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Hundreds attend Stuart Scott’s funeral in Raleigh

The funeral for longtime ESPN anchor Stuart Scott was held Saturday morning at the Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh. Scott, who grew up in Winston-Salem and attended UNC Chapel Hill, lost his battle to cancer Sunday Jan. 4. He was diagnosed in 2007. Around 300 friends and family attended the funeral. One of his friends in attendance, Tessa Rogers, spoke to Elon Local ...Full Article

Elon topples Tribe to improve to 2-1 in CAA Play

Williamsburg, V.A. - Four double-digit scorers propelled Elon to a 72-59 win against William & Mary Friday night. With the win, the Phoenix improves to 9-5 (2-1) in its ...Full Article

Bryant fuels comeback as Elon beats William and Mary in CAA home opener

Down by seven with with 7:13 to go, Elon freshman Elijah Bryant went on a tear, scoring 16 points over the remaining time to spark a comeback and ignite the Alumni ...Full Article

Elon falls to Drexel in CAA home opener

After the Elon University Women’s Basketball scored a solid win at Delaware on Sunday in its Colonial Athletic Association opener, the team fell short Tuesday, Jan. 6 in its ...Full Article

Elon snaps win streak in loss at Towson

The Elon University Men’s Basketball Team saw its four-game win streak come to an immediate close as Towson jumped ahead early and held off a furious Phoenix comeback to ...Full Article

Bryant, Phoenix hold off Drexel for first ever CAA win

Freshman guard Elijah Bryant shined once again, leading the Elon University men’s basketball team over the Drexel Dragons 77-67 in its inaugural Colonial Athletic Association game in Philadelphia. Bryant, ...Full Article

Walk-on athletes find motivation to play through passions

Many walk-on athletes, who are on the roster but do not receive athletic scholarships, say they find their motivation by simply loving the game. “I get a high sense ...Full Article

Elon falls to Maine on Senior Day

Following Elon’s 24-17 loss to Maine on Saturday evening, Phoenix seniors hung around on the field for a few extra moments as they left Rhode’s Stadium for the final ...Full Article

Eddy, Sabato fuel Elon in season opener

The Elon University men’s basketball team kicked its season off with a bang Friday night as Luke Eddy and Tony Sabato led a Phoenix comeback to take down Florida ...Full Article

Northeastern knocks Elon out of CAA playoffs

Coming off of Rudd Field following Elon’s 2-0 defeat by Northeastern, Jason Waterman felt only one emotion: anger. Not sadness, not regret, but anger at the way he and ...Full Article

Elon drops fifth straight as Richmond rolls

#16 Richmond’s offense has been among the best in the FCS all season, averaging nearly 500 yards and more than 36 points a game. That was no different on ...Full Article

Student athlete continues on road to recovery after sustaining injury

Junior cross-country runner Emily Dunne had aspirations of setting both individual and school records as a freshman. But a long list of injuries sidelined her for the better part ...Full Article

Elon falls to Stony Brook in homecoming disappointment

It was an unhappy homecoming for Elon Saturday afternoon as the Phoenix failed to score a touchdown for the third time in seven games this year. As with much ...Full Article

Elon takes beating in CAA opener

There was a ceremonial feeling in the air around Rhodes Stadium on Saturday afternoon as Elon prepared to kick off its inaugural game in the Colonial Athletic Association. But following ...Full Article

Elon Softball team members cut hair to give back

It’s the off-season for Elon Softball, and while the team may not be together on the field, the team is coming together to give back. They’re giving back by donating ...Full Article

Elon releases 2014-2015 men’s basketball schedule

This morning Elon Athletics released the complete 2014-2015 men’s basketball schedule. Following an exhibition game against Emory and Henry, the Phoenix will open the season at home against Florida ...Full Article

Elon releases Women’s Basketball Schedule

Elon University released its 2014-2015 women’s basketball out of conference schedule this morning. The school released the team’s conference schedule just over two weeks ago. Following an exhibition match against ...Full Article

Skrosky wins first game as Elon tops Charlotte

Following a week one blowout loss to Duke and a defeat at the hands of North Carolina A&T last weekend, Elon fans found themselves getting antsy over when first-year ...Full Article

NC A&T runs rampant as Elon loses home opener

North Carolina A&T runs the ball and it does it well. Elon’s coaches knew it and its players knew it, but the knowledge did nothing for the Phoenix in ...Full Article

Track renovations force team to practice off campus

The plan to renovate Belk Track has been in the making for several years. After Elon University Trustee Jeanne Robertson donated to the Athletics Department, the university had enough funds to begin ...Full Article

NFL openers spark hype for football fans across campus

The beginning of the fall season is a special time for sports fanatics, it marks the beginning of the football season. Whether it be the NCAA or the NFL ...Full Article

Dr. Danieley opens doors to new house-guest

Living with someone new can be hard, especially in college; but there are two roommates in the Elon community who have a lot to bond over, and you may ...Full Article

ELN takes on SportsFest

The ELN Sports Team may talk all day about Elon Athletics, but on Friday, Aug. 29, we decided to put our money where our mouths were and take to the field for Elon’s ...Full Article

Elon releases CAA basketball schedule

Today Elon University released the men’s basketball Colonial Athletic Association schedule for the 2014-2015 season. This marks Elon’s first year in the CAA, which is widely regarded as one ...Full Article

CAA move hits home for Elon athletes

With the new school year comes a new conference for the Phoenix. Elon officially left the Southern Conference for the Colonial Athletic Association this summer. When President Leo Lambert ...Full Article

Daniel Lovitz (’13) thriving with Toronto F.C.

Former Elon midfielder Daniel Lovitz, now a rookie with Major League Soccer’s Toronto F.C., has taken steps in his career he never thought possible just eight months ago. Leading ...Full Article

Elon Men’s Hoops assistant Sweeney heads to Hobart

Elon University men’s basketball associate head coach Tim Sweeney will be roaming a new sideline next season. Sweeney, who has spent the last five years assisting head coach Matt Matheny, will ...Full Article

Football kicks off the season at CAA Media Day

Head football coach Rich Skrosky, along with defensive back Miles Williams and offensive lineman Austin Sowell, attended Elon’s first ever Colonial Athletic Association media day Wednesday July 23 at M&T ...Full Article

Elon officially joins the Colonial Athletic Association

On July 1, at 12:00 a.m. Elon University officially left the Southern Conference after 11 years to become a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. The Basics The move, ...Full Article

ELN Sports Weekly Roundup

It’s a long three months to wait before the next Elon home game. To get you through the off-season blues, we’ll be bringing you updates all summer long on what’s new ...Full Article

Elon announces 2014 men’s soccer schedule

This season the Elon University men’s soccer team will play five teams that competed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, according to the schedule released by Elon on Tuesday. After ...Full Article

Elon’s Pennell drafted by Tampa Bay Rays

Elon left-handed pitcher Ryan Pennell was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday in the 22nd round of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft. Pennell, who just completed his ...Full Article

Southern Conference raises fee to exit league

Following its four-day session of spring meetings in Hilton Head Island, S.C., the Southern Conference announced Friday that it will raise its exit fee to $1 million. The fee is an ...Full Article

Elon senior overcomes injuries to train for CrossFit competition

Elon senior Suhail Nimji hits the gym at 5:30 a.m. He stays for two to four hours and sometimes goes twice a day. Nimji even gives up weekends to ...Full Article

Elon Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams get NCAA tournament draws

The Elon University Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams received their opponents for the NCAA Tournament first round matches at an NCAA Tennis Championships Selection Show viewing party on Tuesday afternoon. The ...Full Article

Chris Little named head coach of Elon Men’s Soccer team

Chris Little was named the newest head soccer coach of the Elon University Men’s Soccer program in an announcement made by Elon Athletic Director, David Blank, Tuesday afternoon. Little ...Full Article

Elon Men’s Football adds a new member to the team

When people hear his name, they immediately think of football, but there is more to the Head Football Coach Rich Skrosky than football. Skrosky adopted a child through the ...Full Article

Darren Powell resigns as Elon men’s soccer coach

The Elon University head men’s soccer coach Darren Powell resigned Thursday afternoon to take on a coaching position with the Orlando City Soccer Club. His position will be with ...Full Article

Elijah Bryant commits to Elon Men’s Basketball team

The Elon University men’s basketball team has picked up its second commitment in the class of 2014. Elijah Bryant, a 6-foot-4-inch shooting guard of the New Hampton School in ...Full Article

Spring practices begin for Skrosky, Elon football team

The Rich Skrosky era began Monday afternoon as players and coaches of the Elon football team began spring practice at Tucker Field. Since taking the job in December 2013, ...Full Article

Student-athletes juggle academics, sports

Many professional athletes have busy schedules of practicing, personal training and traveling, but imagine doing all these things on top of being a full-time student. Student athletes have to ...Full Article

Kickin’ It With Colie: Fundraising for soccer player with cancer

Students are coming together to show support for Elon’s Women’s Soccer player Nicole Dennion. Dennion was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in February, which is a type of bone cancer. ...Full Article

Elon eliminated in SoCon semis by UTC

A day after using a strong game down low to push past Appalachian State, the Elon University Women’s Basketball couldn’t repeat the performance, struggling in the paint on its ...Full Article

Elon Women defeat App St., advance to SoCon semi-finals

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A technical foul late in the second half by Elon’s Jessica Farmer allowed Appalachian State to climb back in the game, but the Phoenix held off ...Full Article

Elon falls to WCU in SoCon quarterfinals

ASHEVILLE, N.C.- Down by two to Western Carolina with 6.6 seconds left, Elon senior guard Jack Isenbarger was in a familiar situation. The ball was in his hands with ...Full Article

Like father, like son: An Isenbarger basketball legacy

With less than a week left in his collegiate basketball career, senior guard Jack Isenbarger has a lot to reflect on. He has come a long way since making ...Full Article

Elon Men’s Basketball prepares for Senior Night

For Elon Men’s Basketball Head Coach Matt Matheny, Davidson won’t be the only thing on his mind Saturday night. Saturday is Senior Night for five members of the Phoenix ...Full Article

Elon extends winning streak to eight at Furman

GREENVILLE S.C.— Using another strong shooting performance and a tenacious defensive outing, the Elon University Men’s Basketball Team smothered Furman on both ends of the floor on its way ...Full Article

Elon Women’s Basketball upsets Davidson Wildcats

ELON, N.C. – Days after Elon men’s basketball saw an exciting finish in Alumni Gym, the women’s team had some late game heroics of their own. Elon hosted Davidson ...Full Article

Jack Isenbarger three-pointer pushes Elon past Georgia Southern

ELON, N.C.— With its leading scorer out with the flu and an abysmal shooting performance to show for on the night, the Elon University Men’s basketball team managed, against ...Full Article

New lineup and aggressive play helps Elon top WCU

After sticking with the same starting lineup for the first 21 games, a reenergized Elon University Men’s Basketball team switched it up for the first time all season and ...Full Article

Elon women’s track runs despite chilly weather

When 20-degree weather strikes, most people prefer to stay inside. But five days a week, the Elon women’s track team is out running regardless of the weather. To senior ...Full Article

Exclusive sit-down with new Elon Head Football Coach Rich Skrosky

Rich Skrosky was introduced as Elon’s head football coach on Dec. 12. ELN Sports had an opportunity to sit down with Skrosky and ask him about the upcoming season, ...Full Article

#15/16 UMass outlasts Elon at Alumni Gym

ELON N.C.—In front of a raucous crowd inside Alumni Gym, the Elon University Men’s Basketball could not overcome a poor shooting night and the length of #15/16 UMass as ...Full Article

Jessica Farmer’s 19 points leads Elon past Appalachian State in Women’s Basketball

The Elon women’s basketball team used hot shooting and smothering defense against Appalachian State to walk out of Alumni Gym 66-54 winners on Friday Jan. 17 This win improves ...Full Article

Damian Wroblewski to be named Elon Football Offensive Coordinator

Elon University is expected to announce the hiring of Damian Wroblewski as offensive coordinator next week. Wroblewski’s hiring is the latest in a long line of new coaches that ...Full Article

Phoenix to host UMass on Saturday

The Men’s Basketball game this Saturday, Jan. 18 marks the first time that the Phoenix will host a top-25 opponent at Alumni Gym. After coming back from a 14-point ...Full Article

Elon stuns Davidson with overtime win

Down 14 with under five minutes to go in regulation, it seemed the Elon University Men’s Basketball team was headed to its fifth straight loss against Southern Conference rival ...Full Article

Elon soccer star Daniel Lovitz drafted by MLS club Toronto FC

Elon University’s men’s soccer midfielder Daniel Lovitz was drafted by Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC on Thursday, Jan. 16 as the 24th overall pick in Major League’s Soccer SuperDraft. ...Full Article

Koch, Troutman on Davidson, UMass: ‘It’s our turn’ to be the face of SoCon

The Elon University Men’s Basketball team is on the road tonight to face Davidson in the last matchup between the two schools while in the Southern Conference. Elon will ...Full Article

Elon hires assistants to join Skrosky’s football coaching staff

Elon University announced the hiring of several new assistant football coaches Thursday following the introduction of former Ball State Offensive Coordinator Rich Skrosky as head coach on Dec. 12. ...Full Article

Jack Isenbarger nails granny-style, half-court shot

Before an interview with ELN Sports about the upcoming week’s games against Davidson and No. 15/16 UMass, a few players stayed late after practice to take a few extra ...Full Article

‘Big Mo Round’ huge as Elon men’s basketball tops The Citadel

ELON, N.C.-  After a sluggish start, the Elon University Men’s basketball team used a strong ending to the first half and fast start to the second to propel the ...Full Article

Elon improves to 8-8 with win over Appalachian State

After taking a loss to Western Carolina in its first Southern Conference game, the Elon University Men’s Basketball team rebounded at home against Appalachian State, leaving Alumni Gym with ...Full Article

Elon Loses to Duke 86-48 in New Year’s Eve Matchup

Though Elon came to the Greensboro Coliseum hoping to celebrate an end-of-year win, the Phoenix lost to the Duke Blue Devils with a final score of 86-48. Elon started ...Full Article

Elon’s Stuart Horne Named Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Campbell

Elon University’s associate head coach of women’s soccer, Stuart Horne, has been named the head coach of the Campbell University women’s soccer program. His hiring was announced on Wednesday, ...Full Article

Elon falls under .500 in loss to Georgetown

WASHINGTON—The Georgetown men’s basketball team used a hot start to the second half to overcome a strong shooting night for the Elon University men’s basketball team, leaving the Verizon ...Full Article

“Embrace the grind.” Coach Skrosky promises discipline

Walking into the news conference Thursday afternoon, Rich Skrosky wanted to know whether or not he could get another year of eligibility from Elon Football alumnus, Scott Riddle. But ...Full Article

Elon earns third straight victory, winning against VMI 87-70

ELON, N.C.—The Elon University men’s basketball team rolled through a full court press from VMI on its way to an 87-70 victory over the Keydets on Tuesday, Dec. 3 ...Full Article

Elon drops fourth straight in loss to Division II foe

ELON, N.C.—The Elon Men’s Basketball lost a one-point game in heartbreaking fashion as Metro State walked out of Alumni Gym 75-74 winners on Monday, Nov. 25. After being down ...Full Article

Elon Head Football coach Jason Swepson fired

Athletic Director David Blank announced today that Elon’s head football coach, Jason Swepson, has been fired. “I want to thank Coach Swepson for his hard work and dedication to ...Full Article

Elon Men’s Soccer beats Clemson in shootout win

The Elon Men’s Soccer team won the first NCAA Tournament game in school history after a 1-1 (4-1) shootout win over Clemson on Thursday, Nov. 21. With the victory, ...Full Article

New season brings change in routine for Elon’s Dance Team

Some people may say that dance just “isn’t a sport,” but Elon Dance Team Coach Megan Smith said the team puts in as much time as varsity athletes. The ...Full Article

Elon men’s basketball falls to .500 with loss to Drexel

PISCATAWAY, N.J.—After soaring to big wins in its first two games of the season, the Elon University Men’s Basketball Team dropped its second straight game, falling to Drexel 71-64 ...Full Article

Elon completes conference three-peat in 1-0 win over Wofford

Greenville S.C.—In the 103rd minute of a golden goal overtime at the Southern Conference Championship on Sunday, Nov. 17, Elon junior Jason Waterman slotted the ball into the back ...Full Article

Elon falls to 2-1 in 83-69 loss to Charlotte

The Elon University Men’s Basketball team suffered its first loss of the season on Friday, Nov. 15, to UNC Charlotte 83-69 at the Halton Arena. The Phoenix were ahead ...Full Article

Elon defeats Marist College 75-48

The Elon Men’s Basketball team defeated Marist College 75-48 in their first road game of the season on Sunday, Nov. 10. The Phoenix, who now have a 2-0 record, ...Full Article

Elon Men’s Basketball wins first game of season

The Elon University Men’s Basketball team lived up to their preseason hype and opened the regular season with a bang, running away with a 114-64 victory over Washington & ...Full Article

Lady Phoenix Beat Winston Salem State, 73-68

The Elon’s Women Basketball team played against Winston-Salem State in Alumni Gym on Friday, Nov. 8. Elon opened the season on a strong note, beating Winston Salem State, 73-68. The ...Full Article

Nicole Dennion wins Southern Conference Player of the Year

Sophomore Elon Women’s Soccer player Nicole Dennion was named the Southern Conference Player of the Year on Tuesday, Nov. 5 and received a first team all-league selection. Dennion led ...Full Article

2014 Elon Football CAA Schedule Released

The 2013 football season isn’t over yet, but Elon’s inaugural football schedule in the Colonial Athletic Association has been released. Elon’s first home CAA matchup will be against the ...Full Article

Elon Drops 100 Points in Blowout Win Against Lynchburg

Although the Men’s Basketball team hadn’t played a game in Alumni Gym in 247 days, the time away from the court did not seem to hurt the Phoenix, who ...Full Article

Isenbarger Seeks SoCon Title in 2014

A lot of pressure has been put on the Elon Men’s Basketball team for the upcoming 2013-2014 season. With all five starters (Lucas Troutman, Ryley Beaumont, Kevin Blake, Jack ...Full Article

Sit Down or Get Out: Group of Elon Students Removed from Oct.19 Football Game

Many Elon students were removed from Rhodes Stadium Saturday, Oct. 19, for standing and cheering in the students section during the football game against Chattanooga. According to Elon Athletics, ...Full Article

Local group hosts Special Olympics competition

On Saturday, Special Olympics North Carolina’s central region held its annual bocce tournament, bringing the event to Burlington for the first time. Groups from all over the state - ...Full Article

Elon Student Makes Fitness His Job

Elon sophomore Andrew Mitchell turned his passion for fitness into a business. Certified by The American Council on Exercise, he is both a personal trainer and founder of AMPT ...Full Article

Fall Success for Men’s Tennis Player

Elon Men’s Tennis player Cam Silverman is no stranger to success. In his first three years at Elon, Silverman has performed exceptionally well and may graduate as the best ...Full Article

Women’s Soccer Continues to Roll, Beats Liberty University 2-0

The Elon Women’s Soccer team returned to Rudd Field on Friday, Sept. 20 for a match up against Liberty University. Both defenses dominated in the beginning of the game, ...Full Article

Burlington Hosts Putt-Putt National Championship

Generally putt-putt golf is all fun and games, but that wasn’t the case last week when the Burlington Putt-Putt Fun Center hosted the 54th Annual Professional Putters Association National ...Full Article

2013-2014 Men’s Basketball Schedule

The Elon University athletics department recently released the 2013-2014 men’s basketball schedule. The team will open up at Alumni Gym on Nov. 4 to face Lynchburg before returning home ...Full Article

A Year of Change for Men’s Golf

With the start of the new season, Elon’s men’s golf team will lose a familiar face. After 41 years at Elon University, former men’s golf head coach Bill Morningstar ...Full Article

First A Phoenix, Now A Raven: Aaron Mellette’s New Team

Former Elon Wide Receiver Aaron Mellette was once projected as a long shot to make the Baltimore Ravens opening day roster. However, with the regular season just around, Mellette ...Full Article

Photo Gallery: Elon Football Scrimmage First Look

See Photojournalist Al Drago’s raw edit of the Elon Phoenix football team scrimmage game at Rhodes Stadium on Sunday, August 18, 2013 in Elon, N.C.Full Article

Elon Joins Colonial Athletic Association

Team Multimedia Reporting by: Joe Bruno, Ryan Greene, Gary Grumbach and Alex Rose. Elon University announced Thursday that it will leave the Southern Conference and join the Colonial Athletic ...Full Article

Elon To Join The Colonial Athletic Association

Elon Local News has confirmed with multiple sources that Elon University is leaving the Southern Conference and joining the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). The decision comes two weeks after ...Full Article

Elon student thrives as two-sport athlete

Playing one varsity sport is hard enough, but for one Elon athlete, senior Ali Ford, playing two sports is just as much fun as playing one. Ford was originally ...Full Article

From Elon to the NFL: Mellette Drafted by Super Bowl Champion Ravens

Mellette celebrates after being drafted by the Baltimore Ravens He anxiously watched as 237 other names flashed across the screen. The tension in the room was obvious. Free agency ...Full Article

ELN Sports April 22nd, 2013

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Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

The Elon women’s Ultimate Frisbee team hosted their 3rd annual “Nutty Huck” tournament this past weekend. Seven teams from the area participated including an Elon Alumni team. Alex Ziegler, ...Full Article

Sports: January 14th, 2013

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