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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 Media, 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 »

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 »

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