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Player Spotlight: Mercer wide receiver makes Sports Center’s top ten highlight reel

Wide Receiver Tucker Cannon watches Mercer face off against Austin Peay in between plays.

Jen Jones and Conner Hendricks

November 7, 2019

“If you would have asked me what I wanted to be when I was eight years old, it was to play in the NFL,” Cannon said. “It was always my dream to play in college and then after.” 

Volleyball teams earn academic honors

The Women’s Volleyball Team celebrates after a match in 2018. Archived photo by Yusuf Tas

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2019

“Keeping the balance is difficult, especially in season. It mostly comes from experience. As a senior, I have been balancing long enough where I know how to dedicate the time I can to volleyball and use the rest of my time for academics,” senior Amber Gibson said.

Player Spotlight: Marc Reiser’s final year to make a mark

The Cross Country team at an early morning practice.

Kylie Brown, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2019

Reiser competed in all five events last season for the Bears with a season-best 26:51.28 for the 8K.

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 with ball. It soars through the air and over the wall. The Bears win in walk off fashion. The 6-foo...

Mental recovery of athletes

Support from loved ones and distractions from reality make life a bit easier on an athlete's road to recovery.

Tiffani Alexander, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2016

For many college athletes, getting injured can damage their career and personal identity. Not only does an injury greatly affect their ability to play a sport they love, but it also can be vastly damaging to their mental well-being. The methods of coping are solely dependent on the individual. For some athletes, me...

Mary Janiga: Named for greatness

Mary Janiga’s life has been intertwined with golf since she was born, as she was named after one of the golf courses that hosts The Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015

The game of golf has been with freshman Mary Augusta Janiga from the moment she entered the world. She shares her namesake with the course that takes breathes away  — The Augusta National. The National, host of one of golf’s four majors — The Masters Tournament — resides in Augusta, Georgia...

Mercer women’s basketball team filled with new faces

Mercer women’s basketball team filled with new faces

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015

Ciarra Edwards (Junior Transfer): Ciarra Edwards transferred from Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to play for head coach Susan Gardner. Though she bonded with her teammates almost instantly, Edwards said it was hard at first because she felt like a freshman all over a...

Keepers of the Goals: Dual profile on soccer’s stars

Jeremy Booth & Maggie Cropp are two standout goalkeepers that have shined in this year’s Southern Conference.

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015

Soccer is a team sport, yet one person on the field has the extra responsibility of preventing a game-winning shot from slipping through their hands. “The goalkeeper has to play well for the team to play well”, said Mercer University junior and goalkeeper Jeremy Booth. Luckily for Mercer ...

Mercer’s newest overshadowed gem: Stephen Houzah

Stetson’s Kimo Vereen (20) dives to tackle Mercer’s Stephen Houzah (3) in their game on Sept. 12.

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015

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...

Player Spotlight: Katelyn Dimopoulos

Katelyn Dimopoulos, a junior at Mercer University, plays for the Mercer women soccer team.

Slayten Carter, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015

Katelyn Dimopoulos couldn’t find a better way to spend her Friday night. The junior scored the lone goal in their victory against Middle Tennessee Sept. 17. “I haven’t scored in like a year. It feels so good to score.” Dimopoulos said. Having been on the soccer field her whole life, D...

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