Sports


SPORTS 4/16/18 7:19pm

Elon to open Schar Center against UNC

Elon University has announced that the Phoenix will be hosting the preseason national No. 9 team in the country, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels to ring in the opening of the Schar Center on Friday, Nov. 9, according to an email sent across the university.


SPORTS 4/8/18 4:01pm

Eight Months for Two Minutes

While they are usually only seen on the sidelines at Rudd Field or at halftime on the court at Alumni Gym, it was time for the Elon dance team to take the spotlight at the National Dance Association (NDA) national competition this past weekend in Daytona Beach, Florida.


SPORTS 4/1/18 3:45pm

Brnovich's sophomore campaign off to a hot start

For sophomore right hander Kyle Brnovich, strikeouts are everything. He entered his seventh start of the season against the College of Charleston Cougars on Friday, March 30 with 61 Ks, good enough for fifth in Division I Baseball.  


SPORTS 3/13/18 10:00am

Back on top: Phoenix dancing again

Punching a ticket to the Big Dance is the goal of every Division I college basketball team at the start of the year. Elon University is no different. After coming off its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament last year, the fate of this year’s team was uncertain. Replacing half the squad with freshmen, there was no telling if this would be a make or break year. 


SPORTS 3/12/18 9:03pm

Elon to face N.C. State in 1st round of NCAA Tournament

Nerves ran high for some as the Elon University women’s basketball team waited to see where they will be playing the first round of the NCAA Tournament.  But not head coach Charlotte Smith. “I was pretty relaxed,” she said. “[The show] eventually get to us, so I was pretty calm.” Waiting until the final region was revealed, the No.13-ranked Phoenix faces No. 4 North Carolina State University at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 16 in Raleigh. 


SPORTS 3/10/18 3:28pm

Elon punches back-to-back tickets to NCAA Tournament

PHILADELPHIA – The Elon University women's basketball team is going dancing for the second straight year. The No. 3-seeded Elon team knocked off No. 1 Drexel University in the title game of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament 57-45 to claim its second CAA title in a row.


SPORTS 3/8/18 10:58pm

Senior leadership propels Elon into semifinals of the CAA Tournament

PHILADELPHIA – With 13 points and 10 rebounds, senior captain Malaya Johnson led the Phoenix squad to victory in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament quarterfinals, capturing the team’s 11th-straight win.  The Elon University women’s basketball team, ranked No. 3 in the tournament, made easy work of the College of William & Mary, defeating the No. 6 Tribe 67-50. 


SPORTS 3/7/18 4:30pm

It's time to right the ship that is Elon men's basketball

After losing the final seven games of the season and bowing out of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament in 40 minutes, the Elon University men’s basketball team is left wondering what happened.  Picked to finish third in the league and having all starters return from last year, it seemed impossible for the Phoenix to finish at the bottom of the league. But after a seven-point loss to the University of Delaware March 3, that’s exactly what happened.


SPORTS 3/7/18 2:45pm

Men's basketball falls short of expectations this season

Elon University men’s basketball had an up and – mostly – down year. After being picked to finish third in the Colonial Athletic Conference (CAA), the team went out in quiet fashion, losing in the first round of the CAA tournament in North Charleston, South Carolina. 


SPORTS 3/3/18 10:42pm

Elon men bow out in first round of CAA Tournament

The Elon University men’s basketball team’s season concluded Saturday night, March 3, when the Phoenix fell to the University of Delaware 86-79 in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament.  Elon was unable to stop a hot-handed Blue Hen team who finished the game shooting just over 57 percent from the field. Sophomore guard Ryan Daly and junior forward Eric Carter finished with 23 and 20 points, respectively. 


LIFESTYLE 3/2/18 3:23pm

Building to success: Elon’s national physique competitor

Elon University sophomore Michael Lombard is not your everyday student athlete. He doesn't just count his caloric intake, watch his nutrition, keep track of his protein and lift heavy weights to stay in shape or play a sport, he is preparing to compete and show off his razor-cut physique in a World Natural Bodybuilding Federation (WNBF) competition in May. 


SPORTS 3/2/18 9:55am

Phoenix victory over the Tribe leaves women undefeated in Alumni Gym

It was the last game in Alumni Gym for Elon women's basketball, and the team went out with a bang.  The Phoenix defeated the Tribe by 21 points, making a comeback from their last game against William and Mary on Jan. 20.  This game makes the team's ninth straight win—and their 18th consecutive win in Alumni Gym— making them undefeated this season on their home court.