COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Taylor returning to Lenoir-Rhyne as defensive coordinator

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University announced this week the hiring of two defensive coaches and title changes for other coaches in its football program. Drew Cronic, heading toward his second season as Bears head coach, announced these changes in a press release: Joel Taylor is the Bears’ defensive coordinator/linebacker coach, coming in from The Citadel. He was coordinator of Citadel’s …

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne on 5-game win streak heading into Saturday battle at Lincoln Memorial

HobbsDailyReport.com Lenoir-Rhyne University’s men ride a five-game win streak into their next game, a South Atlantic Conference battle on Saturday (4 p.m.) at Lincoln Memorial. The Bears (13-3, 6-2) ran their win streak to four games on Wednesday in Hartsville, S.C., by beating Coker College 75-64. LRU had four players reach double figures at Coker – Cory Thomas (20 points), …

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Thomas, Diallo lead Bears past Mars Hill in double OT

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Making key defensive stops at the end of regulation and the first overtime, the Lenoir-Rhyne University men outlasted visiting Mars Hill and won 93-86 in double overtime on Saturday. The Bears improved to 12-3 overall and 5-2 in the South Atlantic Conference (SAC) by winning and left Mars Hill at 6-7, 1-5. LRU’s Mason Hawks hit a …

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne snaps 3-game losing streak by edging Mars Hill

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University’s women halted a three-game basketball losing streak Saturday, beating visiting Mars Hill 80-70. Madi Suddreth had 26 points and 11 rebounds and freshman Madeline Hardy scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to spark the Bears (8-7, 3-4 South Atlantic Conference). LRU also got 16 points from Hanna McClung and 11 from Kennedy Weight as …

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

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 …