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Bear Grills feeding the masses for the Maniacs

Bear Grills feeding the masses for the Maniacs

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
November 6, 2016
Filed under Fan of the Week, Showcase, Sports, Spotlight

As smoke billows out of the grill, a line of hungry bears begins to form. Armed with a spatula and an apron with the name “Bear Grills” on it, Senior Justin Furness flips burgers to buns for over 200 rabid Mercer fans. Furness joined the Maniacs before the first football game in 2013. One of his ...

VP of Mercer Maniacs earns fan of the week award

March 19, 2015
Filed under Fan of the Week, Sports

Andrew Eck, a member of Mercer Maniacs and an avid Mercer Bears fan, started his time as a Mercer Bear earlier than most. His older brother began attending Mercer in 2009, and this began Eck’s true love for the school and its athletics. “I've been going to Mercer Basketball games since I was ...

Fan of the Week: Taylor Dias

February 27, 2015
Filed under Fan of the Week, Sports

Taylor Dias, a graduating member of the Mercer Women’s Soccer Team, has been a true Bear on and off and the field during her time at Mercer. The 5-2 defender for the team has been a contributing member for the Bears for all four of her seasons with Mercer. Dias saw action mostly in her junior and...

Fan of the Week: Nikki Atkinson

January 29, 2015
Filed under Fan of the Week, Sports

Nikki Atkinson is a fifth-year Mercer student as well as an avid Mercer Bears fan. She enjoys watching and supporting Mercer athletics and has since her freshman year. Attending and cheering at Mercer sporting events has been a large part of Atkinson’s college career. In her first four years at Mercer,...

Fan of the week: Sara Elliiot

Emily Rochefort
November 5, 2014
Filed under Fan of the Week, Sports

Sara Elliot, a Mercer graduate student, is a dedicated and loyal fan of a number of Mercer’s sports teams. She has been involved and interested in Mercer athletics for over seven years. From taking road trips all over the southeast to see Mercer teams play to cheering them on at any home event, it...

Fan of the week: David Newberry

Caroline Carlton
October 22, 2014
Filed under Fan of the Week, Sports

Mercer Alumnus David Newberry has been a huge fan of Mercer’s athletic teams since his arrival in Macon as a freshmen in fall of 2008. Newberry, even after his graduation from Mercer, has continued to be a dedicated Mercer fan. From an early age, Newberry has been involved in athletics and participated...

Fan of the week: Chef Robert Swanagan

Emily Rochefort
September 25, 2014
Filed under Fan of the Week, Sports

This week's fan of the week is Robert Swanagan, one of Mercer's favorite chefs. Many Mercer students know him as Mr. Robert, who can often be found in the caf working the grill. Although many students know and see him daily, they may not know that he is a Mercer Athletics super fan. He is one of the...

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