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‘Bax Trax’: Are you ready for some football?

‘Bax Trax’: Are you ready for some football?

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
August 22, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

  Football is ready to kickoff at Mercer on Sept. 1, as the Bears embark on a quest for their first Southern Conference (SoCon) title. For the first time since the program was restarted in 2013, the Bears will have their first true senior class. A big group of key guys who helped build the ... Read more »

Russ looking to go out on top

Russ looking to go out on top

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
August 18, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports

  John Russ handed the ball off and his running back pitched it back to him. He cocked his arm and fired a deep ball towards the end zone. The stadium held its collective breath as receiver J.T Palmer laid out for the ball in the middle of double coverage. Russ threw his arms skyward as the... Read more »

Curtis feeling 100 percent going into season

Curtis feeling 100 percent going into season

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
August 18, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports

  Mercer football has had only one FCS All-American in the program’s history, and his name is Chandler Curtis. The junior wide receiver from Calhoun jumped into the national spotlight two years ago as a freshman, earning Third-Team All-America recognition after a campaign in which he produced... Read more »

New quarterback leaves Mercer football team

New quarterback leaves Mercer football team

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
August 18, 2016
Filed under Breaking, Football, Showcase, Sports

Johnny McCrary, the graduate transfer from Vanderbilt, has left the Mercer football program after transferring to university in the offseason. McCrary was set to be one of backup quarterbacks behind John Russ heading into the season. Russ has started every game for the Bears since the program wa... Read more »

‘The Ruling’: Projecting Mercer football’s season

‘The Ruling’: Projecting Mercer football’s season

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
August 18, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

  As John Russ took a knee, it was as if Mercer football’s prayers had finally been answered. The disappointment of so many close games -- losses of five, three, two, one, three and two over two seasons -- was finally forgotten for one night: Nov. 7. On a brisk Saturday night in Five Star Stadi... Read more »

Jake Flath: The newest — and youngest — kid on the block

Jake Flath: The newest — and youngest — kid on the block

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
January 30, 2016
Filed under Football, Player Spotlight, Sports

Everyone who went to college remembers the feeling of that first day on campus. Most likely leaving home for the first time, the new college student enters an unknown environment with new faces and places to discover. Although, that new student is not alone -- hundreds or even thousands of other peop... Read more »

Zach Jackson joins our hosts on Inside the Den

Zach Jackson joins our hosts on Inside the Den

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule
November 25, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

This week is a special Thanksgiving edition of Inside the Den. Hayes and Justin discuss the holiday and give their family traditions. The guys are joined by former Mercer baseball player and founder of MUBeardown fan forum Shawn Arnold. Arnold discusses the ins and outs of Mercer athletics and tells... Read more »

Sam’s the Man: Believe the Hype

Sam’s the Man: Believe the Hype

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer
November 12, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Football, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

The echoing shout of orange and black checkered fans. The flash of pompoms and toothy grins. The blur of movement on a fresh-cut field. To many, these images are game day staples. To Sam Osakue, however, they mean something more. They mean home. A junior and faithful member of the Mercer Maniacs, O... Read more »

Inside the Den:Basketball Special (Episode 9)

Inside the Den:Basketball Special (Episode 9)

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule
November 10, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Hayes and Justin sit down with the head coach of both the men's and women's basketball teams. Coach Bob Hoffman discusses his dancing skills and how the team is shaping up. Coach Susie Gardner tells about her young but talented squad and how they are prepping for the season opener.  All of this and... Read more »

Inside the Den Podcast (Episode 8)

Inside the Den Podcast (Episode 8)

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule
November 4, 2015
Filed under Podcast, Showcase, Sports

This week controversial topics and rants fill the den. Hayes and Justin weigh in on hot topics from around the world of sports. Should Mercer head coach Bobby Lamb's job be at risk with recent football struggles? Find out what the guys think as they debate the issue. The Mercer men's soccer team is heading... Read more »

Mercer Medicine dealing with string of football injuries

Mercer Medicine dealing with string of football injuries

Emma Peel, Staff Writer
October 28, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

In its third season, the Mercer football team competes against bigger, stronger teams in the Southern Conference. The strength and size of the Bears’ new competition has lead to a noticeable uptick in injuries this season. The increase in injuries calls into question what’s happening behind the s... Read more »

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