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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...

Mercer starts SoCon play with Wofford

Mercer starts SoCon play with Wofford

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

October 2, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

Following a 29-22 loss to Tennessee Tech, the Mercer Bears are entering Southern Conference play against Wofford. The extra week gave the Bears a chance to correct the mistakes from the first few games and catch a breather after playing two or three games on the road. "If there is a team in th...

Bears motivated to drive past Southern Conference preseason ranking

Bears motivated to drive past Southern Conference preseason ranking

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

September 17, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

  After an inaugural year in which the Mercer Bears finished seventh in the Southern Conference with a 1-6 record, the third-year program has not yet earned the respect of its peers. The Bears were ranked sixth out of eight teams in the Southern Conference’s annual preseason poll. The B...

Mercer Football preps for first home game

Mercer Football preps for first home game

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

September 16, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

Mercer football is back in town for their home opener. Following a 28-7 victory over the Austin Peay Governors, they are set to do battle with a familiar foe. The Bears will square off with the Stetson Hatters for the third season in a row. In the last two games combined, the Bears have outscored the Ha...

Bears win in dominating fashion

Bears win in dominating fashion

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

September 13, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

Head Coach Bobby Lamb and the Mercer Bears excited the home crowd this week notching another victory and improving to 2-0 on the season. The first home game also marked the first game played at Five Star Stadium since it was re-named. ”We obviously dedicated it with a bang,” said Lamb “I don...

Tosin Aguebor is back on the prowl

Tosin Aguebor is back on the prowl

Sophie Peel, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

Tosin Aguebor and the Mercer Bears’ football team were finishing up their preparation for the season ahead. A normal day at practice turned into a nightmare for the defensive captain. “It was the last practice of fall [last year]. I tackled someone, and I just felt something snap,” Aguebor recalls....

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