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Should student-athletes be paid?

Should student-athletes be paid?

Keith Holmes Jr., Staff Writer March 3, 2021
On Jan. 19, American sportscaster and radio host Dan Partick aired information from one of his sources. 
Wide Receiver Tucker Cannon watches Mercer face off against Austin Peay in between plays.

Player Spotlight: Mercer wide receiver makes Sports Center’s top ten highlight reel

Jen Jones and Conner Hendricks November 7, 2019
“If you would have asked me what I wanted to be when I was eight years old, it was to play in the NFL,” Cannon said. “It was always my dream to play in college and then after.” 
Jenna Gipperich, a senior, runs track for Mercer University.

Running toward her future

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer March 30, 2016

This past Christmas, Jenna Gipperich’s boyfriend of five years bent down on one knee atop a Hawaiian mountain and asked her to marry him. It was only fitting that Gipperich — a cross country and...

Lindsay Zeltwanger gives insight into the world of lacrosse.

Zeltwanger leads by example

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer March 30, 2016

Lindsey Zeltwanger wasn’t allowed to join the neighborhood lacrosse team until she reached third grade. But even before then, she would tag behind her older sister and could catch and throw a lacrosse...

The 6’1 point guard from Sweden came to Mercer in August of last year.

Swedish Basketball Player Brings Something New to Team

Summer Perritt, Staff Writer February 26, 2016

With just a glance, you may think Linnea Rosendal is like any other college freshman at Mercer University: beautiful, happy and proudly proclaiming an undecided major. But the 6’1 point guard from...

Jestin Lewis: For the love of a game

Jestin Lewis: For the love of a game

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor January 27, 2016

Basketball for most is a just a game. You watch, cheer and some play but at the end of the day it's just a game, but for senior Jestin Lewis it is so much more than just a game. "It was my first love....

Mary Janiga’s life has been intertwined with golf since she was born, as she was named after one of the golf courses that hosts The Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.

Mary Janiga: Named for greatness

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer October 29, 2015

The game of golf has been with freshman Mary Augusta Janiga from the moment she entered the world. She shares her namesake with the course that takes breathes away  — The Augusta National. The National,...

Jeremy Booth & Maggie Cropp are two standout goalkeepers that have shined in this year’s Southern Conference.

Keepers of the Goals: Dual profile on soccer’s stars

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer October 29, 2015

Soccer is a team sport, yet one person on the field has the extra responsibility of preventing a game-winning shot from slipping through their hands. “The goalkeeper has to play well for the team...

Lasting concussions continue to arise among high school, collegiate athletics

Bryson Jones January 25, 2012

One of the hottest topics in the NCAA right now is concussions. According to a study done by the University of Pittsburgh, over 300,000 sports-related concussions occur annually, and the likelihood of...

SHAPE lecture hurtful, not helpful to Mercer's Greeks and athletes

SHAPE lecture hurtful, not helpful to Mercer's Greeks and athletes

Garret McDowell November 2, 2011

With all due respect to the people involved with SHAPE, I feel compelled to use my position as a columnist to address something I feel was something of a travesty. The ideas and thoughts here are not...

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