Sports


SPORTS 3/6/15 9:37pm

Elon survives Towson to advance to CAA quarterfinals

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NreA_WaK9Gg&noredirect=1&w=560&h=315] BALTIMORE -- The Elon University men's basketball team survived a late scare from Towson in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament, escaping Royal Farms Arena with a 74-69 overtime victory on Friday night. With two seconds left in regulation and the game knotted at 62 apiece, Elon senior guard Austin Hamilton launched an open jumper from the free throw line to win the game, but it fell just short, hitting the front of the rim, the backboard and teasing the Elon bench before it fell off the rim. "It didn't go in, we wanted it to go in and avoid overtime, but that's just the way the ball falls sometimes," Hamilton said.


SPORTS 3/4/15 11:41pm

Elon knocks off Delaware in overtime thriller

For the second time this season, the Elon women's basketball team went into overtime -- and for the second time in as many tries, freshman Shay Burnett took over as the Phoenix defeated Delaware 77-76 Wednesday, Mar.


SPORTS 3/4/15 11:20pm

Elon softball holds off ACC foe, NC State

The Elon softball team claimed a 3-2 win over NC State on Wednesday evening. The win puts them at 9-4 on the season, NC State falls to 7-7. Freshman Kiandra Mitchum (5-2) pitched for her second win in two days, allowing just four hits and two runs.


SPORTS 3/3/15 4:15pm

Coach Matheny's daughter cheers Men's Basketball team to victory

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW2vw8kIh54&noredirect=1&w=560&h=315] The Elon University cheerleading team welcomed an unofficial member this basketball season. Five-year old Ava Matheny, daughter of Elon head men's basketball coach Matt Matheny has been suiting up in maroon and gold, and melting the hearts of Phoenix fans throughout Alumni Gym. "Its cool after games just to see people say I watched your daughter and she's the cutest thing in the world," Coach Matheny said. Ava got her start in cheerleading in November after spending the last few years watching from the stands. "After a few years of sitting in the stands, she decided she wanted to try [cheerleading]," Ava's mom Jennifer Matheny said.


SPORTS 3/2/15 9:29am

Phoenix hold on for win at Hofstra

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - The Elon women's basketball team took home a 64-58 win over Hofstra on Sunday afternoon, in its final game away of the regular season. The Phoenix jumped out to an early 16-2 lead, holding the Pride scoreless for a five-minute stretch.


SPORTS 3/1/15 11:09pm

No. 2 UNC blows past Elon women's lacrosse

The Elon women's lacrosse team fell 21-2 to the No. 2 ranked UNC Tar Heels Sunday, Mar. 1, in what as a rather one-sided contest. The Tar Heels (5-1) rolled early on, scoring 16 goals in the opening half.


SPORTS 3/1/15 12:20am

Elon sends seniors out with a bang in rout of UNCW

In the waning moments of the Elon University men's basketball team's 74-55 rout of UNC Wilmington on Saturday night, coach Matt Matheny was able to take seniors Austin Hamilton and Kevin Blake out of the game, to thunderous applause and gave them each a hug of appreciation (in addition to injured forward Ryan Winters). "That's how you want it to be," Matheny said.


SPORTS 2/26/15 11:19pm

Elon takes down Northeastern for second consecutive win

"Pound the rock." That's been the message that Elon University basketball coach Matt Matheny has been telling his team all year. And after snapping a seven-game losing streak on Saturday against Delaware, the Phoenix continued to chip away at that rock with a 72-65 win over preseason Colonial Athletic Association favorite Northeastern. "You come to Alumni Gym you're going to play a team that's going to fight for 40 minutes," Elon forward Christian Hairston said, "We're not where we want to be in the standings, but we just keep fighting.


SPORTS 2/22/15 8:48pm

Phoenix schedule for week of February 22

Winter weather set back several games and contest last week for Elon athletic programs. Here is what is happening on campus this week: On Wednesday, the baseball team returns to Latham Park with a 4 p.m.


SPORTS 2/15/15 8:29pm

Women's Tennis dominates in double-header

Energy was high on Saturday, Feb. 14 as the Elon Women's Tennis team improved its season record to 3-4, following two back-to-back 7-0 wins against North Carolina A&T and Washington & Lee. Starting the day off against N.C.