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The Ruling: Cinderella no more

The Ruling: Cinderella no more

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Oh, how the tides have turned. Two years ago, Cinderella went to the ball. Now, going to the ball ain’t a big deal. Mercer was that Cinderella. The Bears earned the biggest win of the program’s re-establishment in 2015 when it upset then-No. 3 Chattanooga 17-14 at Five Star Stadium. I st...

“1-0” is the mantra for Bears football from here on out

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

The Mercer Bears’ mantra since losing to East Tennessee State University four weeks ago has been “1-0,” meaning win each week without thinking of any other game. The Bears (4-3) have gone 1-0 three times in a row since then, winning three straight after a 30-10 win over Chattanooga last week. ...

Quirisa Mauga hopes to get a ring her last year in Mercer softball

Jaclyn Ramkissoon, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

Quirisa Mauga has been surrounded by softball her entire life. She’s played the sport since the age of 10. Her dad coaches three softball teams, and her older sister plays softball professionally. “I knew that I really wanted to play college softball. However, it actually coming true wasn’t so...

The Ruling: Defense continues to steal the show

The Ruling: Defense continues to steal the show

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

October 14, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Last Saturday, Mercer accomplished something it hasn’t done since 1931: a win over The Citadel. And it’s not like the Bulldogs are a pushover. The Citadel entered the game ranked No. 17 in the FCS and as the reigning Southern Conference champion. The Bears not only defeated the Bulldogs 24-1...

Club golf improves in second tournament

Club golf improves in second tournament

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Golf, Showcase, Sports

T.J. Long and Nate Hahn started a club golf team at Mercer last semester to prolong their dream of playing competitive golf. Now, after the club’s second ever tournament, the team is showing signs of improvement. The Bears traveled to Alabama to play at the Robert Trent Jones trail course at Silver La...

The Ruling: Aggressive play-calling comes up big

The Ruling: Aggressive play-calling comes up big

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

They say it’s not about how you start but how you finish. Or, I guess in Mercer’s case, how you play in the second quarter. The Bears ended their three-game losing streak Saturday with a 49-14 win over Virginia Military Institute, accumulating a season-high 575 yards on offense and allowing only 225 ...

Men’s Club Soccer proves itself capable at first ever tournament

Men’s Club Soccer proves itself capable at first ever tournament

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Mercer men’s soccer club team has only been around for as long as this year’s senior class, but the amount of growth they’ve seen in the past year puts them as possible contenders with schools like the University of Georgia. The executive board of the team, President Juan Munoz, Vice Pres...

The Ruling: Running through the fourth with my woes

The Ruling: Running through the fourth with my woes

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

September 30, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Mercer entered Saturday off arguably its best performance since re-establishment. Sure, it was a loss. But it was a pretty dang good loss. It was expected that performance would kickstart a run through Southern Conference play that could, potentially, result in a conference championship. In last ...

Mercer gets off the snide, defeats The Citadel at home

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Sports

Mercer Women’s Volleyball had reason to celebrate Saturday as they defeated The Citadel 3-1 at home in Hawkins Arena. It was the first time the Bears celebrated in a while as they snapped a 6-game losing streak and got their first conference win of the season. The win was the first in over two weeks...

The Cluster Roundup: Mercer team’s struggle to capitalize on potential

The Cluster Roundup: Mercer team’s struggle to capitalize on potential

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

It has been a rough first six weeks for many Mercer teams. While some have found steady success in the beginning of their seasons, others have not had as much to show for what looked to be a promising year. Mercer football, volleyball, and men’s soccer find themselves in win to loss deficits, while men...

Mercer football’s captains leading by example on the field

Mercer football’s captains leading by example on the field

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Before the season, Head Coach Bobby Lamb announced the team’s four captains: Thomas Marchman, Lee Bennett, LeMarkus Bailey and Isaiah Buehler. The captains were selected by their teammates, and they’re expected to be leaders both on and off the field. All of them are first-time captains. "B...

Seven points or less unlucky for Mercer

Seven points or less unlucky for Mercer

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Sports, Video

Mercer football’s loss last Saturday, as many do, came on the final possession of the game. ETSU’s Austin Herink threw the game winning touchdown 25 yards on the Bucs first possession during  overtime. The loss had an eerily familiar feel as it was Mercer’s second time leading by 10 points or mo...

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