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Athlete spotlight: Ike Nwamu

Caroline Carlton

November 5, 2014

As basketball season approaches, eyes are on the Mercer Men’s Basketball team after their historical NCAA Tournament victory upsetting Duke last season. After losing a large class of seniors, a few key contributors remain on the team, including junior Ike Nwamu. After shocking Mercer fans in the team...

Fan of the week: David Newberry

Caroline Carlton

October 22, 2014

Mercer Alumnus David Newberry has been a huge fan of Mercer’s athletic teams since his arrival in Macon as a freshmen in fall of 2008. Newberry, even after his graduation from Mercer, has continued to be a dedicated Mercer fan. From an early age, Newberry has been involved in athletics and participated...

FCA makes big impact on Mercer's campus

Caroline Carlton

October 22, 2014

Fellowship of Christian Athletes, known as FCA, is gaining momentum on Mercer’s campus. It is an organization that began in 1954 in Kansas and has a faith-based mission targeting coaches and athletes. The mission of FCA is “To present to athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge...

Coaching spotlight: Tony Economopoulos

Caroline Carlton

September 25, 2014

Tony Economopoulos is in his third season as the head coach of the women’s soccer team at Mercer University. Upon his hire, he was classified as an “exceptional candidate” by Athletic Director Jim Cole. During his time at Mercer, Economopoulos has proved just that. In his inaugural season as head...

Softball teams gives back to the community

Caroline Carlton

September 25, 2014

Mercer Softball has made a mission to be seen and involved in the Macon community. In aim to do so, team members have devoted themselves to helping youth in the Macon community engage in athletics, especially softball. This fall, they reached out to a local middle school to help students with the fundamentals...

Crucial member of the Mercer Football Team gets injured

Crucial member of the Mercer Football Team gets injured

Caroline Carlton

August 27, 2014

Tosin Aguebor, sophomore captain for the Bears, proved to be a successful and crucial member of Mercer's football team during the 2013 inaugural season, his freshman season. In addition to starting in all 12 games, he received several accolades throughout his freshman season, continuing into his sophomore...

Football team provides a fan day for the Macon community

Football team provides a fan day for the Macon community

Caroline Carlton

August 27, 2014

As the Mercer Football team wraps up their 17-day long 2014 training camp and preseason, they decided to treat the Mercer community to a fun and interactive fan day. Along with that event, the team also competed in a final scrimmage before the competition season. On Aug. 14, students, family and members...

Men’s golf ranked first in A-Sun, 36th in the nation

Men’s golf ranked first in A-Sun, 36th in the nation

Caroline Carlton

March 20, 2014

The Mercer men’s golf team has just completed their third event of the 2014 competitive season. The Bears defeated 13 teams on March 14 in the Seminole Intercollegiate, winning the tournament title and finishing with a team score of 856 shooting eight under. Senior Hans Reimers placed second in the...

Softball 3-2 in beginning of conference play

Softball 3-2 in beginning of conference play

Caroline Carlton

March 20, 2014

The Mercer Bears have advanced to 18-10 this season with a two-game split decision against the Stetson Hatters. The final game of the series this past weekend was cancelled due to rain. The Bears dropped their first game 6-1 to the Hatters, but were able to rally back for the second and win 5-4. The...

Women’s tennis undefeated in conferece

Women’s tennis undefeated in conferece

Caroline Carlton

March 20, 2014

Mercer women’s tennis began conference play defeating both Lipscomb and Northern Kentucky in their opening weekend. The team advanced to a season record of 8-9 for the 2014 season. The Bears are currently tied for first place in the Atlantic Sun Conference with a conference record of 2-0. East Tennessee...

Rule earns individual medalist honors at SunTrust Gator Invitational

Caroline Carlton

February 20, 2014

The Mercer men’s golf team has entered their spring competition season. After a long fall of preparation and travel their season is finally underway. The fall season consisted of the Bears having top-five finishes in four of their five tournaments. At the end of the fall season the team was ranked 32n...

Women’s tennis beats Alabama State in preseason play

Caroline Carlton

February 9, 2014

The Mercer women’s tennis season is finally underway. With three contests already complete, the Bears are 2-1 in their 2014 spring season. Mercer dropped their sets to both UNC Wilmington and Georgia State, but were victorious at home against Alabama State, defeating them 7-0. The Bears dominated Ala...

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