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The men's soccer team engaging in an afternoon workout after their victory against Georgia Southern.

Practice makes confidence: Men’s soccer team kicks off season

Jacob Lugenbeel, Contributing Writer September 11, 2019
From summer training to the first game of the year on Aug. 30, the men's soccer team gets focused.
Mercer runs out to face East Tennessee for their homecoming game during the 2018 season.

Mercer looks to build momentum for their 2019 football season

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer August 14, 2019
Fans and students are hoping that the 2019 football season will provide another opportunity for the Mercer football program to prove itself in the difficult Southern Conference field of play. Here's a preview for the season ahead.
Mercer University's own Josh Farmer takes the mound representing the Macon Bacon against Gastonia Grizzlies.

A bear pitches in the coastal plain league

Jen Jones, Sports Editor August 14, 2019
This year, the Macon Bacon baseball team recruited Mercer junior Josh Farmer to pitch. The only Mercer baseball player recruited for the team, he appeared in 10 games with 22 strikeouts.
Braves enter final stretch: all you need to know

Braves enter final stretch: all you need to know

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer August 13, 2019
While the Braves have been one of the stronger teams in baseball over the course of the season, a playoff berth is far from guaranteed. To understand why the Braves should be cautiously optimistic, the weights of the team’s strengths and weaknesses have to be assessed.
Robert Riddle getting past the Jacksonville University defense during the 2018 season.

Robert Riddle: What is to come

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer August 13, 2019
Riddle, a redshirt sophomore from Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, earned himself the job as Mercer’s starting quarterback after two games of excellent quarterback play in the 2018 season. After an injury put an abrupt stop to his first season, he's looking forward to his return.
After pitching, Isabella Haswell uses blood flow restriction therapy to help with the muscle endurance for one of the players.

The trainers behind the players

Jen Jones, Sports Editor August 13, 2019
Mercer University has developed a master’s program that recruits trainers and takes on graduate assistants to keep athletes safe. The result is not only beneficial to the trainer, but it also keeps the athletes healthy on and off the field.
Hailey Rhatigan is a freshman on the Women's Lacrosse Team. She is a Midfeilder with a game high total of 14 shots on goal and 7 goals.

After a high-scoring lacrosse season, Hailey Rhatigan is excited for the next three years

Sarah Dockery, Contributing Writer April 10, 2019

For freshman Mercer lacrosse player Hailey Rhatigan, lacrosse has long been a family sport. Now that she’s a thousand miles away from home, finding a sense of a second family on the women’s lacrosse...

Stanton Schorr teed-off during the practice round at the Brickyard Golf Club before the home tournament. Photo provided by Mercer Athletics.

Leading the Way: Stanton Schorr leads golf team as his last season comes to close

Jen Jones March 27, 2019

Although Stanton Schorr’s last season as a star Mercer Golf player is almost complete, his name will not be forgotten once he graduates in May. During his time as a member of the Mercer golf team,...

Seniors Amanda Thompson (#2) and KeKe Calloway (#0) have led the Mercer women's basketball team to a second straight NCAA tournament berth.

Dynamic duo making history for Mercer women’s basketball

Mitch Robinson March 27, 2019

Basketball’s history is riddled with legendary partnerships: Shaq and Kobe, Jordan and Pippen, Steph and Klay- the list could go on. No matter who else was on the floor, these pairings always stood...

A current assistant coach at Purdue, Greg Gary comes to Mercer with over 25 years of coaching experience. Photo provided via press release from Mercer Athletics.

Greg Gary hired to lead Mercer men’s basketball program

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor March 27, 2019

After the unexpected firing of former men’s basketball head coach Bob Hoffman, the Mercer Athletics department commenced their search for a new head coach to lead the program. Just 16 days later,...

The Bears nearly made history in their hard fought loss to the No. 2 seed Iowa Hawkeyes in the 2019 NCAA Tournament.

Bears upset bid comes up just short in season-ending loss to Iowa in NCAA Tournament

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor March 25, 2019

The Mercer Bears women’s basketball entered the 2019 NCAA Tournament as one of the four No. 15 seeds, squaring off with the No. 2 seed Iowa Hawkeyes in the Greensboro region. Iowa, led by NCAAw Player...

The Bears are going dancing again! After winning the SoCon Tournament, the Bears are headed to the Division 1 NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season.

Women’s basketball to face Iowa in opening round of 2019 NCAA Tournament

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor March 19, 2019

The wait is over. After a little over a week of anticipation, the Mercer women’s basketball team found out who their first round matchup will be in this year’s NCAA Tournament. The Bears were given...

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