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 …

SAC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Anderson eliminates LRU in semis, beats Wingate for title

Published Monday, March 11th, 2019

Former Bandys star Easter helps Trojans reach NCAA tournament   HobbsDailyReport.com GREENVILLE, S.C. — Alexy Mollenhauer scored 27 points and former Bandys High star Ace Easter added 20 as top-seed Anderson (S.C.) topped Lenoir-Rhyne University 77-65 on Saturday in a women’s basketball semifinal in the South Atlantic Conference (SAC) tournament. Anderson won the SAC title on Sunday, also at Furman’s …

SAC MEN’S BASKETBALL: Catawba nips LRU for title; both get into NCAA Division II bracket

Published Monday, March 11th, 2019

Big semifinal win over Queens helps Bears earn at-large bid   HobbsDailyReport.com GREENVILLE, S.C. – Lenoir-Rhyne University’s first appearance in the South Atlantic Conference (SAC) basketball tournament final since 2005 fell short of a title. Second-seeded Catawba edged the fifth-seeded Bears 71-67 at Furman’s Timmons Arena on Sunday afternoon, earning the SAC’s automatic bid into the NCAA Division II tournament. …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne’s Cronic selected NCAA Division II national coach of the year

Published Friday, January 11th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University head football coach Drew Cronic — who orchestrated the best turnaround in NCAA Division II in his first season with the Bears — has been named the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Coach of the Year. The Bears won 12 games last season after having won three the year before. Cronic left an assistant coaching …

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne No. 21 in final NCAA Division II rankings

Published Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University, after winning at least 45 games in three straight seasons, ended up as a Top 25 team in the final NCAA Division II rankings. The Bears (45-10) ranked No. 21 in the last National Fast-pitch Coaches Association (NFCA) poll. LRU, coached by Shena Hollar, had a run during the season in which it went 40-2, …