Sports


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.


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.