Sports


SPORTS 8/5/14 12:20am

Elon Men's Hoops assistant Sweeney heads to Hobart

Elon University men's basketball associate head coach Tim Sweeney will be roaming a new sideline next season. Sweeney, who has spent the last five years assisting head coach Matt Matheny, will be leaving the Phoenix next season to head north to Hobart College, where he will be head coach.


SPORTS 7/23/14 9:15pm

Football kicks off the season at CAA Media Day

Head football coach Rich Skrosky, along with defensive back Miles Williams and offensive lineman Austin Sowell, attended Elon's first ever Colonial Athletic Association media day Wednesday July 23 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. This event marked the official start of the 2014 football season for the Phoenix.


SPORTS 7/1/14 12:51am

Elon officially joins the Colonial Athletic Association

On July 1, at 12:00 a.m. Elon University officially left the Southern Conference after 11 years to become a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. The Basics The move, which was officially announced by the University on May 23, 2013, was voted on unanimously by the Board of Trustees. The CAA first approached Elon about joining its conference in early April 2013 following the loss of four schools--George Mason (Atlantic 10), Georgia State (Sun Belt), Old Dominion (Conference USA) and VCU (Atlantic 10). "Elon is a school we had on our radar for a while," CAA Commissioner Tom Yeager said in an interview with Elon Local News "I think both parties saw what they liked in each other.


SPORTS 6/21/14 12:09am

ELN Sports Weekly Roundup

It's a long three months to wait before the next Elon home game. To get you through the off-season blues, we'll be bringing you updates all summer long on what's new with Elon Athletics.


SPORTS 6/11/14 7:51am

Elon announces 2014 men's soccer schedule

This season the Elon University men's soccer team will play five teams that competed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, according to the schedule released by Elon on Tuesday. After winning three consecutive Southern Conference titles, the 2014 season will mark the squad's first year in the Colonial Athletic Association and its first season under new head coach Chris Little. In the upcoming season, the Phoenix will face Coastal Carolina and Loyola Marymount as well as CAA opponents Delaware, Drexel and William & Mary.


SPORTS 6/8/14 7:21pm

Elon's Pennell drafted by Tampa Bay Rays

Elon left-handed pitcher Ryan Pennell was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday in the 22nd round of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft. Pennell, who just completed his senior season at Elon, finished the year with a 1-2 record, a 3.52 earned run average and 32 strikeouts in 30 2/3 innings out of the bullpen.


SPORTS 5/31/14 4:05pm

Southern Conference raises fee to exit league

Following its four-day session of spring meetings in Hilton Head Island, S.C., the Southern Conference announced Friday that it will raise its exit fee to $1 million. The fee is an increase of $400,000, from the $600,000 it cost to leave the league prior. The league's presidents also voted to increase the fee for leaving the SoCon with less than a year's notice to $1.25 million. The move is in an effort to bring stability to a conference that has fallen victim to several teams leaving in recent years. The College of Charleston left for the Colonial Athletic Association in the summer of 2013, and four more teams will be leaving the league at the end of June. Appalachian State and Georgia Southern will be heading to the Sun Belt, Davidson is moving to the Atlantic 10 and Elon will be joining College of Charleston in the CAA. Three teams will be joining the SoCon to replace those leaving.


SPORTS 4/29/14 8:14pm

Elon Men's and Women's Tennis teams get NCAA tournament draws

The Elon University Men's and Women's Tennis teams received their opponents for the NCAA Tournament first round matches at an NCAA Tennis Championships Selection Show viewing party on Tuesday afternoon. The Men's Tennis team found out it will be playing Tennessee and the Women's team drew Georgia for its opening match. The Men's team will face off against the Volunteers on May 10 in Durham.


SPORTS 4/29/14 4:22pm

Chris Little named head coach of Elon Men's Soccer team

Chris Little was named the newest head soccer coach of the Elon University Men's Soccer program in an announcement made by Elon Athletic Director, David Blank, Tuesday afternoon. Little served as an assistant coach for the Phoenix from 2010 to 2012.


SPORTS 4/1/14 11:25pm

Elijah Bryant commits to Elon Men's Basketball team

[youtube=www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm6TXOps7K8&noredirect=1&w=560&h=315] The Elon University men's basketball team has picked up its second commitment in the class of 2014. Elijah Bryant, a 6-foot-4-inch shooting guard of the New Hampton School in New Hampton, N.H., committed to the Phoenix on Tuesday, April 1, according to a source within the Elon Athletics department. One of Bryant's main reasons for committing was that he felt comfortable with Elon's coaching staff. The Atlanta native originally committed to Samford in the class of 2013, before attending prep school this year. He averaged 20 points and nine assists a game during his senior season. Bryant joins Jack Anton, a 6-foot-8 power forward out of Cincinnati, Ohio, who committed to Elon last August. Andrew Feather contributed to this article


SPORTS 3/31/14 11:24pm

Spring practices begin for Skrosky, Elon football team

The Rich Skrosky era began Monday afternoon as players and coaches of the Elon football team began spring practice at Tucker Field. Since taking the job in December 2013, Skrosky made it his mission to rebuild and revitalize a football program that has won a total of 10 games over the last three seasons. "I think the enthusiasm level and the running around and the effort was pretty good today," Skrosky said. One of those players who showed a lot of enthusiasm was red-shirt junior quarterback, Mike Quinn. "With every team comes some jitters you have to get out in the first practice," Quinn said.


SPORTS 3/9/14 3:37pm

Elon eliminated in SoCon semis by UTC

A day after using a strong game down low to push past Appalachian State, the Elon University Women's Basketball couldn't repeat the performance, struggling in the paint on its way to a 77-44 semi-final loss against the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. With the victory, UTC moves on to play the winner of Davidson and Western Carolina The defeat ends the season for the Phoenix, in addition to an era, as Elon moves to the Colonial Athletic Association after a decade of Southern Conference play. It was a day where nothing went right for Elon, and nothing went wrong for UTC.


SPORTS 3/8/14 8:24pm

Elon Women defeat App St., advance to SoCon semi-finals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdpQYZ9SJ6c ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- A technical foul late in the second half by Elon's Jessica Farmer allowed Appalachian State to climb back in the game, but the Phoenix held off the Mountaineers for a 59-56 victory in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference tournament. This was the third meeting between the two schools this season; they split the regular season series as both held their home court. With the win, Elon (15-15) advances to the semi-finals where they will face #1 seed Chattanooga (27-3) on Sunday at 12 p.m.