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

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

Sarah Dockery, Contributing Writer

April 10, 2019


Filed under Lacrosse, Showcase, Sports

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 ...

Leading the Way: Stanton Schorr leads golf team as his last season comes to close

Leading the Way: Stanton Schorr leads golf team as his last season comes to close

Jen Jones

March 27, 2019


Filed under Golf, Player Spotlight, Sports, Spotlight

Although Stanton Schorr’s last season as a star Mercer Golf player is almost complete, his name will not be forgotten once he graduates in May. During his time as a member of the Mercer golf team, Schorr has competed in 26 events over the span of four years. He was named Southern Conference Men's Go...

Dynamic duo making history for Mercer women’s basketball

Dynamic duo making history for Mercer women’s basketball

Mitch Robinson

March 27, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Basketball’s history is riddled with legendary partnerships: Shaq and Kobe, Jordan and Pippen, Steph and Klay- the list could go on. No matter who else was on the floor, these pairings always stood out. On this year’s talented Mercer women’s basketball team, two players stood above the res...

Greg Gary hired to lead Mercer men’s basketball program

Greg Gary hired to lead Mercer men’s basketball program

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 27, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

After the unexpected firing of former men’s basketball head coach Bob Hoffman, the Mercer Athletics department commenced their search for a new head coach to lead the program. Just 16 days later, the search is over.   In a press release on Mar. 26, Mercer Athletics announced the hiring of current Pur...

Bears upset bid comes up just short in season-ending loss to Iowa in NCAA Tournament

Bears upset bid comes up just short in season-ending loss to Iowa in NCAA Tournament

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 25, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Mercer Bears women’s basketball entered the 2019 NCAA Tournament as one of the four No. 15 seeds, squaring off with the No. 2 seed Iowa Hawkeyes in the Greensboro region. Iowa, led by NCAAw Player of the Year Megan Gustagson, was dominant early on, taking an early 14-2 lead over the Bears. Howev...

Women’s basketball to face Iowa in opening round of 2019 NCAA Tournament

Women’s basketball to face Iowa in opening round of 2019 NCAA Tournament

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 19, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The wait is over. After a little over a week of anticipation, the Mercer women’s basketball team found out who their first round matchup will be in this year’s NCAA Tournament. The Bears were given a No. 15 seed in the Greensboro region, earning them a matchup against the No. 2 seed Iowa Hawkeyes. L...

Baseball is a lifelong affair for sophomore standout RJ Yeager

Baseball is a lifelong affair for sophomore standout RJ Yeager

Mitch Robinson, Lead Sports Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Player Spotlight, Sports, Spotlight

Show up to any baseball field where there’s a game going on, regardless of the level, and chances are you’ll find one of the best athletes on the field playing shortstop. Some of the most famous baseball players of all time were shortstops— Derek Jeter, Ozzie Smith, Carlos Correa, Cal Ripken Jr.--...

BREAKING: Men’s basketball head coach Bob Hoffman let go after underwhelming season

BREAKING: Men’s basketball head coach Bob Hoffman let go after underwhelming season

Mitch Robinson, Lead Sports Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Mercer Bears men’s basketball head coach Bob Hoffman has been relieved of his duties, according to a Monday morning press release from Mercer Athletics. The decision comes after a season that saw the Bears win just six conference games and exit the Southern Conference tournament in the first matchup...

Bears repeat as SoCon Champs, punch ticket to NCAA Tournament

Bears repeat as SoCon Champs, punch ticket to NCAA Tournament

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 11, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Mercer Bears women’s basketball team has completed an incredible feat, repeating as Southern Conference champions, after coming back to defeat Furman 66-63 on Sunday. Furman got out to the quick start in the first quarter, but the Bears responded in the second quarter to take a 35-31 lead int...

Defending champion Bears advance to second straight SoCon title game

Defending champion Bears advance to second straight SoCon title game

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The defending-champion Mercer Bears will have yet another opportunity to cut down the nets in this year’s SoCon Championship game after defeating the No. 5 seed Wofford Terriers, 69-51, in the tournament semi-finals. Friday’s morning matchup saw the Bears get off to yet another slow start on off...

Top-seeded Bears open SoCon Tournament with win over Western Carolina

Top-seeded Bears open SoCon Tournament with win over Western Carolina

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

As the No. 1 overall seed in a tournament, you play each game with a target on your back, taking the best shot from each team you face. When Mercer took the court against No. 8 seed Western Carolina, most expected a Bears victory. But I’m not sure many expected a dominating victory like this one. ...

Two teams, one goal: Mercer basketball teams enter the 2019 SoCon Tournament

Two teams, one goal: Mercer basketball teams enter the 2019 SoCon Tournament

Mitch Robinson, Lead Sports Writer

March 5, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

For even the most casual of sports fans, March is a special month. College baseball is starting to heat up, professional baseball spring training is underway, and professional basketball is zeroing in on the playoffs. But above all else, March is known for one thing: college basketball’s March Madness. M...

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