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Player of the Week: Darious Moten

Emma Peel
February 11
Filed under Basketball, Player Spotlight, Sports

Darious Moten, a fifth-year engineering student and forward on the celebrated Mercer Men’s Basketball Team, is a few short months away from rounding out his career as a Bear. A Carrollton, Ga., native, Moten has had a major impact on the basketball team, especially in the last three seasons. As a junior,...

Fan of the Week: Nikki Atkinson

January 29
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,...

Player of the Week: Precious Bridges

January 29
Filed under Basketball, Player Spotlight, Sports

Senior Precious Bridges has been a vital part in the success of the Mercer Women’s Basketball Team in recent years. The West Palm Beach native has been a starter since 2011, her freshman year with the Bears. She chose Mercer based on academics and athletics and has not been let down. "It has been...

Fan of the week: Sara Elliiot

Emily Rochefort
November 5
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
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
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...

First Week Freshman Athlete

First Week Freshman Athlete

Amanda Barrentine
August 27
Filed under Player Spotlight, Sports, Volleyball

The campus came alive this week with the start of classes as well as the largest freshman class that Mercer University has seen so far. Several of those freshmen are the newest recruits to Mercer Athletics, and for volleyball player Morgan MacGilvary, it was her first week here at Mercer. Originally...

Player Spotlight: Lacey Fears

Player Spotlight: Lacey Fears

Carly Innarino
October 24
Filed under Player Spotlight, Sports

So far this season, junior Lacey Fears has proven to be one of the best women’s golfers in the Atlantic Sun Conference. Fears has already earned two Atlantic Sun Player of the Week Honors this season, along with winning the LPGA Invitational and placing second in the Eat a Peach Collegiate. After a ...

Coaching Spotlight: Ryan Bailey

Marin Guta
October 10
Filed under Coaching Spotlight, Sports

Veteran cross country coach, Ryan Bailey, has led the Mercer Bears to a successful season this fall. The team placed third in the University of Georgia and University of Auburn races. They were also invited to compete in the coveted “Gold Race,” which included some of the top cross country programs...

Coaching Spotlight: Damian Elder

Sara Cuevas
September 26
Filed under Coaching Spotlight, Sports

Coach Damian Elder started his first fall season as head coach of the Women’s Volleyball team and led the Bears to an excellent home court debut. Having coached in the Pacific-12, the Southeastern Conference and the Southern Conference, Coach Elder brings experience, good energy and a positive change...

Behind the Jersey

Samir Moussawel
April 25
Filed under Behind the Jersey, Columns, Sports

Since the ripe age of two, I have been taught the mechanics and commitment of many sports. Whether it was baseball, swimming, water polo, track, football or basketball, I never stayed with it. I failed myself time and time again. It wasn’t for a lack of talent or effort, but rather a fear of devotion. Playing...

Behind the jersey

Behind the jersey

Samir Moussawel
April 11
Filed under Behind the Jersey, Columns, Sports

Even though the 2012 season has just begun and the taste of the dirt is just now sinking in, so much has been unfolded in just a few games. After the incredible finish to the 2011 year, a swirl of offseason acquisitions were made. Many teams are taking a much different shape and approach to their play...

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