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Hayman at a morning practice

Cross country team welcomes new coach

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

Mercer falls to Austin Peay University in home opener

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...

The Cross Country team at an early morning practice.

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

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

Student coaches football alongside professionals 

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

Mercer women’s soccer gearing up for 2019 season

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

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

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

Mercer looks to build momentum for their 2019 football 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.
Mercer University's own Josh Farmer takes the mound representing the Macon Bacon against Gastonia Grizzlies.

A bear pitches in the coastal plain league

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 getting past the Jacksonville University defense during the 2018 season.

Robert Riddle: What is to come

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

The trainers behind 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.
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