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Football loses three straight in Southern Conference play

Justin Baxley, Staff Writer

November 5, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

After consecutive losses for the first time all year, Mercer was looking to get back on track with a win versus The Citadel. The Mercer defense took the field first as they looked to open the game with a stop, but the Bulldogs were able to gash the Bears for a 64-yard gain that set up a one-yard run...

Things to know about..Alex Lakes

Emily Rochefort

October 22, 2014


Filed under Football, News, Sports

Alex Lakes, redshirt freshman, has had a huge impact on the field for the Mercer Football team in the 2014 season thus far. He wears jersey number 27 and is a running back for the Bears. Lakes is from Newnan, Ga., and attended Northgate High School, where he participated in both football and track. W...

Football remains undefeated in non conference play

Emily Rochefort

October 13, 2014


Filed under Football, News, Sports

After two weeks on the road, the Bears returned to Mercer to compete against the Austin Peay Governors following the road loss to Samford the previous week. Immediately after the opening kick-off, the Bears marched down the field, as the Governors had no answer for Alex Lakes on the ground as he plowed...

Football ends three game win streak

Nicholas Wooten

October 10, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

After dominating their past two opponents, the Bears marched into Lexington, Va., looking to keep the streak alive against the Virginia Military Institute Keydets and their veteran coach, Sparky Woods. Following a forced 3-and-out, the Bears scored on an Alex Lakes’ run from 18 yards out. The run...

Bears win their first SOCON game in nailbiting fashion, 27-24

Nicholas Wooten

September 29, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

After dominating their past two opponents, the Bears marched into Lexington, Virginia, looking to keep the streak alive against the Virginia Military Institute Keydets and their veteran coach, Sparky Woods. Following a forced 3-and-out, the Bears scored on an Alex Lakes’ run from 18 yards out. The...

Bears dominate against Stetson and Ave Maria

Nicholas Wooten

September 25, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

The resilient Mercer Bears are riding a two game win streak following dominating wins on the road against Stetson and at home against Ava Maria.  On Sept. 6, the Bears suffered their first home defeat since 1941 as they fell to the No. 17 Furman Paladins 25-20. Looking to avenge themselves, the Bears...

Bears fall to #17 Paladins 25-20 in their first home loss since 1941

Nicholas Wooten

September 6, 2014


Filed under Breaking, Football, Sports

In their first Southern Conference game of the season, the Mercer Bears fell to the #17 Furman University Paladins 25-20. The Bears played well despite their shaky performance in the season opener against Reinhardt University. The defeat marked the first time the Bears have lost at home since 1941,...

Mercer Bears beat Reinhardt Eagles 45-42

Mercer Bears beat Reinhardt Eagles 45-42

Jenna Eason

August 29, 2014


Filed under Breaking, Football, Sports

Many fans came out to see the first Mercer football game this year against Reinhardt University. The game ran back and forth between the two teams all night, and they both fought for the victory. Mercer began the game with a touchdown by Alex Lakes, and the extra point kick was good. Ian McIntosh,...

Crucial member of the Mercer Football Team gets injured

Crucial member of the Mercer Football Team gets injured

Caroline Carlton

August 27, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

Tosin Aguebor, sophomore captain for the Bears, proved to be a successful and crucial member of Mercer's football team during the 2013 inaugural season, his freshman season. In addition to starting in all 12 games, he received several accolades throughout his freshman season, continuing into his sophomore...

Football team provides a fan day for the Macon community

Football team provides a fan day for the Macon community

Caroline Carlton

August 27, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

As the Mercer Football team wraps up their 17-day long 2014 training camp and preseason, they decided to treat the Mercer community to a fun and interactive fan day. Along with that event, the team also competed in a final scrimmage before the competition season. On Aug. 14, students, family and members...

Mercer football brings in preseason awards

Mercer football brings in preseason awards

Emily Rochefort

August 27, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

Throughout the summer, players of the Mercer Bears’ football team have been collecting preseason awards for the upcoming season. In the 2013 season, the team went 10-2 overall and had a groundbreaking year for the new program. This array of preseason awards proves that a number of Mercer players will...

Mercer football season preview

Mercer football season preview

Emily Rochefort

August 27, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

Reinhardt University: Aug. 28 at 7 p.m.   In their 2013 season opener, the Bears defeated the Reinhardt University Eagles 40-37 in the last three seconds of the game. For the majority of the game, the Bears and the Eagles traded the lead back and forth eight times before Josh Shutter, fifth-y...

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