COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Bears open NCAA Division II playoffs with Saturday game against Florida Tech

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University opens play in the NCAA Division II football playoffs on Saturday at 2 p.m., facing Florida Tech in Moretz Stadium. Click the link below to read more about the Bears (10-1), who have won 10 straight, and their first postseason opponent. https://lrbears.com/news/2018/11/15/football-preview-bears-host-florida-tech-in-ncaa-playoff-opener.aspx?path=football MORE ON FLORIDA TECH: https://floridatechsports.com/news/2018/11/15/football-florida-tech-travels-to-lenoir-rhyne-for-ncaa-first-round.aspx?path=football

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne signs trio, including all-state forward from Statesville

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University has signed three women’s basketball players, including an all-state player from Statesville Christian High. In an LRU press release, Bears head coach Cam Sealey announced she will have Blair Barefoot of Wilmington Hoggard High, Michaela Dixon of Butler High in Charlotte and Mallory Sherrill of Statesville Christian on next year’s team. The trio signed Thursday …

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Suddreth clears 1,000 career points as Bears gain first win

HobbsDailyReport.com PEMBROKE – Senior Madi Suddreth cleared 1,000 career points on Thursday night, leading Lenoir-Rhyne University’s women to their first victory of the season, 63-58 on the road over UNC Pembroke. The Bears (1-2) went on a 17-5 scoring run to close the first half. Suddreth, who played prep basketball at Alexander Central, scored 10 points and passed the 1K …

COLLEGE AWARDS: Lett, Salamon selected for Powell Excellence Awards at Lenoir-Rhyne

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – A top men’s lacrosse player and a track and field star have earned this year’s Wayne B. Powell Student-Athlete Award of Excellence at Lenoir-Rhyne University. The Bears athletic department announced Haylea Salamon as the winner in women’s sports and Colin Lett as the winner in male sports. The two recipients will be honored at the Bears Choice …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne’s Cronic, Poe win conference awards

Bears produce SAC’s Coach of the Year, Jacobs Blocking Trophy winner; second-team picks include former Maiden star running back Huff HobbsDailyReport.com ROCK HILL, S.C. – The South Atlantic Conference (SAC) head football coaches acknowledged the job Drew Cronic of Lenoir-Rhyne University has done this season, selecting him on Wednesday as the conference’s Coach of the Year. Cronic, in his first …