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OPINIONS 7/31/15 5:08pm

Column: Examining the academic side of Elijah Bryant's transfer

When word got out that rising sophomore Elijah Bryant planned to leave Elon University, many speculated as to the reason the reigning Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year chose to leave. Earlier this week, Bryant committed to Brigham Young University over Butler University, University of Miami and University of Dayton, all of which offered him. Questions still remained, as Bryant did not respond to requests from The Pendulum and other media outlets that covering Elon.


SPORTS 7/28/15 11:21pm

Elon guard Elijah Bryant transfers to BYU

Elijah Bryant, a starting guard for the Elon University men's basketball team, announced Tuesday on his Instagram account that he has transferred to Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The reigning Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year, who was granted his release from Elon earlier this month, also visited Butler University and the University of Miami before visiting BYU over the past weekend.


SPORTS 7/28/15 3:40pm

Skrosky preaches efficiency at CAA Media Day

BALTIMORE, MD - For the second time in as many seasons, Elon football is projected to finish last in the Colonial Athletic Association as the league kicked off the 2015 season at M&T Bank Stadium. After finishing the 2014 campaign 1-11 (0-8 CAA) the Phoenix is optimistic about the upcoming season. On hand were Elon head coach Rich Skrosky, junior running back B.J.


SPORTS 7/10/15 3:15pm

Baseball assistant leaves, CAA commissioner to retire: Elon athletics notebook

One third of the trio is gone. Elon University associate head baseball coach Greg Starbuck has taken a position as a volunteer assistant at Clemson University, new Tigers coach Monte Lee announced Tuesday. Starbuck, 51, spent the last 17 years at Elon as the recruiting coordinator and batting and baserunning instructor. At Clemson, he'll work with hitters, infielders and catchers. The move breaks up one of the longest-tenured coaching staffs in all of Division I baseball.


SPORTS 6/23/15 1:45pm

Breaking down Elon 2015 men's, women's soccer schedules

In the last month, Elon University has released its men’s and women’s soccer schedules for this fall. It’ll be the second year in the Colonial Athletic Association for the Phoenix, which the men thrived in during the regular season but the women struggled. Let’s break down both team’s schedules. Men’s soccer (2014 record: 9-6-4) After exhibition games at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and North Carolina State University, Elon heads to Duke University for the John Rennie/Nike Classic.


SPORTS 5/23/15 12:44am

Baseball ends season with 4-1 loss to Delaware

Offensive struggles continued for the Elon University baseball team Friday at the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament, resulting in a 4-1 loss to the University of Delaware. After Elon broke up Delaware starting pitcher Vila Colman’s no-hitter in the top of the seventh inning, senior Ryan Cooper hit an RBI single in the eighth to give the team its lone run of the ballgame. The Phoenix only collected two hits by the end of the game but had its share of scoring opportunities. In the top of the seventh, senior Ryan Cooper led off the inning with a walk and advanced to second when the next batter, sophomore Nick Zammarelli, singled through the right side.


SPORTS 5/15/15 2:52pm

Found at fault of sex offense, Elon football player still started

UPDATED: May 19, 10:38 p.m. An Elon University football player found responsible for a sexual offense last spring by the Office of Student Conduct still started every game last season. Though junior Adrian Jabril McClendon, then 19, was charged by the state in March 2014 for sexual battery and false imprisonment, a spokesman for the team said this week he had no knowledge of the incident. Smith Jackson, vice president for student life, released a statement Monday night saying the athletic department knew of the situation and handled it promptly. “Federal student privacy laws prevent the university from discussing details of specific student conduct cases,” Jackson said.


SPORTS 5/12/15 11:19pm

Baseball drops regular season finale 7-0 to ECU

The Elon University baseball team has a formidable offense. But for just the second time all season, the Phoenix failed to score a single run, losing 7-0 Tuesday against East Carolina University. Although the Pirates blanked the Phoenix on the scoreboard, the Phoenix had its share of opportunities.


SPORTS 5/10/15 5:32pm

Baseball comeback falls short against Delaware on Senior Day

Pitching struggles dealt the Elon University baseball team an 11-9 loss today on Senior Day. A plethora of offense kept Elon in the game, but the Phoenix could not overcome a five-run deficit going into the bottom of the ninth. From the beginning of the game, it was clear senior starter Jake Stalzer was in for a tough outing.


SPORTS 5/10/15 1:04am

Late surge by Delaware hands Elon baseball team 10-4 loss

A disappointing sixth inning for senior starter Lucas Bakker led the Elon University baseball team to a 10-4 loss to the University of Delaware. After recording the first out of the top of the sixth, Bakker allowed a single, two walks and two doubles to give the Blue Hens a 6-3 lead. Bakker surrendered six earned runs on 10 hits, three walks and two wild pitches across five and third innings of work.


SPORTS 5/8/15 2:29am

Softball season ends with 13-2 loss to JMU

When facing two win-or-go-home games at the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament Thursday, the Elon University softball team won the first 8-6 against Towson University. But James Madison University sent Elon home in the second game, ending the season for the Phoenix by a count of 13-2. In the second game, the Dukes scored eight runs in the second inning and five runs in the third, facing four different Elon pitchers in the two innings. Junior Kayla Caruso started the game inthe circle for Elon but left the game with two outs in the second after giving up four runs.



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