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Men’s basketball uses strong second half to pull away from Tigers

Men’s basketball uses strong second half to pull away from Tigers

Christian Hartley, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Mercer men’s basketball team improved to 2-1 in season play, 0-0 in conference, pulling away from the Tigers of Jackson State for an 86-58 victory. From the opening tip, both the Bears(1-1, 0-0) and Tigers(1-0, 0-0) came out aggressive. For the Bears, it was drawing fouls on the inside and ...

Mercer embraces national spotlight in season finale against Alabama

Mercer embraces national spotlight in season finale against Alabama

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Mercer Football turns its sights to the number one team in the nation this week after closing conference play in victory last Saturday at FCS No. 22/25 Western Carolina, 35-33. The team will travel to Tuscaloosa this week to battle the FBS No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide in the finale of the 2017 regular ...

Mercer Men’s Basketball cruises in home opener

Christian Hartley, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Mercer men’s basketball earned its first victory of the year Sunday, running past the Toccoa Falls Eagles 110-43. It was the Bears’ (1-1, 0-0) defense that set the tone early when the offense struggled out of the gate. Through the first 10 minutes, the Bears forced eight turnovers but were only a...

Men’s soccer to face Coastal Carolina in NCAA Tournament

Men’s soccer to face Coastal Carolina in NCAA Tournament

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

When it mattered most, they found a way to win. Mercer men’s soccer has experienced more than its fair share of close games this season, boasting a whopping 13 overtime appearances since August. In the first 11 overtime games, the Bears won only two of them; they finished with a 1-6-4 record in e...

Club Basketball looks to make leaps and bounds this season

Club Basketball looks to make leaps and bounds this season

Chase Peplin, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

As shoes are laced, balls are dribbled and shots are put up, the one-note symphony of club basketball practices is underway, and they are off to a good start. Among those returning is Darryl Wanton, a senior and veteran of the team who led scoring for the team last year.   “What makes our g...

Men’s tennis duo gels seamlessly on the court

Men’s tennis duo gels seamlessly on the court

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

November 12, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Tennis

Even without previous experience playing together, Men’s tennis duo Nicolas Guillon (second from right) and Ruben Vanoppen (far right) managed to put on a great performance

The Ruling: O, where did you go?

The Ruling: O, where did you go?

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Three. It’s the amount of points you score for making a basket behind the arc. It’s the amount of terms FDR served. And it’s the amount of points Mercer’s offense scored Saturday. Three. It’s the least amount of points the Bears have scored in a game since the program was re-established in...

The Cluster Roundup: The sun begins to set on football and soccer season as basketball looms just on the horizon

The Cluster Roundup: The sun begins to set on football and soccer season as basketball looms just on the horizon

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Soccer, Sports, Tennis

Men’s Soccer The Men’s soccer team overcame their first obstacle to a SoCon championship Saturday with a victory over Wofford College. They beat the Terriers at home 2-1. The final score does not reflect how dominant Mercer remained during the match, outshooting their opponent 8-1 in just the first...

How this Mercer soccer player overcomes diabetes

How this Mercer soccer player overcomes diabetes

Jenna Eason, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2017


Filed under Galleries, Multimedia, Showcase, Soccer, Sports, Video

Prick. Test. Zip. Ally Fordham is ready to play a soccer game. Fordham plays for the Mercer University’s women’s soccer team, and she has Type I diabetes. “It was a bit of a shocker when it came to me,” Fordham said about when she first found out she was a diabetic. “Once I kind of got a gras...

Homecoming, senior day highlight big game versus Samford

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Video

After a week of rest Mercer Football will be back on the field in a crucial battle against #8/9 Samford this Saturday. The Bears had the benefit of a bye week to address nicks and bruises and eye the ball game with new life after Samford fell to 3-2 in conference play after a loss to Chattanooga at ...

The Ruling: We’ll talk about one play

The Ruling: We’ll talk about one play

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

One play. One play stands out among the rest from Mercer’s 28-21 loss to Furman Saturday. With the game tied and five minutes remaining, Furman’s Antonio Wilcox took a handoff from Mercer’s 4 yard line. He burst forward and leapt toward the goal line. Touchdown. Or was it? As Wilcox jumped for the ...

Mercer heads into much needed bye week after loss to Furman

Mercer heads into much needed bye week after loss to Furman

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

It was another tough week for Mercer after a 28-21 loss to Furman on Saturday that came down to the last possession of the game. The Paladins snapped the Bears three-game win streak and extended their own win streak to five games. Mercer falls to 4-4 and 3-3 in conference play. The game was back and...

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