Sports


SPORTS 8/26/15 7:44am

Column: Elon men's soccer searching for a happier ending

The scene was depressing, with blank stares across many Elon University men’s soccer players’ faces as they coped with their loss to Northeastern University in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament. Their chances at a fourth straight NCAA Tournament berth had all but disappeared. Without a doubt, that loss still stings.


SPORTS 8/23/15 1:06pm

Rich Skrosky stays mum on Elon quarterback battle

We're inside two weeks of the Elon University football team's season opener at Wake Forest University, and Phoenix head coach Rich Skrosky still isn't saying who will be the team's starting quarterback. Redshirt freshman Connor Christiansen and true freshman Daniel Thompson have been competing since spring practice.


OPINIONS 7/31/15 5:08pm

Column: Examining the academic side of Elijah Bryant's transfer

When word got out that rising sophomore Elijah Bryant planned to leave Elon University, many speculated as to the reason the reigning Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year chose to leave. Earlier this week, Bryant committed to Brigham Young University over Butler University, University of Miami and University of Dayton, all of which offered him. Questions still remained, as Bryant did not respond to requests from The Pendulum and other media outlets that covering Elon.


SPORTS 7/28/15 11:21pm

Elon guard Elijah Bryant transfers to BYU

Elijah Bryant, a starting guard for the Elon University men's basketball team, announced Tuesday on his Instagram account that he has transferred to Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The reigning Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year, who was granted his release from Elon earlier this month, also visited Butler University and the University of Miami before visiting BYU over the past weekend.


SPORTS 7/28/15 3:40pm

Skrosky preaches efficiency at CAA Media Day

BALTIMORE, MD - For the second time in as many seasons, Elon football is projected to finish last in the Colonial Athletic Association as the league kicked off the 2015 season at M&T Bank Stadium. After finishing the 2014 campaign 1-11 (0-8 CAA) the Phoenix is optimistic about the upcoming season. On hand were Elon head coach Rich Skrosky, junior running back B.J.


SPORTS 7/10/15 3:15pm

Baseball assistant leaves, CAA commissioner to retire: Elon athletics notebook

One third of the trio is gone. Elon University associate head baseball coach Greg Starbuck has taken a position as a volunteer assistant at Clemson University, new Tigers coach Monte Lee announced Tuesday. Starbuck, 51, spent the last 17 years at Elon as the recruiting coordinator and batting and baserunning instructor. At Clemson, he'll work with hitters, infielders and catchers. The move breaks up one of the longest-tenured coaching staffs in all of Division I baseball.


SPORTS 6/23/15 1:45pm

Breaking down Elon 2015 men's, women's soccer schedules

In the last month, Elon University has released its men’s and women’s soccer schedules for this fall. It’ll be the second year in the Colonial Athletic Association for the Phoenix, which the men thrived in during the regular season but the women struggled. Let’s break down both team’s schedules. Men’s soccer (2014 record: 9-6-4) After exhibition games at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and North Carolina State University, Elon heads to Duke University for the John Rennie/Nike Classic.


SPORTS 5/23/15 12:44am

Baseball ends season with 4-1 loss to Delaware

Offensive struggles continued for the Elon University baseball team Friday at the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament, resulting in a 4-1 loss to the University of Delaware. After Elon broke up Delaware starting pitcher Vila Colman’s no-hitter in the top of the seventh inning, senior Ryan Cooper hit an RBI single in the eighth to give the team its lone run of the ballgame. The Phoenix only collected two hits by the end of the game but had its share of scoring opportunities. In the top of the seventh, senior Ryan Cooper led off the inning with a walk and advanced to second when the next batter, sophomore Nick Zammarelli, singled through the right side.