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Men’s tennis on 16-match win streak, haven’t lost since January

Men’s tennis on 16-match win streak, haven’t lost since January

Nicholas Wooten, Editor-in-Chief
March 23, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Tennis

“It’s pretty amazing, actually,” said Sam Philp, a junior on the team. “We’ve never been on anything like this. I’ve never personally been on a roll like this . . . so it’s definitely something different. You can feel it within the team. Everybody’s got a lot of confidence. We’re all clicking together.”

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Close losses leave sour taste for men’s basketball team

Close losses leave sour taste for men’s basketball team

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
March 21, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Hayes Rule breaks down the Men's basketball season and provides a look at what's down the road.

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Lady Bears aren’t finished yet, win decidedly against Wofford

Lady Bears aren’t finished yet, win decidedly against Wofford

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Led by Keke Calloway’s 20 points, the Lady Bears beat Wofford in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference Women’s Basketball Championships, 67-42. Both teams had a slow start, but Mercer consistently held the lead throughout the game, outscoring their opponent in each quarter. The Bears were es...

President Edgeworth’s executive order: free Chick-fil-a?

President Edgeworth’s executive order: free Chick-fil-a?

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
February 28, 2017
Filed under Sports

During each segment of The Cluster’s “Inside the Den,” hosted on Facebook Live each week, the hosts ask the athlete a four pack of random questions called the “Formidable Four.” These questions are often the most thought-provoking and provide a way to become more familiar with the athletes on ...

Top-rated recruiting class spells strong future for Mercer Football

Top-rated recruiting class spells strong future for Mercer Football

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports

National Signing Day came and went Feb. 1. Teams across the country were flooded with national letters of intent from prospective athletes who represent the future of programs. Mercer made a splash this year turning in the top-rated recruiting class in the Southern Conference. The number one-rated recruiting class is als...

Senior lacrosse player ready for his final season as a bear

Senior lacrosse player ready for  his final season as a bear

Al Kessler, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

A native of Fayetteville, Georgia, Kevin Yoggy is gearing up to play in his final season for the Mercer Bears. Yoggy’s older brother Eric also played for the men’s lacrosse team, and the two played together during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. For his career, including the team’s season-opening loss to Ve...

Audrey Allen plans to finish her final season on top

Audrey Allen plans to finish her final season on top

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, Sports, Spotlight

“I’m a very aggressive player,” Allen said. “So I think the fact that I got to push people around and beat people up a little bit was appealing to me.”

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Golf came naturally for Mercer’s Kiko Rosete

Golf came naturally for Mercer’s Kiko Rosete

Jaya Alaan, Contributing Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under Golf, Sports

Golf is a game that demands technique, confidence and strategy. It’s not a sport that can easily be mastered. However, sometimes the “golf gods” bless certain individuals. Kiko Rosete, a Mercer men’s golfer from Gijon, Spain, is one of those lucky people. Rosete was 2 years old when he sw...

Desmond Ringer takes on leadership role with new teammates

Desmond Ringer takes on leadership role with new teammates

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
February 20, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Spotlight

“I just feel like I'm the glue guy,” he said in a recording of the Cluster’s Podcast, Inside the Den. “I just want to win.”

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Trey Truitt returns to the plate

Trey Truitt returns to the plate

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
February 20, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports, Spotlight

“When you walk in and you step into that batter’s box, you have to come in with an approach that ‘I’m better than you,’” Truitt said. “‘You’re not going to beat me.’”

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Love and Basketball: Mercer Edition

Love and Basketball: Mercer Edition

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer
February 14, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

February is here and accompanying the month is some unseasonably warm weather, the anticipation of Spring Break and, of course, Valentine’s Day. This Cupid’s holiday, the Mercer University family can welcome its very own version of Love and Basketball. It’s no secret that Mercer Basketball cent...

Head Coach comments on player rotation for Lady Bears

Head Coach comments on player rotation for Lady Bears

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

“I do what I feel is best for this program,” Gardner said.

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