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Golf caps spring with 6th place at The Legends at Chateau Elan

Matt Williams

April 25, 2012

Mercer’s men’s golf finished sixth at the Atlantic Sun Championship at The Legends at Chateau Elan in Braselton, Ga. The Bears finished the season ranked 87th in the nation according to golfstat.com, with a 65.694 percent comparative wins percentage. Sophomore James Beale continued his fantastic...

Mind over matters

Mind over matters

Matt Williams

April 25, 2012

At the end of the 2011 regular season, the Phillies won the National League Eastern Division, the Braves collapsed just as bad as the Red Sox, the Nationals were one game below .500, the Mets were 25 games back from the first place Phillies and the Marlins were in dead last. Throughout the first 14 games...

Coaching Spotlight: Craig Gibson

Coaching Spotlight: Craig Gibson

Matt Williams

April 25, 2012

Mercer head baseball coach Craig Gibson is in his ninth year as the Bears’ skipper. Throughout his time at the helm, the Bears have a 239-212 record, including the 2010 Atlantic Sun Conference Championship, as well as wins against then No. 1 Florida and No. 1 Clemson in back-to-back weeks in 2006. In 2011...

Mercer captures historic CIT win

Mercer captures historic CIT win

Matt Williams

April 11, 2012

The Mercer men’s basketball team defeated the Utah State Aggies on the road to claim the CollegeInsider.com Tournament Championship, winning 70-67. The win is the first post-season championship for both Mercer University and the Atlantic Sun Conference. Despite the Aggies’ obvious home court advant...

Mind over Matters

Mind over Matters

Matt Williams

April 11, 2012

The Atlanta Braves had the best bullpen in baseball last year, leading all of Major League Baseball (MLB) with an earned run average of 3.03, opponents’ batting average (.216) and strikeouts (536). This was mostly due to the dynamic trio of Eric O’Flaherty, Jonny Venters and the 2011 Rookie of ...

'Golfer of the Week' Beale leads Bears to 3rd place at Irish Creek

'Golfer of the Week' Beale leads Bears to 3rd place at Irish Creek

Matt Williams

April 11, 2012

The Mercer men’s golf team rebounded from a disappointing showing at the Linger Longer Invitational, an event that they co-hosted with Kennesaw State University at Great Waters Golf Course in Eatonton, with a stellar performance at the Irish Creek Invitational at Irish Creek Golf Course in Kanna...

Mind over Matters

Matt Williams

March 28, 2012

After the disappointing finish to the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, a game in which the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) got up 2-0 over Mexico, but would go on to lose 2-4, the United States Soccer Federation relieved coach Bob Bradley of his duties. In his place, they hired Jürgen Klinsmann to...

Men's tennis drops tight contests, losing skid extends season-high 5

Matt Williams

March 28, 2012

The Mercer men’s tennis team recently opened conference play in the Atlantic Sun with a trip to Florida to play Florida Gulf Coast University and Stetson University, before returning to Macon to face Belmont and Lipscomb. Mercer 3, FGCU 4 The Bears took the double point from the Eagles with a 2-1 margin....

Golf finishes 11th at Linger Longer

Matt Williams

March 28, 2012

The Mercer men’s golf team is coming off of their best performance of the season, finishing fourth at the Seminole Intercollegiate at Southwood Golf Course in Tallahassee, Fla. On Mar. 24-25, they co-hosted the Linger Longer Invitational at Great Waters Golf Course in Eatonton, with Kennesaw State...

Bears fall short in hunt for bid, Belmont wins A-Sun

Matt Williams

March 14, 2012

The Mercer men’s basketball team, which finished the regular season 21-10, the first 20-win season in nine years, and was given the number two seed in the 2012 edition of the General Shale Brick Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament.  The Bears’ first game was on Wednesday, Feb. 29 against the number...

Men's basketball splits final two games of season, finishes 2nd

Matt Williams

March 14, 2012

In the final two games before the end of the season, the Mercer bears split their games against conference foes Lipscomb and Belmont. The first match-up for the Bears was against the Lipscomb University Bison. Sophomore Bud Thomas led the Bears to victory with an impressive 15-point performance. Mercer...

Men's tennis nets two wins at home

Matt Williams

March 14, 2012

The Bears have been playing some good tennis lately, and their record shows it. Heading into their weekend matchup against powerhouse Wake Forest, the orange and black were 3-4 throughout the 2012 season. However, they are 2-1 in their last three matches. Jacksonville St. 2, Mercer 5 The Bears got on...

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