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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
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
August 21, 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.

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

Redshirt sophomore defensive back Kam Lott (No. 20, right) secured the game-winning interception in Mercer's 27-24 win over Furman.
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...

Kirby Southard is the anchor of Mercer’s offense

Photo courtesy of Kirby Southard.
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,...

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

Photo by Marianna Bacallao.
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,...

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

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

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.
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...

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

Photo by Jenna Eason.
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

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
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...

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

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

Mercer Medicine dealing with string of football injuries

Mercer's Sports Medicine Clinic features physical therapy and rehabilitation equipment as well as on-site X-ray, ultrasound and laboratory services.
October 28, 2015

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...

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