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‘The Ruling’: Projecting Mercer football’s season

‘The Ruling’: Projecting Mercer football’s season

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
August 18, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

  As John Russ took a knee, it was as if Mercer football’s prayers had finally been answered. The disappointment of so many close games -- losses of five, three, two, one, three and two over two seasons -- was finally forgotten for one night: Nov. 7. On a brisk Saturday night in Five Star Stadi...

Mercer Maniac president knows saying goodbye won’t be easy

Mercer Maniac president knows saying goodbye won’t be easy

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer
February 11, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Tennis, Uncategorized

After his very last basketball game, a high school-aged Thomas Norton couldn’t bring himself to walk away at first. He sat in a corner of the locker room alone, holding onto his things and not yet ready to leave. He hesitated even when his father came to retrieve him. Years later, he’s ...

Top five Mercer sports moments of the fall semester

Top five Mercer sports moments of the fall semester

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
January 30, 2016
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. ...

Jake Flath: The newest — and youngest — kid on the block

Jake Flath: The newest — and youngest — kid on the block

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
January 30, 2016
Filed under Football, Player Spotlight, Sports

Everyone who went to college remembers the feeling of that first day on campus. Most likely leaving home for the first time, the new college student enters an unknown environment with new faces and places to discover. Although, that new student is not alone -- hundreds or even thousands of other peop...

Five Star Stadium: More than just the Bears’ den

Five Star Stadium: More than just the Bears’ den

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
December 1, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

It’s Saturday in the fall. The scoreboard at Five Star Stadium is illuminated. Football players fill the field, and hectic fans dominate the stands. The description depicts the expected scene at a Mercer football game. But think again. The Mercer Bears football team is nowhere to be found. It’s ...

Athlete Superstitions: Success is in the Quirks

Athlete Superstitions: Success is in the Quirks

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer
December 1, 2015
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...

Sam’s the Man: Believe the Hype

Sam’s the Man: Believe the Hype

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer
November 12, 2015
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 Medicine dealing with string of football injuries

Mercer Medicine dealing with string of football injuries

Emma Peel, Staff Writer
October 28, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

In its third season, the Mercer football team competes against bigger, stronger teams in the Southern Conference. The strength and size of the Bears’ new competition has lead to a noticeable uptick in injuries this season. The increase in injuries calls into question what’s happening behind the s...

Inside the Den. (Episode 7)

Inside the Den. (Episode 7)

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule
October 28, 2015
Filed under Football, Podcast, Showcase, Sports

Inside the Den is back this week with a brand new episode. We have some very special guests this week including SoCon player of the month Maggie Cropp, goalkeeper for the women's soccer team and cross country SoCon tournament preview with runner Evan Park. Hayes and Justin talk about the keys to the...

Inside the Den:Homecoming Edition

Inside the Den:Homecoming Edition

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule
October 20, 2015
Filed under Football, Podcast, Showcase, Sports

Homecoming is here, Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule are here getting you ready for all the festivities. With special guests president of the mercer maniacs Thomas Norton, starting quarterback John Russ and SGA rep/football player Tony Perella. Each guest offer their inside take on homecoming from three...

Mercer’s newest overshadowed gem: Stephen Houzah

Mercer’s newest overshadowed gem: Stephen Houzah

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
October 15, 2015
Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

They said he was too small. Standing at 5-foot-9 and 168 pounds, Stephen Houzah played every game as a Panther at Lakeside High School in Evans, Georgia, as either a cornerback, wide receiver, or return specialist. His impact on the gridiron led to an influx of awards as a senior. The Atlanta Jour...

Mercer drops conference opener to Wofford in close contest

Mercer drops conference opener to Wofford in close contest

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
October 3, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

The narrative remains the same for the Mercer Bears: another conference game and another close loss. This marks the sixth SoCon game that the Bears have dropped by a touchdown margin or less in the past two seasons. It was a closer affair tonight. The Wofford Terriers were the only team to have beaten...

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