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Men’s lacrosse looks to beat High Point to remain undefeated in A-Sun Conference

Carly Innarino

March 20, 2014

The Mercer men’s lacrosse is off to a great start as they just won their second Atlantic Sun Conference game. Saturday the Bears faced Virginia Military Institute  and came out on top 8-3 at Mercer University Stadium. Sophomore goalie Mike Nugent had a stand out performance, allowing only three goals...

Men's basketball to play No. 3 Duke in NCAA Tournament

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#5 Bud Thomas holds up his A-Sun championship T-shirt after the Bears beat FGCU.

Carly Innarino

March 20, 2014

For the first time since 1985, the Mercer men’s basketball team won the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship, and will compete in the NCAA Tournament as the 14th seed in the Midwest Region. As announced by the tournament selection committee on Sunday, Mercer will face-off against the three-seed Duke,...

Women’s golf takes sixth in Florida State Matchup

Carly Innarino

February 20, 2014

In the Florida State Matchup that took place last weekend, the Mercer women’s golf team took sixth place while seniors Lacey Fears and Mary Alice Murphy each tied for 10th place individually. “I think that the first tournament went well. It was a strong field and we played well as well as learned...

Men’s lacrosse eager to begin competition

Carly Innarino

February 9, 2014

The Mercer men’s lacrosse team has worked hard this preseason in hopes to have a successful year. Three players picked up Atlantic Sun Preseason All-Conference selections, and the team was selected to place third among the six A-Sun teams. Jacksonville was picked to win the league while High Point came in secon...

Baseball is preparing for the 2014 season with a strong veteran team

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Carly Innarino

January 22, 2014

Preseason training for the Mercer baseball team has begun, and the team is determined to have yet another successful season. The season kicks off on Friday, Feb. 14 as the Black and Orange host High Point University at Claude Smith Field. A fter a disappointing loss in the NCA A tournament to Central Arkansas to...

Williams, Bridges expect to win Atlantic Sun Conference in 2013-14 season

Carly Innarino

November 9, 2013

The Mercer women’s basketball season is underway as the Bears competed in an exhibition game against Northwood on Thursday, Oct. 31, in Hawkins Arena. Junior Briana Williams was one of five players in double figures for the team, leading to the 108-61 win. After missing an entire season due to an ACL injury last ye...

Cross Country teams seek victory at A-Sun Championship

Carly Innarino

October 25, 2013

The Mercer men’s and women’s cross country teams took fourth place overall in the Front Runner Invitational on Saturday. The race was hosted by the University of Tennessee Chattanooga at Moccasin Bend in Chattanooga, Tenn. Sony Prosper led the men’s team in the 5000 meter run. He posted a 15:36....

Men's Lacrosse begins off-season practice

Carly Innarino

October 13, 2013

The Mercer University Men’s Lacrosse preseason is officially underway, as the team has begun off-season practices of lifting and conditioning. Second-year head coach Kyle Hannan says he has been very impressed with practices so far. “All of the things you’re looking for as a coach I think is...

Men's basketball plays overseas

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Carly Innarino

August 28, 2013

The Mercer University men’s basketball team recently embarked upon a trip to Europe to compete against professional and national teams as well as do service work with younger children. The team left the United States on Friday, Aug. 9 and returned on Monday, Aug. 19. During their 10-day excursion, the Bears competed in five games and w...

Player Spotlight: John Russ

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Carly Innarino

August 28, 2013

After a year of hard work and practice, redshirt freshman John Russ is more than ready for this season to start. Russ has recently earned the position of starting quarterback not only by his performance on the field, but by also serving as a leader to his teammates. He has high expectations this season but ...

After a year, football ready to compete

After a year, football ready to compete

Carly Innarino

August 14, 2013

On Wednesday, July 31, the Mercer football team reported for preseason camp for the first time in 70 years. After a full year of practice and no competition, the Bears are looking forward to their first game on Aug. 31. “There’s a sense of excitement and urgency on both sides, coaches and playe...

Softball skids to eighth in conference

Carly Innarino

April 25, 2013

Left battling for one of six spots in A-Sun Tournament In a disappointing weekend at home on Sikes Field, the Mercer softball team fell to Lipscomb in three straight match-ups, 8-0, 10-6 and 3-1, damaging the Bears’ postseason chances. On Saturday, Junior Randi Rea and freshman Natalie Shiver each...

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