Adam Lawson

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NEWS 5/10/12 10:22pm

Elon University alumnus makes Tumblr breakthrough

The idea came to Adam Smith, class of 2005, at a bar. After a long day at Public Campaign, the Washington non-profit organization where the Elon University alumnus works, Smith met up with his friend Stacy Lambe at Nellie’s Sports Bar. In addition to typical bar fodder, Hillary Clinton somehow became a topic of conversation.

NEWS 5/8/12 11:15am

Latham Park Medick's latest stopping point on lifelong journey

Spencer Medick is a journeyman. He isn’t old enough to legally drink, but he’s already lived in six states, gone to three colleges, had a major surgery and flirted with lacrosse before completing his junior year. But – for now anyway – he’s found a home at Elon University. The 6-foot-3 southpaw is standing against the fence along the first base foul line, slumped over but wearing a smile while talking with friends and family after a Phoenix victory. He didn’t pitch in Monday’s series finale.

NEWS 5/7/12 10:26pm

More injuries force Phoenix baseball's hand to challenge young guys

The recruiting pitch Elon baseball coach Mike Kennedy made to Spartanburg Methodist outfielder Robbie Dodds after the Phoenix’s 11-4 victory against Western Carolina May 7 couldn’t have been too complex. Of course, Kennedy probably wishes Dodds could suit up now because the list of injured Phoenix is growing by the game. The latest casualties are Sebastian Gomez and Jake Luce.

NEWS 5/1/12 7:42pm

Sweep of Spartans jumpstarts Phoenix baseball

With one majestic swing of the bat, Elon University sophomore catcher Ryan Kinsella cleared the dugout and sent their victims, UNC-Greensboro, home on the wrong side of a three-game sweep. It was the bottom of the 10th, the score tied at 1-1.

NEWS 5/1/12 7:35pm

BaseBald touches heads, hearts for kids’ charity

[box]Video by Adam Lawson, Assistant News Editor.[/box] Garrett Koster is sitting in a chair positioned at home plate at Latham Park, posed to destroy everything he’s been working on for the past two years. The senior shortstop is motionless as his girlfriend of two years, junior Emily Swapp, turns on a set of clippers and starts to trim away at Koster’s curly locks. He is one of 39 players and coaches on the Elon University baseball team participating in BaseBald, a charitable initiative benefitting the St.

NEWS 4/24/12 3:44pm

Schedule proving tough for Elon baseball

On paper, the Elon University baseball team’s trip to Wofford College in  Spartanburg, S.C., was everything the Phoenix could have wanted. It was a three-game opportunity for Elon to correct its ills against the team at the bottom of the Southern Conference standings. But games aren’t played on paper.

NEWS 4/17/12 8:11pm

Freshman power play boosts baseball

For Elon University freshman infielder Tyler McVicar, the 55 days between his first collegiate at-bat and Friday night’s game against Towson University could best be described as waiting for the proverbial opportune moment. He saw the field sparingly in that time, serving mostly as a pinch hitter that had failed to hit.

NEWS 4/9/12 9:21pm

Season-ending surgery in 2011 adds adventure to sophomore pitcher's college baseball career

There’s a man athletes all over the country want nothing to do with. His acquaintance is made out of necessity, not desire and his name alone sends shivers to those active in sport. His name is Dr. James Andrews, and Elon University pitcher Jim Stokes knows him all too well. Stokes was warming up in anticipation for his sophomore season on the diamond 14 months ago when things turned south.

NEWS 4/9/12 9:01pm

Numerous miscues plague baseball at end of road swing

For every positive moment on the diamond last week, there were many negatives for the Elon University baseball team. There was the injury to center fielder Niko Fraser at North Carolina April 4, a probable concussion which kept him out for the Furman series and has his status unknown for the upcoming week. There was disaster on the mound.

NEWS 4/4/12 3:29pm

Breaking news in the sports world

I apologize in advance if this is going to come off as preachy. That's not my intention. I just wanted to recap how I was able to break news today for like the first time in my journalism life. I was in class when it happened.

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