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SPORTS 10/4/14 6:42pm

Elon takes beating in CAA opener

There was a ceremonial feeling in the air around Rhodes Stadium on Saturday afternoon as Elon prepared to kick off its inaugural game in the Colonial Athletic Association.


SPORTS 9/21/14 1:03am

Skrosky wins first game as Elon tops Charlotte

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjvTBSuH-tY Following a week one blowout loss to Duke and a defeat at the hands of North Carolina A&T last weekend, Elon fans found themselves getting antsy over when first-year head coach Rich Skrosky would get his first win with the Phoenix.


SPORTS 9/9/14 12:29pm

Track renovations force team to practice off campus

The plan to renovate Belk Track has been in the making for several years. After Elon University Trustee Jeanne Robertson donated to the Athletics Department, the university had enough funds to begin construction "The life of track generally is ten years, you hope to get twelve years, and that is about where our track was from when it was installed," said Dave Blank, Elon's Athletic Director. Some of the renovations include replacing the track surface, the D-zone where high jumping and pole vaulting take place, adding multiple pits and installing lights into the facility. The construction for these renovations began in May and are not scheduled to be finished until the end of October. Official practice does not start until Sept.


SPORTS 9/3/14 12:16am

ELN takes on SportsFest

The ELN Sports Team may talk all day about Elon Athletics, but on Friday, Aug. 29, we decided to put our money where our mouths were and take to the field for Elon's Annual Sportsfest. This year, ELN Sports Director Justin Biegel and I served as captains of the team that went out with only only one goal: not to finish last. More than 80 teams brought their A-game to the intramural fields for SportsFest.


SPORTS 8/28/14 1:07pm

Elon releases CAA basketball schedule

Today Elon University released the men's basketball Colonial Athletic Association schedule for the 2014-2015 season. This marks Elon's first year in the CAA, which is widely regarded as one of the top mid-major conferences in college basketball.


SPORTS 8/26/14 11:09pm

CAA move hits home for Elon athletes

With the new school year comes a new conference for the Phoenix. Elon officially left the Southern Conference for the Colonial Athletic Association this summer. When President Leo Lambert announced Elon's move to the CAA in May of 2013, he said a major reason the university swapped conferences was to increase Elon's name recognition throughout the country. "What's the best thing for the institution as a whole, for name exposure for Elon, and continued growth in institutional reputation," Lambert said.


SPORTS 8/12/14 4:39pm

Daniel Lovitz ('13) thriving with Toronto F.C.

Former Elon midfielder Daniel Lovitz, now a rookie with Major League Soccer's Toronto F.C., has taken steps in his career he never thought possible just eight months ago. Leading up to the MLS SuperDraft in January 2014, Lovitz, who graduated from Elon in 2013, was not sure he would even hear his name called.


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.