|School Name:||Elon University|
|Location:||Elon, North Carolina|
|Head coach:||Mike Schrage|
Elon University is a private, liberal arts university located in Elon, North Carolina.
The University was founded in 1889 by the Christian Church, which is now the United Church of Christ. Formerly known as Elon College, it became Elon University on June 1, 2001. The historic 575 acre (2.3 km²) campus has been designated a botanical garden and features oak trees, brick sidewalks, fountains and lakes. Elon is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is ranked as one of the top southern master's-level universities by U.S.News & World Report.
Elon's 16 varsity sports teams, known as the Phoenix, compete in the NCAA's Division I Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). Intercollegiate sports include baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, and tennis for men, and basketball, cross-country, golf, indoor track, outdoor track, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball for women. The football team competes in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA).