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SPORTS 2/20/18 11:47am

Club baseball finds triumph in tragedy

Four months after Elon University was left in shock following the suicide of junior Breslin Wiley,  the team is practicing with a different mentality than in years before.  Many of those closest to Wiley were his friends and fellow teammates on the club baseball team who were left to console one another. They’re approaching each day with a new appreciation for life and love for one another that they will never take for granted.

SPORTS 2/6/18 11:57am

A day in the life of Elon Cheerleading

There are lots of sports teams at Elon, but one that often gets overlooked is the Phoenix cheerleading team. Tumbles, cartwheels, cheers and other stunts are all a part of a cheerleader’s game day routine – though the careful detail is sometimes not seen from the fan’s perspective.

SPORTS 9/24/17 2:28pm

Elon beats No. 6 ranked Richmond 36-33

Curt Cignetti is already off to an impressive start as Elon University's head coach. For the first time since 2011, Elon's football team won its third straight game, defeating No. 6 ranked Richmond University 36-33.

SPORTS 9/9/17 9:26pm

Cignetti gets first win as Elon head coach

First year head coach Curt Cignetti is officially a winner at Elon University. In his second game, the Phoenix football team defeated Furman University 34-31 after a field goal by freshman kicker Owen Johnson with five seconds left.

SPORTS 9/1/17 1:18pm

Phoenix comes up short in Cignetti debut

TOLEDO, Ohio — The Elon University football team dropped its 2017 opener Thursday night against the University of Toledo 47-13. The Curt Cignetti era got off to a rocky start as the offense struggled to get anything going throughout the game. Elon played eight true-freshman during the game in addition to its head coach’s debut.

SPORTS 8/30/17 8:00am

A fresh start for football

When the Elon University football team took to the practice field Saturday afternoon, there was a hint of rustiness as the start of fall classes loomed ahead for the coming week. First-year head coach Curt Cignetti wasn’t using it as an excuse though.

SPORTS 5/1/17 7:01pm

Phoenix concludes spring scrimmage with newfound intensity

The Elon University football team concluded its final spring scrimmage on a very hot and humid Saturday afternoon, with 20, 40-yard sprints. Midway through, new head coach Curt Cignitti stopped the players and gathered them for a quick kneel-down before colorfully yelling at his team for their effort. It’s been a part of the new level of intensity the former University of Alabama coach has tried to bring to an Elon football team that is coming off a disappointing 2-9 season. “He was just telling us if we want to change the culture around here, we have to change what we do right now,” said junior offensive lineman Alex Higgins.

SPORTS 4/27/17 9:00am

Freshman pitcher Brnovich earning his stripes

Often it takes freshman athletes time before they make their presence felt on the field. Sometimes they’re redshirted or sometimes they simply must wait for their time to come. But don’t tell Kyle Brnovich that. The freshman pitcher on Elon University’s baseball team is already making an impact on a team that has suddenly found a need for better performances on the mound. Though he had a relatively slow start to the season, Brnovich has arguably been the Phoenix best starting pitcher.

SPORTS 3/14/17 10:30am

Baseball seeking balance between strong pitching, struggling offense

As the Elon University baseball team concludes its first month of play, a happy medium between offense and pitching has yet to be reached. In a role reversal from previous Elon teams, it’s the pitching that has emerged as the strength of this year’s club, with a team ERA of 4.11 checking in at nearly two and a half runs lower than last year.

SPORTS 2/27/16 2:51pm

Burnett leads women's basketball to 62-45 win on Senior Night

The Elon University women’s basketball team came into Alumni Gym Friday night with an opportunity to affirm itself in fourth place in the CAA. With a star-effort performance from sophomore guard Shay Burnett, the Phoenix beat the University of Delaware 62-45 to confirm its new standing in the CAA with an opportunity looming ahead Sunday against top-ranked James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.

NEWS 3/20/15 7:00am

Pitching becoming issue for Phoenix

Head baseball coach Mike Kennedy could be seen from the stands at Latham Park speaking very emotionally to his team following Elon University’s loss to East Carolina University March 16. The Phoenix gave up 11 runs and blew an 8-7 lead at the top of the ninth inning — its first and only lead of the series.

NEWS 3/15/15 8:08pm

Elon swept by East Carolina in blowout 20-4 loss

The Elon University baseball team was swept for the first time at Latham Park against a non-conference opponent since 1999, losing a blowout 20-4 game to East Carolina University. East Carolina got off to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning and ensued to score in every inning up until the seventh. Down 20-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning, sophomore utility player Nick Zammarelli hit a two-run homer over the left field wall to deny a shutout by the Pirates.

NEWS 3/14/15 11:18pm

Pitching plagues Phoenix in 11-8 loss to East Carolina

The Elon University baseball team scored eight runs against East Carolina University on Saturday in the second game of a three-game series against the Pirates at Latham Park. It wasn’t enough. The Phoenix gave up eleven runs to the Pirates, losing 11-8, to drop to 8-8 and .500 on the season. Elon took the lead in the bottom of the eighth inning after trailing for the entire game, but lost it in the top of the ninth by giving up four runs.

NEWS 3/13/15 8:42pm

Phoenix fall to East Carolina after giving up 10 runs

The Elon University baseball team lost to East Carolina University 10-3 at Latham Park Friday afternoon. Starting pitcher Matt Harris received his first loss of the season after giving up seven runs off 10 hits in six innings of work. East Carolina got off to a fast start in the game after scoring a run in both the first and second innings that included a home run from sophomore second baseman Charlie Yorgen. The Phoenix tied things back up in the second inning when junior infielder Joey Tomko hit a triple, and eventually scored after a groundout by senior catcher Chris King.

NEWS 3/12/15 1:21pm

James Madison commands CAA Tournament pack

As the Colonial Athletic Association  Men’s Basketball Tournament comes to a close, it is time to look forward to the CAA Women’s Basketball Tournament held in Upper Marlboro, Maryland March 12-15. A number of teams ranked in the middle of a crowded CAA pack that all yielded similar conference records.

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