Sports

Neil Payne named next women's soccer coach

2/22/18 8:41pm

Neil Payne, associate head coach of the Texas Tech women's soccer program, has been named the next head coach of the Elon University women's soccer program.  Finishing his third season at Texas Tech before coming to Elon, Payne oversaw the Red Raiders win their first Big 12 Championship and helped ...

Solid pitching gets Elon baseball its first win of the season

2/20/18 8:33pm

The Elon University baseball team (1-3) got into the win column for the first time in the young season, beating Radford University 2-1 Tuesday afternoon at Latham Park. Sophomore right-hander Mason Daniels took to the bump for the first time this season for the Phoenix. In his first game action since ...

Take me out to the ball game: preview of the 2018 Elon baseball team

2/20/18 6:00pm

After finishing last season with a 24-32 (12-12 in conference) record, the Elon University baseball team looks to make some desperate changes to their process to prevent capturing the fourth consecutive losing season under the leadership of head coach Mike Kennedy.  Kennedy, who graduated from Elon in 1991, enters his 22nd season as the head coach at his alma mater. With a career record of 678-524-3 (.564), Kennedy has won the most games in program history as head coach, but he will have to make some changes to halt the skid.

Grabbing attention off the court

2/20/18 2:00pm

Junior and basketball player Tyler Seibring said he was humbled to hear his article, “Just for the Record: The Chronicles of a Mid-Major Basketball Player,” reached so many people in the Elon University community and landed on the desk of none other than President Leo Lambert.   Accumulating over 30 retweets and close to 100 likes on Twitter, the article gave readers the chance to briefly step into Seibring’s rather large shoes and learn more about his life as a semi-recognized athlete. 

Club baseball finds triumph in tragedy

2/20/18 11:47am

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.

Answering the call: two freshmen bring energy to a veteran team

2/19/18 8:04am

They might not have the most recognizable names on Elon University men’s basketball team, but they are making a name for themselves on the court. Two freshmen have been averaging eight minutes per game and helping the Phoenix squad capture much-needed wins as March approaches. Freshman guard Seth Fuller and freshman forward Simon Wright are both making the most of their first seasons playing on the team. 

Elon dominates College of Charleston in Play4Kay Game

2/12/18 8:16am

Capturing its 16th-straight win in Alumni Gym, the Elon University women's basketball team dominated the College of Charleston 97-44 in their annual Play4Kay game. Just shy of the centennial mark, the Phoenix set the record for most points in a Division I conference game.    Five Elon players finished the night in the double figures. Senior guard Shay Burnett and freshman forward Jaylin Powell each had 15 points on the night, sophomore center Ra'Shika White scored 13, and sophomore guard Lexi Mercer and senior center Malaya Johnson each captured 10. This is the third time this season that the team has had five players reaching double figures.

Softball begins season with back-to-back losses

2/9/18 10:00pm

“We’ve got a couple good freshman in our lineup,” seven year veteran head coach Kathy Bocock said. “We are excited for them.”  After a 49er run tied the game again, a Charlotte RBI double and a couple of wild pitches from Elon closing pitcher Kenna Quinn allowed two runners to score, the 49ers were able to put away the Phoenix by a 2-5 margin.

Elon falls to Hofstra in low-scoring performance

2/8/18 10:33pm

The Elon University men's basketball team entered tonight's game in fourth place in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) standings at 6-6, just one game behind 7-5 Hofstra. But the Phoenix couldn't get things moving offensively, falling to the Pride 48-67 in Alumni Gym. After scoring the first field goal 24 seconds into the game, Elon was held scoreless for the first four and a half minutes of the game. Senior guard Dmitri Thompson ended the drought when he buried a three. He had the first five points for the Phoenix. 

Elon football holds signing day event

2/7/18 10:34pm

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.

Saturday's basketball game postponed due to possible mumps outbreak at JMU

2/6/18 5:29pm

The Elon University men's basketball game against James Madison University Saturday, Feb. 10 has been postponed. JMU announced they would not be competing this week after members of the team could have been exposed to a possible mumps outbreak on campus.  In a press release on Tuesday, Feb. 6, the athletics department said the postponement was to prevent "potential exposure to opposing players."

A day in the life of Elon Cheerleading

2/6/18 11:57am

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.

Women's basketball ends James Madison's 11-game winning streak with a 50-43 win

2/4/18 7:21pm

James Madison University's 11-game winning streak ended today after the Elon University women's basketball team won 50-43.  Though the game started off with several turnovers from both teams, Elon managed to end with 16 points in the first period— a 10 point lead over James Madison. It was an important game for the Phoenix as they lost their first match against the Dukes, so there was no room for anything but a strong start and an even stronger finish.

Elon uses hot start to cruise past Delaware

2/3/18 11:53pm

In the past, the Elon University men’s basketball team has had no trouble containing the University of Delaware.  Tonight’s contest was no different. The Phoenix handled the visiting Blue Hens 89-76 to extend their all-time record to 7-1 against the University of Delaware.

Elon loses back-to-back games for the first time this season

1/21/18 12:00am

Elon (12-9, 4-4) tried to get back on track after a devastating loss on the road to James Madison University Thursday, Jan. 18, hosting the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) leading Tribe of William and Mary (13-6, 6-2). The Phoenix were unable to get back to the winning way, falling 80-73 at home.

Women's soccer coach steps down

1/19/18 2:19pm

The Elon University women's soccer program will be without a leader following an announcement this morning. Head coach Chris Neal is stepping down from the helm of the program after 10 years to take a coaching job at the University of Arkansas, Director of Athletics Dave Blank announced this morning.

Fairways and family: How one set of brothers is keeping a trend alive on the men's golf team

1/14/18 11:00am

One is left-handed and the other is right-handed. One is a redshirt-senior and the other is a freshman. Both play for the Elon University men’s golf team representing the same last name. Hailing from Westwood, Massachusetts, brothers Patrick and Will Frodigh ended up together at Elon by chance. Patrick transferred twice, spending two years at the University of Denver, a year at the University of Louisville, and then entering Elon for his final two years.