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Mercer’s new head basketball coach leads the Bears to a 6-6 record in conference

Mercer’s new head basketball coach leads the Bears to a 6-6 record in conference

Kayla Davis, Contributing Writer

February 13, 2020

As of Feb. 9th, the Mercer Bears have a record of 12-13 for the 2019-2020 season. Their next home game will be on Feb. 15 against UNCG and on Feb. 19 against Samford.

Men’s Lacrosse wins by 12 in season opener

Men’s Lacrosse wins by 12 in season opener

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2020

Mercer men’s lacrosse has officially kicked off their 2020 season, and it’s already looking to be one for the books.

Chiefs top 49rs in exciting Super Bowl LIV

Chiefs top 49rs in exciting Super Bowl LIV

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2020

The Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49rs with a score of 31-20 after entering the fourth quarter down by double digits in Super Bowl LIV.

Bears sit 1-4 after first tournament 

Bears sit 1-4 after first tournament 

David Vick, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2020

The Bears’ Head Coach Stephanie DeFeo described the season schedule as “challenging” in an official statement to Mercer University. Her team of 24 will be facing it led by five seniors and five juniors.

Get en garde: Mercer’s Fencing Club

Get en garde: Mercer’s Fencing Club

Reilly Moncrief, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2020

Since 2015, Mercer University’s Club Fencing Team has been led by James Taylor, an experienced fencer who teaches the course in the College of Liberal Arts and coaches the team. He said fencing is an anaerobic sport that requires more than what most people think.

Trash cans, stolen signs and redistributed trophies: What the Astros scandal could mean for Major League Baseball

Trash cans, stolen signs and redistributed trophies: What the Astros scandal could mean for Major League Baseball

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

January 30, 2020

What should change, and how? The scandal is likely to break certain parts of baseball, and there should be an order behind the chaos that could ensue, particularly concerning two major fallouts that could mold the game for years to come.

Bears on a four-game hot streak 

Bears on a four-game hot streak 

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

January 29, 2020

The men’s Basketball team had their first SoCon division win on Wednesday against the Virginia Military Institute at Hawkins Arena.

Falcons upset New Orleans Saints in stunner

Falcons upset New Orleans Saints in stunner

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

November 24, 2019

The Falcons, who have been abysmal on defense during their 2019 campaign, stepped up against one of the best offenses in the NFL, holding New Orleans to just 310 total yards from scrimmage.

Mercer linebacker remains humble after breaking history

Mercer linebacker remains humble after breaking history

Ivia Rollins, Contributing Writer

November 23, 2019

This season, Otiwu made history for the entire Mercer football team for 21 tackles in a single game, the largest total amount of tackles in a game. He played in 11 games this season and has 31 solo tackles.

Women’s soccer team finishes season 16-4, Icen named SoCon player of the year

Women’s soccer team finishes season 16-4, Icen named SoCon player of the year

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

November 22, 2019

Nicole Icen was also named SoCon player of the year. She is the first player to win honors since 1998, according to Mercer Athletics.

Bears fall to Wofford in Homecoming game

Bears fall to Wofford in Homecoming game

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

November 21, 2019

With a stadium full of people and a temperature of 45 degrees, the team came out with energy, ready to play in front of the 10,729 people who were in attendance.

Mercer’s club swim team is more than just a team

Mercer’s club swim team is more than just a team

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

November 11, 2019

For co-president and swimmer Emma Rose, Mercer’s club swim team is a way of keeping active without pressure. “It is an open environment for people who want to learn,” Rose said. “I believe it is a safe space.”

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