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Top five Mercer sports moments of the fall semester

Top five Mercer sports moments of the fall semester

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
January 30
Filed under Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports

5. Jama runs away from competition for Julius Johnson Invitational win Men’s cross country runner Ahmed Jama took the reigns as a freshman for Mercer last semester, leading the Bears in all five of the team’s races -- but that doesn’t tell the whole story for the Woodstock, Georgia, native. ...

Jestin Lewis: For the love of a game

Jestin Lewis: For the love of a game

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
January 27
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Basketball for most is a just a game. You watch, cheer and some play but at the end of the day it's just a game, but for senior Jestin Lewis it is so much more than just a game. "It was my first love. That's been my favorite sport since I was a baby," Lewis said. "My mom and my dad got me into it. M...

Mercer students surprise Lady Bears during big game

Mercer students surprise Lady Bears during big game

Emma Peel, Staff Writer
January 27
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

On a rainy Thursday night last week, the student body at Mercer University came out in full force to support the women’s basketball team in their biggest game of the season — and kept it a secret for over a week. Tony Perella, a Mercer football player and president of the Student-Athlete Advisory ...

Mercer men’s basketball ties historic mark with win

Mercer men’s basketball ties historic mark with win

Hayes Rule, Staff writer
December 3
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

They lost their three leading scorers from 2014. But that doesn’t mean the Bears have fallen off; they’ve never been better, as with an 82-47 win over NCCAA Hiwassee Wednesday, the Mercer men’s basketball team improved its record to 7-1, tying the program’s record for the best start to a season...

Athlete Superstitions: Success is in the Quirks

Athlete Superstitions: Success is in the Quirks

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer
December 1
Filed under Basketball, Football, Showcase, Soccer, Sports, Tennis, Uncategorized

Stephen Curry melts hearts when he kisses his daughter. During his playing days, Hall of Fame third basemen Wade Boggs fielded exactly 150 ground balls and feasted on chicken. Basketball legend Michael Jordan always wore his lucky University of North Carolina basketball shorts under his uniform. Tiger...

Women’s Basketball Season Preview

Women’s Basketball Season Preview

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer
November 12
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Uncategorized

The Mercer women’s basketball team will kickoff their 2015-2016 winter season against Coastal Georgia College on Friday, Nov. 13. The team — comprised solely of freshmen and sophomores with the exception of one junior transfer — has endured a grueling three month preseason and are antsy to begi...

Mercer men’s basketball preview

Mercer men’s basketball preview

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
November 12
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Just over a year removed from its Cinderella run in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, the Mercer men’s basketball team is squarely focused on reaching that pedestal again. Coming off a rebuilding season after losing seven key players from the 2013-2014 squad, the men’s team registered a record of 19-1...

Sam’s the Man: Believe the Hype

Sam’s the Man: Believe the Hype

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer
November 12
Filed under Basketball, Football, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

The echoing shout of orange and black checkered fans. The flash of pompoms and toothy grins. The blur of movement on a fresh-cut field. To many, these images are game day staples. To Sam Osakue, however, they mean something more. They mean home. A junior and faithful member of the Mercer Maniacs, O...

Mercer women’s basketball team filled with new faces

Mercer women’s basketball team filled with new faces

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer
October 29
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Ciarra Edwards (Junior Transfer): Ciarra Edwards transferred from Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to play for head coach Susan Gardner. Though she bonded with her teammates almost instantly, Edwards said it was hard at first because she felt like a freshman all over a...

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