WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: LRU returns to action Saturday, facing Tusculum in Hickory

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – The Lenoir-Rhyne University women return to action on Saturday with a home conference basketball game against Tusculum. The Bears (7-5) face the Pioneers at 2 p.m. at Shuford Gym in a South Atlantic Conference (SAC) game. LRU fell 77-73 in its most recent game, falling to Limestone in Hickory last Saturday. The Bears had four double-figure scorers …

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Hawks scores 20 as Lenoir-Rhyne nips Belmont Abbey

HobbsDailyReport.com BELMONT – Mason Hawks scored 20 points in his second start of the season on Wednesday afternoon, sparking Lenoir-Rhyne University’s 80-77 road victory over Belmont Abbey. The Bears improved to 9-3 and the Crusaders dropped to 9-3 after their battle in the Wheeler Center. LRU is now idle until a Jan. 5 home game against Tusculum. Hawks hit six …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Bears’ Cronic wins regional award from national coaching group

HobbsDailyReport.com WACO, Tex. – Drew Cronic’s first season as head football coach at Lenoir-Rhyne University caught the eye of his coaching colleagues. On Tuesday, Cronic was named the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Regional Coach of the Year after LRU won three games in 2017 and 12 this season, the biggest turnaround in NCAA Division II. “It’s great that our …

LOCAL SPORTS: LRU’s men’s lacrosse head coach tabbed nation’s best in NCAA Division II

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Greg Paradine — who just completed his eighth season as men’s lacrosse head coach at Lenoir-Rhyne University — has been named the NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). Paradine is only the third coach at LRU to win a national coach of the year award, joining the …

COLLEGE SPORTS: LRU’s Neibergall selected as conference Scholar-Athlete of Year in women’s soccer

CVCC freshman Clark earns first-team All-American honors in volleyball HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Claire Neibergall of Lenoir-Rhyne University has been named the 2018 South Atlantic Conference (SAC) Scholar-Athlete of the year in women’s soccer. The award is presented annually to one student-athlete in each of the league’s championship sports and is voted on by the SAC’s Faculty Athletic Representatives Committee. Neibergall, …