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PHOTOS: Mercer Lacrosse loses to VMI

PHOTOS: Mercer Lacrosse loses to VMI

Noah Maier
February 20, 2011
Filed under Sports

Mercer Lacrosse fought hard but lost to Virginia Military Institute in the first ever Georgia Division I Lacrosse game. [singlepic id=17 w=440 h=height mode=web20|watermark float=left|right ] [nggallery id=3]

My sporting bucket list

My sporting bucket list

alockwood
February 9, 2011
Filed under Columns, Sports, The Third Half

There are events and games for which we all wish we had a ticket. If you’re a sports fan of any kind, you most likely have a “sporting bucket list” of major events or matchups you want to attend during your lifetime. Sure, ESPN will always give you a recap on the next morning of SportsCenter,...

The INside Zone

The INside Zone

Zach Wells
February 9, 2011
Filed under Sports, The INside Zone

I’ve had a stressful couple of weeks, which is why on Tuesday I popped in the greatest movie of all time, “The Lion King”, poured a glass of red wine, and attempted to relax. As I sat on my disgusting couch that has been shredded by my roommate’s retarded dog (Jake, which is ironic because I have a retarded brother with the same n...

Men's golf takes 8th at JU Invitational

Men's golf takes 8th at JU Invitational

alockwood
February 9, 2011
Filed under Sports

The road to the Atlantic Sun Championship began this past weekend as the Mercer men’s golf team traveled to Ponte Verda Beach, Fla. for the Jacksonville Invitational, played at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course. After moving up to as high as 6th on the team leader board, Mercer (904) would finish in 8th, tw...

Lacrosse opens season with 16-2 win over GT

Lacrosse opens season with 16-2 win over GT

Garret McDowell
February 9, 2011
Filed under Sports

In what ended up being their only exhibition match before their trip to Columbus, Ohio for a matchup with Ohio State University’s lacrosse team, the Mercer Bears’ newly-minted Division I lacrosse team completely devastated Georgia Tech’s club team 16-2 last weekend. In front of a crowd that was sta...

Mercer Wrestling Ninth at NCWA National Duals

Mercer Wrestling Ninth at NCWA National Duals

Brittany Dant
February 9, 2011
Filed under Sports

 Mercer slipped through the first round of the championships on a bye but knew that their third round match against the Massachusetts Institute of Technology would be the toughest.  “They were a good team,” said Andres. “We needed to wrestle our best.”  The Bears were able to beat the number-eight-seeded MIT 33 to 23 in their first mat...

Viva la futbol!

Viva la futbol!

Garret McDowell
February 9, 2011
Filed under Sports

Last week, the January Transfer window closed to much fanfare and surprise.  In the wake of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play Rules, an agreement between all the clubs that vie for the Champions League every year, the exorbitant spending and ridiculous contracts will be curbed.  The balance of power will shift from teams that are so far in debt that they’...

The INside Zone

The INside Zone

Zach Wells
February 9, 2011
Filed under Sports, The INside Zone

Coach Hoffman (and pretty much every coach) preaches that every minute of every day is important in terms of winning games. Every sprint during practice, every free throw and every possession of every game matters. Sometimes this seems to be an obvious truth, but at other times I’m not so sure. There are innumerable ways in which people try to explain the happeni...

Big victories, big injuries for men’s basketball

Big victories, big injuries for men’s basketball

alockwood
February 9, 2011
Filed under Sports

    Don’t look now, but the Mercer men’s basketball team is slowly moving up the conference standings. Earlier in January, they were in danger of dropping out of the top eight in the conference standings and thus missing the postseason General Shale Brick Atlantic Sun Basketball Championship hosted...

Player Spotlight: Lilli Luke

Player Spotlight: Lilli Luke

Ashley Mann
February 9, 2011
Filed under Sports

  A native of Arabi, Ga., junior Lilli Luke helped the Lady Bears softball team claw their way to victory, starting in 32 out of 40 games from her position at third base last season. Luke received many awards during her high school career before she made the transition to Mercer. Luke sat down with the Cluster during her busy softball pre-s...

Softball hopes to rebound in 2011

Softball hopes to rebound in 2011

Garret McDowell
February 9, 2011
Filed under Sports

  Despite accumulating a school-best 40-win season just two years ago and playing in the Atlantic Sun championship series in 2009, the Mercer Bears softball team simply did not live up to expectations last year. A dismal 25-30 record was not the great follow-up expected in Coach Mike Raynor’s fourth season....

Mercer baseball to defend A-Sun title in 2011

Mercer baseball to defend A-Sun title in 2011

Garret McDowell
February 9, 2011
Filed under Sports

  After a thrilling end to the 2010 campaign that saw the unexpected and unprecedented trip to the NCAA tournament, the Mercer Bears baseball team looks to return to the postseason, spurred on by experience and talent. Collecting a preseason rank of 87th in the nation by “Collegiate Baseball”, they were t...

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