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Men's lacrosse team finishes fall season strong

Emily Rochefort

November 5, 2014

The Mercer University Men’s Lacrosse Team has been working on the field in the fall in hopes of acquiring success equal to that of last season. After only their third year of competitive play, the team managed to win the Atlantic Sun Regular Season Championship. Unfortunately, the Bears came up short,...

Football loses three straight in Southern Conference play

Justin Baxley, Staff Writer

November 5, 2014

After consecutive losses for the first time all year, Mercer was looking to get back on track with a win versus The Citadel. The Mercer defense took the field first as they looked to open the game with a stop, but the Bulldogs were able to gash the Bears for a 64-yard gain that set up a one-yard run...

Fan of the week: Sara Elliiot

Emily Rochefort

November 5, 2014

Sara Elliot, a Mercer graduate student, is a dedicated and loyal fan of a number of Mercer’s sports teams. She has been involved and interested in Mercer athletics for over seven years. From taking road trips all over the southeast to see Mercer teams play to cheering them on at any home event, it...

Fall Sports Overview

Emily Rochefort

November 5, 2014

Men’s Soccer   In another overtime game, the Mercer Men’s Soccer Team came out victorious against the Wofford Terriers 3-2. In the exciting Tuesday night matchup, the Terriers scored first, making the score 1-0 in the 27th minute. The Bears did not answer until 40 minutes later, when Will...

Coaching spotlight: Gary Guyer

Emily Rochefort

November 5, 2014

Gary Guyer, coach of the Mercer University Women’s Golf Team, is the winningest coach in the program’s history.  The program has been extremely successful since he came to the team in 2008. As of his arrival, the team has climbed national rankings and was ranked in 55th among 256 division one programs...

Fall sports overview

Emily Rochefort

October 22, 2014

Women’s Soccer   After a full 90 minutes and two overtimes, the Mercer Women’s Soccer Team could not overpower the Furman University Paladins, tying the team 0-0. In the Oct. 5th contest, the Bears outshot the Paladins 16-12 but could not find the back of the net. Senior Tess Patton led th...

Mercer Madness: basketball season preview

Emily Rochefort

October 22, 2014

To kick off the Mercer Men’s and Women’s Basketball seasons, Mercer Madness was once again held in Hawkins Arena on Friday, October 17. Students were invited to attend the pre-party on the intramural courts to receive free T-shirts and pizza. After the pre-party, the Macon community was invited to...

Things to know about..Alex Lakes

Emily Rochefort

October 22, 2014

Alex Lakes, redshirt freshman, has had a huge impact on the field for the Mercer Football team in the 2014 season thus far. He wears jersey number 27 and is a running back for the Bears. Lakes is from Newnan, Ga., and attended Northgate High School, where he participated in both football and track. W...

Football remains undefeated in non conference play

Emily Rochefort

October 13, 2014

After two weeks on the road, the Bears returned to Mercer to compete against the Austin Peay Governors following the road loss to Samford the previous week. Immediately after the opening kick-off, the Bears marched down the field, as the Governors had no answer for Alex Lakes on the ground as he plowed...

Things to know about…Lauren Gassie

Emily Rochefort

October 10, 2014

Senior Lauren Gassie has been a standout player on the Mercer Women’s Soccer Team since her first season in 2011. As a four-year starter in the midfield position, Gassie has always had a prominent role on the team. Gassie is a native of Winter Park, Fla., where she played club and high school soccer...

Fan of the Week: Brad Cork

Emily Rochefort

October 10, 2014

Margaritas in Mercer Village is a great place to hang out and eat with friends. Mercer students have indulged in the convenience of its placement since it was built. Anyone who has ever eaten there can clearly see that Margaritas loves Mercer and loves celebrating Mercer Athletics. Brad Cork, co-owner,...

Fall Sports Overview: Sept. 21- Oct. 3

Emily Rochefort

October 10, 2014

Women’s Soccer In its last non-conference game of the season, the Mercer Women’s Soccer Team overwhelmed the University of South Carolina-Aiken 5-0. Four of the five goals in the contest were scored in the first half. Maddie Clark, Tess Patton, Brianna Stampler and Lauren Gassie all found the back...

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