COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne downs Newberry, runs home win streak to 9

Published Monday, September 23rd, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University’s home win streak reached nine on Saturday as the Bears opened conference play with a 34-17 victory over Newberry. LRU (3-0, 1-0 South Atlantic Conference) won the Bishops’ Trophy with quarterback Grayson Willingham going 15 of 20 for 176 yards and a touchdown. That moved him to third all-time for passing TDs with the Bears …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Bears’ Poe, Dugger picked as first-team All-Americans

Published Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Two Lenoir-Rhyne University football stars are on D2Football.com’s first-team preseason All-America team released on Monday. Offensive lineman Jason Poe, a sophomore from Fitzgerald, Ga., and defensive back Kyle Dugger, a senior from Fayetteville, Ga., were selected. The Bears open the season on Saturday at 6 p.m., playing St. Augustine’s in Moretz Stadium to begin Drew Cronic’s second …

LENOIR-RHYNE: Pate promoted to vice president of athletics

Published Monday, August 26th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Kim Pate, director of athletics at Lenoir-Rhyne University since 2016, has been promoted to vice president of athletics. In her new role, she will continue to provide leadership to the Bears’ athletic department as well as serve on the president’s leadership team to support broader campus missions and strategic decisions. Last school year, LRU had its best …