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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 »

Mercer to hold ‘Fan Appreciation Day’ as new year begins

Mercer to hold ‘Fan Appreciation Day’ as new year begins

August 18, 2015
Filed under Football, Local, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Young cubs and seasoned bears descend upon the Macon campus as a new school year and fall sports season dawns. To celebrate the occasion, Mercer Athletics is hosting a Fan Appreciation Day Saturday (Aug. 22). The day begins at 9 a.m. as the Lady Bears’ volleyball team take the floor for their annua... Read more »

Mercer Football returns: Watch out for these Bears

Mercer Football returns: Watch out for these Bears

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor
August 14, 2015
Filed under Campus, Football, Showcase, Sports

Head Football Coach Bobby Lamb and his Mercer Bears are optimistic as the program enters its third season. After going an astounding 10-3 in their first season since 1941, Lamb and the Bears moved up to the Southern Conference and showed flashes of excellence, but failed to execute when it... Read more »

New bear comes to the den

New bear comes to the den

Sarah Pounds, News Editor
August 13, 2015
Filed under Campus, Football, News, Showcase

At the first football game, there will be a new feature that has already caused an uproar among some Mercer fans. It’s a bear. A big bear. The new bronze statue measures over 10 feet long and weighs 1,800 pounds. It’s a gift to the university from retired businessman Irwin Belk, who is... Read more »

Bears win their first SOCON game in nailbiting fashion, 27-24

Nicholas Wooten
September 29, 2014
Filed under Football, Sports

After dominating their past two opponents, the Bears marched into Lexington, Virginia, looking to keep the streak alive against the Virginia Military Institute Keydets and their veteran coach, Sparky Woods. Following a forced 3-and-out, the Bears scored on an Alex Lakes’ run from 18 yards out. The... Read more »

New Chapter for Mercer Maniacs

New Chapter for Mercer Maniacs

Jenna Eason
September 13, 2014
Filed under Campus, News, Sports

The Southern Conference is not the only exciting thing that is happening on Mercer’s campus this season. The Mercer Maniacs are also beginning a new division by allowing girls to “paint up” during sporting events. A new Mercer Maniac, Victoria Rexhausen, said, “I think it adds to the atmos... Read more »

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