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Falcons faced with big questions during NFL offseason

Falcons faced with big questions during NFL offseason

Samantha Homcy, Social Media Co-Manager March 11, 2021

The 2020-21 football season was truly unlike any other, and that was no exception for the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons finished the 2020 season with an overall record of 4-12. This is their worst record...

Hawks hunt for playoff spot, cope with rampant injuries and coaching changes

Hawks hunt for playoff spot, cope with rampant injuries and coaching changes

Keith Holmes Jr., Staff Writer March 10, 2021

After a disappointing but expected 20-47 campaign last season, the Atlanta Hawks have already begun to perform better in the 2020-21 season. The last NBA season was cut short by COVID-19 and the Hawks...

The men's basketball team gathers in a huddle in an earlier game this season.

Mercer falls to UNCG in heartbreaking championship game

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor March 9, 2021
Mercer’s men’s basketball team fell in the Southern Conference Championship Game on Sunday, losing to the University of North Carolina Greensboro by a score of 69-61.
Members of the Mercer community watch the March 8 men’s basketball game at the watch party in Mercer Village.

Mercer hosts watch party for SoCon Basketball Championship

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor March 9, 2021
Mercer University hosted a watch party on the main street of Mercer Village for its basketball team’s championship game Monday night.
Mercer basketball players Shannon Titus (21), Sydnee Boykin (2), Jill Harris (0) and Amoria Neal-Tysor (1) gather in the huddle during a 2021 Women's Basketball Game. The Mercer women's team won the Southern Conference tournament on Sunday, with Neal-Tysor winning the tournament's MVP award.

Women’s basketball dominates tournament, wins third title in four seasons

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor March 8, 2021
Mercer University’s women’s basketball team stormed their way through the Southern Conference Tournament, winning the championship against the No. 4 Wofford Terriers by a score of 60-38 Sunday in Asheville, North Carolina.
Mercer's Ross Cummings (#20) shoots over Samford's A.J. Stanton-McCray (#5). Cummings would make the shot to go toward his game high, 25 points, which propelled Mercer to an 89 to 82 victory over Samford in double overtime Feb. 8.

Men’s basketball struggles through the Southern Conference

Keith Holmes Jr., Staff Writer March 7, 2021

Mercer Men’s Basketball is now 5-6 in SoCon after their last four games against Wofford College, East Tennessee State University and Samford University. Mercer came into their last four games at 3-4...

Should student-athletes be paid?

Should student-athletes be paid?

Keith Holmes Jr., Staff Writer March 3, 2021
On Jan. 19, American sportscaster and radio host Dan Partick aired information from one of his sources. 
Buccaneers dominate Kansas City in less-than-riveting Super Bowl LV

Buccaneers dominate Kansas City in less-than-riveting Super Bowl LV

Samantha Homcy, Social Media Co-Manager February 19, 2021
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took down the Kansas City Chiefs in a blowout Super Bowl victory Feb. 6, winning by a score of 31-9.
Black History Month: How Hank Aaron smashed home runs and racial barriers

Black History Month: How Hank Aaron smashed home runs and racial barriers

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor February 9, 2021
Hank Aaron passed away Jan. 22, 2021. He was one of the most iconic baseball players of all time. More importantly, though, Aaron was emblematic of racial and social justice, playing in the South during a time of racial conflict.
Mercer men's lacrosse team beats Lenoir-Rhyne at Five Star Stadium Feb. 6.

Mercer men’s lacrosse team gets first win of season with new coach

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor February 6, 2021
The Mercer men’s lacrosse team secured their first win of the 2021 season Saturday, beating the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears by a score of 17-4 in Five Star Stadium.
Mercer's Ross Cummings (20) fires a shot over the arm of VMI's Jake Stephens (34) during Mercer's men's basketball match against VMI Jan. 23, 2021. Cummings finished with 22 points in the contest, helping lead Mercer to an 8380 win over VMI.

Mercer men’s basketball looks to prove themselves in Southern Conference play

Keith Holmes Jr., Staff Writer February 4, 2021
Mercer men’s basketball started off the season red-hot winning their first six games. The Bears then lost four of their next five before winning another three games in a row. In their last three games, the team showed promise for the future — but also a worrying trend. 
Mandi DeLong and Kyaria Madlock attend the men's basketball game against VMI on Jan. 23.

What’s it like to attend a Mercer basketball game during a pandemic?

Mandi DeLong, Campus Life Correspondent February 3, 2021
Last semester, COVID-19 led to an adjusted sports schedule here at Mercer, including football being pushed back until spring. Mercer’s men’s and women’s basketball teams have still been able to play out their seasons, which started shortly after the official last day of classes in the fall semester. 
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