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Bears pull of fourth quarter victory against Chattanooga

Bears pull of fourth quarter victory against Chattanooga

Kyle Mullins, Sports

November 13, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

With only two games left in the season, Mercer football needed a win to keep them from further slipping down in the Southern Conference standings. Luckily, they were able to do just that against Chattanooga last Saturday in what was their first road victory against the Mocs since 1933. With quart...

Men’s basketball falls at UAB in season opener

Men’s basketball falls at UAB in season opener

Christian Hartley

November 13, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Mercer men’s basketball fell short in its season opener on Tuesday night, falling on the road to the Alabama-Birmingham Blazers, 75-67. The game was back-and-forth for most of the first half, as the Bears and Blazers traded leads in the opening 12 minutes. Mercer had their largest lead 16-10 with 9:5...

Men’s basketball falls at UAB in season opener

Men’s basketball falls at UAB in season opener

Christian Hartley

November 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Mercer men’s basketball fell short in its season opener on Tuesday night, falling on the road to the Alabama-Birmingham Blazers, 75-67. The game was back-and-forth for most of the first half, as the Bears and Blazers traded leads in the opening 12 minutes. Mercer had their largest lead 16-10 with 9:5...

SoCon title hopes fall in Mercer football loss against ETSU

SoCon title hopes fall in Mercer football loss against ETSU

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

When Mercer took the field Saturday afternoon in their homecoming game against the no. 1 ranked ETSU, the odds were clearly against them. Not only were they going up against the best team in the Southern Conference, they also had to deal with a severely weakened offense. Quarterback Kaelan Riley and running back Te...

Trevor Martineau, Men’s Soccer Red Hot Going Into SoCon Tournament

Trevor Martineau, Men’s Soccer Red Hot Going Into SoCon Tournament

Ryan Weaver, Lead Sports Writer

November 4, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Mercer Men’s soccer has been in fine form the last two months of the season and their work has earned them the Southern Conference regular season title along with a first round bye in the conference tournament. Both the team and freshman forward Trevor Martineau began to heat up once they moved...

Cory Kilby looks ahead to final Mercer Basketball season

Cory Kilby looks ahead to final Mercer Basketball season

Ryan Weaver, Lead Sports Writer

November 4, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Cory Kilby is entering his last season with Mercer Men’s basketball, and he looks to step up as a leader and help pass the torch to the team’s underclassmen. Kilby said he grew up around basketball because of his dad’s love for the sport. He spent a lot of time going to the gym with his dad fo...

What to look forward to from Mercer baseball

What to look forward to from Mercer baseball

Kyle Mullins

November 4, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Mercer’s baseball team has regularly been one of the most consistently productive teams on Mercer campus, a fact which has helped the program grow in recent years. In the last eight seasons, last year’s was the only time they had a losing record in the conference even though their overall record...

How Kicker Cole Fisher became a Mercer Football record holder

How Kicker Cole Fisher became a Mercer Football record holder

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Former Mercer running back Alex Lake had two records that were broken during the Bears’ game against Western Carolina. The first was Mercer’s all time rushing yards record which Tee Mitchell now holds. The second one is the all-time scoring record, now held by kicker Cole Fisher. What makes th...

Men’s Soccer Clinches SoCon Regular Season Crown

Men’s Soccer Clinches SoCon Regular Season Crown

Christian Hartley

October 24, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

For the first time since 2014, the Mercer men’s soccer team won the Southern Conference regular season championship. For Mercer, who is now 5-0 in conference action for the first time in school history, the title means a crucial first-place seed in November’s tournament. The title came after ...

Athlete Profile: Oliver Stuart

Athlete Profile: Oliver Stuart

Ryan Weaver, Lead Sports Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under Sports, Tennis

Olivier Stuart is one of the top performers in Mercer’s tennis program and even has a history of winning on the international stage with his home country of France, having trained and played for the national team since a kid. “I was like around 5 [or] 6 and my brother was already into it. So I just...

Mercer players break records in win against Western Carolina

Mercer players break records in win against Western Carolina

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

In the opening minutes of Mercer Football’s match against Western Carolina, the swiftness in which the Catamounts took their lead may have left Mercer fans with a feeling of dread about what was about to take place. Western Carolina scored in the first two minutes off of a 23 yard pass, while Mercer st...

Wide Receiver Marquise Irvin relishes final season

Wide Receiver Marquise Irvin relishes final season

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under Football, Player Spotlight, Sports

One of the most consistent players on Mercer’s football team, wide receiver Marquise Irvin, has remained a pillar in the team’s offense for the past four years and is now in his final season. As a freshman, he played in all 11 games and was named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team. “I play...

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