Elon Football Wraps Up Home Slate vs. Rhode Island

ELON, N.C. – With a 1:30 p.m. game on Saturday, Nov. 12, the Elon University football team will wrap up the home portion of its 2016 schedule by taking on the Rhode Island Rams in a CAA Football contest. Prior to the game, Elon will honor a 15-player senior class.


Fans unable to attend the game can listen to the game on WSML 104.5 FM and 1200 AM or at elonphoenix.com as Taylor Durham will have the call. The radio broadcast will start at 12:30 p.m. Fans can also listen to all Elon football games via the TuneIn Radio app. This app is free to download to your smartphone.

A free video stream of the game will be available through Phoenix All-Access.

8:30 a.m. – Parking lots open
11:05 a.m. – Phoenix Walk
11:30 a.m. – Shuttle bus service begins (Shuttle Map)
12:00 p.m. – Ticket windows, bag check and gates open
1:00 p.m. – Phun Zone opens
1:11 p.m. – Invocation
1:13 p.m. – Fire of the Carolinas takes the field
1:15 p.m. – Letterwinner’s Lounge Opens in the Walker Room of Alumni Field House
1:21 p.m. – National anthem
1:24 p.m. – Team entrance
1:25 p.m. – Senior Day recognition
1:30 p.m. – Coin toss
1:33 p.m. – Kickoff of Elon vs. Rhode Island

Led by the cheerleaders and band, fans can welcome the Phoenix to Rhodes Stadium during the Phoenix Walk down Bank of America Drive. This week’s walk will occur at 11:05 a.m.

Beginning this season, Elon University has implemented a new policy for bags entering Rhodes Stadium. All bags entering the stadium will be checked before fans reach the ticket booths at the facility. Multiple lines will be available and there will be specific lines for fans entering with no bags.

The following items will be prohibited from Rhodes Stadium:
• Weapons
• Explosives
* Alcoholic beverages
• Outside food and beverages
• Smoking and tobacco products
• E-cigarettes
• Umbrellas
• Containers or coolers
• Flags on poles
• Bicycles, skateboards or rollerblades
• Pets (except service animals)

For more information on ticketing, parking and directions to Rhodes Stadium, please visit the Football Game Day web page.

For the second straight year, Elon will offer a digital game program that includes rosters, stats and video features. Make sure you are prepared for the game by utilizing the digital program.

Elon will be taking on Rhode Island for the first-time ever on the gridiron. The Rams are the third new opponent for the Phoenix this year as Elon had also never faced Villanova or Albany.

Prior to Saturday’s game with Rhode Island, Elon will recognize a 15-player senior class. Those being recognized are:

DL Dominic Bourne (Tampa, Fla.)
QB Chase Ferguson (Charlotte, N.C.)
OL Rev Ford (Charlotte, N.C.)
K John Gallagher (Caldwell, N.J)
RB Brandon Gentry (Monroe, N.C.)
DB Asunji Maddox (Goldsboro, N.C.)
DB Adrian McClendon (Jacksonville, Fla.)
OL O’Shane Morris (Bronx, N.Y.)
WR Demetrius Oliver (Portsmouth, Va.)
TE R.J. Pearsall (Castle Hayne, N.C.)
P David Petroni (Buford, Ga.)
OL Austin Richardson (Kernersville, N.C.)
LB John Silas (Powder Springs, Ga.)
DB Adrian Williams (Fayetteville, N.C.)
DL Jack Williams (Avondale Estates, Ga.)

The Phoenix football squad elected two captains for the 2015 season. Serving as captain for the second year in a row is senior linebacker John Silas (Powder Springs, Ga.). He will be joined by first-year captain, junior offensive lineman Ikenna Nwokeji (Randolph, Mass.).

Each week the Phoenix will also name a game-week captain. The list of those captains is below:

• Gardner-Webb– LB Warren Messer (Garner, N.C.)
• at Charlotte – RB Brandon Gentry (Monroe, N.C.)
• Fayetteville State – DL Nick Groll (Armonk, N.Y.)
• at William & Mary – DB Malcolm Galloway (Norcross, Ga.)
• Villanova – DL Dondre Howell (Mooresville, N.C.)
• New Hampshire – OL CJ Toogood (Holly Springs, N.C.)
• Richmond – DB Chris Blair (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
• at Albany – TE John Luke Arrington (Springboro, Ohio)
• at Towson – None
• Rhode Island – None

• 2 punts of 50 yards by David Petroni (Buford, Ga.), giving the senior 10 boots of 50 or more yards in 2016
• 2 field goals made by John Gallagher (Caldwell, N.J.) who is now 12-of-13 on the year on field goal attempts
• 5.4 yards per carry for De’Sean McNair (Jacksonville, Fla.) who posted a season-high 91 rushing yards on 17 carries