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Why Mercer’s esports team is one of the most interesting club sports

Mercer Esports Captain John Bonner plays Destiny 2 with his clanmates Sunday, Nov. 20.
September 23, 2020
Mercer’s club level esports team is still participating in normal tryouts and matchups this year. The team plays a variety of video games competitively against other schools, creating their own schedule and choosing what games they play. All competition can be conducted online through the use of chat servers and custom lobbies. 

Former Mercer outfielder Kyle Lewis is dominating Major League Baseball

Former Mercer outfielder Kyle Lewis is dominating Major League Baseball
September 12, 2020
Lewis, a former Mercer outfielder now playing for the MLB’s Seattle Mariners, is batting an incredible .347 over the first half of the season with an accompanying On Base Percentage of .437, both of which lead the American League according to Baseball Reference.

Starting pitching woes, explosive offense highlight Braves’ first half

Starting pitching woes, explosive offense highlight Braves’ first half
September 10, 2020
As the Atlanta Braves progress past the halfway point of the current MLB season, the postseason playing field looks as interesting as ever. However, the Braves have some adjustments to make.

The NHL Playoffs gather steam amid COVID-19

The NHL Playoffs gather steam amid COVID-19
September 10, 2020
The Boston Bruins and the Tampa Bay Lightning are two of the four Eastern Conference teams trying to make it to the finals. The Lightning has already won that series behind Ondrej Palat’s five goals and three assists and Brayden Point’s two goals and seven assists. They will play the winner of the Islanders and Flyers series. 

The season ahead for Mercer football

The season ahead for Mercer football
September 8, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many collegiate sports being put on pause, and Mercer’s athletic conference, the Southern Conference, has canceled in-conference games this fall. However, Mercer Football fans are in luck because the team will still be playing games this fall. The Bears will be playing against Jacksonville State University on Oct. 10 and will face West Point on Oct. 24. Both games will be played on the road.

ANALYSIS: What teams to watch as NBA playoffs loom

ANALYSIS: What teams to watch as NBA playoffs loom
August 25, 2020

Excitement for  the return of the National Basketball Association season, which has been suspended since the season stopped on March 11, was renewed when the NBA announced their “bubble” plan.  The...

Two huge new ways coronavirus has changed MLB’s season

Archived graphic by Marianna Bacallao
August 24, 2020
As the renewed MLB season continues to progress, it is becoming clear that this season will be wildly different from any we’ve seen before.

Working for a baseball league in a pandemic 

Photo provided by Jen Jones
August 23, 2020
Being a CPL intern is work, but at the end of the day one of the best experiences a journalism student can have in the sports world.

NHL takes March Madness approach to playoff hockey

NHL takes March Madness approach to playoff hockey
August 22, 2020
The NHL is using a 24-team playoff system to determine its new Stanley Cup Champion for the 2019-20 season, despite a long period of inactivity due to COVID-19. This system is reminiscent of the 68-team system used in the NCAA College Basketball Tournaments in March each year, a tournament that was also cancelled as a result of the pandemic. For the NHL, however, things are a bit different.

Why college football might not happen in 2020, and what it could mean for the future of the sport

Why college football might not happen in 2020, and what it could mean for the future of the sport
August 21, 2020
While some players are in vocal support of playing, the threat of COVID-19 remains as important as ever when tackling this difficult season. Beyond the immediate concerns of 2020, however, the virus’ impact brings to light even more questions about the sport’s long-term future in a variety of ways.

Mercer lacrosse coach Kyle Hannan resigns after eight seasons

Mercer lacrosse coach Kyle Hannan resigns after eight seasons
August 21, 2020
Mercer University’s men’s lacrosse coach Kyle Hannan resigned Aug. 6, making Chad Surman the new head coach, according to Mercer University.

BREAKING: Mercer fall athletics delayed by Southern Conference decision

BREAKING: Mercer fall athletics delayed by Southern Conference decision
August 13, 2020
The Southern Conference canceled all fall conference sports competitions Thursday, according to a press release by Mercer University.
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