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A-Sun coverage: Lipscomb defeats Lady Bucs

Garret McDowell

March 2, 2011

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

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 2, 2011

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 2, 2011

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...

Death of a sixth man

Death of a sixth man

alockwood

February 23, 2011

No, this isn’t an opinion about Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, but it does borrow from its ideas of defining greatness. Perhaps the biggest take-away from the famous 1949 play is understanding the misconceptions of ourselves and how we should define greatness. Nevertheless, we’re talking about th...

The Kid's Corner

The Kid's Corner

Gene Mitchell

February 23, 2011

No one denies the card this Saturday for UFC 127 could potentially turn out great. The key ingredients to a great fight night certainly look present. The card has high profile fighters, a mixture of talent and various levels of hungry and established fighters. There seems to be only one problem that could make Saturday a mus...

Baseball torches Liberty on opening weekend

Baseball torches Liberty on opening weekend

alockwood

February 23, 2011

(Alex Lockwood / Cluster Staff) Joe Winker (far right) receives a tip of the cap from his teammates after a three homerun game against Liberty this past weekend. The defending Atlantic Sun Champions looked stellar in their opening series of the 2011 campaign, taking three of four in a series against the highly touted Liberty Flames of Lynchburg...

Lax plays inaugural home game against VMI

Lax plays inaugural home game against VMI

alockwood

February 23, 2011

It’s finally here to stay at Mercer as the lacrosse team competed in their first three regular season games during their 2011 inaugural campaign under head coach Jason Childs.  After a convincing 16-2 win over Georgia Tech’s club team, the Bears seemed to be a little intimidated at Ohio State as...

Women's basketball snaps losing streak

Women's basketball snaps losing streak

Garret McDowell

February 23, 2011

  After a long, hard-fought road, the Mercer Bears’ women’s basketball team recorded their first home victory on the season. The win over Kennesaw State in overtime was tough and will help the Bears as they transition into the offseason although Mercer has dropped their last four, making them 2-25 overa...

'Le Train de Mercer' looks dominant in Swamp Classic

'Le Train de Mercer' looks dominant in Swamp Classic

Garret McDowell

February 23, 2011

(MercerCycling.blogspot.com) MU's Kevin Roberts had a fantastic opening weekend at the Swamp Classic alongside his four teammates. After several months off, Mercer’s cycling team has returned to competition with the SECCC season officially beginning the first weekend of February. A middle of...

Softball opens season, looks to rebound in 2011

Softball opens season, looks to rebound in 2011

Garret McDowell

February 23, 2011

  As of Feb. 21, the Mercer Bears softball team sits at .600 on the season. Their 6-4 record includes sweeps of Radford, Oakland and Charleston Southern and a sweep by Georgia Southern. Their home opener against Alcorn State was cancelled. The Mercer softball team headed to Statesboro for the two-day Spring Hill Suites Eagle Classic. The four...

Men's basketball dominant in A-Sun run

Men's basketball dominant in A-Sun run

alockwood

February 23, 2011

(Alex Lockwood / Cluster Staff) Mercer's Justin Cecil attempts to dunk between two Florida Gulf Coast defenders in a recent home win against the Eagles. The bad news Bears that were vying for the eighth and final spot a month ago are on the hottest streak in the Atlantic Sun, winning seven of their la...

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