Mercer Cluster

Go Pro or No Go

Joshua Morrison

September 7, 2011


Filed under Sports

I find sports to be an interesting subject not only because I love to play and watch them, but when it comes down to it, almost any question about sports or any situation that occurs during a game can be explained using some very simple statistics or economic reasoning. Of course, some people don’t ...

coaching spotlight: new golf coach Steve Bradley

coaching spotlight: new golf coach Steve Bradley

Joshua Morrison

September 7, 2011


Filed under Sports

As the semester begins, Mercer students arrive back on campus and look to get settled into their new classes and apartments. Along with these Mercer students, men’s golf coach Steve Bradley looks to get ready for his first year as coach for Mercer. The Cluster sat down to ask Coach Bradley a few q...

NCAA power conference could put end to BCS

Garret McDowell

September 7, 2011


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With the departure of Texas A&M from the Big 12 currently in the news, the proposed SEC super conference is enough to begin the always-favored talk of the demise of the BCS. Even if just one team enters the Southeastern Conference, it would throw another wrench in the supposed balance of power and...

'Libero of the Year' Harris aims to lead Lady Bears in 2011 campaign

'Libero of the Year' Harris aims to lead Lady Bears in 2011 campaign

Garret McDowell

September 7, 2011


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After a disappointing start to last season, the Mercer Bears volleyball team performed well, making it to the Atlantic Sun Tournament as the fifth seed. They look to maintain improvement, even as they are picked to finish seventh in the preseason conference poll. Led by the outstanding Charlotte Harris, ...

behind the jersey

behind the jersey

Samir Moussawel

September 7, 2011


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An infinite amount of questions abound leading up to the 2011 season that saw everything from a free agency frenzy to a lockout that sparked a few sweats from nearly every fan in America. Here are my top 10 questions for the 2011 NFL season. 10. Will Reggie Bush re-ignite  his career as a Miami Dolphin?...

Adidas, Mercer agree on 5-year sponsor extension

Garret McDowell

September 7, 2011


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For the next five years, Mercer Athletics will join the ranks of programs like Michigan and Nebraska in being sponsored by international corporation Adidas America. All 16 intercollegiate sports will be sponsored by the company, and they will have apparel and footwear provided by them as well. “We...

Mercer Cheer to compete at nationals

Mercer Cheer to compete at nationals

Alex Preston

September 7, 2011


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Mercer Cheer, under the direction of Head Cheerleading Coach Nicky Bruno, has received a bid to compete at the national cheer competition in Daytona, Fla. next April. The National Cheerleaders Association/National Dance Association college nationals is the largest collegiate cheerleading and dance competitio...

Lockouts, big boots, good deeds

Joshua Morrison

August 18, 2011


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The beginning of summer often signals a break for most school-aged children, however, college students don’t seem to get that opportunity anymore. They spend their summers interning, traveling the globe, taking summer classes, working, and performing a host of time-consuming activities. With such a...

Lady Bears tie exhibition, 'Black & Orange' squad searches for new standout performer

Joshua Morrison

August 18, 2011


Filed under Sports

As most Mercerians begin to settle in for the beginning of another semester, Mercer’s men and women’s soccer teams have already been on campus for quite some time as they get prepared for the beginning of their seasons. With a load of returning talent on both squads, the Bears seem poised for success. The...

Philadelphia Eagles: NFL's 'Dream Team'?

Robert Sumners

August 18, 2011


Filed under Sports

In 2010, the Philadelphia Eagles went 10-6 and won the NFC East. Although they lost in the first round of the playoffs to the eventual Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers, the Eagles by all accounts had a successful season. Just two years removed from prison, Michael Vick re-emerged as an NFL superstar...

Recreational leagues set to kick off in early September

Samir Moussawel

August 18, 2011


Filed under Sports

Make way for another exciting year with the annual intramural leagues. Designed with all the student body in mind, these programs have all kinds of sporting activities that can suit the taste of even the pickiest of Mercer sports enthusiasts. Coming this fall, Mercer offers season-long leagues of soccer,...

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