COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Bears score 28 unanswered points, run win streak to 12

Published Sunday, September 15th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com RICHMOND, Va. – Lenoir-Rhyne University scored 28 consecutive points on Saturday to run its football win streak to 12 games by beating Virginia Union 28-11 on the road. Dareke Young, a 6-foot-3, 215 pound junior running back from Raleigh, scored a career-high three touchdowns – two rushing and one receiving – to lead LRU (2-0). LRU returns home to …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne romps to start 100th football season

Published Saturday, September 7th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University’s offense was in high gear quickly on Saturday night, starting the first quarter with 37 points en route to a 68-7 victory over St. Augustine’s to open the Bears’ 100th season of football. LRU (1-0) had 15 different players with rushes and ran for 256 yards and three TDs. The Bears, starting head coach Drew …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Bears’ Poe, Dugger picked as first-team All-Americans

Published Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Two Lenoir-Rhyne University football stars are on D2Football.com’s first-team preseason All-America team released on Monday. Offensive lineman Jason Poe, a sophomore from Fitzgerald, Ga., and defensive back Kyle Dugger, a senior from Fayetteville, Ga., were selected. The Bears open the season on Saturday at 6 p.m., playing St. Augustine’s in Moretz Stadium to begin Drew Cronic’s second …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Wingate at Lenoir-Rhyne game will be nationally televised

Published Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University has landed a nationally televised football game this season. On Tuesday, the Bears and the South Atlantic Conference (SAC) announced ESPN3 will show Wingate at LRU on Nov. 2 in a 2:05 p.m. game at Moretz Stadium. It’s the fourth consecutive season the SAC will be featured as part of the NCAA Division II Football …

LENOIR-RHYNE: Pate promoted to vice president of athletics

Published Monday, August 26th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Kim Pate, director of athletics at Lenoir-Rhyne University since 2016, has been promoted to vice president of athletics. In her new role, she will continue to provide leadership to the Bears’ athletic department as well as serve on the president’s leadership team to support broader campus missions and strategic decisions. Last school year, LRU had its best …