Caitlin Rundle


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SPORTS 12/1/20 2:09pm

Elon men's basketball activity paused due to COVID-19 case

The Elon University men’s basketball team currently faces a 14-day pause on all activity after a Tier 1 personnel — which includes athletes, coaches and support staff — identified a positive COVID-19 case on Tuesday, according to a press release from Elon athletics. The positive case comes after the Phoenix played its first two games of the season, leading to victories against High Point University and North Carolina Wesleyan College.


SPORTS 11/25/20 1:28pm

Women's cross country prepares for winter season

As seniors, Bridget Kanaley, a member of the women's cross country team, said they’ve had lots of positive experiences in the past four years. She said that the biggest challenge has been accepting the fact that this season is going to be different than the others, despite their hope that their last year would be the best year.


NEWS 11/18/20 10:00am

Zoom fatigue experiment to be done on students

Elon seniors Alexandra Smith and Emily Klevan said that because the idea of “Zoom fatigue” is so new, studies haven’t been able to pinpoint exactly what it is or what may cause it. Smith said that for their initial research, they looked at articles written by the New York Times and the Washington Post where psychologists hypothesized that “prolonged engagement with Zoom calls and video conferencing in general may lead to people experiencing anxiety, worry and fatigue,” as Smith said. 


SPORTS 11/16/20 10:46am

Elon women's soccer enters the unknown without spring schedule

University football and basketball teams have been given a schedule for CAA play, but women’s soccer has yet to confirm that its spring season will actually happen. The team started off practices with small groups of four members and no contact during drills. They’ve now worked up to full team practices with contact and weight training in two groups. 


SPORTS 10/14/20 11:00am

CAA announces adjusted basketball schedule

For Elon, both opening games will be on Jan. 2 against Northeastern, with the men traveling to Boston and the women remaining home. The regular season will conclude Feb. 28. Non-conference games have not been released, as well as ticket and seating information. 


SPORTS 9/19/20 6:48pm

2 athletes respond to athletics suspension

In Vice President for Student Life Jon Dooley’s email informing the student body that Elon University would be rising to Level 2, Dooley said that there was an outbreak of the coronavirus among student-athletes. Dooley went further to pinpoint the sports with clusters: football, lacrosse and baseball. The wording of his emails, to two athletes, gives athletics the brunt of the blame for going to level two, something they say is unfair. 


SPORTS 8/20/20 3:11pm

Elon senior hired as interim video and graphics coordinator for athletics

When senior Peter Fortunato first picked up a camera during his internship with the Durham Bulls, it would start a years-long journey that got him to be the new interim video and graphics coordinator for the Elon University athletic department. After working for Elon Athletics - which is under a hiring freeze due to the coronavirus pandemic - for three years as an assistant to the video coordinator, he has been promoted to the leader as the new interim video and graphics coordinator.


SPORTS 8/19/20 2:07pm

Athlete speaks about experience with coronavirus fallout

Before Elon University postponed all fall sports via their website, the athletic community received an email from athletic director, Dave Blank. Blank broke the news to the athletes that they would not be having a season this fall, and hoped they would be able to resume come the spring of 2021.


SPORTS 3/6/20 1:03pm

Elon women's tennis is looking to follow through on a promise

The loss of one match ended Elon University women’s tennis teams’ collective dream to make it to the conference title last year. The memory of losing to the College of William & Mary is keeping the team — especially head coach Elizabeth Anderson — motivated to achieve what last year’s team couldn’t.


SPORTS 3/4/20 12:42pm

Elon softball is coming out swinging

At the end of a historic season for Elon University’s softball team, head coach Kathy Bocock braced herself to lose seven seniors. Those seniors had been working together for the past four years, and according to Bocock, had a level of comfort with each other that could only come with experience. 


SPORTS 2/23/20 11:22am

Coaching the next generation of leaders

The first time Charlotte Smith saw an African American female in a position of power was during her days at UNC Chapel Hill, where she attended a Nike All-American camp. Now, Smith is working to be what she saw all those years ago — a role model for young women.


SPORTS 2/20/20 11:06pm

McIntosh can't be stopped, men's basketball wins 70-62

The Elon University Phoenix (11-18, 8-9 CAA) faced off against rival James Madison University Dukes (9-17, 2-13 CAA) winning 70-62 on the road. This game marked just the second to last game the Dukes would play in what’s been its home court since 1982. It was also the first game of three on the road for the Phoenix, its final three games before conference tournament play. It's last away excursion proved successful for the Phoenix, winning both games away, and the momentum only continued today.


SPORTS 2/16/20 4:12pm

Phoenix fall short against Huskies

The Elon University Phoenix (12-12) fell to the Northeastern University Huskies (11-13) on Sunday afternoon’s game, 69-45. This game was the annual Play-4-Kay game, an event stemming from the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. The foundation honors former Elon women's basketball head coach Kay Yow, who passed away from breast cancer in 2009. The foundation raises money for not only breast cancer patients but all forms of cancer.


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