LENOIR-RHYNE: Bears launch $2.6 million campaign to build McGeachy Sports Performance Center

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University has launched a campaign to raise $2.6 million to build the Neill McGeachy Sports Performance Center in honor of the late Bears athlete and former director of intercollege athletics. The school announced the campaign in honor of McGeachy — a 1965 LRU graduate who died earlier this year – at its annual on-campus dinner on …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Bears’ Cronic says they must rebuild championship culture

HobbsDailyReport.com ROCK HILL, S.C. – Lenoir-Rhyne University head coach Drew Cronic, who is headed into his first season with the Bears, answered questions and gave his thoughts on the Bears on Friday during the South Atlantic Conference’s Football Digital Media Day. LRU, coming off a 3-7 record, was picked by conference coaches to finish sixth this season in the SAC. …

COLLEGE: Bears’ Salamon named South Atlantic Conference Woman of the Year

HobbsDailyReport.com ROCK HILL, S.C. – For the first time, Lenoir-Rhyne University has produced the South Atlantic Conference (SAC) Woman of the Year. In press release announcement by league officials on Monday, the Bears’ Haylea Salamon, a recent graduate, was tabbed for the award. A native of Saskatchewan, Canada, she graduated from LRU in May with a degree in Health and …

COLLEGE: LRU hires assistant AD for communications from Pfeiffer University

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Jeremy Zalacca, who has worked in the athletic department of Pfeiffer University for the past five years, is coming to Lenoir-Rhyne University as an assistant athletic director in charge of athletic communications. Zalacca, a New York native, was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director of Communications at Pfeiffer 18 months after he joined the school in July 2013. …

COLLEGE SPORTS: Lenoir-Rhyne hires assistant AD to focus on digital media

HobbsDailyReport.com Lenoir-Rhyne University has added an athletic department position, hiring Allison Luthman as an assistant athletic director for creative and digital media. In a press release, school officials said her main purpose will be to enhance the video and creative capabilities across all platforms. She comes to LRU after serving as an on-air reporter and production assistant for WHVL-TV in …