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Mercer women’s cross country runner beats personal best at Queen City Invite

Photo provided by Michelle Thomas

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

October 27, 2019

McMahon placed 15th out of 365 individually. This record is something that she has strived for since starting at Mercer.

Arena-housed sports betting in D.C. could spark conversations throughout U.S.

Arena-housed sports betting in D.C. could spark conversations throughout U.S.

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

October 27, 2019

A Washington D.C sports ownership company and a British betting firm are attempting to create a legal sports betting environment inside D.C’s Capital One Arena.

Mercer sophomore co-captains the dance team

The Mercer Dance Team performs at a football game.

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer

October 26, 2019

It’s only Mia Spinola’s second year at Mercer, but she is already a co-captain of the Bears’ dance team.

Mercer women’s basketball hold a fan meet and greet 

The Mercer Women’s Basketball Team poses at the basketball picnic.

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

October 26, 2019

This event is the first of its kind in which the main goal isn’t fundraising.

Marching Bears provide music community to Mercer students

Mercer's marching band plays at a game.

Lars Lonnroth, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2019

As a current sophomore in the Mercer marching band program, Willow Stuckey found a support system that helped her adjust to college and get through the issues she was having at home.

Middle Georgia Derby Demons roll into the end of the season

On Oct. 26, the Middle Georgia Derby Demons will compete in their final scrimmage of the season at 6th Annual Halloween Mash-Up at Gray-8-Skate.

Mary Helene Hall, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2019

On Oct. 26, the team will compete in their final scrimmage of the season at 6th Annual Halloween Mash-Up at Gray-8-Skate. Tickets are $10 for adults, and doors open at 6 p.m. with the first whistle at 7 p.m. 

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.

Mercer alum breaks baseball record

Kyle Lewis plays for the Mercer baseball team in 2016. Archived photo by Thais Ackerman

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2019

With the crack of a bat in Seattle on Sunday, a Mercer Bear made history.

Player Spotlight: Women’s soccer player scores three goals in a single game

Nicole Icen runs out to face Davidson at Bettes Stadium.

Jacob Lugenbeel, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2019

A rising star has been spotted on the Mercer Women’s Soccer team; freshman Nicole Icen from Marietta, Georgia, scored three goals in a single game against Davidson College, leading the Bears to victory.

Graduate football player has high goals for the season

Defensive Line Dorian Kithcart gets ready for the next play.

Jonathan Morey, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2019

As a senior, even more is expected of Kithcart, but these expectations are part of what attracted him to Mercer in the first place.

New director joins Mercer ESPN Broadcasting

New director joins Mercer ESPN Broadcasting

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2019

A new director and graduate assistant have joined the staff for the 2019-2020 school year. Benjamin Murray has been the director of Mercer ESPN3 since July. 

Cross country team welcomes new coach

Hayman at a morning practice

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

September 26, 2019

Hayman was named the NJCAA Atlantic and Region X Coach of the Year in 2017 and 2018 and previously worked at Louisburg College. Following the start of preseason practices, Hayman is optimistic for this season.

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