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Mercer athletes give thanks during holiday season

Mercer athletes give thanks during holiday season

Emily Harvey, Staff Writer
November 21
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Whether it be practices, games or tournaments, there are several reasons why some Mercer athletes may be unable to travel home this November.

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Bears use 25-4 run to race past Georgia Southern

Bears use 25-4 run to race past Georgia Southern

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
November 20
Filed under Basketball, Showcase

  The Bears chose to run their way to a win Sunday. Trailing 63-55 to Georgia Southern with under eight minutes remaining in the game, Mercer (2-1, 0-0) finished the outing on a 25-4 run to defeat the Eagles (1-2, 0-0) 80-67 in the first game of the Savannah Invitational. The game-defi...

Marshall scores 33-yard touchdown in final minute to defeat Furman 27-24

Marshall scores 33-yard touchdown in final minute to defeat Furman 27-24

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
November 19
Filed under Football, Showcase

  Macon has been the location for film productions in the past. Add “Mercer versus Furman” to the list. Senior wide receiver Jordan Marshall caught a 33-yard game-winning touchdown Saturday with 0:31 remaining to lift Mercer (6-5, 4-4) over Furman (3-8, 3-5) 27-24 in the team’s final o...

Mercer cheerleader looks to leave a legacy

Mercer cheerleader looks to leave a legacy

Rylee Kirk, Staff Writer
November 17
Filed under Player Spotlight, Sports, Spotlight

Darby Rich’s cheerleading career of nine years is drawing to a close. Rich started cheerleading in seventh grade after quitting gymnastics. “The next logical step to keep up my skills was to participate in cheerleading,” Rich said. Rich has been a cheerleader at Mercer for four years an...

Scouts’ interest in Bears is proof of program’s success

Scouts’ interest in Bears is proof of program’s success

Al Kessler, Contributing Writer
November 16
Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

As the Mercer Bears football program heads into the final stretch of their fourth season since rebooting the sport, there are many signs pointing to the success of the fledgling team. Regardless of the team’s record this season, over the past month the team has been visited by three scouts from Na...

Hoffman: Communication is ‘paramount’ in developing chemistry with new players

Hoffman: Communication is ‘paramount’ in developing chemistry with new players

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
November 11
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

  Mercer basketball has the same amount of new players as returning athletes from last season. After finishing 19-15 last year, the Bears welcome eight fresh faces to the hardcourt this season in the form of three freshmen, four transfers and one walk-on. The new-look team will not have long to beco...

Mercer softball leaves no opportunity wasted

Mercer softball leaves no opportunity wasted

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
November 10
Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

Mercer softball’s mentality can best be described by three words found on the back of their shirts. “No opportunity wasted.” The team wasted nothing during their Fall season. The Bears played ten games and managed to win every single one of them. The team’s pitching staff only allow...

Men’s soccer holds four fastest goals in conference heading into SoCon tournament

Men’s soccer holds four fastest goals in conference heading into SoCon tournament

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
November 8
Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

When it comes to scoring goals early in games, no team is better in the Southern Conference than the Mercer Bears -- and it’s not even close. Over the course of a regular season in which the Bears went 12-6 (7-3) and earned the second seed in the SoCon tournament, Mercer found a knack for jumping on to...

Bear Grills feeding the masses for the Maniacs

Bear Grills feeding the masses for the Maniacs

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
November 6
Filed under Fan of the Week, Showcase, Sports, Spotlight

As smoke billows out of the grill, a line of hungry bears begins to form. Armed with a spatula and an apron with the name “Bear Grills” on it, Senior Justin Furness flips burgers to buns for over 200 rabid Mercer fans. Furness joined the Maniacs before the first football game in 2013. One of his ...

Mercer reintroduces club basketball team

Mercer reintroduces club basketball team

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
November 5
Filed under Basketball, Sports

For the first time in two years, Mercer University has a new club basketball team that will be playing in regular season games and tournaments with other college club basketball teams in the country. The new team — started by Mercer student Andre Daniels — has already played several scrimmages...

Bears return to the den for homecoming weekend

Bears return to the den for homecoming weekend

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer
November 3
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Alumni of Mercer University will soon begin making the journey home as homecoming week and weekend kick off on campus. Homecoming is Nov. 4-6, with the homecoming football game taking place Nov. 5. The first documented homecoming by The Cluster was November 14, 1924. The article was written by M.C. T...

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