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U.S. Men’s National Golf Team wins Walker Cup

U.S. Men's National Golf Team wins Walker Cup

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2019

This is the first time the U.S. Walker Cup team has won a matchup in an away contest in 12 years.

Mercer falls to Austin Peay University in home opener

Emma McDaniel (left), Naomi Fan (middle) and Kristin Ware (right)
cheer on the Mercer Bears during their first home game.

Jonathan Morey, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2019

The momentum of two early wins on the road seemed destined to carry the Bears to a win in their first home game of 2019. In fact, it seemed certain it would happen when David Durden, returned the opening kickoff 78 yards to set up the Bears inside the red zone on their first play from scrimmage. T...

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.

Student coaches football alongside professionals 

John-Allen Stone watches players during pre-season football practice.

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

September 11, 2019

Mercer Athletics has given students an opportunity to coach a team under Mercer’s very own coaching staff. John-Allen Stone is the Football Operations Intern and Director of Gameday Recruiting Employment this year.

Mercer women’s soccer gearing up for 2019 season

The Mercer Women’s Soccer Team huddles together during a game.

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2019

Mercer’s women’s soccer season is in full swing, and the team is looking to reestablish their Southern Conference dominance after a loss to Eastern Tennessee State in the first round of the playoffs last year.

Practice makes confidence: Men’s soccer team kicks off season

The men's soccer team engaging in an afternoon workout after their victory against Georgia Southern.

Jacob Lugenbeel, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2019

From summer training to the first game of the year on Aug. 30, the men's soccer team gets focused.

Mercer looks to build momentum for their 2019 football season

Mercer runs out to face East Tennessee for their homecoming game during the 2018 season.

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

August 14, 2019

Fans and students are hoping that the 2019 football season will provide another opportunity for the Mercer football program to prove itself in the difficult Southern Conference field of play. Here's a preview for the season ahead.

A bear pitches in the coastal plain league

Mercer University's own Josh Farmer takes the mound representing the Macon Bacon against Gastonia Grizzlies.

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

August 14, 2019

This year, the Macon Bacon baseball team recruited Mercer junior Josh Farmer to pitch. The only Mercer baseball player recruited for the team, he appeared in 10 games with 22 strikeouts.

Braves enter final stretch: all you need to know

Braves enter final stretch: all you need to know

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

August 13, 2019

While the Braves have been one of the stronger teams in baseball over the course of the season, a playoff berth is far from guaranteed. To understand why the Braves should be cautiously optimistic, the weights of the team’s strengths and weaknesses have to be assessed.

Robert Riddle: What is to come

Robert Riddle getting past the Jacksonville University defense during the 2018 season.

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

August 13, 2019

Riddle, a redshirt sophomore from Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, earned himself the job as Mercer’s starting quarterback after two games of excellent quarterback play in the 2018 season. After an injury put an abrupt stop to his first season, he's looking forward to his return.

The trainers behind the players

After pitching, Isabella Haswell uses blood flow restriction therapy to help with the muscle endurance for one of the players.

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

August 13, 2019

Mercer University has developed a master’s program that recruits trainers and takes on graduate assistants to keep athletes safe. The result is not only beneficial to the trainer, but it also keeps the athletes healthy on and off the field.

After a high-scoring lacrosse season, Hailey Rhatigan is excited for the next three years

Hailey Rhatigan is a freshman on the Women's Lacrosse Team. She is a Midfeilder with a game high total of 14 shots on goal and 7 goals.

Sarah Dockery, Contributing Writer

April 10, 2019

For freshman Mercer lacrosse player Hailey Rhatigan, lacrosse has long been a family sport. Now that she’s a thousand miles away from home, finding a sense of a second family on the women’s lacrosse team has been integral to the success of her first season. Rhatigan is currently the highest scorer on ...

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