Author: Max Gongaware


Max Gongaware

Elon Men's Basketball sings the fight song after a loss to Furman.

Fear the Ellipsis: How Elon is Learning to Win

Articles, Articles

“Yeah…” Ignore the “yeah.” Instead, put an emphasis on the ellipsis after it. The “yeah” is just filler, but the pause after the “yeah………” that’s where Elon’s first-year Basketball Coach Mike Schrage made his point after his team’s home loss to Towson last Thursday night. “Yeah… we just need to learn how to win.” It… Read more »

Thanks For the Memories, Belk Bowl

Sports

To be honest, I don’t much care about College Football. But man, covering the Belk Bowl for the past three years has been fun, hasn’t it? In 2017, I got to cover the wild Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M game, one of the highest-scoring Bowl games in recent memory. It was the first time I’d… Read more »

Breaking Elon Basketball’s Loop of Failure

Articles

For a long time, Elon Basketball has been stuck in what I call the “Loop of Failure.” A failure to recruit good players leads to a failure to create a culture of winning, leads to a failure to build enthusiasm around the program, which leads right back to a failure to recruit good players. But… Read more »

Just Go!

8itorials, Articles, Opinion

I understand why you’re not here at the CAA Tournament with me: The CAA is a one-bid conference. There aren’t any “brand name” schools that play in the CAA. Even for the mid-major level, there aren’t really brand name schools. Hofstra maybe? College of Charleston? It’s not the CAA it used to be. The CAA with… Read more »

North Charleston Coliseum

Phoenix Ready to Rise into CAA Tourney?

Articles, Articles, Sports

Earlier this week, I wrote about year one at Schar Center (Elon’s brand-new basketball arena). What I did not write much about, however, was Elon’s actual basketball season. The Phoenix collected wins in three of its final four regular season games (including back-to-back dominant road wins over James Madison and Towson) and appears to be… Read more »

The State of Schar Center Address

8itorials, Articles, Opinion

The inaugural season at Elon’s brand-new Schar Center has come to an end, with mixed results. The highlight of the season was certainly the home-opener vs. UNC. For one night, the arena was full, electric, and we were given a glimpse of what is (hopefully) to come for Elon’s home atmosphere. Then Elon lost by… Read more »

UVa Earns Postseason Win In Charlotte

Articles, Articles, Sports

It’s the Belk Bowl, babbbyyyy! You love it. We love it. And it never disappoints. Yes, the 2018 Belk Bowl featured a school that SC8 has repeatedly, non-sensically, and ceaselessly mocked since its basketball team lost in embarrassing, historic fashion right here in Charlotte earlier this year (UVa) vs. a team that – well – is from… Read more »