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Mercer basketball players Shannon Titus (21), Sydnee Boykin (2), Jill Harris (0) and Amoria Neal-Tysor (1) gather in the huddle during a 2021 Women's Basketball Game. The Mercer women's team won the Southern Conference tournament on Sunday, with Neal-Tysor winning the tournament's MVP award.

Women’s basketball dominates tournament, wins third title in four seasons

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor March 8, 2021
Mercer University’s women’s basketball team stormed their way through the Southern Conference Tournament, winning the championship against the No. 4 Wofford Terriers by a score of 60-38 Sunday in Asheville, North Carolina.
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. 
The student section cheers during the first home game of the season.

What does the coronavirus mean for the future of sports?

Jen Jones, Sports Editor March 13, 2020
The virus not only affects everyday life but has also moved into the sports world, creating one of the most hectic seasons in sports history.
Athlete Spotlight: Kyle Lewis

Athlete Spotlight: Kyle Lewis

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor April 28, 2016

The walkup music hits. Kyle Lewis steps into the batter's box as he readies himself for the first pitch. It’s the bottom of the ninth inning against ETSU. The game is tied 9-9. Lewis makes contact...

Football player Mitch Payne plays in a SAE Philanthropy Volleyball Tournament alongside teammates.

Athletes keep it cool in the off-season

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer April 28, 2016

“Turn the music back on!” Kayla Potts yelled loudly on the UC gym floor at 10 p.m. Monday night. Kahlia Lawrence and Sydni Means chided her out of embarrassment. Twenty seconds later and the music...

The Bears are set to compete in their next tournament on March 11.

Mercer Golf Team gears up for upcoming tournament

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer March 3, 2016

Golf is a uniquely individual sport, but collegiate golf is different because it combines scores from the top five players who compete. The highest score, the  worst score, is dropped and the remaining...

Mercer basketball remembers Jibri Bryan by placing his jersey and shoes on the bench during his vigil Wednesday night. Photo by Hayes Rule.

Men’s basketball players speak for first time about Jibri Bryan’s death

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule, Staff February 4, 2016

Seven Mercer basketball players and head coach Bob Hoffman spoke to media Wednesday night after the vigil held for Jibri Bryan in Hawkins Arena. It was the first time players spoke to the media since Bryan...

Season Preview: Mercer Women’s Sand Volleyball Looks to Build on last Year’s Success

Season Preview: Mercer Women’s Sand Volleyball Looks to Build on last Year’s Success

Ahmed Jama, Contributing Writer January 30, 2016

Women’s Sand Volleyball had one of the most successful seasons last year at Mercer’s including all other athletic programs on campus. In 2015 the Mercer Women reached the conference tournament final...

Top five Mercer sports moments of the fall semester

Top five Mercer sports moments of the fall semester

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer January 30, 2016

5. Jama runs away from competition for Julius Johnson Invitational win Men’s cross country runner Ahmed Jama took the reigns as a freshman for Mercer last semester, leading the Bears in all five of...

Women’s Softball Determined to Transfer Pre-Season Success into Spring Season

Women’s Softball Determined to Transfer Pre-Season Success into Spring Season

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer January 30, 2016

The Women’s softball team went undefeated in the 2015 pre-season. Headed into spring, the ladies hope to continue their dominance. Head coach James DeFeo, who is in his fifth year as the softball...

Sameer Anand, center, speaks with Sam Brunke, left, and Wesley Evermon, right, before the team's match against Georgia Southern on Oct. 25, 2015.

Mercer University club cricket team receives national accolades

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor January 27, 2016

In their first season, the Mercer club cricket team is nationally ranked, and two players have been recognized as the best American college players of 2015. It’s been an exciting few weeks for the team,...

Mercer's 2015 ROTC Bear Batallion in front of the University Center.

ROTC: Fighting for Priority Registration

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer November 11, 2015

Around 6 a.m., some athletes are struggling to wake up. Others may be fumbling for a granola bar before their 7 a.m. practice. But senior Kara Styers and her 39 fellow ROTC cadets are finishing their morning...

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