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Player Spotlight: Marc Reiser’s final year to make a mark

Player Spotlight: Marc Reiser’s final year to make a mark

Kylie Brown, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2019

Reiser competed in all five events last season for the Bears with a season-best 26:51.28 for the 8K.

Student coaches football alongside professionals 

Student coaches football alongside professionals 

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

September 11, 2019

Mercer Athletics has given students an opportunity to coach a team under Mercer’s very own coaching staff. John-Allen Stone is the Football Operations Intern and Director of Gameday Recruiting Employment this year.

Mercer women’s soccer gearing up for 2019 season

Mercer women’s soccer gearing up for 2019 season

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2019

Mercer’s women’s soccer season is in full swing, and the team is looking to reestablish their Southern Conference dominance after a loss to Eastern Tennessee State in the first round of the playoffs last year.

Practice makes confidence: Men’s soccer team kicks off season

Practice makes confidence: Men’s soccer team kicks off season

Jacob Lugenbeel, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2019

From summer training to the first game of the year on Aug. 30, the men's soccer team gets focused.

Mercer looks to build momentum for their 2019 football season

Mercer looks to build momentum for their 2019 football season

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

August 14, 2019

Fans and students are hoping that the 2019 football season will provide another opportunity for the Mercer football program to prove itself in the difficult Southern Conference field of play. Here's a preview for the season ahead.

A bear pitches in the coastal plain league

A bear pitches in the coastal plain league

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

August 14, 2019

This year, the Macon Bacon baseball team recruited Mercer junior Josh Farmer to pitch. The only Mercer baseball player recruited for the team, he appeared in 10 games with 22 strikeouts.

Braves enter final stretch: all you need to know

Braves enter final stretch: all you need to know

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

August 13, 2019

While the Braves have been one of the stronger teams in baseball over the course of the season, a playoff berth is far from guaranteed. To understand why the Braves should be cautiously optimistic, the weights of the team’s strengths and weaknesses have to be assessed.

Robert Riddle: What is to come

Robert Riddle: What is to come

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

August 13, 2019

Riddle, a redshirt sophomore from Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, earned himself the job as Mercer’s starting quarterback after two games of excellent quarterback play in the 2018 season. After an injury put an abrupt stop to his first season, he's looking forward to his return.

The trainers behind the players

The trainers behind the players

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

August 13, 2019

Mercer University has developed a master’s program that recruits trainers and takes on graduate assistants to keep athletes safe. The result is not only beneficial to the trainer, but it also keeps the athletes healthy on and off the field.

After a high-scoring lacrosse season, Hailey Rhatigan is excited for the next three years

After a high-scoring lacrosse season, Hailey Rhatigan is excited for the next three years

Sarah Dockery, Contributing Writer

April 10, 2019

For freshman Mercer lacrosse player Hailey Rhatigan, lacrosse has long been a family sport. Now that she’s a thousand miles away from home, finding a sense of a second family on the women’s lacrosse team has been integral to the success of her first season. Rhatigan is currently the highest scorer on ...

Leading the Way: Stanton Schorr leads golf team as his last season comes to close

Leading the Way: Stanton Schorr leads golf team as his last season comes to close

Jen Jones

March 27, 2019

Although Stanton Schorr’s last season as a star Mercer Golf player is almost complete, his name will not be forgotten once he graduates in May. During his time as a member of the Mercer golf team, Schorr has competed in 26 events over the span of four years. He was named Southern Conference Men's Go...

Dynamic duo making history for Mercer women’s basketball

Dynamic duo making history for Mercer women’s basketball

Mitch Robinson

March 27, 2019

Basketball’s history is riddled with legendary partnerships: Shaq and Kobe, Jordan and Pippen, Steph and Klay- the list could go on. No matter who else was on the floor, these pairings always stood out. On this year’s talented Mercer women’s basketball team, two players stood above the res...

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