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Cory Kilby looks ahead to final Mercer Basketball season

Cory Kilby looks ahead to final Mercer Basketball season

Ryan Weaver, Lead Sports Writer

November 4, 2018

Cory Kilby is entering his last season with Mercer Men’s basketball, and he looks to step up as a leader and help pass the torch to the team’s underclassmen. Kilby said he grew up around basketball because of his dad’s love for the sport. He spent a lot of time going to the gym with his dad fo...

What to look forward to from Mercer baseball

What to look forward to from Mercer baseball

Kyle Mullins

November 4, 2018

Mercer’s baseball team has regularly been one of the most consistently productive teams on Mercer campus, a fact which has helped the program grow in recent years. In the last eight seasons, last year’s was the only time they had a losing record in the conference even though their overall record...

How Kicker Cole Fisher became a Mercer Football record holder

How Kicker Cole Fisher became a Mercer Football record holder

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018

Former Mercer running back Alex Lake had two records that were broken during the Bears’ game against Western Carolina. The first was Mercer’s all time rushing yards record which Tee Mitchell now holds. The second one is the all-time scoring record, now held by kicker Cole Fisher. What makes th...

Men’s Soccer Clinches SoCon Regular Season Crown

Men’s Soccer Clinches SoCon Regular Season Crown

Christian Hartley

October 24, 2018

For the first time since 2014, the Mercer men’s soccer team won the Southern Conference regular season championship. For Mercer, who is now 5-0 in conference action for the first time in school history, the title means a crucial first-place seed in November’s tournament. The title came after ...

Athlete Profile: Oliver Stuart

Athlete Profile: Oliver Stuart

Ryan Weaver, Lead Sports Writer

October 23, 2018

Olivier Stuart is one of the top performers in Mercer’s tennis program and even has a history of winning on the international stage with his home country of France, having trained and played for the national team since a kid. “I was like around 5 [or] 6 and my brother was already into it. So I just...

Mercer players break records in win against Western Carolina

Mercer players break records in win against Western Carolina

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

October 23, 2018

In the opening minutes of Mercer Football’s match against Western Carolina, the swiftness in which the Catamounts took their lead may have left Mercer fans with a feeling of dread about what was about to take place. Western Carolina scored in the first two minutes off of a 23 yard pass, while Mercer st...

Wide Receiver Marquise Irvin relishes final season

Wide Receiver Marquise Irvin relishes final season

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

October 19, 2018

One of the most consistent players on Mercer’s football team, wide receiver Marquise Irvin, has remained a pillar in the team’s offense for the past four years and is now in his final season. As a freshman, he played in all 11 games and was named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team. “I play...

A preseason look at senior catcher Megan Lane

A preseason look at senior catcher Megan Lane

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

October 19, 2018

Softball season hasn’t started yet, but that doesn’t mean the team hasn’t been hard at work preparing for the season. For senior Megan Lane, this preseason preparation gives her the opportunity to further adjust to her role as the team’s starting catcher, a role she only took up last season. ...

Orange and White Tip-Off Game Preview

Orange and White Tip-Off Game Preview

Keith Holmes Jr.

October 8, 2018

Last season, the Mercer men’s basketball team had 19 wins and 15 losses. This was an improvement over the previous year with 15 wins and 17 losses. The Bears look to further expand their success into this coming season. The annual Orange and White game will be the first test of their preparedn...

Lauren Whyte: New Assistant Coach to Women’s Golf

Lauren Whyte: New Assistant Coach to Women’s Golf

Ryan Weaver

September 28, 2018

Lauren Whyte was named the new assistant golf coach for Mercer women’s golf by head coach Michele Drinkard back in early August. Whyte joins the Bears after playing two years at Baylor and then two at Denver. In the team’s press release on Whyte, Drinkard said she was “excited” for the ad...

Spotlight: Blake Garcia Brings New Perspective to Mercer’s Band

Spotlight: Blake Garcia Brings New Perspective to Mercer’s Band

Serena Golden

September 28, 2018

Blake Garcia, director of athletic bands at Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music, started playing the trumpet in the third grade. The son of a classical guitarist, Garcia said that his whole family has been involved with music at some point. Although originally an aspiring performer, Garcia said he realiz...

Mercer Volleyball splits weekend at home

Mercer Volleyball splits weekend at home

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

September 24, 2018

The Catamounts came to Hawkins Arena Friday night deciding they were determined to give the Bears a run for their money. The first set went to the Catamounts, 21 - 25. The two teams traded the lead until the last couple of points where Western Carolina ran off to finish the set. Even with impressive...

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