Title IX, a law that opened the door for women in athletics, celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2007.
Even though men and women are beginning to receive equal opportunities in sports, they have not received equal fan support. This is something that will take a while and something we haven’t even come close to mastering here at Elon.
I know that there’s not a big percentage of students here at Elon who attend the athletic events. But the fan support that the women’s basketball team has received this season is downright pathetic.
The Nest is full of empty seats. The fans who are there are the players’ families and a few select students, but that isn’t nearly enough.
Based on the number of fans in attendance at the Phoenix’s home games, you walk into the arena and you receive t....
Senior Samantha Widmer, junior Danielle Mills and sophomore Kelsey Johnson may all be studying abroad for Winter Term, but by the time the women’s golf season gets going the three will be back to join the rest of the team.
But even with the hiatus, the team shouldn’t have any problem picking up where they left off in the fall.
“Because we had such a successful fall, it’s going to set the bar for the spring,” junior Frederique Bruell said. “Spring is all about winning conference.”
For a team that finished in the top three in three separate tournaments, including a first place finish at the Elon Invitational, success at the conference level and against Southern Conference opponents is the main focus.
“We are capable of winning tournaments and we still believe ourselves that we ca....
After a fall season with only one tournament win, the Elon Invitational, the men’s golf team has no where to go but up.
According to junior Jayson Judy that will take three things, “Practice, practice, practice.”
Judy, the No. 2 golfer on the team, joins seniors Jimmy Lytle and Justin Newton, sophomore Mike Fekete and freshman Stephen Dressel as the potential top-five for the Phoenix in the spring.
After such a lack luster fall season there is a lot for the Phoenix to focus and improve upon and the changes start at an individual level.
“Each of us has a couple things to work on,” Judy said. “We know what we have to work on and most of us have gotten to work on it.
“Coach is going to make us go out and practice a little more than in the fall. I think we want it more, I think....
The Elon women’s basketball team dropped their sixth straight conference game in a 50-40 loss to in-state rival Davidson College, Monday night at The Nest. The Phoenix is 6-13 overall and 2-6 in the Southern Conference this year.
The game was closer at parts than the final score showed. With 13 minutes left in the second half, the Phoenix cut Davidson’s lead to two points. That was the closest the Phoenix came to a lead since the opening tip.
The Wildcats quickly answered the Phoenix’s scoring run with a 10-0 run of their own, which ultimately allowed them to pull away with the victory.
Even though Davidson’s Danielle Hemerka finished with a game high of 20 points, Elon head coach Brenda Paul felt that the Phoenix did a solid job in their zone defense.
“Some good thing....