COLLEGE BASEBALL: Bears’ shot at making conference tourney comes down to Monday doubleheader at Tusculum

HobbsDailyReport.com GREENVILLE, Tenn. – Lenoir-Rhyne University remains alive in the race for a South Atlantic Conference (SAC) baseball tournament bid. The Bears (22-25, 7-15), after a 4-3 loss in 12 innings at Tusculum on Saturday, battle the Pioneers on Monday at 3 p.m. in the first game of a doubleheader to close the regular season. LRU is tied for seventh …

COLLEGE LACROSSE: Lenoir-Rhyne women seeded No. 2, men No. 4 for conference tournaments

HobbsDailyReport.com ROCK HILL, S.C. – The South Atlantic Conference (SAC) lacrosse tournaments begin on Tuesday, and both Lenoir-Rhyne University teams are in. The LRU women gained the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye while the LRU men are seeded No. 4 and have a first-round match at home against fifth-seeded Newberry, S.C. (time to be announced). The Wingate women …

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Wingate snaps LRU’s win streak at 5 by sweeping 3-game series

Bears still in chase to finish in top 8 of SAC, make conference tournament   HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Wingate University swept a three-game baseball series over Lenoir-Rhyne University, beating the Bears 11-4 on Monday night in the series finale. LRU (21-24, 7-14 South Atlantic Conference) played its third straight game without head coach Tom Fleenor, who has been placed on …

MEN’S COLLEGE LACROSSE: LRU has won 4 straight as Saturday regular-season finale approaches

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University will close its regular season in men’s lacrosse on Saturday, facing Coker on the road. The Bears (6-7, 3-2 South Atlantic Conference) have won four straight matches after downing visiting Mars Hill 19-1 on Saturday at LRU. LRU has scored at least 17 goals in each match of its current win streak. The Bears scored …

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: ESPN story says Barnes weighing UCLA offer or staying with Vols

HobbsDailyReport.com ESPN is reporting Hickory native and former Lenoir-Rhyne University basketball player Rick Barnes is weighing his options of remaining as head coach at Tennessee or taking a lucrative offer to become the next men’s head basketball coach at UCLA. THE STORY: http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/26472062/barnes-deciding-ucla-vols