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Guardia, Philp shine in Palmas Del Mar tournament

Guardia, Philp shine in Palmas Del Mar tournament

Nicholas Wooten, Editor in Chief
September 16
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...

Women’s basketball coach writes children’s book

Women’s basketball coach writes children’s book

Elliot James, Staff Writer
September 14
Filed under Campus, Showcase, Sports

“1, 2, 3 Team!” is the chant of many kids’ sports teams and the title of Mercer University Women's Basketball Coach Susie Gardner’s new children's book. “[The book] is about a little girl named Zoe. She is the best [basketball player] and she knows it. . . she doesn't think she needs her team,”...

Bears drop to 0-2 on the season with loss to Georgia Tech

Bears drop to 0-2 on the season with loss to Georgia Tech

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
September 10
Filed under Football

  Mercer’s trip up Interstate 75 did not end in a victory as it dropped its outing against in-state opponent the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 35-10. The Bears fall to 0-2 on the season while Georgia Tech remains undefeated. For a short time in the first quarter the Bears held a touchdown...

Bax Trax: Three things to watch for Georgia Tech

Bax Trax: Three things to watch for Georgia Tech

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
September 10
Filed under Football, Sports, Uncategorized

The Bears are set to take on their first FBS team since the program restarted in 2013. A battle for Interstate 75 is set up for Saturday as they take on in-state power Georgia Tech. Here are three things to watch if the Bears hope to pull out a historic upset. 1. Jet lag versus extra rest....

Mercer Maniacs welcome changes, new leaders

Mercer Maniacs welcome changes, new leaders

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
September 6
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Chants of “I believe that we will win” ring out in the arena. The streamers are tossed high into the air. Somewhere in the sea of orange and black, the Mercer Maniacs are going wild for their team. ”We are the student spirit group. We are not an exclusive group — anyone who likes to cheer...

Macon-raised Tyler Ward set for final season

Macon-raised Tyler Ward set for final season

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
September 6
Filed under Football, Sports

Tyler Ward remembers when pine trees and natural grass occupied the space that is now Mercer football’s home. It had been nearly 65 years since the sport had been played at Mercer. Fast forward a few years, and the territory Ward looked out upon while attending a baseball camp would soon be engulfed...

Grace Korta talks passion for tennis, new season

Grace Korta talks passion for tennis, new season

Emma Peel, Staff Writer
September 6
Filed under Sports, Tennis

From an early age, Grace Korta had found her athletic calling. At 5 years old, she picked up a tennis racket with the encouragement of her dad, Jack, and she never looked back. Growing up in Tampa, Florida, Korta had ample opportunity to compete against older competition — and she took advantage of...

Bears set to swarm Atlanta for Georgia Tech game

Bears set to swarm Atlanta  for Georgia Tech game

Katie Atkinson, News Editor
September 4
Filed under Football, Sports

Mercer University will bring the tailgate from Middle Georgia to Atlanta at the Georgia Tech football game Sept. 10. The Office of Campus Life, Mercer Athletics and the Mercer Maniacs came together to coordinate this student trip as a way to increase school spirit and the sense of community on campus. Timothy...

Bears drop season opener after late-game field goal

Bears drop season opener after late-game field goal

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
September 1
Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

  In three outings, Mercer football has lost to The Citadel three times by a combined total of five points. The Bears (0-1, 0-1) dropped their season opener Thursday to No. 15 The Citadel (1-0, 1-0) 24-23 after the Bulldogs’ Cody Clark kicked a 35-yard field goal with 2:20 remaining. The score ...

Bax Trax: 3 keys to Mercer’s season opener

Bax Trax: 3 keys to Mercer’s season opener

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
September 1
Filed under Football, Sports

The Mercer Bears are set to kick off their season against last year's co-league champions the Citadel Bulldogs. Coming off a 5-6 season (2-5 in conference) Mercer will be looking to chase after its own SoCon title. Here are the keys to the game against the Bulldogs. 1.Will there be any rust? ...

Mercer football ‘Day Ones’ enter final season

Mercer football ‘Day Ones’ enter final season

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
September 1
Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

It’s fall of 2012, and 119 Mercer students congregate on a field. Without any official place to dress, they put on their jerseys and gear in the end zone, very unfamiliar with any of the other people around them they would soon call teammates — brothers, even. On this first day of practice...

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