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What you missed during the MLB offseason

What you missed during the MLB offseason

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor February 1, 2021
Major League Baseball’s offseason always throws sparks, but with contracts in limbo due to COVID-19, nothing was certain this past year. 
Why the Braves have to re-sign Marcell Ozuna

Why the Braves have to re-sign Marcell Ozuna

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor November 10, 2020
There’s one question Atlanta baseball pundits and fans everywhere should be asking. How can the Braves make themselves even better for 2021? Two words: Marcell Ozuna.
Mercer University Club Basketball President Kevin Kinnard kneels on the sideline during the final 3 on 3 drill of the day's practice Nov. 6.

Mercer students start club basketball team amid COVID-19 

Keith Holmes Jr., Staff Writer November 9, 2020
Mercer University junior Kevin Kinnard was always passionate about basketball growing up, and he wanted to carry that passion with him to Mercer. COVID-19 hasn’t kept him from expressing that passion in the form of Mercer’s Club Basketball team.
The most important players of the 2020 World Series

The most important players of the 2020 World Series

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor November 8, 2020
The 2020 World Series was an exciting one, featuring some excellent individual performances and some inspiring narratives. But if you’re a typical college student or anyone with work to do, chances are you couldn’t catch every iconic moment of the championship games. So without further ado, here are the two best player stories you need to know after the 2020 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays.
John Harris (57) blocks for Mercer’s quarterback Harrison Frost (18) as Frost attempts a pass during the second quarter of the game.

Bears suffer last-second Homecoming loss, look towards spring schedule

Jen Jones, Layout Editor November 5, 2020
The Bears lost their one and only home game of the season this year to Abilene Christian University by a score of 20-17 Saturday.
A group of referees speaks with the two teams participating in the Women's Flag Football championship game Oct. 22.

Intramural referees tackle their jobs amid COVID-19

Keith Holmes Jr., Staff Writer November 4, 2020
How is Mercer’s intramural system adjusting to give these referees the same safety measures as players?
Mercer women’s soccer falls to The Citadel

Mercer women’s soccer falls to The Citadel

Faith Montgomery, Contributing Writer October 28, 2020
Mercer women’s soccer lost their match against The Citadel on Oct. 9 by a score of 3-2. The loss was Mercer’s second home loss of the season.
MLB Postseason: What to expect, and why it might cause problems

MLB Postseason: What to expect, and why it might cause problems

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor October 7, 2020
As the Major League Baseball playoffs approach quickly, more teams than ever are still in the mix for a postseason appearance. This has a lot to do with the new playoff bracket system being used by MLB this year due to the 60-game season. Here’s how the new playoffs for baseball will work and some of the pros and cons of the brand new look.
NBA playoffs ramp up leading to finals

NBA playoffs ramp up leading to finals

Keith Holmes Jr., Staff Writer October 6, 2020
With the semifinals underway, the bubble has stood the test of months of play without a single COVID-19 case. The bubble has even expanded to allow players to bring in certain family members that will fill the capacity that losing teams opened as they left. 
US Open: Three things you missed, and how they will shape the future of tennis

US Open: Three things you missed, and how they will shape the future of tennis

Jen Jones, Layout Editor October 2, 2020
As the 2020 U.S Open concluded Sept. 13, there were some major implications for tennis during the tournament. Ranging from COVID-19 adjustments to major tennis history, here are three important takeaways from the U.S. Open.
There are only about 900 fans allowed in capacity at the Ed Defore Sports Complex (pictured).

Middle Georgia high schools set own football schedules amid COVID-19 concerns

Keith Holmes Jr., Contributing Writer October 1, 2020
High schools were allowed to begin play by Sept. 4 and were already allowed to practice in pads as of Aug. 1.  Despite these dates, many high schools have delayed their season until October, if not later. 
Players to watch as the NFL Season kicks off

Players to watch as the NFL Season kicks off

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer September 30, 2020
With the COVID-19 pandemic delaying sports across the globe, the 2020 NFL season is shaping up to be the most unexpected season yet. Here are some players you should be on the lookout for this season, both expected and unexpected.
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