Football


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.


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 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.