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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 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.

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.

President Underwood Starts Football Initiative

President Underwood Starts Football Initiative

Kylie Brown

January 29, 2019

In 2013, the Mercer Football team returned to the field, playing their first game in a little over 70 years. President Underwood’s Chief of Staff Larry Brumley described the day as “filled with excitement” with “tickets for the comeback season selling out long before the games even started....

Mercer football season in review and final game against Furman

Mercer football season in review and final game against Furman

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

November 27, 2018

This was not an easy season for Mercer’s 2018 football team, but despite the many setbacks they still managed to pull off a respectable conference record, finishing 4-4. Their last game against Furman showcased how given better circumstances, they could have a much better season. Once again, Harri...

Bears pull of fourth quarter victory against Chattanooga

Bears pull of fourth quarter victory against Chattanooga

Kyle Mullins, Sports

November 13, 2018

With only two games left in the season, Mercer football needed a win to keep them from further slipping down in the Southern Conference standings. Luckily, they were able to do just that against Chattanooga last Saturday in what was their first road victory against the Mocs since 1933. With quart...

SoCon title hopes fall in Mercer football loss against ETSU

SoCon title hopes fall in Mercer football loss against ETSU

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018

When Mercer took the field Saturday afternoon in their homecoming game against the no. 1 ranked ETSU, the odds were clearly against them. Not only were they going up against the best team in the Southern Conference, they also had to deal with a severely weakened offense. Quarterback Kaelan Riley and running back Te...

How Kicker Cole Fisher became a Mercer Football record holder

How Kicker Cole Fisher became a Mercer Football record holder

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018

Former Mercer running back Alex Lake had two records that were broken during the Bears’ game against Western Carolina. The first was Mercer’s all time rushing yards record which Tee Mitchell now holds. The second one is the all-time scoring record, now held by kicker Cole Fisher. What makes th...

Mercer players break records in win against Western Carolina

Mercer players break records in win against Western Carolina

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

October 23, 2018

In the opening minutes of Mercer Football’s match against Western Carolina, the swiftness in which the Catamounts took their lead may have left Mercer fans with a feeling of dread about what was about to take place. Western Carolina scored in the first two minutes off of a 23 yard pass, while Mercer st...

Wide Receiver Marquise Irvin relishes final season

Wide Receiver Marquise Irvin relishes final season

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

October 19, 2018

One of the most consistent players on Mercer’s football team, wide receiver Marquise Irvin, has remained a pillar in the team’s offense for the past four years and is now in his final season. As a freshman, he played in all 11 games and was named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team. “I play...

Bears pull off huge upset at #9 Samford

Bears pull off huge upset at #9 Samford

Christian Hartley, Lead Sports Writer

September 18, 2018

The Mercer Bears picked up right where they left off last week, knocking off conference rival, and No. 9 Samford on the road, 30-24. The Bulldogs were the SoCon preseason title favorite and showed the reason why early on in the game. Less than five minutes into the game, Samford struck first, t...

Bears fall at Memphis in season opener

Bears fall at Memphis in season opener

Christian Hartley

September 11, 2018

Saturday night was probably not the start to the 2018 season that the Mercer Bears had in mind. From the opening kickoff to the final play, the Bears were clearly outmatched by the Tigers, falling behind 28-0 after the first quarter of play. By halftime, the Bears had mustered up just 16 yards of to...

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