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The men's basketball team gathers in a huddle in an earlier game this season.

Mercer falls to UNCG in heartbreaking championship game

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor March 9, 2021
Mercer’s men’s basketball team fell in the Southern Conference Championship Game on Sunday, losing to the University of North Carolina Greensboro by a score of 69-61.
Members of the Mercer community watch the March 8 men’s basketball game at the watch party in Mercer Village.

Mercer hosts watch party for SoCon Basketball Championship

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor March 9, 2021
Mercer University hosted a watch party on the main street of Mercer Village for its basketball team’s championship game Monday night.
Mercer's Ross Cummings (#20) shoots over Samford's A.J. Stanton-McCray (#5). Cummings would make the shot to go toward his game high, 25 points, which propelled Mercer to an 89 to 82 victory over Samford in double overtime Feb. 8.

Men’s basketball struggles through the Southern Conference

Keith Holmes Jr., Staff Writer March 7, 2021

Mercer Men’s Basketball is now 5-6 in SoCon after their last four games against Wofford College, East Tennessee State University and Samford University. Mercer came into their last four games at 3-4...

Mandi DeLong and Kyaria Madlock attend the men's basketball game against VMI on Jan. 23.

What’s it like to attend a Mercer basketball game during a pandemic?

Mandi DeLong, Campus Life Correspondent February 3, 2021
Last semester, COVID-19 led to an adjusted sports schedule here at Mercer, including football being pushed back until spring. Mercer’s men’s and women’s basketball teams have still been able to play out their seasons, which started shortly after the official last day of classes in the fall semester. 
John Harris (57) blocks for Mercer’s quarterback Harrison Frost (18) as Frost attempts a pass during the second quarter of the game.

Bears suffer last-second Homecoming loss, look towards spring schedule

Jen Jones, Layout Editor November 5, 2020
The Bears lost their one and only home game of the season this year to Abilene Christian University by a score of 20-17 Saturday.
Bears fall to Georgia State in OT

Bears fall to Georgia State in OT

Jenna Sanders, Contributing Writer September 28, 2020
Mercer University’s Women’s Soccer team was the first sport to play this year on Sept. 11. 
Why college football might not happen in 2020, and what it could mean for the future of the sport

Why college football might not happen in 2020, and what it could mean for the future of the sport

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor August 22, 2020
While some players are in vocal support of playing, the threat of COVID-19 remains as important as ever when tackling this difficult season. Beyond the immediate concerns of 2020, however, the virus’ impact brings to light even more questions about the sport’s long-term future in a variety of ways.
Starter Ethan Stair driving towards the goal against VMI defender.

Bears on a four-game hot streak 

Jen Jones, Sports Editor January 29, 2020
The men’s Basketball team had their first SoCon division win on Wednesday against the Virginia Military Institute at Hawkins Arena.
The Mercer Dance Team performs at a football game.

Mercer sophomore co-captains the dance team

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer October 26, 2019
It’s only Mia Spinola’s second year at Mercer, but she is already a co-captain of the Bears’ dance team.
BEARS club members participate in a weekly meeting.

New Mercer organization seeks to spark interfaith dialogue

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer October 14, 2019
Bears Engaged Across Religion aims to reach students with religious and nonreligious backgrounds to participate in an interfaith dialogue about faith traditions. 
Graphic courtesy of Yash Patel

Mercer announces new beer garden

Marianna Bacallao, Editor-in-Chief August 14, 2019
Mercer University Athletics will be partnering with the Macon Beer Company to host a “bear” garden during football games. The garden will be located on Black Field, next to Five Star Stadium. 
Bears fall short 70-68 against Chattanooga

Bears fall short 70-68 against Chattanooga

Hayes Rule , Social Media Editor January 14, 2017

As Stephon Jelks laid in an uncontested shot as the buzzer sounded, it was the least excited he’d been all game. After an action-packed final minutes -- including back-to-back reviews on inbound plays...

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