A lot of pressure has been put on the Elon Men's Basketball team for the upcoming 2013-2014 season. With all five starters (Lucas Troutman, Ryley Beaumont, Kevin Blake, Jack Isenbarger, and Sebastian Koch) returning from last year, the expectations are high for a squad which went 21-12 last year. "Last year left a bitter taste in our mouths, not winning the SoCon tournament," Isenbarger said.
Many Elon students were removed from Rhodes Stadium Saturday, Oct. 19, for standing and cheering in the students section during the football game against Chattanooga. According to Elon Athletics, a fan from the general admission section, adjacent to the student section, complained to a volunteer security officer that they could not see due to standing students. Junior Michael Lindsey was one of the students cheering in the student section. "The people in the yellow jackets came down to us at one point and they were telling us we needed to sit down or we were going to get kicked out of the game," he said. Lindsey and his friends ignored the officer and continued to cheer. Thirty minutes later, the officer returned to the student section and informed Lindsey and the other students that their day at the stadium was over. Junior Casey Brown was sitting in the student section a few seats away from Lindsey and was not pleased with how the situation was handled.
On Saturday, Special Olympics North Carolina's central region held its annual bocce tournament, bringing the event to Burlington for the first time. Groups from all over the state - from Iredell to Stanly, NC -
Elon sophomore Andrew Mitchell turned his passion for fitness into a business. Certified by The American Council on Exercise, he is both a personal trainer and founder of AMPT Fitness. AMPT Fitness is Mitchell's personal training and
Elon Men's Tennis player Cam Silverman is no stranger to success. In his first three years at Elon, Silverman has performed exceptionally well and may graduate as the best player to play Men's Tennis at Elon.
The Elon Women's Soccer team returned to Rudd Field on Friday, Sept. 20 for a match up against Liberty University. Both defenses dominated in the beginning of the game, until the forty-first minute, when Rachel Driver put the Phoenix on the board with a header.
Generally putt-putt golf is all fun and games, but that wasn't the case last week when the Burlington Putt-Putt Fun Center hosted the 54th Annual Professional Putters Association National Championship. The Professional Putters Association has hosted miniature golf putting championships since 1959, this year Burlington Putt Putt Fun Center got the bid for the event. "Burlington, N.C.
The Elon University athletics department recently released the 2013-2014 men's basketball schedule.
With the start of the new season, Elon's men's golf team will lose a familiar face. After 41 years at Elon University, former men's golf head coach Bill Morningstar will retire. Senior team members John Somers and Will DiIanni said that while they will miss Morningstar, DiIanni said that Morningstar left an incredible legacy for the university. "In terms of what any coach could ask for in leaving a legacy at Elon, Morningstar has nailed it," Dilanni said. Despite Morningstar's departure, DiIanni said he is excited about the changing direction of Elon's golf team under new head coach Don Hill. [div class="aligncenter"][/div] With his arrival from the University of South Carolina, Hill brings a fresh perspective to the team. "He's not like a drill sergeant by any means," Dilanni said, "but its different from Morningstar in that he's got a very definite plan.
Former Elon Wide Receiver Aaron Mellette was once projected as a long shot to make the Baltimore Ravens opening day roster.
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Team Multimedia Reporting by: Joe Bruno, Ryan Greene, Gary Grumbach and Alex Rose. Elon University announced Thursday that it will leave the Southern Conference and join the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. There are currently 1,850 students who are from the CAA footprint.
Elon Local News has confirmed with multiple sources that Elon University is leaving the Southern Conference and joining the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). The decision comes two weeks after Davidson announced they were joining the Atlantic 10 Conference.
Playing one varsity sport is hard enough, but for one Elon athlete, senior Ali Ford, playing two sports is just as much fun as playing one. Ford was originally recruited to play basketball for the Phoenix, but had always had a passion for softball.
Mellette celebrates after being drafted by the Baltimore Ravens He anxiously watched as 237 other names flashed across the screen.
Elon students, war veterans and ROTC cadets gathered to play kickball this past Saturday. The tournament raised money for "Paws and Stripes," a nonprofit organization that rescues dogs and helps train them to be service dogs for war veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
The Elon women's Ultimate Frisbee team hosted their 3rd annual "Nutty Huck" tournament this past weekend.