Football


SPORTS 4/29/18 4:19pm

Nwokeji signs with Steelers

Elon offensive lineman Ikenna Nwokeji just became the 12th Phoenix to sign a contract to the NFL when he signed on with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday, April 28.


SPORTS 2/7/18 10:34pm

Elon football holds signing day event

On the evening of National Signing Day, the Elon University football team held a signing day reception in the Walker Room of Alumni Field House. Head coach Curt Cignetti talked about the recruits that he and his team will be welcoming in the fall and took questions from the fans in attendance.


SPORTS 11/25/17 6:15pm

Elon falls to Furman in first round of FCS playoffs

A blocked extra point was the deciding factor Saturday as the Elon University football team fell in the first round of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) to Furman University, 28-27. In a game that witnessed three lead changes and eight touchdowns, No. 15 Phoenix was upset by the No. 22 Paladins in Rhodes Stadium.


SPORTS 11/19/17 11:10am

Elon football is playoffs bound

Following an 8-3 (6-2 in conference) season, the Elon University football team is playoffs bound.  The Phoenix will play host to the Furman University Paladins on Saturday, Nov. 25, the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs committee announced during the selection show on ESPNU this morning.


SPORTS 11/18/17 6:06pm

Top ranked James Madison defeats Elon, wins CAA title

After losing to James Madison University 31-3 Saturday, the Phoenix walked to its locker room with lowered heads in its final regular season game. And now, with the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs looming in the near future, instead of asking, "Why not us," Elon (8-3, 6-2) is wondering what will happen next.  With Elon losing 31-3 to the reigning national champions, Elon now must look to the postseason. 


SPORTS 11/16/17 2:49pm

Football team looking to tighten screws with JMU, playoffs on horizon

The Elon University football team enters this weekend with a loss in its rearview mirror. It is the first time its been in that situation since the first week of September. With a 16-6 loss at the University of New Hampshire on Nov. 11 in the books and a matchup against No. 1 James Madison University coming up this weekend, the momentum may be slowing.


SPORTS 11/13/17 1:12pm

Football falls in national rankings

For the first time in seven weeks, the Elon University football team has fallen in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) rankings. The Phoenix falls from No. 7 in the STATS FCS poll to No. 11. In the FCS Coaches Poll, the Maroon and Gold dropped six spots, from No. 9 to No. 15.


SPORTS 11/3/17 2:00pm

No. 7 Elon prepares for battle against Towson

Homecoming. A time when Elon alumni return home to rekindle old friendships and have the opportunity to cheer on the Phoenix at a football game at Rhodes Stadium. This year’s homecoming game, however, feels more import than previous years given the recent resurgence of Elon Football.