Sports


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.


SPORTS 2/28/14 10:31pm

Elon Men's Basketball prepares for Senior Night

For Elon Men's Basketball Head Coach Matt Matheny, Davidson won't be the only thing on his mind Saturday night. Saturday is Senior Night for five members of the Phoenix squad: Jack Isenbarger, Lucas Troutman, Sebastian Koch, Ryley Beaumont and Egheosa Edomwonyi. "This is a special class," Matheny said.


SPORTS 2/27/14 8:38am

Curling's popularity grows in North Carolina

The Winter Olympics may have wrapped up in Sochi recently, but one of its sports is still going strong in the local area. Curling became a Winter Olympic sport in 1998 and continues to grow in popularity around the United States. The winter sport involves two teams of four sliding a stone across the ice into four concentric rings.


SPORTS 2/25/14 6:33pm

Elon extends winning streak to eight at Furman

GREENVILLE S.C.-- Using another strong shooting performance and a tenacious defensive outing, the Elon University Men's Basketball Team smothered Furman on both ends of the floor on its way to a 78-49 victory at Timmons Arena on Monday, Feb.


SPORTS 2/9/14 1:03am

Jack Isenbarger three-pointer pushes Elon past Georgia Southern

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olgip0B1WgY&list=UUaKWsFcrO1yoE5qHmYq419g ELON, N.C.-- With its leading scorer out with the flu and an abysmal shooting performance to show for on the night, the Elon University Men's basketball team managed, against all odds, to hang around long enough to set up a game-winning three-pointer by Jack Isenbarger


SPORTS 1/31/14 1:22am

New lineup and aggressive play helps Elon top WCU

After sticking with the same starting lineup for the first 21 games, a reenergized Elon University Men's Basketball team switched it up for the first time all season and left Alumni Gym with a 74-60 victory over Western Carolina on Thursday, Jan.


SPORTS 1/27/14 10:09pm

Elon women's track runs despite chilly weather

When 20-degree weather strikes, most people prefer to stay inside. But five days a week, the Elon women's track team is out running regardless of the weather. To senior Allyson Oram, a member of the track team for four years, this commitment to training is nothing out of the ordinary. "I've done workouts in the pouring rain," she said. Three days a week, the team runs six to eight miles, and they spend the other two days working out on the track.


SPORTS 1/19/14 2:35am

#15/16 UMass outlasts Elon at Alumni Gym

ELON N.C.--In front of a raucous crowd inside Alumni Gym, the Elon University Men's Basketball could not overcome a poor shooting night and the length of #15/16 UMass as the Minutemen beat the Phoenix 83-73 on Saturday, Jan.


SPORTS 1/17/14 2:56pm

Elon stuns Davidson with overtime win

Down 14 with under five minutes to go in regulation, it seemed the Elon University Men's Basketball team was headed to its fifth straight loss against Southern Conference rival Davidson. But the Phoenix caught fire, going on a 16-2 run, culminating in a Jack Isenbarger three to send the game into overtime.