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Cecelia Poehlman (left) and Mo Baldwin (right) practice with foil swords.

Get en garde: Mercer’s Fencing Club

Reilly Moncrief, Contributing Writer 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.
Trash cans, stolen signs and redistributed trophies: What the Astros scandal could mean for Major League Baseball

Trash cans, stolen signs and redistributed trophies: What the Astros scandal could mean for Major League Baseball

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer January 30, 2020
What should change, and how? The scandal is likely to break certain parts of baseball, and there should be an order behind the chaos that could ensue, particularly concerning two major fallouts that could mold the game for years to come.
Starter Ethan Stair driving towards the goal against VMI defender.

Bears on a four-game hot streak 

Jen Jones, Sports Editor January 29, 2020
The men’s Basketball team had their first SoCon division win on Wednesday against the Virginia Military Institute at Hawkins Arena.
Atlanta Falcons vs. Washington Redskins in 2017

Falcons upset New Orleans Saints in stunner

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer November 24, 2019
The Falcons, who have been abysmal on defense during their 2019 campaign, stepped up against one of the best offenses in the NFL, holding New Orleans to just 310 total yards from scrimmage.
Otiwu plays in a game.

Mercer linebacker remains humble after breaking history

Ivia Rollins, Contributing Writer November 23, 2019
This season, Otiwu made history for the entire Mercer football team for 21 tackles in a single game, the largest total amount of tackles in a game. He played in 11 games this season and has 31 solo tackles.
Photo provided by Mercer Athletics.

Women’s soccer team finishes season 16-4, Icen named SoCon player of the year

Jen Jones, Sports Editor November 22, 2019
Nicole Icen was also named SoCon player of the year. She is the first player to win honors since 1998, according to Mercer Athletics.
Bears fall to Wofford in Homecoming game

Bears fall to Wofford in Homecoming game

Jen Jones, Sports Editor November 22, 2019
With a stadium full of people and a temperature of 45 degrees, the team came out with energy, ready to play in front of the 10,729 people who were in attendance.
The Mercer University swim team practices at the University Center pool.

Mercer’s club swim team is more than just a team

Jen Jones, Sports Editor November 11, 2019
For co-president and swimmer Emma Rose, Mercer’s club swim team is a way of keeping active without pressure. “It is an open environment for people who want to learn,” Rose said. “I believe it is a safe space.”
U.S. Men’s National Golf Team wins Walker Cup

U.S. Men’s National Golf Team wins Walker Cup

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer November 8, 2019
The men’s team completed the tournament in Hoylake, England, with a score of 15.5, edging out the British-Irish team’s score of 10.5. 
Washington Nationals obtain elusive World Series title

Washington Nationals obtain elusive World Series title

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer November 7, 2019
The Washington Nationals won their first World Series title in franchise history Wednesday, defeating the Houston Astros in a thrilling Game Seven matchup by a score of 6-2.
Wide Receiver Tucker Cannon watches Mercer face off against Austin Peay in between plays.

Player Spotlight: Mercer wide receiver makes Sports Center’s top ten highlight reel

Jen Jones and Conner Hendricks November 7, 2019
“If you would have asked me what I wanted to be when I was eight years old, it was to play in the NFL,” Cannon said. “It was always my dream to play in college and then after.” 
The Dolphins are tanking this season: What does it mean?

The Dolphins are tanking this season: What does it mean?

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer November 6, 2019
Regardless of the average fan’s opinion on them, the Miami Dolphins are an awful team, and it seems that they like it that way.
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