LENOIR-RHYNE UNIVERSITY: Will spend $15 million on renovations to Moretz Stadium

Published Thursday, August 5th, 2021

A view from the east side of the planned renovations to Moretz Stadium, where Lenoir-Rhyne University’s football and men’s and women’s lacrosse teams play home games. The renovations are projected to cost $15 million and be completed before the 2022 football season begins./LRU PHOTO School says more than $8 million of funds needed already raised   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com …

COLLEGE: 8 former players, athletic trainer sue Lenoir-Rhyne University

Published Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

They’re seeking more than $26 million in damages from school, women’s head basketball coach, school president   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Despite an independent investigation saying no racism was found in the Lenoir-Rhyne University women’s basketball program, the school is not yet clear of those allegations. Late last week, eight former players and an athletic trainer filed a federal lawsuit …

BREAKING NEWS: Investigation of Lenoir-Rhyne women’s basketball program says no racism found

Published Friday, July 2nd, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – An independent investigation into allegations of racism in the Lenoir-Rhyne University women’s basketball program found the allegations false, the school said Friday in a press release. In a release provided by Cory Butzin, a marketing and communications specialist at LRU, the school said a two-month investigation by Charlotte-based Parker Poe determined: — There is …

LRU MEN’S LACROSSE: Beats Wingate, advances to NCAA Division II championship match

Published Sunday, May 23rd, 2021

  By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY — Lenoir-Rhyne University men’s lacrosse is moving into the big lights of playing for a national championship. The Bears beat Wingate 18-10 on Sunday at LRU to win a regional title, improving to 15-1 to join the 2013 Bears football team as the school’s teams to play for an NCAA Division II title. Eric …

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: LRU president’s updated video response

Published Sunday, April 25th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY — A YouTube video response to accusations of racial problems at Lenoir-Rhyne University by school president Dr. Fred Whitt is posted below. In it, Whitt mentions last Thursday’s protest by some students/student-athletes and the ongoing investigation prompted by allegations from Laney Fox, a sophomore who remains enrolled at the school. She played on the women’s …