Sports


SPORTS 2/13/15 8:03pm

Elon escapes Penn State in opening day victory

Up by 10 heading into the eighth inning it looked like the Elon baseball team would coast to victory in its season opener against Penn State Friday evening, but it came down to the last pitch, as the Nittany Lions scored nine runs over the final two innings and the Phoenix escaped Latham Park with a 16-15 win. "It was a win no matter how it looks," Elon first baseman Casey Jones said.


SPORTS 2/12/15 10:59pm

Late surge from Elon not enough to top UNCW

A last second surge from the Elon Women's Basketball was not enough as the Phoenix fell to UNCW 86-82 on Thursday night. Elon trailed for much of the game, but was able to pull it within striking distance with moments to go.


SPORTS 2/11/15 10:24pm

Elon losing streak reaches five games as Phoenix fall in Williamsburg

A long two week stretch of losing continued for the Elon Men's Basketball team as the Phoenix fell for the fifth consecutive game, 58-77 on the road Wednesday night against William and Mary. Elon (11-15, 3-10) has dropped nine of its last ten games and sits only above College of Charleston in the CAA standings. William & Mary (16-8, 10-3) got out in front early, scoring 42 points in the first half.


SPORTS 2/9/15 12:31am

Legendary North Carolina basketball coach dies at age 83

Former University of North Carolina head basketball coach, Dean Smith, died Saturday evening in Chapel Hill at age 83. "Coach Dean Smith passed away peacefully the evening of February 7 at his home in Chapel Hill, and surrounded by his wife and five children," said the Smith family in a statement.


SPORTS 2/8/15 6:38pm

Elon Women get shut out by Wake Forest

Elon Women's Tennis dropped their third straight match on Saturday in Winston-Salem, falling 0-7 to 61st-ranked Wake Forest in a non-conference contest. The Phoenix go to 1-4 overall with the loss. Freshman Olivia Lucas fought hard playing the No.


SPORTS 2/7/15 4:07pm

Elon falls behind early, can't climb back against No. 8 Duke

The Elon Women's Lacrosse team looked to play spoiler against the eight ranked Duke Blue Devils Saturday afternoon, but came up short in a 17-8 defeat in Rhodes Stadium Elon (1-1) got two goals a piece from Sloane Kessler, Molly Garrigan and Stephanie Asher in the contest.


SPORTS 2/5/15 10:42pm

Three-Pointers Propel Elon Past Towson

TOWSON, Md. -- The Elon Women's Basketball team scored a program record 15 three-point shots on its way to an 84-70 victory over Towson Thursday evening, sweeping the season series. Senior Zora Stephenson led the way with six three-pointers made.


SPORTS 2/5/15 10:14pm

Elon comeback falls short against Drexel

A last-minute comeback attempt fell just short for the Elon University men's basketball team as the Phoenix pulled within three with seconds remaining but couldn't finish off in a 67-63 loss to Drexel at Alumni Gym on Thursday night. With 13.7 seconds remaining Austin Hamilton sank two free throws to pull Elon within three, 66-63.


SPORTS 2/1/15 11:09am

Sweet-shooting Northeastern drops Elon under .500

BOSTON-- A strong offensive performance by the duo of Zach Stahl and Scott Eatherton and a hot shooting hand by the rest the Northeastern University men's basketball team led the Huskies to a big 80-61 win over Elon University on Saturday night in Boston. Stahl and Eatherton combined to score 35 points on 16-of-18 shooting and Northeastern made 60 percent of its shots on the night to give Elon its sixth loss in the last seven games. With the win, the Huskies improve to 15-8 (7-3 CAA) and while the Phoenix drops to 11-12 (3-7 CAA). A 16-3 run heading into halftime propelled Northeastern to a 15 point halftime advantage, a deficit Elon was unable to overcome.


SPORTS 1/30/15 10:28pm

Elon struggles early, eventually falls at JMU

HARRISONBURG, VA. -- With 13:27 left in the first half and the Elon Women's Basketball team down two, Precious Hall, the preseason CAA Player of the Year, hit a three-pointer that looked to take the life out of the Phoenix.