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BREAKING: Thirty-five Mercer students test positive for COVID-19

BREAKING: Thirty-five Mercer students test positive for COVID-19
August 5, 2020
Mercer University has announced that 35 students have tested positive for COVID-19, including 29 student-athletes.

The State of Baseball: Heartwarming stories and boredom cures

The State of Baseball: Heartwarming stories and boredom cures
April 13, 2020
MLB is doing a fantastic job of trying to fill the void for baseball-starved fans like us. Here’s a list of everything you can watch and do to try and sate that craving for the beautiful game during your time at home.

How game cancellations affect student athletes

Mercer women's tennis team huddles up before match against Florida Gulf Coast University Feb. 22. Photo by Michael Rich
April 13, 2020
We have spent years cultivating our talents and sacrificing sleep, social events and sometimes our sanity to get the opportunity to compete for a university as great as Mercer. Having one of those precious four years ripped away at a moment’s notice is a loss that is just unexplainable.

What does the coronavirus mean for the future of sports?

The student section cheers during the first home game of the season.
March 13, 2020
The virus not only affects everyday life but has also moved into the sports world, creating one of the most hectic seasons in sports history.

Third base, pitching rotation are the biggest question marks for Braves during spring training

Third base, pitching rotation are the biggest question marks for Braves during spring training
February 27, 2020
After an eventful but arguably lackluster offseason, Atlanta is left with a serious hole to fill at third base. This is a result of the Braves failing to sign All-Star caliber third baseman Josh Donaldson to an extension, which allowed him to receive offers from other clubs.

Baseball team holds an 8-0 record to start the season

Trevor Austin (#34) hits a line drive into the outfield against Maryland-Eastern Shore.
February 26, 2020
Mercer’s baseball team led their opening weekend with an undefeated season so far. The team played Maryland-Eastern Shore, beating them in their first game 13-4. 

Bears win 106-66 against the Samford Bulldogs

Bears win 106-66 against the Samford Bulldogs
February 25, 2020
Mercer’s male basketball team had one of their best games of the season against the Samford Bulldogs on Feb. 19 with a 40 point lead in the final score.

Mercer’s new head basketball coach leads the Bears to a 6-6 record in conference

Mercer’s new head basketball coach leads the Bears to a 6-6 record in conference
February 13, 2020
As of Feb. 9th, the Mercer Bears have a record of 12-13 for the 2019-2020 season. Their next home game will be on Feb. 15 against UNCG and on Feb. 19 against Samford.

Men’s Lacrosse wins by 12 in season opener

Men’s Lacrosse wins by 12 in season opener
February 12, 2020
Mercer men’s lacrosse has officially kicked off their 2020 season, and it’s already looking to be one for the books.

Chiefs top 49rs in exciting Super Bowl LIV

Chiefs top 49rs in exciting Super Bowl LIV
February 11, 2020
The Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49rs with a score of 31-20 after entering the fourth quarter down by double digits in Super Bowl LIV.

Bears sit 1-4 after first tournament 

Bears sit 1-4 after first tournament 
February 11, 2020
The Bears’ Head Coach Stephanie DeFeo described the season schedule as “challenging” in an official statement to Mercer University. Her team of 24 will be facing it led by five seniors and five juniors.

Get en garde: Mercer’s Fencing Club

Cecelia Poehlman (left) and Mo Baldwin (right) practice with foil swords.
January 31, 2020
Since 2015, Mercer University’s Club Fencing Team has been led by James Taylor, an experienced fencer who teaches the course in the College of Liberal Arts and coaches the team. He said fencing is an anaerobic sport that requires more than what most people think.
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