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Bears motivated to blast past Southern Conference preseason ranking

Bears motivated to blast past Southern Conference preseason ranking

Hayes Rule, Contributing Writer

September 12, 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 Bears eked out...

Mercer football kicks off against Stetson

Mercer football kicks off against Stetson

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

September 12, 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...

Mercer to hold ‘Fan Appreciation Day’ as new year begins

Mercer to hold ‘Fan Appreciation Day’ as new year begins

August 18, 2015


Filed under Football, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Young cubs and seasoned bears descend upon the Macon campus as a new school year and fall sports season dawns. To celebrate the occasion, Mercer Athletics is hosting a Fan Appreciation Day Saturday (Aug. 22). The day begins at 9 a.m. as the Lady Bears’ volleyball team take the floor for their annua...

Top ten moments in Mercer 2014-2015 sports

Top ten moments in Mercer 2014-2015 sports

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

August 14, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Sports

1. Kirsten Stevens no-hitter It reads like a Hollywood script. Coming off a rough outing against University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the first game, Stevens mowed down Furman batters in the second to the tune of 11 strikeouts. It was the first no-hitter in Southern Conference tournament...

Mercer Football returns: Watch out for these Bears

Mercer Football returns: Watch out for these Bears

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

August 14, 2015


Filed under Campus, Football, Showcase, Sports

Head Football Coach Bobby Lamb and his Mercer Bears are optimistic as the program enters its third season. After going an astounding 10-3 in their first season since 1941, Lamb and the Bears moved up to the Southern Conference and showed flashes of excellence, but failed to execute when it...

New bear comes to the den

New bear comes to the den

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

August 13, 2015


Filed under Campus, Football, News, Showcase

At the first football game, there will be a new feature that has already caused an uproar among some Mercer fans. It’s a bear. A big bear. The new bronze statue measures over 10 feet long and weighs 1,800 pounds. It’s a gift to the university from retired businessman Irwin Belk, who is...

Former NFL player enlightens Mercer Football Team

Justin Baxley

April 21, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

Former NFL player and Georgia Bulldog linebacker Rennie Curran came to speak with the Mercer football team and to offer some insight into the world of business, college football and professional sports. Many scouting reports from high school to college to the professionals said that Rennie Curran was t...

Who will be crowned as the next Super Bowl Champion?

January 29, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

Super Bowl week is finally here, and it’s time to talk about the actual game instead of the “Deflategate” scandal. The defending Super Bowl champion, the Seattle Seahawks, will be taking on the AFC champion, the New England Patriots, in what could be a great matchup. The Seahawks are looking to...

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...

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