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Mercer football bus catches fire in South Carolina

Mercer football bus catches fire in South Carolina

Nadia Pressley and Mary Helene Hall March 14, 2021
One of Mercer’s football buses caught fire outside of a Golden Corral in Columbia, South Carolina, Friday.
Pandemic Diaries: A day in the COVID-19 life of a Mercer football operations intern

Pandemic Diaries: A day in the COVID-19 life of a Mercer football operations intern

Savannah Smith, Contributing Writer October 28, 2020

After having worked as a student operations intern for Mercer Football since 2017, senior sports marketing and analytics major John-Allen Stone developed expectations for what his senior season would look...

Why college football might not happen in 2020, and what it could mean for the future of the sport

Why college football might not happen in 2020, and what it could mean for the future of the sport

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor August 22, 2020
While some players are in vocal support of playing, the threat of COVID-19 remains as important as ever when tackling this difficult season. Beyond the immediate concerns of 2020, however, the virus’ impact brings to light even more questions about the sport’s long-term future in a variety of ways.
Redshirt sophomore defensive back Kam Lott (No. 20, right) secured the game-winning interception in Mercer's 27-24 win over Furman.

Marshall scores 33-yard touchdown in final minute to defeat Furman 27-24

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor November 19, 2016

  Macon has been the location for film productions in the past. Add “Mercer versus Furman” to the list. Senior wide receiver Jordan Marshall caught a 33-yard game-winning touchdown Saturday...

Photo courtesy of Kirby Southard.

Kirby Southard is the anchor of Mercer’s offense

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor October 15, 2016

  Kirby Southard didn’t know the quarterback he was facing in ninth grade would eventually be one of his closest teammates in college. A freshman at Chattahoochee High School in Johns Creek,...

Photo by Marianna Bacallao.

Mercer football to make over $1 million from games against SEC opponents in 2017

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor October 13, 2016

Money talks. At least, enough for Mercer athletics director Jim Cole to stray from his “business plan” of scheduling one FBS school each year for Mercer football. The money isn’t the only reason,...

Jenna Eason.
Mercer's Marquise Irvin (8), middle, runs the ball in their game against Georgia Tech.

‘The Ruling’: Can Cinderella go to the ball twice?

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor October 8, 2016

  One of the lasting pieces of advice my coach has told me was simply this: Anybody can do it once, but those who can back it up and do it consistently are the ones who prove to be elite Division-I...

Mercer's Payton Usher (25) barely catches a throw from Mercer's quarterback John Russ (7) in their game against Georgia Tech on Sept. 10.

Mercer wins a tight game over Tennessee Tech

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor September 17, 2016

The Mercer Bears notched their first win of the season with a victory over Tennessee Tech 34-27 . The Bears improve to 1-2 on the season heading into the bye week. Tennessee Tech falls to 1-2 on the season...

Photo by Jenna Eason.

Bears drop to 0-2 on the season with loss to Georgia Tech

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor September 10, 2016

  Mercer’s trip up Interstate 75 did not end in a victory as it dropped its outing against in-state opponent the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 35-10. The Bears fall to 0-2 on the season while Georgia...

Most impactful Mercer sports moments of 2015-16

Cluster Staff Reports April 28, 2016

  Thoughts on these moments? How do you want to rank them? Let us know in the comments below.   The #BEARSTRONG movement                                      *Editor's...

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...

17-year-old Jake Flath joins Mercer's football team this Spring

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

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer January 30, 2016

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...

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