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Mercer Spring Intramurals Overview

Mercer Spring Intramurals Overview

Yusuf Tas

January 28, 2019


Filed under Intramurals, Sports

Mercer is offering many different intramural sports opportunities for their students in the upcoming spring semester. Here are some important dates to be aware of: Spikeball Registration: Jan. 14-22 Tournament Date: Jan. 24 Spikeball is played as a one day tournament. A maximum of two players are ...

Bears beat Cadets en route to second straight win

Bears beat Cadets en route to second straight win

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 27, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Mercer men’s basketball hadn’t won a game by more than six points in nearly two months. That all changed Thursday night as the Bears (8-12, 3-5) throttled the Virginia Military Institute Keydets  (7-13, 1-7) by way of an 88-68 blowout victory. The game was never really close. Mercer’s Ross C...

Women’s basketball top Mocs, stay undefeated in SoCon

Women’s basketball top Mocs, stay undefeated in SoCon

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 27, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Welcome home, Mercer women’s basketball. Your welcoming present? A matchup with archrival Chattanooga, also the only other undefeated team in the SoCon. After splitting a two-game weekend road trip, the Bears returned home to Hawkins Arena eager to secure their place as the top team in the confe...

Cummings stays hot, Bears split weekend road trip

Cummings stays hot, Bears split weekend road trip

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 22, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The 2018-2019 season has been a rollercoaster of a ride for Mercer men’s basketball. The team has shown signs of greatness, but also signs of a team that lacks one key ingredient -- consistency. The Bears entered this past weekend’s road trip seeking momentum coming off a heartbreaking overtime loss to...

Bears sweep road trip, remain undefeated in SoCon

Bears sweep road trip, remain undefeated in SoCon

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 22, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After a rockier than usual start to the season, Mercer women’s basketball seems to have finally found its groove again. A close, last-minute victory over the Western Carolina Catamounts tested the limits of Mercer’s perseverance and toughness. After leading by as much as 20, Mercer saw their led dw...

Bears edge Samford in overtime thriller

Bears edge Samford in overtime thriller

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 15, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Mercer women’s basketball opened up Southern Conference play on Saturday afternoon, welcoming rival Samford to Hawkins Arena. The Bears opened the game extremely slow, shooting just 21 percent from the floor in the opening period, likely not the start head coach Susie Gardner was looking for from a t...

Men’s basketball drops heartbreaker to ETSU

Men’s basketball drops heartbreaker to ETSU

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 15, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Mercer entered Saturday’s game fresh off their first SoCon victory of the year, knocking off Western Carolina (4-14, 1-4) at home on Thursday evening. However, the challenge that walked into Hawkins Arena on Saturday was a different animal. ETSU (15-4, 5-1)  entered the game having won six straight ga...

Cummings scores 36, men’s basketball win first SoCon game

Cummings scores 36, men’s basketball win first SoCon game

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 14, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Men’s basketball entered Thursday night’s battle with Western Carolina on a two-game skid, looking to get back in the victory column. The Catamounts (4-13, 1-3) have had a rollercoaster of a season, but came into the game riding a victory over conference foe Samford which gave them their fir...

Bears Are Back: Men’s Basketball Winter Break Recap

Bears Are Back: Men’s Basketball Winter Break Recap

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 12, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

For most of the Mercer community, the last few weeks were a time of rest and relaxation, a well-deserved break from the grueling stretch of finals week. But for Mercer men’s basketball, time for rest was limited to only a few days as the team found themselves heading straight towards a three-gam...

Cummings finds his stride, Bears get back on track with win

Cummings finds his stride, Bears get back on track with win

Christian Hartley

December 4, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Mercer men’s basketball team welcomed the Brewton-Parker Barons (1-5, 0-0) to Hawkins Arena on Tuesday afternoon. The Bears (4-3, 0-0) could not buy a basket for most of the first half, but thankfully neither could the Barons. The teams started the game shooting a combined 14-of-46 from the floor...

Mercer Volleyball finishes season on highs and low

Mercer Volleyball finishes season on highs and low

Kyle Mullins, Sports Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The season is over for Mercer’s volleyball team after they lost in the second round of the SoCon tournament to no.1 seed East Tennessee State University. In the first round, the Bears played no. 5 seed Wofford and swept them in three sets, hardly even a contest. Brittany Major and Roberta Todd ...

Jaylen Stowe ready to make the most of senior season

Jaylen Stowe ready to make the most of senior season

Mitch Robinson

November 29, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After spending three years as a member of Mercer’s men’s basketball team, senior Jaylen Stowe has learned a valuable lesson: don’t take anything for granted. “Four years may seem like a long time, but it goes by really fast,” Stowe said. You have to make the most out of every day becaus...

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