MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: League coaches pick Lenoir-Rhyne to finish third

Published Friday, November 6th, 2020

Bears’ Simmons, Gunn on first-team preseason all-conference team   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com ROCK HILL, S.C. – Lenoir-Rhyne University’s men are predicted to finish third this season in the South Atlantic Conference (SAC), conference head coaches said this week in a poll. The league begins play on Nov. 21 with limited seating at games based on following COVID-19 state guidelines …

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne adding AstroTurf field in first phase of stadium improvements

Published Friday, November 6th, 2020

Field will be named Durham Field with season-opener set Feb. 20-21   HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – The first phase of construction on Lenoir-Rhyne University’s baseball facility began last week. In a press release, school officials said the start of a three-phase upgrade for its on-campus baseball stadium will include adding an AstroTurf field. The Bears are scheduled to open their 2020-2021 schedule …

COLLEGE: South Atlantic Conference won’t play any fall sports

Published Friday, August 7th, 2020

Lenoir-Rhyne will not play a 2020 football season; league expects to resume in spring 2021   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com ROCK HILL, S.C. – The South Atlantic Conference (SAC) announced Friday it will not play fall sports. In a press release, league officials said the decision is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the conference will resume sports in …

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne’s new head coach from William Peace

Published Monday, April 6th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University found its next women’s head basketball coach on Monday, naming Grahm Smith of William Peace College in Raleigh as its new leader. Smith has been at William Peace – an NCAA Division II school — for two seasons and has a seven-year coaching record of 135-53 and winning percentage of .814. He replaces Cameron Sealy, …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Jacobs’ debut as Lenoir-Rhyne head coach set for Sept. 5

Published Thursday, March 19th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Mike Jacobs’ debut as head football coach at Lenoir-Rhyne University will be Sept. 5 at St. Augustine’s. The Bears announced a 2020 schedule this week, and it includes five home games. Jacobs’ home debut comes Sept. 12 in a 6 p.m. game against Virginia Union. He came to LRU after four seasons at head coach at Notre …