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SPORTS 1/10/15 11:32pm

Shooting struggles bury Elon as the Phoenix hosts Hofstra

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiK0RmmYSXI&feature=youtu.be Shooting woes and porous perimeter defense haunted the Elon University Men's basketball team all night as Colonial Athletic Association foe Hofstra shot lights out from downtown to leave Alumni Gym with a 79-61 win on Saturday night. Elon's guard combo of four-time CAA Rookie of the Week Elijah Bryant and junior Tanner Samson combined to shoot just 4-of-26 from the field, including a 3-of-16 clip from beyond the three-point line as the Phoenix fell to 10-7 (2-2 CAA) on the season. "We didn't get enough open shots," Elon head coach Matt Matheny said.


SPORTS 1/10/15 5:24pm

Hundreds attend Stuart Scott's funeral in Raleigh

The funeral for longtime ESPN anchor Stuart Scott was held Saturday morning at the Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh. Scott, who grew up in Winston-Salem and attended UNC Chapel Hill, lost his battle to cancer Sunday Jan.


SPORTS 1/9/15 12:36am

Bryant fuels comeback as Elon beats William and Mary in CAA home opener

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aWCOqkIZMg&feature=youtu.be Down by seven with with 7:13 to go, Elon freshman Elijah Bryant went on a tear, scoring 16 points over the remaining time to spark a comeback and ignite the Alumni Gym crowd in an 85-79 win over William and Mary in the inaugural Colonial Athletic Association home game for the Phoenix. Elon outscored William and Mary by 13 over the final 5:36 of the game, coming away with point on 13 of its last 14 possessions of the game. "Our guys made some big shots and just enough plays defensively to battle back and get the victory," Elon Head Basketball Coach Matt Matheny said.


SPORTS 1/5/15 11:48pm

Elon snaps win streak in loss at Towson

The Elon University Men's Basketball Team saw its four-game win streak come to an immediate close as Towson jumped ahead early and held off a furious Phoenix comeback to leave SECU Arena with a 57-53 win on Monday, Jan.


SPORTS 1/3/15 9:12pm

Bryant, Phoenix hold off Drexel for first ever CAA win

Freshman guard Elijah Bryant shined once again, leading the Elon University men's basketball team over the Drexel Dragons 77-67 in its inaugural Colonial Athletic Association game in Philadelphia. Bryant, a three-time CAA Rookie of the Week, came off the bench for the Phoenix and scored a season-high 32 points while tallying seven rebounds and three assists.


SPORTS 11/25/14 12:20am

Walk-on athletes find motivation to play through passions

Many walk-on athletes, who are on the roster but do not receive athletic scholarships, say they find their motivation by simply loving the game. "I get a high sense of fulfillment from playing," said Sam Hershberger, a junior on the men's basketball team. Hershberger was in contact with Elon coaches before enrolling in the university, but he said they were upfront in explaining he would be a walk-on athlete.


SPORTS 11/15/14 11:34pm

Elon falls to Maine on Senior Day

Following Elon's 24-17 loss to Maine on Saturday evening, Phoenix seniors hung around on the field for a few extra moments as they left Rhode's Stadium for the final time. "We've shared a lot of disappointment and some success together," Elon senior linebacker Jonathan Spain said of his fellow seniors.


SPORTS 11/15/14 12:27am

Eddy, Sabato fuel Elon in season opener

The Elon University men's basketball team kicked its season off with a bang Friday night as Luke Eddy and Tony Sabato led a Phoenix comeback to take down Florida Atlantic 64-58. Down by 10 just 12 minutes into the game something clicked for the Phoenix as they slowly but surely chipped away at the Owls' lead before taking the advantage for good with 8:35 left in the contest. Elon, despite going cold on the offensive end and scoring only one bucket over the next four minutes, managed to hold off the FAU attack with stingy defense that limited the Owls to 4-of-12 shooting over the game's final 8:52. "For an inexperienced team and a young team to stay as consistently focused as we did is a great tribute to our players," Elon Head Coach Matt Matheny said. The stars of the night for Elon was the unlikely duo of Eddy, who was starting in place of an injured Austin Hamilton, and Sabato, who was making only his second career start after backing up Lucas Troutman for the past two years. Eddy, who finished with 13 points on the night, was the sparkplug for Elon, running up and down the floor, driving the lane and fighting for every ball, making several key plays in the game's waning minutes that helped secure the win for the Phoenix. Sabato was Elon's leader down low, fighting through FAU's much bigger frontcourt on his way to a team-high 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting. A big factor in the win was the depth Elon displayed throughout the night, playing nine players for at least 17 minutes, including five underclassmen. "These guys came in and we knew from the first game of pickup that they were going to come in and be good," Sabato said.


SPORTS 11/8/14 11:01pm

Northeastern knocks Elon out of CAA playoffs

Coming off of Rudd Field following Elon's 2-0 defeat by Northeastern, Jason Waterman felt only one emotion: anger. Not sadness, not regret, but anger at the way he and his team played, as the Phoenix missed opportunity after opportunity and bowed out of the Colonial Athletic Association playoffs in the quarterfinal round. "There's nothing else to it, I'm pissed," Waterman said.


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.