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Mercer’s newest overshadowed gem: Stephen Houzah

Mercer’s newest overshadowed gem: Stephen Houzah

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
October 15, 2015
Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

They said he was too small. Standing at 5-foot-9 and 168 pounds, Stephen Houzah played every game as a Panther at Lakeside High School in Evans, Georgia, as either a cornerback, wide receiver, or return specialist. His impact on the gridiron led to an influx of awards as a senior. The Atlanta Jour... Read more »

Powder Puff game raises awareness for breast cancer

Powder Puff game raises awareness for breast cancer

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
October 14, 2015
Filed under Sports

On Oct. 25 in the friendly confines of Five Star Stadium, two teams will square off in what might be the biggest game of the year. The two teams currently sit with perfect records at 0-0 and are coming into the match looking to take home the victory and bragging rights in this rivalry game. This w... Read more »

Inside the Den (Episode 5)

Inside the Den (Episode 5)

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule
October 14, 2015
Filed under M. Basketball, Media, Podcast, Showcase, Sports, W. Basketball

Mercer Madness is this Friday night. Hayes Rule and Justin Baxley get you ready for that event and review the last week in Mercer sports. Including, soccer's recent string of wins, volleyball's home dominance, and Mercer footballs late game woes. This week two very special guest join the show as Kahlia... Read more »

Mercer drops conference opener to Wofford in close contest

Mercer drops conference opener to Wofford in close contest

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
October 3, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

The narrative remains the same for the Mercer Bears: another conference game and another close loss. This marks the sixth SoCon game that the Bears have dropped by a touchdown margin or less in the past two seasons. It was a closer affair tonight. The Wofford Terriers were the only team to have beaten... Read more »

Mercer starts SoCon play with Wofford

Mercer starts SoCon play with Wofford

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
October 2, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

Following a 29-22 loss to Tennessee Tech, the Mercer Bears are entering Southern Conference play against Wofford. The extra week gave the Bears a chance to correct the mistakes from the first few games and catch a breather after playing two or three games on the road. "If there is a team in th... Read more »

Inside the Den Podcast

Inside the Den Podcast

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule
October 2, 2015
Filed under Media, Podcast, Sports

Check out the latest addition of the Inside the Den podcast. Justin and Hayes are back this week with a complete makeover for the Cluster Sports Podcast. With a new name and a new focus on Mercer sports, the guys will get you ready for the sports week ahead. This week a special guest joined the podcast... Read more »

Zach Jackson: Horned Frog turned Mercer Bear

Zach Jackson: Horned Frog turned Mercer Bear

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
September 26, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Zach Jackson read the quarterback’s eyes; he sprinted across the field towards the sideline as he launched himself into the air and pulled down the acrobatic interception. He had finally arrived on the college football stage. Jackson was a three star recruit coming out of Brookwood high school.... Read more »

A time of teasing: preseason football

A time of teasing: preseason football

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
September 24, 2015
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

Preseason football is a time of teasing for the NFL fan. After, months of waiting, we the football fans, finally get to watch football again. These games do not count but serve as a chance for coaches to evaluate their teams. Now this may seem like a solid concept in a perfect world where football i... Read more »

Cluster Sports Podcast

Cluster Sports Podcast

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule
September 15, 2015
Filed under Media, Podcast, Sports

  Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule discuss some things going on in the football world. Follow the hosts on Twitter for updates on the podcasts and sports. Hayes Rule- @rule0021 Justin Baxley- @JbClusterSports Special thank you to Adam Ragusea for helping with production and providing ... Read more »

Bears win in dominating fashion

Bears win in dominating fashion

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
September 13, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

Head Coach Bobby Lamb and the Mercer Bears excited the home crowd this week notching another victory and improving to 2-0 on the season. The first home game also marked the first game played at Five Star Stadium since it was re-named. ”We obviously dedicated it with a bang,” said Lamb “I don... Read more »

Tosin Aguebor is back on the prowl

Tosin Aguebor is back on the prowl

Sophie Peel, Contributing Writer
September 12, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

Tosin Aguebor and the Mercer Bears’ football team were finishing up their preparation for the season ahead. A normal day at practice turned into a nightmare for the defensive captain. “It was the last practice of fall [last year]. I tackled someone, and I just felt something snap,” Aguebor recalls.... Read more »

Bears motivated to blast past Southern Conference preseason ranking

Bears motivated to blast past Southern Conference preseason ranking

Hayes Rule, Contributing Writer
September 12, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

After an inaugural year in which the Mercer Bears finished seventh in the Southern Conference with a 1-6 record, the third-year program has not yet earned the respect of its peers. The Bears were ranked sixth out of eight teams in the Southern Conference’s annual preseason poll. The Bears eked out... Read more »

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