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UFC 128 Preview

UFC 128 Preview

Gene Mitchell

March 16, 2011


Filed under Sports

Imagine a man over six feet tall with lightning-fast kicks and punches and vicious wrestling combined with incredible jiu-jitsu. Scared, right?  Now imagine him getting knocked unconscious by the soon-to-be crowned light heavyweight champion of the world. That’s what will happen this Saturday when champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua faces off against challenger Jon “B...

Softball dominating competition, ready for A-Sun play

Softball dominating competition, ready for A-Sun play

alockwood

March 16, 2011


Filed under Softball, Sports

It appears as if 2011 will bring about a more promising result in the A-Sun tournament, as the softball team currently stands at 16-8 after four tournaments worth of play and a busy time on the road.  The Bears took three of five games at the Kennesaw State tournament and split games in the rain-shortened G...

Women's golf takes 11th in Myrtle Beach

Women's golf takes 11th in Myrtle Beach

alockwood

March 16, 2011


Filed under Golf, Sports

Climbing the standings on the final day of play at the Barefoot at the Beach Inviational, the Mercer women’s golf team made the most of their recent visit to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina en route to an 11th-place finish in the 15-team field. Jumping Appalachian State and Marshall during the third rou...

Mercer wrestling takes 11th in nation

Mercer wrestling takes 11th in nation

alockwood

March 16, 2011


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Wrestling in a national championship is a tough undertaking. Hosting a national championship is exponentially harder––just ask Mercer head wrestling coach Kevin Andres. A very tired but elated Andres was glad to see Mercer and the city of Macon successfully host the National Collegiate Wrestling Associ...

It's bracket time baby!

It's bracket time baby!

alockwood

March 16, 2011


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

The culmination of four and a half months of college basketball is finally here. Tourney time gives us the ability to finally pull out the pen and pencil, run off a few copies of the NCAA tournament bracket on the printers at our work (or dorm room) and compare matchups on the more complex statistics o...

Men's golf wins Frito Lay/AT&T Intercollegiate

Men's golf wins Frito Lay/AT&T Intercollegiate

alockwood

March 16, 2011


Filed under Golf, Sports

In a breakthrough year, head men’s golf coach Andrew Tredway scored his first tournament title at the Frito Lay/AT&T Intercollegiate in Choctaw, Miss., before spring break. Riding the success of Mercer junior Josh Cone, the Bears lifted their first trophy of the season as they outplayed the field and bested Bethune-Cook...

Men's basketball beats Lipscomb, loses to Belmont in A-Sun tourney

Men's basketball beats Lipscomb, loses to Belmont in A-Sun tourney

Garret McDowell

March 16, 2011


Filed under Basketball, Sports

By: Garret McDowell Despite having a chance late in the Atlantic wwSun semifinal tournament game against eventual champion Belmont, the Bruins eliminated Mercer 80-72 to drop the Bears’ overall record to 15-18, 11-9 in conference play and 1-1 in the tournament. Mercer 73, Lipscomb 63 In what might have been the loudest night for a Mercer game thi...

Wrestling takes third in NCWA SEC finals

Wrestling takes third in NCWA SEC finals

alockwood

March 3, 2011


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Wrestling in the Southeastern Conference championships in Palm Coast, Florida, the Mercer wrestling team walked away with a 3rd place finish and plenty of momentum before they host the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) championships in Macon next week, March 10-12 at the University Center. Led by head ...

A-Sun coverage: Lipscomb defeats Lady Bucs

Garret McDowell

March 2, 2011


Filed under Basketball, Sports

At the half, Lipscomb lead 35 to 33 off of scrappy and aggressivedefense. The Lady Bisons set the tempo for most of the half. ETSU wouldn't go away, and the number one overall seed in the women's bracket led 41 to 40 before a three from the Bisons had ETSU forced to play some tough defense to keep...

Tough loss against Belmont, thriller versus Lipscomb

Tough loss against Belmont, thriller versus Lipscomb

alockwood

March 2, 2011


Filed under Basketball, News, Sports

Battling the two of the top teams in the conference, Mercer’s men’s basketball team held their own against a pair of tough conference opponents from Nashville, Belmont and Lipscomb, to close out the 2010-11 regular season. Going 1-1 in their final two games at home, the Bears solidified their 5th seed in t...

The Inside Zone

Zach Wells

March 1, 2011


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

When my mother told me that I was going to have a little brother as a four year-old, I shrugged and said, “good for you.”  I was home educated through high school, and when Emoly West (the only home schooled girl in Oklahoma who did not have unsightly moles or a clubbed foot) asked me to go to the...

Men’s, Women’s Tennis Updates: 3/1

Garret McDowell

March 1, 2011


Filed under Sports

Both the Men’s and Women’s Tennis Teams have had mixed starts to their 2011 seasons, with Mercer’s men at 2-3 through February 19 and Mercer’s women at 2-2 through February 20. Despite the tough starts to the season, the Bears have performed well at home as of late, including a combined 14-0...

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