournament next weekend.


SPORTS 10/22/15 2:00pm

Football grinding to get ground game going

Heading into last Saturday’s matchup against Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) opponent James Madison University, the Elon University football team had picked up just 454 yards on the ground on 183 rushing attempts, good for a measly 2.5 yards per carry. With a rushing offense ranked 119 of 123 Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) teams, head coach Rich Skrosky said to this week that getting the ground game going was a top priority for the team going forward. Even after the Dukes ran over Elon to the tune of a 51-0 shellacking, Skrosky was still able to find some positives to pull from Elon’s ground attack.


SPORTS 10/22/15 10:00am

What's in a set piece?

It’s a pretty common occurrence in a soccer match. Someone might get fouled, or the ball might get kicked out of bounds, resulting in a corner kick.


SPORTS 10/21/15 2:00pm

Junior point guard climbing back to full strength

It was Dec. 20 when Elon University men’s basketball sophomore guard Luke Eddy tumbled to the ground of the Greensboro Coliseum with a torn ACL in his right knee. Now, with the start of a new season just a month away, Eddy is finally getting ready to play again. “The rehab process was really long,” Eddy said.


SPORTS 10/21/15 10:44am

Volleyball sweeps North Carolina A&T

The Elon University Phoenix volleyball team won its second game in a row Tuesday. The Phoenix swept the North Carolina A&T State University Aggies 3-0 (25-8, 25-20, 25-13). The win comes after Elon's first in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) play- the Phoenix defeated the College of William and Mary Tribe on Saturday. "Our offense keeps getting better and better," said head coach Mary Tendler.


SPORTS 10/20/15 6:30pm

Volleyball seeking ways to improve in every game

More than half the way through its second season as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), the Elon University volleyball team is 4-17.The Phoenix is struggling in what has been a rebuilding year after adding six new players — five of whom are freshmen. The team won its first conference match on Oct. 17 at the College of William & Mary. Head coach Mary Tendler believes that as the Phoenix learns to work together as a cohesive unit, the wins will follow. “We looked really confident [in the Oct. 8 match against the College of Charleston] in all situations,” Tendler said. “When you’re confident, you’re going to play well, and that showed. When we’re like that, we’re a tough team to beat.”