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BREAKING: Thirty-five Mercer students test positive for COVID-19

BREAKING: Thirty-five Mercer students test positive for COVID-19

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor

August 5, 2020

Mercer University has announced that 35 students have tested positive for COVID-19, including 29 student-athletes.

The State of Baseball: Heartwarming stories and boredom cures

The State of Baseball: Heartwarming stories and boredom cures

Micah Johnston, Staff Writer

April 14, 2020

MLB is doing a fantastic job of trying to fill the void for baseball-starved fans like us. Here’s a list of everything you can watch and do to try and sate that craving for the beautiful game during your time at home.

How game cancellations affect student athletes

Mercer women's tennis team huddles up before match against Florida Gulf Coast University Feb. 22. Photo by Michael Rich

Lauren Rich, Contributing Writer

April 13, 2020

We have spent years cultivating our talents and sacrificing sleep, social events and sometimes our sanity to get the opportunity to compete for a university as great as Mercer. Having one of those precious four years ripped away at a moment’s notice is a loss that is just unexplainable.

What does the coronavirus mean for the future of sports?

The student section cheers during the first home game of the season.

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

The virus not only affects everyday life but has also moved into the sports world, creating one of the most hectic seasons in sports history.

Third base, pitching rotation are the biggest question marks for Braves during spring training

Third base, pitching rotation are the biggest question marks for Braves during spring training

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2020

After an eventful but arguably lackluster offseason, Atlanta is left with a serious hole to fill at third base. This is a result of the Braves failing to sign All-Star caliber third baseman Josh Donaldson to an extension, which allowed him to receive offers from other clubs.

Baseball team holds an 8-0 record to start the season

Trevor Austin (#34) hits a line drive into the outfield against Maryland-Eastern Shore.

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

Mercer’s baseball team led their opening weekend with an undefeated season so far. The team played Maryland-Eastern Shore, beating them in their first game 13-4. 

Bears win 106-66 against the Samford Bulldogs

Bears win 106-66 against the Samford Bulldogs

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

February 25, 2020

Mercer’s male basketball team had one of their best games of the season against the Samford Bulldogs on Feb. 19 with a 40 point lead in the final score.

Mercer’s new head basketball coach leads the Bears to a 6-6 record in conference

Mercer’s new head basketball coach leads the Bears to a 6-6 record in conference

Kayla Davis, Contributing Writer

February 13, 2020

As of Feb. 9th, the Mercer Bears have a record of 12-13 for the 2019-2020 season. Their next home game will be on Feb. 15 against UNCG and on Feb. 19 against Samford.

Men’s Lacrosse wins by 12 in season opener

Men’s Lacrosse wins by 12 in season opener

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2020

Mercer men’s lacrosse has officially kicked off their 2020 season, and it’s already looking to be one for the books.

Chiefs top 49rs in exciting Super Bowl LIV

Chiefs top 49rs in exciting Super Bowl LIV

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2020

The Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49rs with a score of 31-20 after entering the fourth quarter down by double digits in Super Bowl LIV.

Bears sit 1-4 after first tournament 

Bears sit 1-4 after first tournament 

David Vick, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2020

The Bears’ Head Coach Stephanie DeFeo described the season schedule as “challenging” in an official statement to Mercer University. Her team of 24 will be facing it led by five seniors and five juniors.

Get en garde: Mercer’s Fencing Club

Cecelia Poehlman (left) and Mo Baldwin (right) practice with foil swords.

Reilly Moncrief, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2020

Since 2015, Mercer University’s Club Fencing Team has been led by James Taylor, an experienced fencer who teaches the course in the College of Liberal Arts and coaches the team. He said fencing is an anaerobic sport that requires more than what most people think.

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