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Women's tennis kicks off fall play with UTC Baras Classic

Bryson Jones

October 19, 2011


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On Sept. 28, the Mercer University Women’s Tennis team headed to Chattanooga to compete in the 28th Annual UTC Steve Baras Classic. This tournament was the first time the Bears competed in the 2011-2012 campaign. With many newcomers, the team looked to show well in order to prepare for their competitive...

Mercer football set to have tryouts in spring

Garret McDowell

October 19, 2011


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Some of the biggest success stories in college sports are those that deal with walk-on athletes. Walk-ons are students who were not recruited for that sport coming out of high school, and they enter try-outs in order to join the team. While Mercer’s football coaches are currently out and about on recruiting...

3rd annual Tip-Off Banquet to feature CBS Sports' Clark Kellogg

3rd annual Tip-Off Banquet to feature CBS Sports' Clark Kellogg

Samir Moussawel

October 19, 2011


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Mercer Basketball, the Mercer Athletic Foundation and the Macon community are proud to announce CBS Sports college basketball analyst Clark Kellogg as the keynote speaker for this year’s Tip-Off Banquet. Speaking at the third installment of the event on Nov. 1, the Cleveland native will help kick off...

Coaching Spotlight: Bobby Lamb

Samir Moussawel

October 11, 2011


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Volleyball drops pair at home versus Lipscomb, Belmont in conference play

Garret McDowell

October 5, 2011


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After finding some rhythm towards the end of their non-Atlantic Sun start to the season, the Mercer Bears volleyball team came home to take on the defending champions Lipscomb and fellow Nashville school Belmont on Sept. 23-24. The Bears put it all on the line to try to unseat two of the Atlantic Sun’s b...

Soccer on streak, improve to 5-3-1

Soccer on streak, improve to 5-3-1

Salim Ali

October 5, 2011


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For the past four games, the Mercer men’s soccer team has been close to untouchable. The first of the four, a home game against VMI, ended 3-1. All three goals were scored in the final 12 minutes of the second half. Ashani Samuels, through a corner kick in the 79th minute, scored his first goal of...

Cross country smashes records at Louisville meet

Bryson Jones

October 5, 2011


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With a more-than-powerful performance at their own RunFit Sports Invitational, the Mercer men’s and women’s cross country teams looked to take their success on the road. The next challenge for the Bears was in Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 1, at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic. This was ...

Men's golf places 9th at Waterchase, final round cancelled due to bee nest

Joshua Morrison

October 5, 2011


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Mercer men’s golf team opened up their season at the UTA/Waterchase Invitational in Arlington, TX on Sept. 19-20. The men finished the first day tied for ninth out of 19 teams and were only one stroke behind the eighth-place team after the opening two rounds. The result remained the same after...

Women's golf dominates, repeat as Eat-a-Peach champions

Women's golf dominates, repeat as Eat-a-Peach champions

Joshua Morrison

October 5, 2011


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Mercer’s Lady Bears golf team picked up their first tournament win of the season at the Macon Eat-A-Peach Collegiate at Oakview Golf Course on Sept. 18-19. The Bears were to post a very strong performance as defending champions. Mercer succeeded in fulfilling their expectations, placing first out of 10 t...

It is what it is

Joshua Morrison

October 5, 2011


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Two of our series on some of the “unluckiest” teams in sports takes a step off of the football field and onto the football pitch, but this time I’m referring to futbol, also known as soccer in the US. Last issue we looked at Notre Dame and the constant hype surrounding them in the past decade a...

I.M.M.E.R.S.E.

Samir Moussawel

October 5, 2011


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Congratulations to the Hemoglobin Trotters for their victory in this year’s 3-on-3 basketball tournament! As the number two overall seed, they went 3-0 in the playoff bracket to garner the title. They won with a buzzer-beater jump shot in overtime against 3 Ballers. The final score was 18-17.  The H...

Former basketball standout, fan favorite Brian Mills signs to play in Portugal

Former basketball standout, fan favorite Brian Mills signs to play in Portugal

Garret McDowell

October 5, 2011


Filed under Basketball, Sports

  Fan favorite and core member of the Mercer Bears basketball team, forward Brian Mills has signed a contract with Lusitania Angra Patrimonio Mundial, a team in the 12-team Portuguese League, better known to the rest of the world as Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol or Portuguese Basketball Premier L...

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