Mercer Cluster

American soccer gains recognition

Garret McDowell

August 18, 2011

United States fell flat on its face in the Gold Cup this summer; however, it has definitely improved the sport in this country. Former manager Bob Bradley took the team as far as he could go, and the individuals who called for his firing should also thank him for opening the door for Jurgen Klinsman,...

NBA owners, Union remain in stalemate

Samir Moussawel

August 18, 2011

Baseball takes down Tech again

Baseball takes down Tech again

alockwood

April 27, 2011

  It took them a while to break .500 in conference play, but Mercer’s baseball team seems to have broken through against A-Sun opponents after a three-game series sweep against Lipscomb this past weekend. Despite the big wins and their overall record that approaches nearly 30 wins on the season, the Bea...

On the Porch

Zach Wells

April 27, 2011

I was sitting on my porch the other day, enjoying another beautiful spring morning and thinking about the copious amount of projects and finals looming in the near future. I was considering all of the stress I would be under to complete my work, and how I would combat that stress by not studying whatsoever...

club sports Spotlight: Equestrian

(photo courtesy of Mercer Equestrian) Veteran rider Kathleen Quinlan shows at a competition last semester at SCAD.

alockwood

April 27, 2011

  It’s not exactly the Kentucky Derby, but for those who love horses, it’s a blast. Mercer’s Equestrian Club (MEC) and Team provides an outlet for those interested in riding, regardless of experience, as well as a competitive outlet as the Mercer Equestrian Hunt Seat Team competes in the Intercollegia...

coach Spotlight: volleyball's Noelle Rooke

(Photo courtesy of Alex Lockwood) After coaching the volleyball team for six years, Rooke will explore sand volleyball next spring with many of her same players.

Ashley Mann

April 27, 2011

Head volleyball coach Noelle Rooke led her Lady Bears through a tough schedule this season. While preparing for the emerging sand volleyball team, Coach Rooke sat down with The Cluster to answer a few questions. Cluster: Although your team had a tough schedule this season, what changes do you hope to implement next season? Rooke: I scheduled a ve...

Men's golf finishes 4th in A-Sun thriller

(photo courtesy of MercerBears.com) Head coach Andrew Tredway believes Josh Cone has a good shot of extending his year by receiving a bid into the NCAA tournament.

alockwood

April 27, 2011

  Mercer’s men’s golf team recorded the lowest round of the Atlantic Sun tournament during Wednesday’s final round at the Chateau Elan Golf Club in Braselton, Ga., as they shot a combined 277 to move up the standings to finish fourth. Kennesaw State would capture their first conference tournam...

player Spotlight: Katlin Marrin

(photo courtesy of MercerBears.com) Marrin, shown her at the Just Us Girls golf camp, had a stellar season in her sophomore year, finishing in a tie for 25th at the A-Sun tournament.

Ashley Mann

April 27, 2011

A native of Ontario, Canada, sophomore Kaitlin Marrin journeyed to the United States to play golf at the collegiate level. Cluster: How old were you when you first began playing golf? Marrin: I started late. I began playing when I was 15. I played other sports beforehand, so learning how to pick up...

SECCC Championships rolls through Macon

(Alex Lockwood / Cluster Staff) Cycling's Andrew Lockwood hits the pavement (far left) in a pileup early in the Men's B category race.

alockwood

April 27, 2011

  With the highest turnout in Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference history, Mercer Cycling successfully hosted the final race of the spring road season with a time trial, criterium and road race over the course of Saturday and Sunday. With nearly 155 riders and 23 schools in tow, Saturday morning’s time trial was delayed by a...

Softball stays above .500 going into final week

(photo courtesy of MercerBears.com) Sarah Stukes has provided some timely hitting as the Bears go into the final week of the softball season.

alockwood

April 27, 2011

As head coach Mike Raynor’s team heads into the final week of the season, they sit in seventh in the current Atlantic Sun standings with a high probability of grabbing the sixth seed going into the season ending championship tournament. With an above .500 record of 26-22 (8-10 A-Sun), one can only...

The Third Half

(photo courtesy of connectin.com) Don't cry for me Brett Favre, this is only my semi-retirement.

alockwood

April 27, 2011

I’m calling it quits, at least for the time being. It’s been a fun four years here on the staff, but it’s my time to go. The ownership wouldn’t pay me a big bonus and with all of this speculation floating around me concerning performance enhancing drugs (PEDs), it’s time for me to move on. I sw...

The Kid's Corner

(photo courtesy of opposingviews.com) St. Pierre and Sheilds should provide what Gene describes as the 'match of the year' in the upcoming UFC 129 event.

Gene Mitchell

April 27, 2011

As our school year wraps up, the mixed martial arts world delivers with what could turn into the fight of year.  On April 30, the reigning Welterweight Champion, Georges Saint-Pierre, will take on Jake Shields at UFC 129 in the champ’s home country, Canada. No one doubts St-Pierre’s power and takedown abilities, but his opponent this Saturday...

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