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President Underwood Starts Football Initiative

President Underwood Starts Football Initiative

Kylie Brown

January 29, 2019

In 2013, the Mercer Football team returned to the field, playing their first game in a little over 70 years. President Underwood’s Chief of Staff Larry Brumley described the day as “filled with excitement” with “tickets for the comeback season selling out long before the games even started....

Men’s basketball falls in road contest at UNCG

Men’s basketball falls in road contest at UNCG

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 29, 2019

A two-game winning streak came to an end this past Saturday, as Mercer fell on the road to the UNC-Greensboro Spartans, 88-81. The game started off with a series of runs. Mercer fell behind early, came back, before falling behind again. This time, they stayed behind and ultimately entered halftime d...

Mercer Spring Intramurals Overview

Mercer Spring Intramurals Overview

Yusuf Tas

January 28, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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