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Bax Trax: Three things to watch for Tennessee Tech

Bax Trax: Three things to watch for Tennessee Tech

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
September 17
Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

The Mercer Bears have started the season 0-2 after a heartbreaking one point loss to conference rival The Citadel and a 35-10 loss to FBS opponent Georgia Tech. The Bears will look to notch a W in the win column as they take on the Golden Eagles from Tennessee Tech. Here are three things to watch...

This or That: Jittery Joe's or Starbucks

Cecilia Villagomez
September 26
Filed under Columns, Opinions

If you’re like me, you have established your series of ideal study places and know exactly which places works for what type of studying you’re doing. If one of your study places is an establishment where you can order food or drinks, you may have even become one of the regulars -- those loyal customers...

Viva la sport!

Garret McDowell
April 25
Filed under Columns, Sports, Viva la Sport!

After three years of covering college sports and 22 years of watching them, I am sad to say that I no longer respect the sanctity of big powerhouse programs. These financial nightmares do nothing more than destroy the student-athlete program and legacy. I love the small programs. While I have always...

Mind over matters

Mind over matters

Matt Williams
April 25
Filed under Columns, Sports

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...

Behind the Jersey

Samir Moussawel
April 25
Filed under Behind the Jersey, Columns, Sports

Since the ripe age of two, I have been taught the mechanics and commitment of many sports. Whether it was baseball, swimming, water polo, track, football or basketball, I never stayed with it. I failed myself time and time again. It wasn’t for a lack of talent or effort, but rather a fear of devotion. Playing...

Coaching Spotlight: Craig Gibson

Coaching Spotlight: Craig Gibson

Matt Williams
April 25
Filed under Columns, Sports

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...

Mind over Matters

Mind over Matters

Matt Williams
April 11
Filed under Columns, Sports

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 ...

Coaching Spotlight: Bob Hoffman

Coaching Spotlight: Bob Hoffman

Garret McDowell
April 11
Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

There is the common expression that to whom much is given, much is expected. Head coach Bob Hoffman of the Mercer University men’s basketball team is in such a place at the moment. Coach Hoffman is the first coach to bring a postseason crown to Mercer and to the Atlantic Sun. Without a doubt, thi...

Behind the jersey

Behind the jersey

Samir Moussawel
April 11
Filed under Behind the Jersey, Columns, Sports

Even though the 2012 season has just begun and the taste of the dirt is just now sinking in, so much has been unfolded in just a few games. After the incredible finish to the 2011 year, a swirl of offseason acquisitions were made. Many teams are taking a much different shape and approach to their play...

Viva la sport!

Viva la sport!

Garret McDowell
April 11
Filed under Columns, Golf, Sports, Viva la Sport!

I’m going to be honest; I really couldn’t get into golf besides being a Tiger groupie for a long time. I felt it boring and a bit of a drag, making me wince whenever I would walk into a room with golf on. I really couldn’t stand the atmosphere, and to me, it didn’t feel like it could keep me ...

Behind the Jersey

Behind the Jersey

Samir Moussawel
March 28
Filed under Behind the Jersey, Columns, Sports

With the grueling 162-game season and the agonizingly long MLB postseason, four lucky teams will play yet another game in pursuit of a championship title. Put into effect as of this upcoming 2012 season, one wildcard team will be added to each league with a one-game playoff pending their participation in the...

Viva la sport!

Garret McDowell
March 28
Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports, Viva la Sport!

Any student support that Mercer had was completely destroyed with the stunning upset that Florida Gulf Coast pulled off in the Atlantic Sun semifinals. It’s one thing to have a small band of students, no Hooligans, that are at every game and cheering on their guys in orange and black. That small sp...

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