COLLEGE: SAC votes to go to divisional play in some sports in 2022-23

Published Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Lenoir-Rhyne in with Anderson, Catawba. Coker, Newberry, Queens and Wingate   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com ROCK HILL, S.C. – The South Atlantic Conference (SAC) announced Monday it is moving to divisions in volleyball, baseball and men’s and women’s basketball in 2022-2023. At its annual meeting, the league said it is making the switch with the addition of Emory & Henry …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne assistant new head coach at Hillside (S.C.)

Published Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Zach Corliss, an assistant coach at Lenoir-Rhyne University, is leaving the Bears to become head varsity boys’ basketball coach at Hillside High in Simpsonville. The high school’s decision was announced on Wednesday. LRU head coach Everick Sullivan was a prep basketball star at Hillside in the 1980s. LRU does not traditionally release any personnel moves, be …

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: LRU president’s updated video response

Published Sunday, April 25th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY — A YouTube video response to accusations of racial problems at Lenoir-Rhyne University by school president Dr. Fred Whitt is posted below. In it, Whitt mentions last Thursday’s protest by some students/student-athletes and the ongoing investigation prompted by allegations from Laney Fox, a sophomore who remains enrolled at the school. She played on the women’s …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne wins opening game over Newberry in 2 OTs

Published Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com NEWBERRY, S.C. — Lenoir-Rhyne University returned to playing football on Friday night, defeating Newberry (S.C.) 27-20 in double overtime. It was the first game for the Bears (1-0) since Dec. 7, 2019 when they were beaten 43-38 by West Florida in an NCAA Regional final at Moretz Stadium. LRU finished that season at 13-1. LRU has …

LENOIR-RHYNE FOOTBALL: Bears sign 26 but none from local conferences

Published Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY — Lenoir-Rhyne University announced its class of 2021 football recruits on Wednesday. The Bears signed 26 players but none of the players are from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A or Northwestern 3A-4A, the three conferences in the Greater Hickory area. LRU currently has a four-game schedule for this season, starting with a March 12 afternoon game …