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‘The Ruling’: Can Cinderella go to the ball twice?

‘The Ruling’: Can Cinderella go to the ball twice?

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
October 8, 2016
Filed under Columns, Football, Showcase, Sports

  One of the lasting pieces of advice my coach has told me was simply this: Anybody can do it once, but those who can back it up and do it consistently are the ones who prove to be elite Division-I athletes. And that’s true for any college sport, or really, anything in life. When we set...

Cole Fisher: Mercer’s secret weapon

Cole Fisher: Mercer’s secret weapon

Micah Howell, Contributing Writer
October 5, 2016
Filed under Player Spotlight, Showcase, Sports

Cole Fisher stands ready behind the holder, preparing himself for the kick. The center snaps the ball. The holder catches it, sets it up, and waits. Fisher nails the ball with a powerful kick and the ball soars through the air and passes through the uprights. Cole Fisher, the Mercer Bears’ starting ki...

Senior volleyball player on career at Mercer

Senior volleyball player on career at Mercer

Ireal James, Contributing Writer
October 3, 2016
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Despite being a gifted basketball and volleyball player, Mercer’s Ellie James decided volleyball would suit her best at the college level. While it's been a rough road for the volleyball player, the senior outside hitter continues on in her college career playing the sport. “All four ye...

Soccer’s hottest rivalry takes over Mercer intramural sports

Soccer’s hottest rivalry takes over Mercer intramural sports

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
September 30, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

In Spain, they have El Clasico. In England, they have the Manchester Derby. At Mercer, there’s a new soccer rivalry taking off between two teams with mutual friends and lots of smack talk. Kanye2020 and American Toast Mafia are on a collision course to meet for the third time this season. This ti...

Power finding his stride for Mercer Cross Country

Power finding his stride for Mercer Cross Country

Cody Moran, Staff Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Mac Power is a sophomore cross country runner from Dallas, Georgia — in all ways, a football town. “When I went to high school, everybody played football,” Power said. He tried football out at first, like everyone did, but the two just did not mesh. Cross country, meanwhile, competed in the...

How sisters manage volleyball and being siblings

How sisters manage volleyball and being siblings

Will Darragh, Contributing Writer
September 21, 2016
Filed under Sports

Bailey is 5’9” with freckles and red hair. Hannah is an inch taller and has dark brown hair. Looking at this pair on the court, the only apparent relationship between the two would be that they both play volleyball for Mercer University. However, Hannah and Bailey Noon are sisters who have the u...

Katie-Rose Alligood prepares for last season at Mercer

Katie-Rose Alligood prepares for last season at Mercer

Kyle Mullins, Contributing Writer
September 21, 2016
Filed under Player Spotlight, Sports

From a young age, Katie-Rose Alligood said she was pushed to be an athlete. By the time she could walk, her father — a former college football player — had her with a softball and a soccer ball. Her introduction to sports at such an early age has translated into a success while at Mercer Uni...

Mursuli has big cleats to fill

Mursuli has big cleats to fill

Rose Scoggins, Contributing Writer
September 21, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

The face minding the net for the Mercer Bears women’s soccer team this season is new, but not unfamiliar. Cristina Mursuli is Mercer’s new full-time keeper, but she has plenty of experience with the program, including being on the team in 2014 when they brought home a Southern Conference Champ...

Mercer wins a tight game over Tennessee Tech

Mercer wins a tight game over Tennessee Tech

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
September 17, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

The Mercer Bears notched their first win of the season with a victory over Tennessee Tech 34-27 . The Bears improve to 1-2 on the season heading into the bye week. Tennessee Tech falls to 1-2 on the season following the loss. The game did not start well for the Bears as Dontez Byrd returned the open...

Bax Trax: Three things to watch for Tennessee Tech

Bax Trax: Three things to watch for Tennessee Tech

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
September 17, 2016
Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

The Mercer Bears have started the season 0-2 after a heartbreaking one point loss to conference rival The Citadel and a 35-10 loss to FBS opponent Georgia Tech. The Bears will look to notch a W in the win column as they take on the Golden Eagles from Tennessee Tech. Here are three things to watch...

‘The Ruling’: This Tech needs to be a ‘W’ on the schedule

‘The Ruling’: This Tech needs to be a ‘W’ on the schedule

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
September 16, 2016
Filed under Columns, Football

Starting the season 0-2 was a very real possibility for Mercer football -- it’s just a reality that didn’t need to come into fruition. The Bears carried major momentum into the start of 2016 after winning two of their final three conference games in 2015, most notably against Chattanooga. For...

Guardia, Philp shine in Palmas Del Mar tournament

Guardia, Philp shine in Palmas Del Mar tournament

Nicholas Wooten, Editor in Chief
September 16, 2016
Filed under Sports, Tennis

The Mercer men’s tennis team traveled to Puerto Rico for the Palmas Del Mar tournament to challenge four teams that finished last season ranked in the ITA-Top 50 — No. 7 Georgia, No. 18 Illinois, No. 26 Florida State and No. 46 N.C. State — in singles and doubles action. Mercer’s Fernand...

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