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Mitchell leaves Elon to pursue graphic design / Deck: CAA’s leading tackler graduated in May

By: Alex Simon Corey Mitchell ’16 has decided to forego his final year of eligibility and will not play for the Elon University football team in 2016. Mitchell graduated in May with a degree in Communication Design. He said he’s leaving the team to focus on working in graphic design. “I decided to go in another direction,” Mitchell said. ...Full Article

Former Elon pitcher makes pro debut in Burlington

BURLINGTON — Fresh out of a blood test, former Elon University pitcher Chris Hall ’16 couldn’t help but laugh at his Sunday night. “A lot of firsts tonight,” Hall ...Full Article

Elon’s Nick Zammarelli selected by Seattle Mariners in MLB Draft

This story was reported by Tommy Hamzik.  Zammarelli, a utility player, was picked by Seattle in the eighth round Friday. Elon University utility player Nick Zammarelli was selected by ...Full Article

Springtime songs of Elon Softball

The crack of the bat, the cheers of the crowd, and the resounding strike three call of an umpire. These are the sounds you expect to hear at any ...Full Article

Campus Recreation hosts Battleship: A board game with a splash

When walking past the pool in the Koury Athletic Center, you will usually see people swimming or diving but last Friday was not your typical day as Campus Recreation made a ...Full Article

Elon women’s basketball team bows against Delaware in CAA quarterfinals

UPPER MARLBORO, MD- The Elon University women’s basketball team lost to the University of Delaware Blue Hens in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championship on Thursday ...Full Article

Elon comeback falls short in CAA Tournament

BALTIMORE- Down 17 to Drexel midway through the first half, the Elon men’s basketball team slowly but surely chipped away. But like most Phoenix comebacks in recent weeks, it ...Full Article

Phoenix fall to Tribe’s late effort on senior night

The Elon University Men’s Basketball team lost to William and Mary by a score of 75-65 on Thursday night. The Phoenix held the lead for the majority of the ...Full Article

Local archery shop hits the bullseye in Burlington

Local business owner Carson Koury has been hunting for as long as he can remember. “I’ve been hunting ever since I was little,” he said. “It’s really been a ...Full Article

UNCW bigs come up big in win over Elon

WILMINGTON, NC-According to Elon University men’s basketball coach Matt Matheny the Phoenix improved over the course of its contest with UNC Wilmington on Thursday night. But the improvement wasn’t ...Full Article

N.C. Senators put their team spirit to the test in Super Bowl 50 wager

Some people are willing to bet money on their team’s success in the Super Bowl this Sunday. For the Senators Cory Gardner, R-CO, Michael Bennet, D-CO, Thom Tillis, R-NC, ...Full Article

Elon football adds 22 with 2016 recruiting class

For the second consecutive year, local North Carolina recruits stood out in Elon football team’s 2016 recruiting class. Of the 22 recruits, a record high for third year head ...Full Article

Poor second half plagues Phoenix in loss to JMU

The Elon University men’s basketball team came out on fire in the first half of its game against James Madison University, but the Phoenix couldn’t keep the pace and ...Full Article

Humorist Jeanne Robertson set to headline annual “Night of the Phoenix”

American humorist and Elon enthusiast Jeanne Robertson is scheduled to headline Elon’s ninth annual Night of the Phoenix fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. in Alumni Gym. ...Full Article

Men’s basketball blown out at Duke 105-66

DURHAM — At the first media timeout, the Elon University men’s basketball team was encouraged with its play, staying within a point of Duke University. “We started well, and it ...Full Article

Seniors power Elon past Winthrop in 3-0 win

The Elon University men’s soccer team racked up the goals in a big 3-0 win over Winthrop on Thursday night in the first round of the NCAA Soccer Championship. ...Full Article

Elon men’s hoops wins home opener against Belmont Abbey

Shots came early and often for both sides on Wednesday night, as Elon men’s basketball and Belmont Abbey squared off in Alumni Gym, where Elon beat the visitors 84-57. ...Full Article

Stadium becomes shelter as community celebrates Elon junior

No one said anything, because no one knew what to say. No cameras flashed. No cellphones glowed. The only lights were the streetlights and the dozens of candles brought ...Full Article

Elon student balances college and high school coaching job

Three years removed from high school football, Elon junior Cole Hyman is still experiencing the thrill of Friday night lights. This time as a coach. When he’s not in ...Full Article

Men’s Soccer earns shared CAA title

This past Saturday night, Elon Men’s Soccer hosted the College of Charleston on Rudd field for the team’s annual senior night, but little did they know it would be ...Full Article

Grudge bikers battle for bragging rights

When it comes to motorcycle racing, there’s nobody “badder” than grudge racers. “We the baddest motorcycles on the planet baby, we just pretty much the fastest of the fast,” ...Full Article

Luke Eddy looks to overcome injury for 2015-2016 season comeback

For as long as he can remember, Luke Eddy has made countless layups over his basketball career. But on the night of December 20, 2014 against the UNCG Spartans, ...Full Article

JMU spoils Elon Homecoming in big win

On a perfect fall Saturday to host Homecoming and play some football, James Madison rolled over Elon 51-0 in a Colonial Athletic Association contest. “We did not come out ...Full Article

Elon releases 2015-2016 men’s basketball schedule

This morning Elon Athletics released the complete 2015-2016 men’s basketball schedule. Following an exhibition game against William Peace, the Phoenix will start the season on the road with games at ...Full Article

Elon Tennis: More than just a team

  Neal Port is a redshirt sophomore on the Elon Men’s Tennis team. As a student-athlete, Port says balancing his time between the classroom and the tennis court is a challenge. ...Full Article

Elon softball strikes out hunger in Alamance County

Most college students spend their Friday evenings going out and hanging with friends. For members of the Elon softball team, they spent their evening at Allied Churches of Alamance ...Full Article

Elon defense holds strong as Phoenix tops Towson

As the last 10 seconds ticked off the clock and chaos devoured the Elon University football team’s 17-13 victory against Towson University, junior linebacker Corey Mitchell couldn’t help himself. “I ...Full Article

Elon men’s soccer extends historic start in big win over Davidson

The fourth shutout in five games for goalkeeper Matthew Jegier helped the Elon University men’s soccer team to a 4-0 win over former Southern Conference foe Davidson on Saturday ...Full Article

Defense wears down in blowout at Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM – After one quarter of play for the Elon University football team, the defense was standing tall against the Wake Forest University offense, allowing just three points. But ...Full Article

Elon Local News takes on SportsFest 2015

Friday afternoon on South Campus Fields was the annual SportsFest where students and even some faculty competed for the title of 2015 SportsFest champion. For the third year in a row ...Full Article

Preseason camp with a musical twist

Football trains almost all summer to prepare for the fall athletic season. But they are not the only ones practicing in the hot August sun. Elon’s own marching band, ...Full Article

Elon Transfer Elijah Bryant commits to BYU

Former Elon basketball standout Elijah Bryant announced that he has committed to Brigham Young University through a post on his Instagram account. The 2015 CAA Rookie of the Year ...Full Article

Skrosky preaches efficiency at CAA Media Day

BALTIMORE, MD - For the second time in as many seasons, Elon football is projected to finish last in the Colonial Athletic Association as the league kicked off the ...Full Article

Elijah Bryant reportedly to transfer from Elon

Elijah Bryant, the 2015 Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year in men’s basketball, has reportedly asked for his release from Elon’s men’s basketball team. Atlanta-based CTD-Hoops reported the ...Full Article

Four-year-old steps up to the bat for Elon baseball

The Elon University baseball team welcomed a new face to the dugout Sunday afternoon before finishing out its weekend series versus Delaware. Four-year-old Braxton Ware, winner of the Phoenix ...Full Article

Athletes Reflect on Elon’s Inaugural Season in the CAA

On May 23, 2013, Elon’s President, Leo Lambert, announced that the university would be moving their athletics department to the Colonial Athletics Association. Nearly a year later, some of ...Full Article

Jack Isenbarger begins a business in basketball

Former Elon basketball player Jack Isenbarger has heard the sound of dribbling all of his life, but it’s who he’s shooting hoops with now that’s changing the rhythm of ...Full Article

Aaron Mellette Returns to the NFL

Former Elon football player Aaron Mellette is back in the National Football League. The two-time first team FCS All-American announced Monday evening that he signed a deal with the ...Full Article

Greensboro Grasshopper’s ‘Miss Babe Ruth’ set to retire

Baseball is considered to be an American pastime filled with tradition. Local Minor League Baseball team, the Greensboro Grasshoppers, celebrates these historic traditions not only with fans, but also with dogs. ...Full Article

Residents participate in Alamance-Burlington Senior Games

83-year-old Billy Warren has been participating in the Alamance-Burlington Senior Games for the past eight years. And there’s one sport that keeps him coming back. “Bowling is my favorite, ...Full Article

Elon soccer teams study abroad over spring break

The men’s and women’s soccer teams are in spring training to gear up for the fall season, but over spring break, the men traveled to Spain while the women ...Full Article

NCAA Championship: Cameron Crazies watch Duke Blue Devils in final game

FINAL: Duke defeats Wisconsin 68-63 to win fifth National Championship - first since 2010. Our Justin Biegel and Sky Cowans made the trip to Duke University to hang out ...Full Article

Phoenix falls short in CAA semifinal thriller

Upper Marlboro, MD- After a hard fought, emotional game, Elon fell to James Madison University 63-60 in Saturday’s Colonial Athletic Association tournament semifinal. The score was close the entire ...Full Article

Women’s basketball advances to CAA semis with win over UNCW

Upper Marlboro, MD - For the first time in Elon history, the women’s basketball team is headed to a semifinal game in the CAA tournament. The Phoenix took to the ...Full Article

Ninth inning resurgence not enough to top The Citadel

Charleston, S.C. - On Saturday the Elon Baseball team dropped the second game in their series against The Citadel, losing 11-8 after nine innings. The series is now tied ...Full Article

W&M knocks out Elon in CAA Quarterfinals

BALTIMORE — Elon University men’s basketball team’s first season in the Colonial Athletic Association came to an abrupt end on Saturday at the Royal Farms Arena, where a hot-shooting William ...Full Article

Elon wins series opener against former SoCon foe the Citadel

On the road against Citadel, The Elon University baseball team had 18 hits in its dominating 12-3 victory over the Bulldogs at Riley Park on Friday, March 6. Four ...Full Article

Elon defeats Coastal Carolina after four games on the road

The Elon Women’s Lacrosse team defeated Coastal Carolina 11-6 on Friday night after returning to Rhodes Stadium after four games on the road. The Phoenix went into halftime up ...Full Article

Elon survives Towson to advance to CAA quarterfinals

BALTIMORE — The Elon University men’s basketball team survived a late scare from Towson in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament, escaping Royal Farms Arena with ...Full Article

Elijah Bryant named CAA Rookie of the Year

Elon freshman guard Elijah Bryant has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year as voted by the league’s coaches, media and sports information directors. He was ...Full Article

Elon knocks off Delaware in overtime thriller

For the second time this season, the Elon women’s basketball team went into overtime — and for the second time in as many tries, freshman Shay Burnett took over ...Full Article

Elon softball holds off ACC foe, NC State

The Elon softball team claimed a 3-2 win over NC State on Wednesday evening. The win puts them at 9-4 on the season, NC State falls to 7-7. Freshman ...Full Article

Elon women’s tennis finishes strong against UNCG

The weather was not all that was hot today as the women’s tennis team defeated UNC Greensboro on Wednesday, March 4 at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.  With the ...Full Article

Coach Matheny’s daughter cheers Men’s Basketball team to victory

The Elon University cheerleading team welcomed an unofficial member this basketball season. Five-year old Ava Matheny, daughter of Elon head men’s basketball coach Matt Matheny has been suiting up ...Full Article

Elon set to take on Towson in CAA tournament

The Elon University men’s basketball team earned the No. 8 seed in this weekend’s Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Championship. The Phoenix begin play on Friday, March 6, at ...Full Article

Phoenix hold on for win at Hofstra

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - The Elon women’s basketball team took home a 64-58 win over Hofstra on Sunday afternoon, in its final game away of the regular season. The Phoenix ...Full Article

Elon men’s tennis loses a tight match indoors

After a more than two-week break due to the winter weather, Coach Leonard and the men’s tennis team fell short of a victory against Gardner-Webb on Sunday, Mar. 1. ...Full Article

No. 2 UNC blows past Elon women’s lacrosse

The Elon women’s lacrosse team fell 21-2 to the No. 2 ranked UNC Tar Heels Sunday, Mar. 1, in what as a rather one-sided contest. The Tar Heels (5-1) rolled ...Full Article

Elon sends seniors out with a bang in rout of UNCW

In the waning moments of the Elon University men’s basketball team’s 74-55 rout of UNC Wilmington on Saturday night, coach Matt Matheny was able to take seniors Austin Hamilton ...Full Article

Elon takes down Northeastern for second consecutive win

“Pound the rock.” That’s been the message that Elon University basketball coach Matt Matheny has been telling his team all year. And after snapping a seven-game losing streak on ...Full Article

Phoenix schedule for week of February 22

Winter weather set back several games and contest last week for Elon athletic programs. Here is what is happening on campus this week: On Wednesday, the baseball team returns ...Full Article

Asher has career day as Elon tops Stetson

The Elon women’s lacrosse team rebounded after a tough loss to Jacksonville on Friday with a strong win over Stetson, 16-5, on Feb. 22 to wrap up its weekend in the ...Full Article

Elon storms back late, takes down Tribe at home

For the second consecutive game, a late surge propelled the Elon Women’s Basketball team to victory, this time claiming a 64-60 win over William and Mary in Alumni Gym on ...Full Article

Elon drops second game to Ball State

The Elon University baseball team failed to capitalize with runners in scoring position, leaving 11 baserunner stranded in a 8-3 loss to Ball State on Feb. 22. With the ...Full Article

Elon splits doubleheader between High Point and Ball State

The Elon Baseball team split its first two games of this weekend’s tournament in Aiken, S.C. with a 6-5 win against High Point and an 18-8 loss versus Ball State. ...Full Article

Coffer nails jumper in final seconds to push Elon past Northeastern

For the second time this season, senior Sam Coffer hit a late jump shot to give Elon a victory, this time with 1.1 seconds remaining as the Phoenix knocked ...Full Article

Most Valuable Managers: The men behind the scenes of Elon Men’s Basketball

At 7 a.m. every morning, most Elon students are struggling to get out of bed. But for Men’s Basketball managers Corey Roe, Jeff Cook and Mac Ryan, the day ...Full Article

Women’s Tennis dominates in double-header

Energy was high on Saturday, Feb. 14 as the Elon Women’s Tennis team improved its season record to 3-4, following two back-to-back 7-0 wins against North Carolina A&T and Washington & ...Full Article

Elon Women’s Basketball falls short to Hofstra, losing 53-55

The Elon women’s basketball team fought to the finish at Alumni gym but couldn’t pull off a win against Hofstra on Feb. 15. The Phoenix attempted to go to overtime ...Full Article

Elon defense falters in loss to James Madison

Heading into a 86-75 loss to James Madison on Saturday night, Elon senior Austin Hamilton told his teammates to keep their heads held high, and that they would make ...Full Article

Elon rallies to defeat Longwood 10-7 on the road

After trailing Longwood 3-0 early in the first half, the Elon Women’s Lacrosse team bounced back to defeat the Lancers 10-7 on Saturday, Feb. 14 at the Longwood Athletic ...Full Article

Elon wraps up Bulldog Invitational with two losses

The Elon Softball team wrapped up its weekend at the Bulldog Invitational with a pair of losses to the SIUE Cougars and the #9/10 Georgia Bulldogs. With the losses, the ...Full Article

Elon softball suffers first losses of season in Georgia Softball Classic

ATHENS, Ga. - After going undefeated at home to start the 2015 season, the Elon Softball team took a step back with two losses Friday, Feb. 13 in the Georgia ...Full Article

Elon escapes Penn State in opening day victory

Up by 10 heading into the eighth inning it looked like the Elon baseball team would coast to victory in its season opener against Penn State Friday evening, but ...Full Article

Late surge from Elon not enough to top UNCW

A last second surge from the Elon Women’s Basketball was not enough as the Phoenix fell to UNCW 86-82 on Thursday night. Elon trailed for much of the game, ...Full Article

Elon losing streak reaches five games as Phoenix fall in Williamsburg

A long two week stretch of losing continued for the Elon Men’s Basketball team as the Phoenix fell for the fifth consecutive game, 58-77 on the road Wednesday night ...Full Article

Elon tennis scores first win of the season against Campbell

Elon Men’s Tennis earned its first win of the season at home on Wednesday, Feb. 11 against Campbell University. With the 5-2 victory over the Camels, the Phoenix improve ...Full Article

Local youth baseball coach in need of liver transplant

On the outside looking in, local youth baseball coach Craig Edwards was living the life of his dreams. He lived in his Burlington home with his wife of 13 ...Full Article

Legendary North Carolina basketball coach dies at age 83

Former University of North Carolina head basketball coach, Dean Smith, died Saturday evening in Chapel Hill at age 83. “Coach Dean Smith passed away peacefully the evening of February ...Full Article

Elon tops Charleston in final seconds

The Elon Women’s Basketball team pulled out a last-minute win against College of Charleston on Sunday, Feb. 7, defeating the Cougars, 75-71. Senior Sam Coffer had the winning put-back ...Full Article

Elon Goes Undefeated on Opening Weekend

The Elon Women’s Softball team kicked off the 2015 season going undefeated at Hunt Softball Park on Saturday, Feb. 7 and Sunday, Feb. 8 The Phoenix got off to a ...Full Article

Elon Women get shut out by Wake Forest

Elon Women’s Tennis dropped their third straight match on Saturday in Winston-Salem, falling 0-7 to 61st-ranked Wake Forest in a non-conference contest. The Phoenix go to 1-4 overall with ...Full Article

Phoenix remain winless after loss to Old Dominion

The Elon Men’s Tennis team fell to Old Dominion University 7-0 on Saturday at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center in Norfolk, Va. This brings the 66th ranked Phoenix record to ...Full Article

Elon falls behind early, can’t climb back against No. 8 Duke

The Elon Women’s Lacrosse team looked to play spoiler against the eight ranked Duke Blue Devils Saturday afternoon, but came up short in a 17-8 defeat in Rhodes Stadium Elon (1-1) ...Full Article

Three-Pointers Propel Elon Past Towson

TOWSON, Md. — The Elon Women’s Basketball team scored a program record 15 three-point shots on its way to an 84-70 victory over Towson Thursday evening, sweeping the season ...Full Article

Elon comeback falls short against Drexel

A last-minute comeback attempt fell just short for the Elon University men’s basketball team as the Phoenix pulled within three with seconds remaining but couldn’t finish off in a ...Full Article

North Carolina Recruits Headline Elon Football 2015 Signees

Local recruits headlined the 2015 National Signing Day Class for the Elon University football team. 13 of the 19 signees hail from the state of North Carolina, and all ...Full Article

Sweet-shooting Northeastern drops Elon under .500

BOSTON- A strong offensive performance by the duo of Zach Stahl and Scott Eatherton and a hot shooting hand by the rest the Northeastern University men’s basketball team led ...Full Article

Elon rolls over Kennesaw State in season opener

It took just 33 seconds for the Elon Women’s Lacrosse team to score its first goal of the 2015 season. After that, the Phoenix never looked back, routing Kennesaw ...Full Article

Elon struggles early, eventually falls at JMU

HARRISONBURG, VA. — With 13:27 left in the first half and the Elon Women’s Basketball team down two, Precious Hall, the preseason CAA Player of the Year, hit a ...Full Article

Elon pulls out win over Northeastern in overtime thriller

It was a roller coaster of a game for the Elon Women’s Basketball team, as it needed overtime to overcome a strong second half from Northeastern to escape Alumni ...Full Article

A slow first halfs sets Elon back against UNCW

Wilmington, N.C. - A slow first half set the Elon University Women’s Basketball team back, as the Phoenix trailed the entire game in a 76-68 loss at UNC Wilmington ...Full Article

Elon shooting struggles continue in loss to Towson

With 1.7 seconds left on the clock and the Elon University Men’s Basketball Team trailing 53-51, Elijah Bryant hoisted a three-pointer from 27 feet away, but like the Phoenix’s other ...Full Article

Elon women’s tennis earns first win of season

Elon women’s tennis team rebounded from a loss to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Jan. 9 when they defeated South Carolina State University 6-1 on Jan. 20. ...Full Article

Strong second half propels Elon over Towson

A strong second half propelled the Elon University Women’s Basketball team to a 58-43 win over the visiting Towson Tigers on Sunday afternoon. With the victory, Elon is now 4-2 ...Full Article

Second-half rally falls short as Elon loses third straight

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Down by 10 with five minutes to go, the Elon University Men’s Basketball Team went on a run, pulling the game as close one point, and ...Full Article

Second half effort not enough as Elon falls to James Madison

Poor shooting haunted the Elon Women’s Basketball Team once again, as the league-leading James Madison Dukes overcame a second half run from the Phoenix to leave Alumni Gym with ...Full Article

Shooting struggles continue as Elon falls to Charleston

Elon, N.C. – For the second time in as many games, poor shooting and lackluster defense plagued the Elon University Men’s Basketball team as the Phoenix struggled to convert ...Full Article

Elon bounces back from second-half deficit to defeat Charleston

Elon, N.C. - On Sunday, the Elon Women’s Basketball team pulled out a 77-68 victory over CAA conference foe, College of Charleston. With the victory, Elon improves to 10-5 ...Full Article

Shooting struggles bury Elon as the Phoenix hosts Hofstra

Shooting woes and porous perimeter defense haunted the Elon University Men’s basketball team all night as Colonial Athletic Association foe Hofstra shot lights out from downtown to leave Alumni Gym ...Full Article
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