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Men’s tennis earns postseason spot in A-Sun Championships

Men’s tennis earns postseason spot in A-Sun Championships

Garret McDowell

April 13, 2011


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(NOTE: AUTHOR GARRET MCDOWELL) In what many will consider a down year for Mercer tennis by record alone, the Mercer Bears’ men’s tennis squad qualified for the 2011 Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament on the final day of competition, defeating in-state rival Kennesaw State. Senior Day was definit...

The Third Half

The Third Half

alockwood

April 13, 2011


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

  Perspective is everything. I realized this after meeting one of my favorite athletes last weekend at a national cycling race in Anniston, Ala. You’ve probably not heard of him, but Rahsaan Bahati is one of the best Criterium cycling champions in the United States today. His organization,...

Baseball collects big win over Georgia Tech, drops three against Jacksonville

Baseball collects big win over Georgia Tech, drops three against Jacksonville

alockwood

April 13, 2011


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The Bears are still within the thick of the conference standings in 7th at 8-9, boasting the 4th best overall record of 22-13, but if MU hopes to repeat its title run in 2011 they’ll have to gain ground in the conferences standings this month as they travel to UNF, USC Upstate and Kennesaw State...

Viva la sport!

Viva la sport!

Garret McDowell

March 30, 2011


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Well another March Madness has just about wrapped up, and it has proven once again that millions of people are duped into picking teams that choke for their brackets. Like always, the one seeds get upset at some point, but strangely, not even one this year. Many claimed that this year’s bracket was diluted and watered down with medio...

Men's, women's tennis fighting for position in A-Sun play

Men's, women's tennis fighting for position in A-Sun play

Garret McDowell

March 30, 2011


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  NOTE: GARRET MCDOWELL AUTHOR Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams have had mixed starts to their 2011 seasons, with Mercer’s men at 7-10 through March 28 and the women at 3-12 through March 28.  Despite the tough starts to the season, the Bears have performed well at home, including a comb...

Intramural basketball championship night provides highlights, theatrics for spectators

Intramural basketball championship night provides highlights, theatrics for spectators

Zach Wells

March 30, 2011


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  NOTE: AUTHOR ZACH WELLS (Another year of intramural basketball went into the record books, but not without the humorous recap of the championship night from the keyboard of Zach Wells. His first/third person recollection of the night gives insight into the emotions, competition and highlights that dotted this ...

The Inside Zone

The Inside Zone

Zach Wells

March 30, 2011


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  I love big porches with columns. In fact, I would say that, other than giant mutant cockroaches and no liquor sales on Sunday, porches are my favorite thing about Georgia. This is my first spring season having a porch, and I’m not sure anyone or anything has had such a major impact on my life (and yes, I do know Jesus). I have a...

Softball slumps in A-Sun play

Softball slumps in A-Sun play

Garret McDowell

March 30, 2011


Filed under Softball, Sports

  After the cancellation of the doubleheader with Florida A&M, the Mercer Bears went on an Atlantic Sun road trip to take on conference rivals Campbell, Jacksonville, and North Florida to start A-Sun play. The start of the A-Sun slate has not gone quite as well as the Bears and their se...

The Kid's Corner

The Kid's Corner

Gene Mitchell

March 30, 2011


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  MMA who the pound-for- pound fighter in the world is and debate over who claims the top spot becomes immediate. The group begins to squabble over which weight class holds more competition and which title holder seems impossible to defeat. After Mauricio Rua’s devastating loss to Jon Jones last week, the top 10 spots for best fighter in t...

The Third Half

The Third Half

alockwood

March 30, 2011


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

  Like many sports fans, I love rooting for the underdog. Upsets and the uncertainty of the NCAA tournament make for a hoops fans’ heaven as small schools defeat big schools and as little-knowns grace the front pages of Sports Illustrated the following week. For Butler and Virginia Commonwealth, two mid-major sch...

Mercer Lacrosse wins first game in program history

Mercer Lacrosse wins first game in program history

alockwood

March 30, 2011


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

  It took nine hard losses to finally win the first game of the 2011 inaugural season, but the Bears were victors in front of nearly 300 fans at Bear Field as they overtook Carthage College, a Division III school from Wisonsin, 17-13. The Bears grabbed the lead in the first period and never ...

Coaching Spotlight: Warren Woolfolk

Coaching Spotlight: Warren Woolfolk

Ashley Mann

March 30, 2011


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NOTE: AUTHOR ASHLEY MANN As head coach for the men’s and women’s tennis teams and a Mercer graduate, Warren Woolfolk understands what it takes to succeed in this game. He sat down with The Cluster to answer a few questions. Cluster: Having recently assumed the role of coach, what changes do you hop...

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